“CBS Los Angeles declared ROCKET as one of “THE BEST BANDS TO CATCH,” and their music has received extensive airplay on KROQ 106.7, KLOS 95.5, Indie 103.1, along with being featured in Music Connection.” ~  (Guitar Girl Magazine)

So Cal Alternative Rock / Pop Punk band ROCKET is made up of members Janelle Barreto (Lead Vocals), Eric Wibbelsmann (Guitar), Steve Kilcullen (Guitar), Ozzie Hammer (Bass), and Paul DePatie (Drums), and convey, “We all just clicked from the get-go, had similar influences and a singular mindset.  We are dedicated to being a voice for those who’ve been told they’re weird, strange or don’t fit in.”

With a driving rock sound in the vein of Paramore, Foo Fighters, and Green Day, ROCKET has recently released their first recordings in collaboration with Grammy Award Nominated Producer MARK NEEDHAM (Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Neon Trees, The Airborne Toxic Event), including their newest single LOSING BREATH, produced by Mark Needham (Red Oak Studios) and Timothy Jimenez (Burbank Underground), which highlights a snapshot of this American generation dealing with the Covid-19 Pandemic, the death of George Floyd, civil unrest, the President, and more.

ROCKET have gained notoriety, music fans, and industry attention with features in Tattoo Magazine, Guitar Girl Magazine, Hollywood Digest, Rebel Noise, Buzz Magazine and more.  Their songs have been included in COMMERCIAL ALTERNATIVE RADIO playlists including on KROQ 106.7 (Los Angeles); KLOS 95.5 (Los Angeles) Indie 103.1 (Los Angeles), as well as on COLLEGE RADIO across the U.S., and SPOTIFY playlists.

ROCKET has played with notable bands MISSING PERSONS, BOW WOW WOW, ALIEN ANT FARM, CRAZY TOWN, PUDDLE OF MUDD, TANTRIC, TRAPT, VAST, SMITHEREENS, GENE LOVES JEZEBEL, and were added to the MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN TOUR (Los Angeles) at The Yost Theater.  They were selected to appear on KLOS’ Frosty, Heidi & Frank morning show “Stay or Go,” to which they garnered a STAY by the station’s DJs and their music listeners.  ROCKET were selected as 1 of the Top 6 Finalists by the KAABOO DEL MAR MUSIC FESTIVAL’s “Kaaboo Discovers,” have been live guests on iHEART RADIO, finalist in the WARPED TOUR Battle of the Bands, and more.


ROCKET have recently recorded several new, highly anticipated, yet-to-be released singles with Producer Mark Needham at the historic and infamous EASTWEST RECORDING STUDIOS in Hollywood, CA.

Now is the time to catch them while you can. ROCKET has taken off, on the rise, and is destined for the STARS.