Haig

Haig grew up in Setauket, and got his first guitar soon after he heard the Beatles. He described it as a Sears no-name guitar with strings an inch off the fretboard. Over the years, Haig played in various bands on Long Island such as The Shutdowns, The Clansmen, The Serfs , The Otto & Horace Incident, The Christopher Snivley Cosby Blues Band, and Vertical Horizon. "We never really knew how good or bad we were, but we sure had fun." His major influences are the Beatles, Steely Dan, or anything "tasty". Besides his band work, Haig also performs as a solo artist, does some recording, and gigs with his "long-time music buddies".

Steve

Steve started playing guitar at the age of seven. He had his first paying gig when he was 14, playing guitar in a local production of "Guys & Dolls". By the time he turned 17, Steve was playing in several Long Island bands. He played for several years in clubs and bars on Long Island before putting the guitar away and switching to keyboard. After 5 years of playing keyboard he rediscovered his guitar and hasn't put it down since. Steve also teaches guitar, and is an accomplished fingerstyle player, occasionally performing as a solo artist. He also is half of an acoustic guitar duo known as Long Island Acoustics .

Roy

Roy's musical career started with clarinet and chorus lessons in 4th grade, but after seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show, he realized that the guitar was his true calling. "I grew tired of rehearsals where 14 guys would show up with electric guitars. It occurred to me that there was a shortage of bass players. Once I made the switch, I found myself invited to everyone's jam sessions". In the 70s Roy got an offer to join a full time traveling trio and soon found himself on the road for months at a time. After riding this roller coaster for 4 years, he decided to return home to Long Island. "In 1999, I posted an online ad searching for a wedding band gig, but instead hooked up with the guys in RockPocket. We're really proud of our staying power, but most of all we seem to bring out the best in each other."


Greg
Greg started playing the drums in his hometown of Brooklyn when he was 12 years old, playing in several bands throughout high school and college. After taking a little time off (like 28 years!), he returned to the live music scene in the 90's, jamming with a bunch of other "mature" musicians at various joints in the Port Jeff area. In 1999, he and Haig met Steve and Roy in an online musician's chatroom and RockPocket was born. When he's not playing music, you can find some of Greg's favorite influences in his Ipod, like the Eagles, Clapton, the Beatles, and drummers Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, and Carter Beauford (Dave Mathews Band).