Riff Rockit “If I Could Fly”

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Bringing a taste of ’80s and ’90s anthem rock to kids, Parents’ Choice® Award winning musician Riff Rockit released his third album on July 29th, If I Could Fly.

Wrote The Rock Father in his July 22 review, “It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of RIFF ROCKIT’s theatricality and penchant for arena rock anthems for the Kindie set … His sound is unlike anyone else operating in the family music space, and proceeds from his records benefit blood cancer research.”

James Zahn (a.k.a The Rock Father) describes Riff Rockit this way: “Imagine for a moment a world in which Ace Frehley’s Spaceman alter-ego spawned a guitar slinging son … Now imagine this space suited young man embarking on a career as a children’s entertainer, breaking out kid-friendly power ballads and arena anthems for the toddler set. Intrigued? Welcome to the world of Riff Rockit.”

If I Could Fly lifts off with a blast of guitar energy on the album opener, “Food Groups.” If AC/DC and Kansas had a baby and penned the child a song about food groups and eating healthy, this would be it. “Backyard,” a Van Halen-inspired tune with an irrepressible dance beat, follows. “The Beach Song” conjures gentle images of a day on a California beach à la Seals and Crofts, while the all-things-Hollywood California kitty cat, “Mr. Tux,” brings to mind ’80s electropop in a feline pairing with ’80s rock. If I Could Fly cruises to an expansive conclusion with the album’s title track, a wistful bit of imagination that Riff describes as “Tom Petty mixed with Def Leppard.”

I am a big fan of 80’s and 90’s music and still believe those were the years of the best music! Def Leppard was a favorite of mine and I feel like I grew up with Tom Petty. I received this album to review and really was impressed with songs such as If I could Fly and Beach. It definitely reminds me of those favorite 80’s and 90’s and is a Must-Have for kids of all ages!

Riff Rockit’s alter ego, indie musician and Fort Lauderdale native Evan Michael, is a leukemia survivor with a great desire to help those suffering from blood cancers. Consequently, he will donate all proceeds from If I Could Flyto BeTheMatch.org, an organization whose mission is to deliver cures for blood cancers.

Riff Rockit’s debut recording, the self-titled Riff Rockit (2012) was honored with a Parents’ Choice® Award, a NAPPA Award, and a Mom’s Choice AwardRiff Rockit recently released his first all-Spanish album, Luz Verde Vamos!, and he has also released two DVDs, The Power of Music and Riff Rockit: Live in Concert.

If I Could Fly will be available for purchase at www.riffrockit.com and iTunes, and free downloads of the album will also be available — with a request for voluntary donations — at riffrockitcharities.com, a website dedicated to contributions to BeTheMatch.org.

Self Disclosure: I received a free CD to facilitate this feature but any opinions expressed are honest and truthful.


  1. Thanks for finally writing about >Riff Rockit If I Could Fly:
    Reminiscent of the 80’s and 90’s… <Liked it!

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