Music and melody are encoded in Rocky’s DNA. The son of an acclaimed reggae musician and an alternative medicine woman, Rocky grew up surrounded in a rich tapestry of musical influences. As a child, Rocky was baptized in the Caribbean...
Music and melody are encoded in Rocky’s DNA. The son of an acclaimed reggae musician and an alternative medicine woman, Rocky grew up surrounded in a rich tapestry of musical influences. As a child, Rocky was baptized in the Caribbean sea with the prayer that his life would unfold like a beautiful song.
Rocky grew up in the mountains of Northern California where his young career in music and acting blossomed, performing to sold out crowds in regional theater productions. The exposure to the arts as a profession inspired him to move to LA, fresh out of high school. While studying acting at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Rocky picked up the guitar and quickly taught himself how to play. His poetic tone emerged as a raw yet soothing voice in search for wisdom for the complexities of navigating life as a young gay artist. His first two acoustic albums, “Downstream” and “The Love Demos” served as sincere love letters to the Universe to sync him up with his purpose: to educate and inspire.
Following the trail of his dynamic interests, and his commitment to asking the deeper questions, Rocky found his way into the practice and study of Yoga, and has since gone on to become an international and highly regarded teacher and trainer. His following album, “The Requiem EP” was born out of his affinity for the healing power of chanting, as taught through the yoga system, and featured 5 acoustic songs comprised of devotional Hindu mantras. Rocky has had the pleasure of performing these compositions around the world at yoga studios, festivals, and conferences, and his music is a featured element in many teachers classes who have experienced first hand its soul stirring and meditative qualities.
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