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On Friday 26th September live on stage at BANGERS & MASH @ PUNK Soho, join us for the launch of ROCKAOKE!
From 7.30pm till 10pm join us on stage and perform one of your favourite tracks with a live 3-piece rock band! Join your host for the night Roxy for karaoke, as you have never seen it before!
The infamous ROCKAOKE, the band supporting your performance, made front-page headlines after a performance at IBIZA ROCKS when they were joined onstage by KAISER CHIEFS Ricky Wilson (singing his own hit “I PREDICT A RIOT”) and New York rockers WE ARE SCIENTISTS. Rockaoke have performed at other major festivals all over the UK V2007, O2, Hard Rock Calling and Rockness!!
Take the stage and perform in the shoes of Alex Turner, Amy Winehouse, Sting, Axl Rose, Madonna, Bono, and many many more…
Come down to infamous PUNK in Soho, and take to the stage, sign-up on the night from 7.30pm, from 10pm BANGERS & MASH take the floor with their eclectic sounds, expect live jugglers, bubble blowing drags & the usual face art, face painters & games. Dj’s Emilia & Jimmy Napes spin a perfect mashup of tunes alongside Olivia Joyce with the treats & Rodolfo with the live art.
Don’t miss out!
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See the Beam Blog for more about the party.
ROCKAOKE are please to announce a series of Rockaoke Nights as part of “HAPPY ACCIDENT LOVES… SUNDAY’s” at the new Proud Galleries in Camden. The launch night is 06 april 2008.
See below for HAPPY ACCIDENT’s press release
Happy Accident Loves… Sundays
New Night, New Proud
Happy Accident is proud to announce a new weekly residency at the new Proud Galleries, opening up in April 2008. Continuing its huge success at the Camden mainstay in 2007, Happy Accident is taking over Sundays at the new 700 capacity venue, providing 3 separate areas tailored every sort of Sunday crowd imaginable – chilled out booths for those who have partied too hard, a dancefloor for those who want to keep going and a games room for the energetic yet clear-headed. Happy Accident will be hosting new and established bands, big name DJs, team games and quizzes with special guest hosts and the fantastic Rockaoke, making sure Proudsters are entertained from afternoon until midnight.
Proud’s new booths are ideal for a relaxed Sunday afternoon. Order your favourite food, watch DVDs, pre-order Sunday papers and catch the big game – all in the unique surroundings of Camden’s favourite venue and under the watchful eyes of your favourite hosts, Daisy Quin and Anne Kapranos from Happy Accident.
Later on, the best from London’s music scene will be performing alongside UK and Internationally known bands and for those in the party mood, Happy Accident’s resident DJs will be keeping the uplifting vibe going with the best electro London can offer. Happy Accident at Proud will be the answer to sad Sundays of hangovers, boring family events and Monday looming.
Launching on Sunday 6th April, Happy Accident Loves… Sundays will welcome Jodie Harsh as the Quiz hostess with the mostest and the ever popular Rockaoke. Special guest DJs will include The Rakes, Stunners International, Death Can Dance and Lillica Libertine.
3pm – 12am
Last night four of thelondonpaper’s musical minds converged on the Albany pub for the annual music quiz to celebrate the NME Awards nominations. There were reps from many of the broadsheets, radio stations, TV stations and shows.
We kicked ass and came joint third (with The Sun), out of twelve (I think, I can’t quite remember in the blur of chip and cider scoffing). MTV2 were knocked from their perch of two-times winner by joint winners The Guardian and BBC Radio 1 who then had to battle it out for the ultimate prize – the NME Awards middle finger – by doing rockaoke (that’s karaoke with a live backing band).
Radio 1 were clearly better singers – hello attempted harmonies on Bon Jovi’s Living On A Prayer! – but the Guardian won out with the largest cheer. Losers the Independent knocked back tequila shots and sloped up to sing the Zutons Valerie as their forfeit.
“Daisy Quin and Anne Kapranos, known for their indie electro club night at Proud, bring back Rockaoke for one night only. Front a live four piece rock band and belt out your fave alternative tracks. Expect some famous faces to drop by and have a go, and DJs Thoughtless Hussies will keep you moshing ’til the wee hours too.
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ROCKAOKE’s love of all things festival-related dates back to 2007, when they were invited to play at V FESTIVAL by Virgin Radio (now Absolute Radio) in their VIP area. They shared the stage with acts like Manic Street Preachers, The Kooks, The Fratellis, KT Tunstall, Paulo Nutini and McFly and were joined for a few numbers by Al Murray (singing Queen of course), James Nesbitt and Christian O’Connell.
In the VIRGIN RADIO VIP area, star guests enjoyed bespoke rock & roll cocktails from the HARD ROCK CAFE bar and make up application courtesy of the MAC Pro team. Lily Allen was first in the queue having her trademark thick black eyeliner applied.
Paulo Nutini, The Fratellis and McFly were among the acts who performed exclusive live sessions for the intimate audience in the Virgin Radio VIP Sessions, setting the stage for ROCKAOKE, which was kicked off by James Nesbitt and went on into the night.
Your High Street Bible says…
OK, so we’ve all had a go at ANGELS in the local karaoke bar. But if you fantasise about belting out a rock classic with a live band behind you, visit Karaoke Rock Star, held on thursdays at the Loop Bar in London.
Dare Magazine – september 2007
“Karaoke has come a long way since tacky pub crooning competitions that sent a million wannabes flocking to the X Factor auditions. We’ve since seen the social sport become hip by way of Japanese-style, Lost in Translation-influenced booths. Well now karaoke has gone upmarket with the introduction of live bands. The amazing Shunt (020 7378 7776; shunt.co.uk) members’ lounge beneath London Bridge station regularly hosts classy karaoke sessions, with jazzy musicians bolstering brave singers who are willing to get up on stage to belt out contemporary songs – from Blondie to the Beatles. Membership (basically an entry fee) for the evening costs £5. Alternatively, become lead singer, for one song at least, with Rockaoke, a rock band who play at the Loop Bar in London (020 7493 1003;theloopbar.co.uk) on Thursdays.
The trend is exploding in the States, so join The Human Karaoke Experience at O’Flanagan’s bar (myspace.com/humankaraokeexperience) in New York, scream away at the Metalsome (metalsome.net) rock night at the Dark Horse Cavern in Atlanta or join the Live Band Karaoke collective (<a href="http://livebandkaraokechicago simvastatin medication.com/” target=”top”>livebandkaraokechicago.com) in bars across Chicago.
The Observer – sunday 26 august 2007