“the MOST insanely wonderful karaoke band” – Jane Felstead
In December 2015, ROCKAOKE were invited to take part in a live promotion for the latest Meryl Streep flick, RICKI AND THE FLASH. In the film, Meryl plays the part of a former wife/mother turned rock star and the band had to recreate this experiment using celebrity blogger Jane “Mummy” Felstead as their guinea pig.
Mrs. Felstead had her reservations, but was well up for the opportunity to step into her favourite actress’s shoes for an evening. A few singing lessons and some performance coaching from the ROCKAOKE team seriously helped boost her confidence and on the night she absolutely smashed it, delivering her very own rendition of Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns N’ Roses in the guise of Ricki Rendazzo (Streep’s character).
The promotion was held on December 10th 2015 at the London Cocktail Club in Shoreditch, a regular venue for ROCKAOKE nights and the ideal place to make rock n’ roll dreams come true.
Here’s a sample of Jane’s thoughts taken from her blog post for the daily mail:
“There’s nothing nicer than being indulged, and to be dressed to look (as far as possible) as a movie star…well what’s not to like!
The truth is that it was a great experience…so much fun, and I’m really grateful for the opportunity to pretend to be Ricki – even for a moment. I wish I looked 80 years younger in the pictures – but that’s unrealistic. I’m happy to be associated with something such fun – and hope you all really enjoy it.
The film Ricki and The Flash is out on Blu-ray and DVD on December 28th – and I would urge you all to watch it.”
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