When you think of one of the more promising artists the Pacific Northwest has to offer, you have to think of singer/songwriter, Rocky Sandoval. Hailing from his hometown, Tacoma, WA, this R&B crooner has his sights set on breaking the mold in the music industry & finally shedding spotlight on Asian-American talent.
Some of his accomplishments date back to as early as 2004, starting off as a featured artist on MTV’s singer/songwriter show, “The Score” with Ryan Cabrera; a top 15 finalist on P. Diddy’s “Making The Band: Season 4“; and a top 50 finisher on “American Idol: Season 1” & has since opened up for Ginuwine, K-Ci & JoJo, Jon B, Jagged Edge, Dru Hill, Avant, Donell Jones, New Edition, Boyz II Men, Brian Mcknight, 112, Blackstreet, & many more; in an “LNO” tour stop in Fresno, California, he was invited on stage by K-Ci & JoJo personally, with the rest of the tour mates, to sing classic Jodeci songs in front of a packed arena.
Rocky has penned songs for Pitbull, T-Pain, YMCMB, & Grammy Award winning multi-platinum producers, Tha Bizness and his music resume includes two official mixtapes, ‘Straight Out The Notebook‘ & ‘#mrversatility‘ which caught the attention of legendary R&B deejays DJ Finesse, DJ Chuck T, DJ Rondevu, & DJ Funk Daddy, all whom have featured Rocky’s music on their well-known mixtape series’. The crown jewel of his catalog (so far) was the release of his debut album, ‘Throwback‘, in 2014 & a limited edition 2015 project entitled, ‘Fifty Shades Of Red‘, which sold out a week prior to its scheduled release on Valentine’s Day & continues to be highly sought-after.
While Rocky preps for his first college tour, he is currently finishing up a new EP & today, he releases a new visual for “Just Like Stevie“.