To quote the Cape Times......'Epstein Thrives On The Elvis Beat'. Gordon Rocker, previously known as Elvis Epstein, started off his career doing covers of rock 'n roll songs from the 1950's and 60's. He now performs popular music from the 1950's, 60's, 70's, 80's, and some current hits. He is a solo performer, on vocals and guitar. His music suits light background entertainment, as well as all out partying. He is also a successful songwriter, with original songs playing across Europe, the USA, and South Africa.
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. He became popular in primary school, singing rock 'n roll songs to the teachers and pupils. In high school he formed a band, in the small town where he lived, that received many standing ovations.
A few years ago, he was invited onto Smile 90.4 FM radio station for an interview, early in the morning. Rocker brought his guitar and belted out a song, live in the studio, on air. His professional career started taking off.
His music style is light, uplifting and catchy, and appeals to people of all ages. He is one of the busiest performers on the circuit in Cape Town.
Two of Gordon's original 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, where his songs Everybody's Rockin' and If You Ever Say are being played. He has been interviewed twice, on Smile 90.4 FM, one the SA's fastest growing radio stations. He can also be heard on other top South African radio stations, including Whale Coast FM, One FM, Zone Radio, Coastal Radio SA, and more. His songs are also played on radio stations in the USA, England, and Australia.
Besides his numerous performances at private events, Gordon Rocker performs every week, on Tuesday evenings, at The Red Herring Restaurant in Noordhoek.
He also performs at upmarket private functions and events, including wedding receptions, wedding cocktail hours, corporate events, birthday parties, and large festivals.
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, Cafe Roux in Noordhoek, 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.