Lee Rocker of the music group The Stray Cats is set to perform at Oklahoma City Community College’s (OCCC) Visual Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater Thursday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available at tickets.occc.edu or the OCCC Box Office.
Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning and rocking his giant upright bass in the legendary music group The Stay Cats, which repeatedly brought rockabilly music to the top of the charts. He was also in the cast of the Broadway hit musical “Million Dollar Quartet,â€ playing the role of Carl Perkins’ brother, Jay.
Founded by Rocker, Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom, The Stray Cats have sold more than 10 million records and garnered 23 gold and platinum records worldwide. Popular hits including “Stray Cat Strut,â€ “Sexy and Seventeenâ€ and “Rock this Townâ€ have become a part of the fabric of rock and roll. The Rock &Roll Hall of Fame named “Rock this Townâ€ as one of the 500 most important songs in rock.
Rocker has received numerous nominations and awards, in addition to being inducted to the Bass Player Hall of Fame, Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. He’s toured with major recording artists including the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Willie Nelson and Leon Russell.
With 35 years of touring experience, Rocker is known to rock every town he visits and leave audiences on their feet. For more information about Lee Rocker, visit www.occc.edu/pas.
To purchase tickets, visit tickets.occc.edu or call the OCCC Cultural Programs Box Office at 405-682-7579. Ticket prices range from $30-$35 for adults. Tickets for children 17 and under are $15. Group rates are available by calling the Box Office.