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Danny Rockett

Composer, Musician, Cubs Fan

About Danny

I was born in Elgin, Il in 1974 to an ex-nun musician and a stuttering translator. From then on in, it was a musical whirlwind. I've performed on stages and behind microphones across the United States and beyond. Broadway to Bar Rooms and Back. 

My music has appeared in film, television, radio and on the stage. I watched thousands of Cubs games and attended hundreds while touring with my irreverent comedy band Bad Teenage Moustache. I've been a court clerk on Law and Order and did an Arby's commercial with Joan Rivers. One time, Isaac Hayes sang my song which I had to teach him. I composed music for 5 full length musicals for The Possibility Project, a teen empowerment program. I've opened for the Strokes with performance rawk band God The Band. Slept in vans. Saw a fan dance around in Berlin with no pants on to my music. I've had gear ripped off numerous times. Toured with the 1st National tour of Rent and performed on Broadway in Jesus Christ Superstar. I was on a soap opera, forget which one. Ran a kids band Ham and Burger, made a couple of albums and did birthday parties. I lived in New York City for 18 years. Moved to Chicago in 2012.

It's a bunch of gigs and stories you see, with varying amounts of success.