Horsefly Rocket is a German-American rock band from the area of Mannheim-Heidelberg, Germany.
It all began in early 2012 at a large rehearsal complex as Kevin Holloway – then the singer of a band comprised mainly of US military contractors stationed in Mannheim – was recommended to a group next door. The contracts were close to over and most of his current band was preparing to move back home, leaving the 20-year-old singer anxious for a new project. His skills as a vocalist and his uncompromising “Rock n Roll” lifestyle impressed the band one door down and so he moved in. This momentum was short-lived, though, as Holloway had already made a commitment to leave in early 2013 and study music on the West Coast of America. Late 2015 Holloway had finished with his studies in the US, returned to Mannheim, and stepped back into his old role as singer for Horsefly Rocket. Meanwhile the band began looking for a producer and studio for a debut album.
The self-titled debut album was released on 29.06.2018 on the company's own label Bug Valley Records and the distribution Alive on the market. The single Never Again received in about a hundred airplays at German radio stations. The second single Devil's Playground landed on the sampler of the Classic Rock Magazine UK/USA of the June/July issue 2019. After numerous concerts and very successful festival appearances, the band went to the studios in autumn 2019 to record the works for the second studio album. The single Hold On was released on April 3rd.
Due to the Covid-19 situation, the studio dates and live performances for 2020 have been canceled. That didn't stop the band from continuing to record the album. So they decided to record the songs track by track in their improvised home studios and to send the recordings from one band member to the next via the internet. This method worked and a pre-production was the end result. The studio recordings will probably be completed in spring 2021 and then we will see what the rock universe in the post-Covid-19 phase has to offer for Horsefly Rocket.