ROCK STAR OF THE WEEK - MACKENZIE ROLF
Junior (Fall 2017) at South Salem High School
Keys and Vocals
Started at RiverCity Rock Star Academy in September 2016
When did you start playing music and why?
I started playing music when I was four or five. I started trying to play songs on the family piano that I heard on the radio. I think I started singing a few years later when a family friend gave me her old karaoke machine, which I loved to death. Music has always been a big part of my life, but I started playing both out of curiosity and because it was something I enjoyed.
What is your favorite song you've ever played at RiverCity?
I think my favorite song I've played at RiverCity would be 'Bennie and the Jets' by Elton John because it was one of the songs that challenged me in both piano and vocals. The vocals on that song were ones that I'd never have imagined being able to do beforehand.
What do you like about RiverCity?
RiverCity is a very welcoming environment, regardless of your age or skill, which I like. I've met some of my best friends through RiverCity, and the teachers have helped me accomplish things that I never would have been able to do before RiverCity.
What are your favorite bands/artists right now?
At the moment, my favorite bands would have to be Mons la Hire, Royal Blood and Cage the Elephant.
What things do you like to do when you're not at RiverCity?
When I'm not at RiverCity, I spend a lot of time at the library because I volunteer there and I enjoy reading. I also write a lot for my school's paper.