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Join Chris on his 12 date UK tour with the Radio 1 team and ROCKAOKE
Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles will be celebrating the end of an era by embarking on a UK tour in November. Following his stint as the longest serving presenter of BBC Radio 1’s breakfast show, Chris is heading out on the road with his cast of radio sidekicks and a full live band – ROCKAOKE.
Accompanied by the band, Chris and his friends will perform songs, interspersed with non-stop banter, fun and games, and a lot more. Audience participation will be encouraged, creating the perfect party atmosphere with an interactive element.
According to The Sun, a source said of Moyles’ plans for the tour: “It’s the first and last time Chris and his team will perform to a paying audience. They will be getting the audience really involved, be it singing with them or just playing games.”
Chris Moyles will play (see ROCKAOKE gigs page for more details):
wed november 14th – O2 Academy, Birmingham
thu november 15th – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
fri november 16th – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
sat november 17th – O2 Academy, Sheffield
sun november 18th – O2 Academy, Glasgow
tue november 20th – O2 Academy, Newcastle
wed november 21st – O2 Academy, Leeds
thu november 22nd – O2 Academy, Bristol
fri november 23rd – O2 Academy, Liverpool
sat november 24th – O2 Academy, Manchester
sun november 25th – O2 Academy, Leicester
mon november 26th – HMV Forum, London
See ROCKAOKE gigs page for more details
The official ROCKAOKE band for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games
@ The Globe, Olympic Village (fri 10 august 2012) and Paralympic Village (fri 7 september 2012)
The road to London 2012 started for ROCKAOKE in July 2011 when we played at the World Corporate Games at Loughborough University. Amongst the heavily fancy dressed crowd that night were a large group of Baywatch bikini clad partiers who sang loudest, danced longest and had so much fun that we thought we definitely wanted to play for them again. As it turns out, those crazy cats were from LOCOGand they were organising the Olympics!
Fast forward 12 months and a run around the houses that would have had Mo Farah gasping for air, we found ourselves in the gloriously lucky position of being invited to play for the athletes, in their village at both the Olympic and Paralympic games and subsequently being crowned the official Rockaoke band of London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
The gigs were brilliant, as we gave competing athletes the chance to let their hair down, in some cases the day before their events, and relax during what in many cases was the most important two weeks of their lives. We turned track stars into rockstars in many guises, with highlights including the improvised rap skills of the Dominican Republic 400 metre champion. There was also the Chinese Paralympian Bozun Yang who won 3 golds, 2 silvers and a bronze in the pool before taking home the Rockaoke top gong for his dominant displays of Bon Jovi classics.
Everyone, from the athletes to the venue staff, LOCOG crew and ourselves had a brilliant time and we were especially chuffed that the LOCOG staff asked us to come back and play at their own, internal closing ceremony.
The whole experience was extremely humbling and massively inspiring. We were honoured to be part of London 2012 and play our little (rock and) role in such a wonderful summer.
Carfest South (sat 25th August 2012) @ Laverstoke Farm, Hampshire and Carfest North (sat 8th September 2012) @ Cholmondely Castle, Cheshire.
“…the best thing I have EVER seen!” – Chris Evans
It’s always been a Rockaoke dream to give want to be rockstars the chance to shine on the biggest stages. The ultimate goal of course remains Wembley Stadium, but we continued on our noble quest this summer with a couple of sensational sets at Chris Evans’ SOLD OUT Carfest events.
In late August in Hampshire at Laverstoke Park and then a few weeks later in the glorious surrounds of Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire we played to our largest crowds to date. At each gig we opened for the likes of The Proclaimers, Razorlight, Paloma Faith and Texas and pulled festival goers out of the crowd to front their own band with over 10,000 people chanting their names.
Chris Evans was on hand to co-host, jolly the singers along and crack through a few numbers himself. In fact it was the words of the nation’s most successful broadcaster to the gathered masses that describe perfectly how awesome it was, “That is the best thing I have EVER seen!”. If you have read his autobiographies you will realise the enormity of the statement. He has seen a lot!
Here are some YouTube highlights from Carfest 2012
LAST FRIDAY of every month @ STAR OF KINGS, KINGS CROSS
Fri 30 March
Fri 27 April
Fri 25 May
21:00 – 02:00 – entry is free !!!
126 York Way,
signup to sing @
Strap on your air guitar, select your favourite anthem….Rockaoke is here on the last Fri of every Month. Fresh from a string of amazing performances with us, The Star welcomes back Rockaoke for their monthly residency.
Fri 30 March
Fri 27 April
Fri 25 May
21:00 – 02:00 – admission is free !!!
Arrive early to guarantee a seat and singing spot. Booking is advisable via 020 7278 9708.
You know the score. They play the tunes. You sing them. Fame, fortune and the inevitable downfall await you…
Sign up to sing @ www.rockaokenights.com/starofkings
Excited about the MTV EMA awards hitting our Nation’s capital? Worried you might not get a ticket? Reckon you could do a better job than Gaga or the Chili Peppers anyway?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above then have WE got a treat for you……
Strap on your air guitar, select your favourite anthem…..THE One and Only Rockaoke are coming back to Belfast!
A professional rock band consisting of session musicians who have played alongside the likes of Jarvis Cocker and Def Leppard, Rockaoke has revolutionalized the world of karaoke! Choosing to work without a lead vocalist they instead invite members of the audience on stage to perform a set of classic rock covers with a sprinkling of disco and cheese thrown in for good measure.
Rockaoke first hit the road in 2003 and have since performed with a staggering 30,000 + individual lead singers. They made national headlines in 2006 when Kaiser Chief, Ricky Wilson jumped on stage with them to sing his very own “I Predict a Riot.” The band are well known on the international music festival circuit having played everywhere from Bestival to V, Latitude to Leeds. They have also toured the UK as house band for the BBC Radio 1 Chris Moyles Breakfast Show (featuring an array of celebrity guest vocalists including Justin Lee Collins, James Corden, Alexandra Burke and Patrick Kielty)
The 12th November marks Rockaoke’s fourth show at Belfast’s Empire Music Hall, having sold out three times before and performed there with some of their favourite singers of all time. Describing the Empire as one of their top places to play Rockaoke can’t wait to return to our shores to take to the stage with old friends and new.
Referred to as “Karaoke’s much cooler, older brother,” the second best thing to do in London by THE TIMES and “the best night out in Belfast in ages” by GO Belfast magazine, with Rockaoke satisfaction is ALWAYS guaranteed. With a firm fan base in Belfast this gig is sure to be another memorable and supersonic occasion. So…whether you are looking for your five glorious minutes of fame or just want to lend your support to those brave enough to take to the stage, make sure you join us for the return of Rockaoke,
Tickets are priced £10 are can be purchased here:
(Alternatively you can purchase over the bar in the Empire at any time to avoid the £1.50 per ticket online handling fee)
Here’s a video from ROCKAOKE @ THE EMPIRE on 29th jan 2011 – Kerrie smashing “Whole Lotta Rosie”…
VIP guests take the chance to become a rock star on stage
It was a night for all of our guests to show off their hidden skills on stage at our Diary Party. For party band Rockaoke gave our VIP guests the chance to become a rock star for the night by grabbing the mic.
Hollyoaks star Andy Moss had everyone up and dancing with his version of Kings of Leon hit Sex On Fire, while Capital FM DJ Nigel “Wingman” Clucas kicked off proceedings with a swaggering duet of Oasis hit Rock ‘n’ Roll star alongside the inimitable DJ Dave Foran.
Among others showing off their impressive vocals were ex-Emmerdale and Candy Cabs star Danielle Henry, celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barn and yes, even The Diary may have been persuaded up on stage at one point, for a duet of It’s Raining Men alongside Hollyoaks star Nicole Barber-Lane.
Earlier in the night Coronation Street star Bruno Langley showcased his talent for singing, performing a host of swing classics as well as his versions of modern hits with his Wonderland Band.
Music runs in the family for Bruno – as his stunning siblings also performed at the bash, with a breathtaking set from The Langley Sisters of ’40s classics dressed in their elegant floor-length pistachio gowns.
Meanwhile Bruno’s Corrie co-tar Graeme Hawley was a real hit at the party – performing a DJ set of top dancefloor-filling tunes. Graeme took a break from all the dramatic shenanigans of his murderous Corrie character John Stape to head to our bash to show off his skills as a DJ that have seen him play at venues across Manchester.