As featured at BB King's, House Of Blues, Hard Rock & many many more,The Rocket Man Band is the USA's #1 full-time Elton John Tribute and sets the standard for world-class entertainment.
Watch our videos & look at our photos.
It's hard to wrong when you have this amount of experience
onstage at your venue.
The key to success when hiring a band is knowing how professional they'll look, perform and act when they arrive.
We have 5 star ratings across the board in the USA's many elite talent rating platforms. You're OK with us!
Our show is an EXACT re-enactment of an early Elton John concert, featuring gorgeous replica costumes, all live instruments, faster tempos and several flashy pianos!
It's a magical musical journey with NO cheese and NO cheap Party Store costumes!
We are REAL musicians, our videos are of REAL shows and those are REAL audiences! - we know because we were there!
In what was described as "A WONDERFUL show" by Mary Mitchell of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, we bring an exciting performance to the American public, complete with a full band, stage and sound production team, costume designer (wearing items actually worn by Elton himself) an 8 foot RED piano and an ultra-modern LED and laser light show. (over $10,000 worth!) We sing & play LIVE, giving the audience Elton John's greatest hits, EXACT replica costumes and an energetic and memorable night filled with participation. Together, we run down the Yellow Brick Road and relive the highs and lows of Elton's long career.
(A word from Rus Anderson AKA Elton, January 2013):
So you like Elton John, huh? Yes? No? Well too late! You've somehow managed to navigate the matrix that is the world wide web and dodge all those Viagra/ free credit score/ cheap car insurance/ woman seeking man type thingys and you've landed slap bang in the middle of our Rocket Man show. Now, let's get down to brass tacks. I am not a Jack of all trades. I won't blabber on about how amazing I am at everything because I am not. I am not an acclaimed Broadway actor. I am not a TV extra. Nor am I a comedian, model, plumber, funeral planner or crab fisherman. Try Craigslist for those. I am a singer and I play piano. That's it. It's my full time job. It's all I've ever known. I have thousands of performances under my belt, ranging from smokey, hole in the wall biker bars to casinos to festivals to concert halls to cruise liners. You want more than an entertainer. You want entertainment. This, luckily, is not as easily accomplished by fake or pre-recorded audio and video samples. This is where I come in. If you're still reading then it's time for me to get to the point. My name is Rus Anderson. I am 30 years old and am the youngest Elton tribute artist in the USA. My Elton John act is what I work on morning, noon and night. The difference with me and other entertainers is simple: I actually portray Elton John, not the 'idea' of Elton John. I don't perform a novelty, comedic, stupid, cheesy caricature of him. I have spent years perfecting his piano playing, vocals and mannerisms. I have spent thousands of dollars on head to toe exact replica costumes, NOT cheap, made in china, generic sequined outfits or halloween store party sunglasses. If Elton John sees my portrayal, I want to make him proud. I am an ASCAP member. My performances are fully licensed and insured. I am endorsed by The Official Elton John Fanclub. I am happily married to the most beautiful girl in the world. I do not drink alcohol, smoke or do drugs. I have a pet iguana.
I am British, therefore I have a REAL British accent.
In fact, I am so sure you'll like my act that I have posted many videos and photos of live performances for you to enjoy. I don't try to trick you by lip-synching or staging a crappy demo video. I leave that to the other guys.
What you see is what you get. Seriously, watch the videos in HD - those are REAL gigs with REAL audiences!
You'll find out more when you hire us.
Rus 'Elton John' Anderson (Piano/Vocals),
Jeri 'Nigel Olssen' Beverland (Percussion),
Jamie 'Dee Murray' Granell (Bass),
Lucas 'Davie Johnson' Donofrio (Guitars),
Somali Rose (Sound/Lighting operator)