To quote the Cape Times......'Epstein Thrives On The Elvis Beat'. But that's not all. Besides 1950's and 60's rock 'n roll, Gordon Rocker (previously known as Gordon Epstein) also does various other genres of music now, including jazz, blues, and country. And he now even includes more recent songs, that are suitable for his style.
Gordon started singing at the age of 3, and did his first live performance, at The Sea Point Civic Centre, at the age of 5. To keep himself out of trouble in primary school, he would sing rock 'n roll songs to the teachers. In high school he formed a band, in the small town where he lived, that received many standing ovations from the pupils.
A few years ago, he was invited onto Smile 90.4 FM radio station for an interview. Rocker brought his guitar and belted out a rock 'n roll song, live in the studio. That's when things really took off, for this once shy country boy.
His music style is light, uplifting and catchy, and appeals to people of all ages.
Besides being one of the busiest live music performers on the circuit, Rocker is also an international songwriter and recording artist. He is frequently hired by other songwriters and performers to record lead vocals on their work.
Gordon Epstein's original songs are being played on in-store radio across Europe and the USA. Two of his songs have been included on compilation albums produced in the USA and distributed worldwide. His song 'Shake It Shake It' has been included on the USA produced compilation album, called Rock Rhythm Tempo, and his song 'Yeah You Rock Me' has been included on the USA produced compilation album, called Blues Music Serenade. His songs are available, worldwide, at all major online digital music stores, including iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Deezer, Simfy Africa, Spotify, and Tidal, to stream or download. He has an exciting, brand new EP, called Everybody's Rockin by Gordon Rocker, that's just been released.
He can be heard on many radio stations in South Africa, including RSG, one of South Africa's top 10 radio stations, as well as Smile90.4 FM, one the SA's fastest growing radio stations, where is he is interviewed from time to time. He can also be heard on Whale Coast FM, One FM, Zone Radio, Coastal Radio SA, in South Africa, as well as on many international radio stations.
He continues to perform at upmarket private functions and events, including wedding receptions, corporate events, birthday parties, and large festivals. His concert at the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg is an exciting event taking place on the 7th of October 2018. Organizers are expecting the event to be sold out. Tickets go on sale, at the Masque Theatre, from the 1st of September.
Gordon Rocker (previously known as Gordon Epstein) has had successful performances at hundreds of venues in Cape Town. Here are just a few of the venues he's performed at: Cape Town Stadium for the Cape Town Cycle Tour, The Stellenbsoch Wine Festival, The Josephine Mill in Newlands, The Slug & Lettuce in Kloof Street, Noordhoek Manor, Silvermine Village in Noordhoek, Paul Bothner Music Claremont, Paul Bothner Music Plumstead, The Waterfront Food Market at The V&A Waterfront, Root 44 Market in Stellenbosch, Helderberg Manor in Somerset West, Fisherman's Restaurant in Kommetjie, Constantia Nek Restaurant, The Masque Theatre in Muizenberg, The Milnerton Playhouse, Kaleidoscope Cafe in Claremont, Tokai Estate, Bontevlei in Stellenbosch, Bontevlei Event Venue, and Bakenhof Wedding Venue.
BOOKINGS (VIA THE GIGSTER ONLINE BOOKING PLATFORM)
To submit an online booking enquiry with Gordon Rocker, to hire him to perform at your event, simply click on THIS LINK, which will take you to Gordon Rocker's Artist Page on the Gigster artist booking platform. (Replies within 24 hours.)
BOOKINGS (VIA EMAIL)
Email Gordon Rocker (Gordon Epstein) directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to make a booking enquiry. (Replies within 24 hours.)
“'.....Epstein Thrives On The Elvis Beat'”
— The Cape Times