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In september 2019, ROCKAOKE opened the show for Blossoms, Shame and Park Hotel at Goose Island‘s Hop Party @ Oval Space in London. NME blogged about the event. “Goose Island’s Hop Party had it all. From fantastic beers and ales, to an exciting twist on karaoke and some of the biggest and best bands in […]
EXCITING NEWS……! ROCKAOKE has been featured in the latest edition of Heatworld as one of the top ‘quirky karaoke’ nights around. “Get the goss on the new craze for quirky karaoke” If you prefer your sing-along experience with added air guitar, this is probably the closest you’ll get to joining a rock band. The on-hand pro musicians […]
On the 28th September, the fabulous Grace Hall will be transformed for a night of ROCKAOKE! Talk about adding a touch of class to proceedings! This elegant venue was originally built to accommodate a New York banking firm, so it must be pretty posh. Grace Hall is widely sited as one of London’s most exceptional […]
Rockaoke return to the awesome Meraki Festival in august 2018. Amidst an absolutely incredible festival summer 2018 for Rockaoke, we are delighted to be giving audiences a chance to join us on stage again at one of our favourite festivals of 2017. Meraki Festival. A truly magical place full of incredible live music, electric atmospheres […]
First festival of the season done, and what an epic way to kick off proceedings! We were booked by SJM Concerts, one of the UK’s leading promoters, to curate a pop up bar called the Neighbour Hood Inn. The brief was to fill it with the kind of entertainment you’d find in a traditional pub […]
Summer is one of the busiest times of the year for Rockaoke, as not only do we have a plethora of corporate summer parties, weddings and private events lined up, but also a full calendar playing some of the UK’s top music festivals! Ever since we played at our first major UK festival back in […]
Is this the real life, or is it just fantasy!? Back in January we were asked by long time Rockaoke fan, Dexter Fletcher (film director) if we could come along to The Bloomsbury Ballroom and play at the wrap party for Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ biopic. It was a slightly surreal night, what with us being […]
Blue Moon at the Manchester City Champions Party 2018 from rockaoke on Vimeo. Ever wondered how world class, elite, Premier League Footballers celebrate winning the Premier League? Naturally, they hire Rockaoke!! Premier League 2018 winners Manchester City hired Rockaoke to help world class football superstars such as Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane, John Stones, Kyle Walker, […]
According to the Evening Standard, ROCKAOKE is officially one of the best karaoke nights London has to offer! If you’re in the mood for a good, nay, the ultimate, sing-a-long then why not head down south and see what all the fuss is about? Head to our gigs page for a list of all upcoming […]
Rockaoke have teamed up with the world famous pizzeria and karaoke bar, Bunga Bunga Battersea, for some bank holiday fun. We will be serving up a slice of our mighty meaty, fully loaded, live band karaoke experience, and giving you the chance to unleash your inner rockstar live at Bunga Bunga Battersea. There will […]
Rockaoke have been running regular nights in London for the last 10 years, giving people the platform to lose their inhibitions and unleash their inner rockstar!! Our nights have seen us take on such venues as Punk, The Phoenix, Proud Galleries, AAA Bar, The London Cocktail Club and the iconic Madame Jojo’s. Now with […]
Which pop star are you going to be?!!? Get ready to party like it’s 1999 at this unique and hilarious fundraising night for the Crystal Palace Festival with ROCKAOKE and CLUB DE FROMAGE! Together for the first time in their infamous histories, this is a night not to be missed! Dress up as your favourite […]
Daily Mirror – 9 things we can’t actually believe happened at the Mirror’s legendary Labour Conference Party
The great and good of left-leaning politics woke up with sore heads and bleary eyes this morning, in the aftermath of the Mirror’s legendary Labour Conference party. The event, branded the “best night of conference” by Jeremy Corbyn himself, saw Labour luminaries let down their hair – and do questionable karaoke with our live house […]
Kaiser Chiefs may have performed on the main stage on the Friday afternoon of the Isle Of Wight Festival, but frontman Ricky Wilson wasn’t ready to go home just yet. Ricky made a surprise appearance at the Rockaoke stage, aka Camp Kiwi on Sunday afternoon (11 June). The one-time coach on The Voice treated surprised fans to […]
Ricky Wilson of The Kaiser Chiefs entertained crowds with Rockaoke at the Old Mout Cider Tent at the Isle of Wight Festival
Old Mout Cider’s Kiwi Camp hosted yoga sessions and invited guests to take part in a ‘Rockaoke’ with Kaiser Chiefs lead singer Ricky Wilson and installed a superhero-themed slide, which visitors could slide down while dressed up in superhero costumes. Festival-goers could also sample three different flavours of the cider.
Kaiser Chiefs performed at the Isle of Wight Festival on the Old Mout Cider Tent stage. Ricky put on an energetic show and got up close to the fans. The band were among the acts entertaining fans at the music event this weekend.
On Friday 16th June, the Chellow Hearts charity will be hosting ‘To The Moon and Back’: a 1-night only rockstar experience at Bradford & Bingley Sports Club in memory of Thomas Arthur Hall, who was born sleeping. A night filled with live music, plenty to drink, photo opportunities and for the main attraction, if you’re […]
Just a few weeks ago, a family of 3,000 from around the world made their way to Holland for The Marillion Weekend 2017. The Marillion crew make up one of the coolest, most loyal and hard working bands on the planet. They served up 3 amazing nights of prog rock wonder for their glorious fans, […]
From the 12th to the 14th May 2017, ROCKAOKE will be playing at The Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender! We’ll be in the same vicinity as such legendary funk acts as George Clinton and the godfathers of hip-hop themselves, The Sugarhill Gang. They’re down to the last few chalets so better get to the front of the […]
Rockaoke comes to Poplar, London! Poplar Union is a new arts and community centre. Situated between the Limehouse Cut and Bartlett Park, it is the perfect communal, social and creative venue, accessible to all. Come and sing with us on 22/06/17! The band are on from 7pm in the Betty Studio Space. Entry £5. Buy tickets […]
For the past two years, ROCKAOKE have been guests of honour at the annual Marillion Weekender – an intense few days of rock and roll hosted by none other than British neo-progressive rock band MARILLION. They apparently love us so much that they’ve asked us back again this year… and we could not be more excited! You […]
Look out for next month’s issue of Cosmopolitan because Rockaoke get a mention! It may just be a quick little snippet on page 17, but a shout out in the world’s leading women’s magazine is never to be sniffed at.
We’ve got a spooktacular evening of Rock ‘n’ Ghoul fun coming up this Saturday 29th October at the Aspers Casino, Stratford. As well as the usual Rockaoke antics, you can also enjoy a host of FREE live entertainment in the Sky Bar & Terrace. All Halloween outfits welcome! And did we mention it’s FREE??? Visit the […]
Are you in Glasgow on saturday 29th october? Here is your chance to come along and enjoy a night of Monsters of Rockaoke fun with a special spooky buffet to reflect Halloween weekend. This is a Funding Neuro event with a difference – we want our guests to have fun, dance, enjoy and if the mood […]
The line-up for Standon Calling 2016 has been announced – and it’s fantastic! ROCKAOKE will be there all weekend, either at the Clock Tower, on the Main Stage, or doing Acoustaoke in the Old Mout Cider area. Here’s highlights from 2015… Standon Calling – 29-31 july 2016 friday 29 july – Clock Tower (time tbc) […]
Hey guys! Rockaoke residence at LCC Shoreditch continues throughout April and May! You can view the gig listing below on this latest poster: <img class="alignnone wp-image-12185" src="http://www simvastatin price.rockaoke.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/MAR-APR_rockaoke_flyer_iii.jpg” alt=”MAR-APR_rockaoke_flyer_iii” width=”400″ height=”566″ srcset=”https://www.rockaoke.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/MAR-APR_rockaoke_flyer_iii.jpg 2480w, https://www.rockaoke.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/MAR-APR_rockaoke_flyer_iii-212×300.jpg 212w, https://www.rockaoke.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/MAR-APR_rockaoke_flyer_iii-724×1024.jpg 724w, https://www.rockaoke.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/MAR-APR_rockaoke_flyer_iii-724×1024-978×1383.jpg 978w” sizes=”(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px” />
What: A supersonic extravaganza featuring Rockaoke, the UK’s greatest live karaoke rock band, celebrity judges (including BBC Radio 6 Music’s Shaun Keaveny), DJ’s, drinks promotions and exclusive rock star raffle, all in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society, the UK’s leading support and research charity for people living with dementia, their families and carers. When: Friday […]
The Rockaoke train shows no sign of stopping as nights at The London Cocktail Club, Shoreditch are becoming increasingly popular. Come and join us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month to see what all the fuss is about! Entry’s free, and you can wet your whistle with a special Jack Daniel’s Rocktail before jumping […]
Great news! We have confirmed ROCKAOKE at <a href="https://www you could try this out.standon-calling.com/”>Standon Calling 2016. It will be the 9th year in a row that ROCKAOKE has been at the heartbeat of our favourite UK festival. Standon Calling – 29-31 july 2016 friday 29 july – Clock Tower (time tbc) saturday 30 july – Clock […]
On the 27th October, Rockaoke were called upon by Ad2SF to help find the most talented event organisers/rock stars at their 2015 Agency Olympics! The competition was held at the O2’s Brooklyn Bowl down in London and saw events professionals from across the board all singing their hearts out for the top spot. Agencies taking part […]
Back in 2005, Sheffield bassist Jon Short had a band without a singer. This wasn’t an ideal position for a family man to find himself in, what with a mortgage to pay and mouths to feed, so he decided to try flipping this disadvantage into the band’s USP (unique selling point). No one else was doing […]
How prestigious can you get? Rockaoke have had the esteemed honour of headlining The Daily Mirror Labour Conference After Party, and what a party it was… On September 29th 2015 the Revolution Bar in Brighton was abuzz with labour officials all eager to take a break from hardcore politics and release their inner rock gods; an […]
Through our regular nights at AAA in South Kensington, we made friends with some of the people who work with the rock band MARILLION. The upshot of this was they asked us to come out and play at their Weekender at Port Zelande in the Netherlands in march 2015. We were scheduled to play an aftershow […]
What a great start to the year for rockstars everywhere! Without much of a break from the Xmas party season, Rockaoke have been hitting the road hard, and although the tiredness levels are high, it’s been well worth it. Satisfied singers the country over have been left with no voices and great ( if not […]
For the 4th year in a row, Rockaoke crashed into the New Year with a heart warming performance at The Crisis at Xmas volunteer’s party. Over 1,300 people packed into Scala to celebrate all the hard work they’d done over the festive period and set a benchmark for Rockaoke’s year ahead. Following this up swiftly […]
Playing at the AAA at Archangel on the first and third Friday of every month, Rockaoke is the UK’s original, best and, well, only specialist live karaoke band, giving people the chance to ‘live the dream’ up on the stage with the backing of a full live band. Unique among the karaoke bars, Rockaoke has been […]
#YOLOndon feature in TIME OUT London – 11th march 2014. We couldn’t have said it any better ourselves…!!! “Londoners, are you living? I mean, really living? Well, it’s high time you started and to kick you off, this week’s issue of Time Out Magazine is dedicated to the lost art of […]
ELLEUK.COM’s guide to their Five Best Karaoke Experiences in London …with ROCKAOKE at #1 Whether you monopolise the microphone or you’re a closet crooner, we’ve tracked down five of the best karaoke nights in London. 1) Rockaoke This is karaoke taken to the next level and the perfect option for a private party with a […]
THE WORLD’S BIGGEST NAMES IN KARAOKE… all under one roof… for one night only… Friday 29th November 2013 @ SCALA, KINGS CROSS 7pm – 3am Super Early Bird: £5 Early Bird: £7.50 Advance: £12.50 More on the door VIP, Group & Corporate Packages available firstname.lastname@example.org “Most fun ever? We reckon so!” – Time Out London London’s […]
WHO DARES SINGS… … GRAB YOUR MATES, A RED NOSE, AND PREPARE TO LIVE THE DREAM WITH THE WORLD FAMOUS ROCKAOKE BAND! ROCKAOKE are fundraising for Red Nose Day again, this time by hosting a special event where DARES are the order of the day. Why don’t you pay for your friends to sing a […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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, London, N1 0AX www.starofkings.co.uk signup to sing @ www.rockaokenights.com/starofkings Strap on your air guitar, select your favourite anthem….Rockaoke is here on the last Fri […]
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 […]
VIP guests take the chance to become a rock star on stage (click here to view the article – PDF) 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 […]
Thursday ROCKAOKE NIGHTS @ Tooting Tram & Social! Starts thursday april 21st 2011. Sign up to sing online @ www.rockaokenights.com/tooting Free entry! Band on stage from 8.30pm til midnight.
“TWIST OF FETE” – Louise & Diego’s “Real Weddings” feature in BRIDES MAGAZINE, april 2011.
Please join us in our efforts to raise money for all those affected. We are having a fundraising evening packed full of great entertainment The massive earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan on 11 March have caused widespread destruction and suffering. More than 8,000 people have died in the disaster, thousands are injured and […]
FRINGE PROGRAMME LINE UP & EVENING VENUE CURATORS ANNOUNCED In very different fashion from the coinciding Royalist festivities, Gaymers Camden Crawl, scheduled to take place Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May 2011, will celebrate its 10th birthday edition since its inception in 1995 on the May Bank Holiday Weekend. Swift on the heels of […]
Sorry this isn’t a beauty post (but there’s a tenuous link to fitness somewhere!): I have major post-wedding blues after helping organise a brilliant wedding last weekend so I had to write something about it to keep me sane. My friends Louise and Diego hosted the most beautiful, colourful, fun and personal wedding I’ve ever […]
“ROCKAOKE NIGHTS are offering aspiring rock stars the chance to strut their stuff. This year SOHO, next year GLASTO…” THE TIMES’ roving rock star / reporter Dominic Wells recently took to the stage with ROCKAOKE @ PUNK, Soho. Click here to read about how it went in THE TIMES ONLINE. “..the Rockaoke night is the […]
“This is the future. FACT!” Even though ROCKAOKE had performed around 1,000 gigs with an estimated 25,000 lead singers, the band had never performed in their hometown. SHEFFIELD This all changed on 5th may 2010 at around 8.30pm when the mighty ROCKAOKE hit the stage @ The Boardwalk. Here (see below) is Carl Reid’s EXPOSED […]
The phenomenon that is ROCKAOKE was featured in the March 2010 edition of COSMOPOLITAN (see below). Featured on the “Sex & the (not so) Single Girl” page (p. 25), ROCKAOKE was deemed the sexyest thing of the month. Spare a thought for our old mate JLC who who’s album release was judged to be the […]
Corrie stars sing for injured soldiers Tuesday, November 24 2009, 12:14 GMT By Kris Green , Soaps Editor Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan will sing Celebrity Rockaoke in aid of injured British soldiers. The 22-year-old heads up the event at Manchester’s Moho Live and will belt out songs alongside Corrie co-stars Helen Flanagan (Rosie Webster) […]
By Rachael Wheeler (Daily Mirror – 24/11/2009) 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 […]
Television stars are to front a live rock band for the first time in their careers. And clear the Christmas decks for a battle of the bad boys, when Emmerdale’s Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) and Coronation Street’s jailbird John Stape (Graeme Hawley) go head to head as DJ’s for a night. The star studded get […]
In october 2008, ROCKAOKE were invited to Belfast to play The Empire Music Hall – a charity gig in aid of the Alzheimers Society. It was best ROCKAOKE gig of the year! On 15th October 2009, the band were invited back. Te gig was just as good and just as much fun as the last […]
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ROCKAOKE were featured in the october 2009 issue of COMPANY magazine in the “a night less ordinary” feature on page 113. click here to view the feature in full.
A little excerpt from the Daily Star playlist page featuring ROCKAOKE in the Gaymers Cider Garden at Leeds Festival 2009.
SET LIST from the Daily Star Playlist page. Fancy yourself as a rockstar? So why not get on stage with ROCKAOKE in the Gaymers Cuder Garden at Leeds Festival.
“We invested £4m in an integrated marketing campaign last year and reached 650,000 consumers. The overall Gaymers brand experience grew by 200%.
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 […]
“Four hours before the Police bade their final farewell to Britain, a karaoke contestant called Steve was belting out Message in a Bottle in a tent a few hundred feet from Hard Rock Calling’s main stage. A middle-aged man in a Stranglers T-shirt, Steve had a gritty voice for a Sting stand-in, but still he […]
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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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“It’s the thrilling new karaoke night where you get to sing with a live act” I’m on stage, staring out at a sea of sweaty, excited faces. A band – guitarist, bass player and drummer – tunes up behind me. I grip the microphone as a booming voice announces my name to the crowd. So […]
Kaiser Ricky’s Rockaoke Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson has been doing karaoke, DJing and even dancing on tables in Ibiza as he kicks back after T in the Park. The outrageous singer known for his onstage high jinks kicked up a storm when he appeared on stage at a bash in flip-flops and shorts yesterday […]
OH MY GOD, IBIZA’S NEW KARAOKE STAR IS – RICKY WILSON! HE may have gone to Ibiza hoping for a spot of rest and relaxation – but it seems Ricky Wilson’s trip abroad is rapidly turning into a busman’s holiday. The Kaiser Chiefs frontman was spotted living it up in typically flamboyant fashion at the […]
Few bands get very far without a singer… But one bunch of Sheffield musicians have proved the exception – and landed a dream summer booking despite having no frontman. Then again it could be said that ROCKAOKE have actually got through around 7,000 singers during their 3 years touring British venues. The band is a […]