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An ideal fundraising strategy, ROCKAOKE has helped raise money for Red Nose Day, the Alzheimer’s Society and more.

do something funny for money

If you want to inject some real fun into your fundraiser then look no further than ROCKAOKE. The band have headlined many a successful event for non-profit organisations including Comic Relief, Crisis and Fight for Sight, all in the name of charity.

The crowning achievement of these: two incredible nights of roll n’ roll at the Empire Music Hall, Belfast in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society, the UK’s leading support and research charity for people living with dementia, their families and carers. ROCKAOKE history was made here when The One And Only Chesney Hawkes jumped onstage to belt out his number one hit from the 90s.

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ROCKAOKE have played a part in some great events over the years. Here are a few examples.

Michelle Keegan

Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan turns sexy rock chick for Manchester gig

Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan has turned rock chick ahead of taking to the microphone for a night of singing for charity in Manchester .

The actress, who plays Tina McIntyre in the ITV1 show, donned spike-heeled ankle boots, a blue minidress and a Flying V guitar ahead of joining a host of other soap stars to sing karaoke, accompanied by live band Rockaoke.

Keegan’s co-stars Helen Flanagan (Rosie Webster), Brooke Vincent (Sophie Webster), Shobna Gulati (Sunita Alahan), Sasha Parkinson (Sian Powers), Nikki Patel (Amber Alahan), and Graeme Hawley (John Stape) will also show off their vocals at the event, which raises money for Blesma (British Limbless Ex-Servicemen Association) and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Other stars getting involved include Emmerdale’s Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle), Hollyoaks actors Andrew Moss (Rhys Ashworth) Gerard McCarthy (Kris Fisher) and Helen Pearson (Frankie Osborne), along with some surprise guests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who nose the rose?

Who nose the rose?

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“Let em say we’re crazy, I don’t care about that, put your hand in my hand baby, don’t ever look baaaacccck”

As we valiantly sang those words at 11:32 last night I imagine most people in The Rose, especially those on stage, were questioning our sanity.

It had all started 3 and a half hours earlier, when at the beginning of our Red Nose Rockaoke night we rather foolishly guaranteed that everyone who wanted to sing would get at least one song. It’s for charity after all, what’s a band to do? And so we rocked and rocked and rocked until we had squeezed all the sweat and energy from our foreheads, strings, drums, lights, the rockstars, the pub and it’s staff. I’m pretty sure the door said “thank f@*k for that” when I closed it on the way out.

By the time the third set came around, the last tube catchers had made theirs moves and we were left with a slightly smaller, unquestionably drunker but nonetheless resolutely rocking red nose massive. They were in for a treat however as we unleashed a volley of dirty rock anthems to tie the night up. The might of Starship’s Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now carried us all home on a Red Nose shaped cloud and even now my ears are still ringing. All in all we busted through the best part of 40 songs in 3 hours, raised around £900 for Red Nose Day and agreed that this felt like the start of a beautiful relationship.

This year The Rose, next year Wembley.

 

ROCKAOKE @ CRISIS

In september 2011, CRISIS celebrated their 40th birthday ROCKAOKE style at KoKo, Camden.

ROCKAOKE have been working with CRISIS, the national charity for homeless people, for many years.

Each year, between Christmas and New Year, the band head down to the Crisis shelter in London to spread a bit of seasonal cheer. Singing with a live band is always a big hit with the guests at the shelter and it is always one of the band’s favourite gigs of the year.

They usually find themselves in good company too. One year they arrived to find a young ginger haired lad on stage before them. They congratulated him on his performance, which was great! Little did they realise it was an as yet unknown Ed Sheeran!

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