Sir Rockingahm is an American Musician, Guitarist, Luthier, Video Director, Camera Operator, Photographer, Producer and Audio Engineer. He has worked in nearly every facet of the music industry since the late 1970's. Rockingham holds a B.A. in Film Media from the University of Rhode Island and is a decorated Veteran & former Paratrooper in the US Army and Rhode Island Army National Guard. He is a recipient of the 2013 FLICKERS/MPAA Producers Circle Award for Excellence in the Film Community.
As a guitarist, Rockingham has recorded with Grammy laureates Joe Parillo (Voodoo Pharmacology Acid Jazz Ensemble) and Chris Gorman (Belly; Dopey Lopes). Rockingham is currently the lead guitarist for Dopey Lopes & The Up All Night Band, Tim Flynn's Area 51, and his band Rockingham Express. He has had the great privilege of appearing on stage and/or playing with such luminary artists as Neal Vitullo, Vernon Reid, Jeff Ganz, Stumpy Neckritz, Peter Breen, Tyler Buckley, Michael O'Meara, Thommy Tenz, John Mulkarin, Mark Berney, Fred Abong, John Edwards, Rick Santos, Tommy Maher, Jay Joseph, Sonya Blaze, Johnny Helm, Soul Shot, Micael Parrish, Heath Tougas, Steve Simmons, Michael Moore, Fritz Lange, Pops Fontaine, Willie Moss, Damian Cartier, Joe Engravelle, Rob Robles, Jay Wasco, Ron Auber, Crutch Woman, George Reithoffer and Jennie George.
Rockingham has worked as a live IMAG + Video Director for Slayer, Willie Nelson & His Outlaw Music Festival, Ronnie James Dio, Steely Dan, Carmine Appice, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Soundgarden, Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real, Breaking Benjamin, Five-Finger Death Punch, Mary J Blige, Avenged Seven-Fold, Slipknot, Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire, Nine-Inch Nails, Government Mule, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Drake, Wu-Tang Clan, Sarah Silverman, Dave Atell, Amy Schumer, STYX and Amon Amarth.
As a concert Camera Operator, he has lensed events for Phish, Carlos Santana, Iron Maiden, Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr, The Allman Brothers Band, Ozzfest, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, Motörhead, Steve Winwood, Alice Cooper, Def Leppard, Velvet Revolver, Alice In Chains, 311, Prophets of Rage, Hozier, Deftones, Pat Benetar, Florida Georgia Line, Journey, Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth, Sturgill Simpson, Alabama Shakes, Chicago, Doobie Brothers, Motley Crüe, Miranda Lambert, Public Enemy, Cypress Hill, Drake, Wu-Tang Clan, Lordi, Rob Zombie, The Marcus King Band, Marie Osmond, Evanessence, King Diamond, Disturbed, Flyleaf, Tool, ELP, Brett Eldridge, OAR, Jane Goodall, Jay Leno, Bill Nye, Thomas Rhett, The Star Wars Orchestra, The NY Dolls and General Colin Powell.
He has worked as an Audio Technician with SCOTUS Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, US Presidents William Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Willie Nelson, Sir Paul McCartney, BB King, Buddy Guy, Chick Corea, George Clinton, The Ramones, Ronnie James Dio, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Further Festival & Phil Lesh, U2, Roger Waters & The Wall, Dave Brubeck, Foo Fighters, Chris Cornell, Primus, Bob Dylan, Black 47, Dee Snider, John Mellencamp, Laurie Anderson, Wynton Marsalis & JALC, Derek Trucks, Bonnie Raitt, Steve Martin & Steep Canyon Rangers, James Montgomery, Chazz Palmintari, Matt Groening, Viola Davis, Leonard Nemoy, Vernon Jordan, John Prine, Gregg Haynes, Pearl Jam, Angela Bassett, Anton Fig, The Kingston Trio, Darius Rucker, Coco Montoya, Aaron Lewis, The Skatalites, Morphine, Joe Silva, Vic Foley, Roomful of Blues, Steve Smith & The Nakeds, The Shaboo Allstars, Greg Piccolo, Train, Danny Kline's Full House, Jungle Dogs, Billy Gilman, Herbal Nation, Neutral Nation, Brides of Jesus, Sküll Hammer, and many other global artists.
Rockingham worked as a Spotlight Operator for The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Heart, Joan Jett, Guns & Roses, Jason Bonham, Taylor Swift, Van Halen, Black Sabbath, Carlos Santana, Motörhead, Megadeth, Slayer, Aerosmith, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Puff Daddy, Dr. Dre, Flo-Rida, Jimmy Buffet, Elton John, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, Chris Stapleton, Brad Paisley, Motley Crüe, KISS, Anthrax, Carrie Underwood, Arianna Grande, Charlie Daniels Band, Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Kid Rock, The Who, Neil Young, Alice Cooper, Def Leppard, Poison, Cold Play, Bon Jovi, Ozzy, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Black Crows, Tedeschi-Trucks, Cheech & Chong, Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton, REO Speedwagon, WAR, Lenny Kravitz, Tesla, Evanessence, Distrurbed, Godsmack and Soundgarden.
Sir Rockingham is a Steve Clayton endorsed artist. He uses gear from each of the manufacuters below and strongly supports their products: