New York, NY (October 22, 2010) — Can you imagine playing lead guitar for front man Roger Daltrey of The Who in front of a live, screaming and standing-room-only crowd at an iconic rock venue? For many people, this is a lifelong fantasy; at Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp, it becomes reality. From January 12th to 17th in New York City, rock enthusiasts and amateur musicians from all walks of life will have the opportunity to interact with, learn from, jam with and perform alongside their idols as part of the rock camp that became the centerpiece of VH1 Classic’s new series – also called Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp – which debuted October 16th as the most watched series premiere in network history.
Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp New York City will feature several of the rock star counselors from the Mark Burnett produced VH1 Classic show, which, according to the New York Post’s Michael Starr, “far exceeded VH1’s expectations.” With the help of special guest counselor Roger Daltrey, one of the most iconic lead singers in rock ‘n’ roll history, rock greats the likes of Grammy Award-winning mega-producer Phil Ramone, Tommy James, Simon Kirke of Bad Company, Rudy Sarzo of Quiet Riot, Kip Winger of Winger, renownedsinger/songwriter Mark Hudson, and many others, will be transforming campers from rock hobbyists into arena maestros.
“There is a rock star within everyone, and with the help of some of the world’s most celebrated musicians, Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp brings that rock star to the surface for an empowering experience that stays with campers their entire lives,” said Rock Camp founder/CEO David Fishof. “As shown on the VH1 Classic series, the camp brings real people together with rock legends for a one-of-a-kind rock ‘n’ roll immersion. Where else can an amateur musician learn from and jam with living legends like Roger Daltrey? Our New York camp will be one of our best yet.”
From the minute campers arrive in New York, their rock ‘n’ roll adventure begins. Campers will form their own bands; spend over 10 hours a day in-studio jamming and creating original music under the guidance of a famous rock counselor; meet and jam with Roger Daltrey; take a variety of specialized master classes conducted by rock icons; break bread with industry insiders; and play BB King's in Times Square before a jam-packed audience.
There are three packages – the four-day Rock Star package, and six-day Headliner and Recording Star packages – allowing campers a variety of options to tap into their inner Robert Plant. The most comprehensive package – The Recording Star – includes two extra days of recording time in a renowned studio with a professional engineer, allowing campers to leave with a series of professionally-mixed and produced songs complete with the rock star seal of approval.
This fall, in conjunction with the VH1 Classic series, Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp is criss-crossing the nation, bringing a series of “Weekend Warrior” Camps to a town near you. The tour, led by Allman Brothers legend Dickey Betts, kicks off today for a weekend in Philadelphia, and then continues in San Francisco (Nov. 5-7), Dallas (Nov. 12-14) and Chicago (Nov. 19-21). Betts will be joined on tour by Mark Farner (formerly of Grand Funk), Mark Hudson, Rudy Sarzo, Kip Winger, Sandy Gennaro, and numerous special guest rock stars in each city. Hudson, Sarzo and Winger are all featured on the TV show.
“Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp is the hottest show on VH1 Classic for a reason,” added Fishof. “We’re rocking in the New Year with one of our most exciting and star-studded camps ever.”
Learn more about Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp, tour dates and pricing at www.rockcamp.com.
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