28-year-old Bryce Avary from Colleyville, Texas – USA is the man behind The Rocket Summer, a piano and guitar-driven rock’n’roll project in which he writes and performs everything himself. As a talented multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer, Bryce has proven himself to be the epitome of a hard-working musician. Starting with local shows as a teenager in Dallas/Fort Worth, Avary’s local fan base grew, and he released his first album in 2000. Beginning by distributing his EP personally under the name The Rocket Summer to local stores, his music appeared on The Adventure Club segment of the KDGE radio station, and became the most requested local band on the program that year.
With write-ups featured in local, national, and international magazines, and copies of his re-released EP (The Early Years EP) selling in 5 continents, Avary recorded his new album Calendar Days under The Militia Group label, which was released in 2003. Generally considered an uplifting album, Calendar Days sold extremely well in the US and Japan.
In November 2004, Avary began working with producer Tim O’Hier in Brooklyn to record his sophomore LP, Hello, Good Friend. It was released in May 2005 through The Militia Group. The Rocket Summer is now signed to major label Island Records.
On July 17, 2007, his third LP, entitled Do You Feel, was released. He strives for a message about doing greater things for the world and overcoming the things in life that get in the way. "Hope is a huge part of this and I want people to feel connected to that," said Avary.
Avary released Of Men and Angels on February 23, 2010. In fall of 2010, he played an acoustic tour across North America called the His Instruments, Your Voices Tour.
Official website: http://www.therocketsummer.com/
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