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Founded in 2014 by Sol "Soulshine" Katz a native of South Carolina. Sol wanted to capture the feel and joy of the Southern Rock music he remembered growing up in the South. He connected with like-minded musicians to faithfully recreate the Southern Rock sound with two lead guitars for those iconic double lead harmonies, keyboards, bass, saxophone and multiple lead singers with back up harmonies.  Southern Rocket and their sound have developed and grown in popularity since 2014. In addition to Southern Rock, the band has also incorporated some Classic & Country Rock favorites to their performances.  This band is versatile, professional and does not disappoint! 

Lead Vocals & Guitar:    Bill  Marquardt

Lead Guitar & Vocals:    Lee Offenhauer

         Drums & Vocals:    Sol Katz

    Lead & Slide Guitar:   Dan Segal    

                               Bass:   Joe Gomez

                Sax & Vocals:   Howie Kerr

              Keys & Vocals:   Gary Holdsworth   




Upcoming Shows
Santa Ana Elk's Lodge
Santa Ana Elks
Newport Harbor Elk's Lodge
Hussong's Cantina (at OC Market Place)
Orange County Market Place
Bel Vino Winery
Bel Vino Winery
Casta del Sol Holiday Party (private event)
Casta Del Sol
Live Music at The Elks Lodge (members only)
Elks Lodge
Southern Rocket wags the "Dog"
Surf Dog's Sports Grill
Southern Rocket @ OC Market Place
Orange County Market Place
Live Music at the Elks Lodge (members only)
Elks Lodge
OC Harley Davidson Labor Day Weekend Block Party (1)
Orange County Harley-Davidson
Elks Lodge Live Music (members only)
3456 Via Oporto
OC Harley Davidson Block Party
8677 Research Drive, Irvine
Wedding (Private Event)
Sammy's Original
23221 Lake Center Dr
Casta del Sol Tennis Club Spring Party
Casta Del Sol


Against the Wind (Bob Seger)
American Girl (Tom Petty)
Amie (Pure Prairie League
Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty)
Black Magic Woman (Santana)
Boot Scootin' Boogie (Brooks & Dunn)
Breakdown (Tom Petty)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Call Me The Breeze (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Can't You See (Marshall Tucker Band)
Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd)
Dark Eyed Cajun Woman (Doobie Brothers)
Dreams I'll Never See (Molly Hatchet)
Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Evil Ways (Santana)
Get Together (Youngbloods)
Gimme Some Lovin' (Spencer Davis Group)
Gimme Three Steps (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Gravity (John Mayer)
Green Onions (Booker T.)
Hard To Handle (Black Crowes)
Heard It In A Love Song (Marshall Tucker)
Hurricane (Band of Heathens)
Hurt So Good (John Mellencamp)
Keep Your Hands to Yourself (Georgia Satellites)
La Grange (ZZ Top)
Listen to the Music (Doobie Brothers)
Long Train Running (Doobie Brothers)
Magnolia (JJ Cale)
Mary Jane's Last Dance (Tom Petty)
Melissa (Allman Brothers)
Midnight Rider (Allman Brothers)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
One Way Out (Allman Brothers)
Ramblin' Man (Allman Brothers)
Revival (Allman Brothers)
Roadhouse Blues (The Doors)
Simple Man (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Soulshine (Gov't Mule)
Southbound (Allman Brothers)
Spooky (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
Suzi Q (Creedence Clearwater)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Take it Easy (Eagles)
Tell Mama (Savoy Brown)
Tennessee Whiskey (Chris Stapelton)
The Boys Are Back (The Busboys)
The Weight (The Band)
There Goes Another Love Song (The Outlaws)
Tush (ZZ Top)
Two Tickets To Paradise (Eddie Money)
Wagon Wheel (Old Crow Medicine Show)
Walking in Memphis (Marc Cohn)
Watermelon Crawl (Tracy Byrd)
Wild Night (Van Morrison)
Whipping Post (Allman Brothers)
You Got That Right (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
24 Hours At A Time (Marshall Tucker Band)



Respected Insights



"The Coto members have not stopped talking about how great you guys were - They absolutely loved you! The band provided a great mix of music and there was something for everyone. The band was professional and a pleasure to work with before, during and after the event. Thanks again and we look forward to having Southern Rocket back at one of our future events!"


"On behalf of Casta del Sol Tennis Club l'd like to thank Southern Rocket for their great performance at our 2018 Holiday Party event. This was the second event they have played for our club. Both times the band provided a great mix of music and great energy. There was something for everyone. The band is thoroughly professional and a pleasure to work with.
I would highly recommend Southern Rocket for your next event and look forward to having Southern Rocket back at one of our future events!"


“Southern Rocket makes a significant impression with their music. They’ve played at multiple events for us and their song selections and faithful recreations of many iconic classics never fail to entertain and satisfy a diverse audience"





Orange County, CA, USA