The Pocket Rockers
Hello, we are The Pocket Rockers
The Pocket Rockers formed in 2015 when Gary, Wil and Hugh first met and realized that they all had the same goal of creating one of the most fun, energetic and professional bands Hampshire has ever seen.
Since then they have worked hard to create a varied, popular and upbeat repertoire of songs. These songs create a live show that aims to keep the dance floor full and people having fun all night long.
They love what they do and bring that passion to every performance, large or small.
Although the band is still fairly young, the members have many years experience in performing live music. Each member has performed in many bands over the years and have played everywhere from local pubs, social clubs, outdoor events, right up to football stadiums.
Meet the Pocket Rockers
GaryLead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Gary has been playing guitar and singing since he was 16. He has been in various party/function bands and enjoys nothing more than playing music and entertaining. Far from being shy you will often find him leaving the stage and joining in with the fun on the dance floor, although his singing really is much better than his dancing.
He has played many gigs all over Hampshire from Weddings, Corporate Functions, Birthday parties to some easy listening acoustic music at your local pub.
Gary is a founding member of The Pocket Rockers with Wil & Hugh. They started in 2015 and they haven’t looked back since.
Favourite Band : Oasis
Favourite Single : Everlong – Foo Fighters
WilBacking Vocals, Bass Guitar
Wil has been playing bass since the turn of the century and has been a member of the Pocket Rockers since 2015, he’s never far from his instrument of choice and likes nothing more than playing in front of crowds of people having a great time.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife, going to the gym, watching other bands play and keeping up with Formula 1 Motorsport.
He’s an avid fan of Phil Lynott, Frank Turner, Movie theme tunes and songs that get people dancing.
Favourite Song: Jailbreak, Thin Lizzy
Favourite Album: Tape Deck Heart, Frank Turner
Favourite Venue: Shepherds Bush Empire
Favourite Moment in the Pocket Rockers: Playing a show in a haunted pub and a clock falling off the wall
HughBacking Vocals, Lead Guitar, Harmonica
Hugh’s been playing guitar for as long as he can remember. Music has always been a passion for him and it shows in his playing and performance. He has played in many bands over the years, and performed all over Hampshire and in parts of London. His largest gig to date was at St Marys Football Stadium, to 35,000 people, as the opening support act for Bon Jovi’s UK tour in 2008.
In his spare time he likes going to the cinema, listening to music, playing board games and building guitar pedals.
He’s also a qualified Snowboard Instructor in Canada, and a Videographer by day.
And yes his guitar is see-through.
Favourite Album : Everything In Transit – Jacks Mannequin
RobDrums, Percussion, Samples, Backing Vocals
Rob joined the Pocket Rockers as a permanent member in 2019 after playing with them on and off for a year. He started playing drums at the age of 13 after watching “School of Rock” for the first time, and decided that music would become a huge part of his life. After spending 4 years training classically as a trombonist, he left the UK for 2 years and played all over the world on various cruise ships, before returning home in 2017. He now teaches drums, percussion and brass instruments in Bournemouth and Dorset, as well as performing music of all different genres across the country.
He started growing a beard in 2016 after someone said nonchalantly that it would suit him. He hasn’t looked back since.
Favourite album – American Idiot – Green Day
The Pocket Rockers use the best equipment and constantly look to upgrade, to bring the best possible sound/light show to each venue that they play.
With enquiries and bookings you speak to the band directly, so you can get first hand information and a personal service.
You can expect to sing your hearts out, and dance until you just can’t dance any more at every Pocket Rockers show