As a stylist, I gain inspiration from many different areas in my life. I’m an avid fan of music and love going to see live shows around the city. Throughout the last year I have been thrilled to work with Josh Von Mink and his band-mates known as Step Rockets. I have assisted the band in several photo shoots, a music video, and also maintaining their haircuts and styles. They are not just your average four-piece rock band. They keep interest alive through up-beat tempos, synchronized guitar solos, and excellent instrument switch-ups. Step Rockets is a band that is creating a buzz that’s moving across the world and I’m so glad I have the opportunity to be part of it.
Major success started for the band in August of 2013 when they released their second song “Kisser.” Knowing little of the success it would bring, the song was picked up quickly by national blogs that drove them to the number one spot on Hype-Machine. “Kisser” most recently passed 400,000 listens on Soundcloud and in December, Step Rockets began a two week tour of the East Coast including a show at Santos Party House in NYC. Shortly thereafter, “Kisser” was included on an episode of the hit Showtime series Shameless!
Recently the band was selected as a finalist in the VitaMN Are you Local? contest that took place on March 6th. This granted them the opportunity to be on the cover of the magazine in which I had the pleasure to do their hair and makeup for the shoot.
Step Rockets recently returned home from a two week tour around Austin where they performed seven showcases at the SXSW (South by Southwest) music festival. They will continue on to Canada, Denver, and the East Coast again this summer for the Firefly Festival. You can watch the “Kisser” music video that I worked on with the band or check out their latest hairstyles by yours truly and performances of the band below.
“Kisser” Music Video
SXSW Audiotree Show (5:17:39)
Step Rockets has given me some really great opportunities to represent what I do and share my passion. I am thrilled with their current and upcoming successes and looking forward to future opportunities to continue in the work that I am excited about! They are a band to watch for and I am happy to be able to connect my love for hairstyling with my love for music through the band.
Thanks for reading!
Kimberly Coffman, Senior Stylist in Edina
Meet Kimberly Coffman, Senior Stylist, in person at our Edina location! Along with hairstyling and music, Kim is a fringe-lover and offers complimentary consultations.
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