Rocket 88 is a Rockiní Rockabilly trio that features Matt Murphy on guitar and lead vocals, Rob Perl on standup bass and vocals, and Gene Sutch on drums and vocals.

Matt Murphy was raised by a bluegrass/old-time family and plays Rock, Rockabilly, Bluegrass, and Folk. He recorded three CDs of country, rock and folk songs. Matt was the lead singer/guitarist for Strange Creek, a band that played in venues throughout the DC/MD/VA area.

Rob Perl plays stand-up bass and has been a professional musician for over 20 years. Rob is a native New Yorker who grew up in the New York Music Scene, but relocated to DC. He has worked with The Inkspots, Del Shannon, The Shangri-Las, The Elegants (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Members), as well as members of The Stray Cats, Santana, Steely Dan, The Blackbyrds, Mongo Santamaria, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Spyrogyra, and a myriad of Doo Wop groups. Rob currently plays Contrabass in The Elegy String Orchestra, as well as Chamber Music at Chevy Chase, and leads The Eastman Jazz Groups.

Gene Sutch played in rock and punk rock bands in the New York City area in clubs like CBGBs, and Max's Kansas City. He is an energetic drummer and vocalist who played drums and sang in the DC area venues for Standard Deviation and Strange Creek.

Rocket 88 is available to play venues in the DC area. Please email  to book Rocket 88.

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20 Flight Rock

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Sea of Love

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