Lakini's Rooster

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Lakini's rooster BIOGRAPHY

Lakini’s Rooster, a dynamic 90s alternative rock tribute ensemble hailing from the scenic Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, stands as a testament to musical prowess and an unwavering passion for the iconic sounds of that era. Counting among its achievements the privilege of sharing stages with renowned acts such as Candlebox, Buck Cherry, Hinder, Saving Abel, Puddle of Mudd, Dishwalla, and more, Lakini’s Rooster is synonymous with an electrifying live experience.

Bringing an unparalleled high-energy rock spectacle, the band exclusively delivers a repertoire of your cherished hits from legendary groups like Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, Līve, and others. Noteworthy milestones embellishing their journey include recording “Lightning Crashes” at Līve’s studio in York, PA, and gracing events like Wallyfest consecutively from 2018 to 2022. Their sonic journey has taken them to esteemed venues such as the Philadelphia Union Soccer Stadium, The Ardmore Theater, The Sherman Theater, and beyond.

Comprising the musical talents of founding member Chris Zelenka on vocals, Eddie Cooley, Jr. on lead guitar, Tom Knight on drums, and Todd Gearhart on bass, Lakini’s Rooster is a force to be reckoned with in the live music scene. Notably, the ensemble extends their artistic range with Evīl, a tribute band dedicated to the timeless music of Līve. Together, they continue to captivate audiences, ensuring that the spirit of 90s alternative rock lives on in their electrifying performances.

Lakini’s Rooster is a tribute to the 90’s Best Alternative rock, formed 2016.

Genres: Alternative Hard Rock

Band Members: Eddie Cooley Jr., lead guitar/Todd Gearhart, bass/ Tom Knight, drums/ Chris Zelenka, vocals.

Hometown: Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania

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Booking: Chris Zelenka
Phone: 570-856-4981

Cheri W.

Awesome time!

Awesome time! Excellent selection of 90's alt rock favorites, ban sounds great - lots of fun!

Matt M.

Fantastic band!

Fantastic band for anyone looking for 90’s to current era rock music. If you’re looking for something to do in the Northeast PA area do yourself a favor and go see these guys! You will not be disappointed.

Theresa K.

Band is amazing!

This band is amazing! Truly wonderful humans with the ability to rock.

Louis D.

Great Show!

Some of the best guys I work with in the local scene and put on a great show!

Chris F.

Excellent musicianship!

Lakini's Rooster's Excellent musicianship and the energetic live shows put this band on the absolute top of my list!!!

Diane T.

The music, the vocals, and the vibe are amazing!

I can't possibly say enough good things about this band. The music, the vocals, and the vibe are amazing. The guys themselves are awesome people. They bring new life to classic hits and new appreciation to less recognized songs.

Frank A.

Best Local Bands!

One of the best local bands. Always put on a great show!

Jeanne M.

These guys are GREAT!

Although 90's Alternative music is not my first choice of genres, Lakini's Rooster has made a fan out of me! I saw them at Three Mugs Pub on Sat. March 31 and thoroughly enjoyed their music!!! These guys are GREAT and I think everyone should check them out...I guess I'll be listening to 90's Alternative a lot more often now! Keep up the great work!!

Ronnie S.

Loved Their Music!

Lakini's Rooster is a band you definitely want to get to know - get out to see a show as soon as you can! I loved their music and they are amazingly talented! Great bunch of guys, too!

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