PERRY BARTON • keyboards, vocals
A longtime dedicated student of Elton's piano style, Perry has performed EJ songs for audiences across the U.S. and beyond. He is a successful producer, writer and session vocalist for TV/radio ads from coast to coast. He also tours occasionally as a member of Felix Cavaliere's Rascals. Perry once sat three tables away from Elton at an Atlanta eatery, which makes them practically besties.
CHIP MARTIN • guitar, vocals
Cutting his teeth on classic 60s Pop/Rock—from Motown to British Invasion—Chip formed his first band at the age of 12. In the 70s, singer/songwriters like Elton (plus his guitarist, Davey Johnstone) were a big influence as well. Through it all, Chip has performed and toured steadily. He is also an accomplished songwriter, producer, and session musician.
LANCE HOPPEN • bass, vocals
Lance is best known as the singing bassist co-founder of the Pop/Rock band Orleans, who shared the Billboard charts with Elton with iconic hits like "Still the One," "Dance With Me" and "Love Takes Time." Since moving to Nashville in 1989, he has performed and recorded with many prominent Nashville artists, while continuing to tour with Orleans.
BRADY SPENCER • drums, vocals
Brady often tours with Nashviile star Charles "Chip" Esten. He has performed and/or recorded with artists including Sixwire, and Glen Campbell guitarist/bandleader Jeff Dayton, sharing the stage with everyone from George Jones to The Drifters. Brady's innate feel for the signature work of EJ drummer Nigel Olsson is a huge part of The Rocketmen's funky, solid foundation.