Best Music Makers Awards

Recognizing the very best of our music makers & producers today! The very best of today’s new talent and the music providers who represent all genres of music that continue the musical legacy of the 40s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s Rock & Roll generations. This award is chosen by The ECMHOF People’s Voice via voting ambassador members.


Provide a world class Museum Library and home for the pioneers of R&B and the Rock & Roll music generation. To celebrate the recording and performance of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s music with engaging educational programs and extensive Library & Archives. Document and Preserve an American heritage, the music that changed the course of history and politics through the international language of music. 


 The ECMHOF Awards Gala with our Lifetime Achievement Awards and Legend Awards honor the finest artists and recordings of the past and present. The Foundation is dedicated to lifting the human spirit in celebration and to shine a spotlight on the human endeavor to persevere, overcome and achieve a lifetime of dedication and performance of excellence by an individual, group or organization of the many art forms and categories of the music industry. 


The Best of the Music Makers Awards help today’s aspiring new talent as well as established artists who want to preserve and continue this musical legacy by creating pathways of recognition as well as educational and musical programs to help aspiring artists to succeed.  


rocky &
the rollers


Best Music Maker Cover Band / Best Group or band actively performing the popular songs of sixties or seventies.

Gerry “Rocky” Seader

Drums & Vocals

Born in Philadelphia, Rocky started playing drums at the early age of 10.  By age 13 he was playing big band music from the 1940’s in his grandfather Chet DeLorenzo’s band.  Rocky say’s “Everything that I know in music today I owe to my Grandfather.  He was the BEST!”  At age 16, Rocky started playing Rock & Roll with various bands in the Philadelphia-South Jersey club circuit.  That is where he met DANNY & THE JUNIORS  of  “At The Hop” fame.” His powerful drumming impressed  DANNY & THE JUNIORS and earned him a spot as their drummer and later becoming their musical director.  Rocky spent 10 years on the road with DANNY & THE JUNIORS and learned most of what he knows today from that experience.  “That was some of the BEST times of my life, Rocky says’.  Joe Terry and Frank Maffie really showed me the ropes.”  They remain long time friends and still work together on occasion.

Rocky also got to play for all the recording artists from the 50’s and 60’s rock and roll era when they toured.  Rocky say’s “If they had a record in the 1950’s or 1960’s I probably played drums for them at one point or another.”

In the early 1980’s Rocky decided to start his own group.  He was in such demand by promoters and acts in the business that he had to break away from DANNY & THE JUNIORS and go out on his own.  That is where Rocky & The Rollers began.   The early 1980’s also introduced Rocky to JON “BOWZER” BAUMAN of SHA NA NA fame, and the two have become life long friends.  Rocky is the drummer and musical director for BOWZER’S ROCK & ROLL PARTY and the band tours with BOWZER nationally and internationally throughout the year.

Because of his powerful and highly energetic drumming style Rocky has become one of the most sought after drummers in the business today.  Rocky also runs a successful production company Rocky Productions that produces shows all over the world.


The East Coast Music Hall of Fame is a New Jersey 501c3 non-profit organization. We are a society of music professionals and fans from Maine to Florida dedicated to ensuring the present and future of the Rock and Roll era of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s as well as celebrating the pioneers of this great American musical heritage.


ECMHOF Voting & Nomination Rules:
1. Ambassador Membership”starts at $50 to (nominate and vote) for one year. Go to main menu for membership levels “Ambassador Club”.
2. BECOME A MEMBER OF THE EAST COAST MUSIC HALL OF FAME”(voting only) begins at$25 for one year.
3. Ambassador Member nominations begin August 1st, 2019 and ends March 1st, 2020. Send all nominations to
4. Ambassador and Supporter MembershipVoting begin March 31, 2020 and ends on April 30th. 2020.
5. One email Voting Link will be sent to all Ambassador Voting Members with an email address: Can only be used one time for all categories.
6. A paper ballots can be requested and sent by mail to the address you provide: send request to
7. Return all (Paper Ballots) before April 30th. 2020 to- VOTE.ECMHOF, 65 River Road, Suite 10, Nutley, New Jersey, 07110.
8. All Ambassador members are allowed one nomination selection per category and one vote selection per category.
9. No membership refunds