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Rocket Me Nowhere was a little surprised when their song "If a Nerd and a Cupcake Had a Baby" became an internet hit, reaching nearly 400,000 combined plays on YouTube, but this rambunctious group of youngsters and their crunchy electro-pop sound have been building internet buzz since the band officially formed in 2008. Mark Scissors, a musician since age 10, desired to start a band that would capture the ears and hearts of the underdogs, making them feel as valuable as they really are. That teenage ambition went from a far-off hope to a serious reality when, after recording his first song "My Hopeless Manatee" and sending it to the writers at Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Mark received a phone call from NBC asking him to perform the song live on the show. Mark played his first show ever in front of a television audience of 3 million, backed by Bruce Springsteen's former drummer Max Weinberg and the Max Weinberg 7.
After overnight success, Mark's potential became clear to him, so he spent the next few years dedicated to perfecting his sound and choosing the best band members he could find. Mark was soon joined by bass player Nick Sabin, who was chosen for his incredible humor and charisma, which shine in both song creation and live performances. Following Nick was drummer Chris McNeese, who spiced up the mix by adding tight, chest-thumping beats.
Although happy with their internet success, Rocket Me Nowhere plans to bring their smile-painting lyrics and melodies to the road by touring. "After all these years of writing, recording, and planning," remarks Mark, "my original purpose of revealing to 'losers, nerds, and underdogs' their unseen value is still what drives me, and I would never want to do anything else."