How do you follow the biggest events of the year?
By jumping on-stage and rocking out with your very own live band!
ROCKAOKE have been invited to perform at a stunning array of high profile media events in recent years. Such as:
TOP GEAR LIVE after shows 2010-15 at Birmingham NEC and secret locations – always with Clarkson on drums, Hammond on bass and May on Keys;
Mercedes F1 Championship winners celebration party 2014 & 2015 featuring Nico Rosberg on lead vocals;
Marillion Weekender 2015 official afterparty with special guest appearances from Steve Hogarth;
Labour Party Conference 2015 Mirror Party and a rousing performance from Jeremy Corbyn;
The European Ryder Cup Team’s official victory party at Gleneagles in 2014 – with sing a longs from Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Miguel Angel Jimenez ( and his cigar );
The Commonwealth Games 2014 – Giving the athletes a chance to turn from track stars to rock stars in their village;
Carfest 2012 + 2013 – Co-hosted by Chris Evans on the main stage in front of 8-10 thousand people;
The London 2012 Olympics & Paralympics – Rocking out in the Athlete’s Village;
Chris Moyles Live Tour – 2012 – The house band for ’the saviour of Radio 1’s UK wide, 12 date tour;
Pride of Britain Awards 2011 aftershow at The Grosvenor;
THE BOAT SHOW aftershow 2011 at London Excel – including a little help form Olly Murs;
Event Awards 2011 aftershow at The Roundhouse, Camden;
Denise Welch’s Ice Fantasy Ball 2011 featuring a surprise set for the 1975;
THE BRITS aftershow 2010 at Earls Court;
CAMDEN CRAWL aftershow 2009 at Dingwalls, Camden Lock;
Kerrang Awards 2008 aftershow at Egg, Kings Cross – with performances by ALEXIS ON FIRE and BRING ME THE HORIZON (see below);
Stuff Awards 2008 aftershow at The Dorchester;
Consumer Electronic Awards 2009 aftershow at The Dorchester.
The band were also asked by Mercury Records to rock a launch party for BON JOVI’s Greatest Hits CD @ CARGO, Shoreditch. 15 Bon Jovi classics were added to the set list, the band became BON JOVI-OKE for one night only and made some die-hard BON JOVI fans’ dreams come true.
entertaining the entertainers
ROCKAOKE gives even the biggest superstars that unique opportunity to fulfil their rock star dreams!
Of course, ROCKAOKE’s work with Chris Moyles and Chris Evans has led to them sharing the stage with the odd big name celebrity. But there’s much more…
ROCKAOKE were regulars at the TOP GEAR LIVE aftershow party – a very private affair for the presenters and their inner sanctum – and more recently were invited to play onstage during the first and last ever CLARKSON, HAMMOND AND MAY live show. Sorry – no photos or videos. You will have to rely on your imagination to visualise Jeremy Clarkson blasting out searing versions of ALL RIGHT NOW and CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, as well as high-octane re-workings of pop standards “MUSTANG SALLY” and “DON’T STOP ME NOW”, featuring both Clarkson and James May on drums and rock-solid Richard Hammond on the bass. AMAZING…!
In april 2012, ROCKAOKE were the headline act at the birthday party of Pink Floyd guitarist DAVID GILMOUR’s wife POLLY SAMSON. Again, no photos – sorry! A star-studded array of guests (including Ringo Starr…!!!) watched David’s band open the show playing songs from his “On An Island” album plus a few Pink Floyd oldies, before ROCKAOKE took to the stage giving the Gilmour family and guests the opportunity to steal the show…!
This followed on from a stellar 2011 during which the band rocked the Mercedes Brawn Xmas party, persuading Michael Schumacher to close the night alongside Nico Rosberg and Ross Brawn belting out an epic Bohemian Rhapsody. There was also Denise Welch’s Ice Fantasy Ball, The Pride of Britain Awards after show, and two nights as the official VIP rockers at the Foo Fighters gigs at Milton Keynes Bowl.
ROCKAOKE were the main attraction at Newcastle and England legend Alan Shearer’s 40th birthday, BBC Radio 6 presenter Shaun Keaveny’s 40th birthday, and at the weddings of INBETWEENERS star Simon Bird and ex-Hollyoaks actor Matt Littler.
ROCKAOKE have performed with a host of top celebrities at other events like:
nights with the CHRIS MOYLES SHOW;
IBIZA ROCKS – Ricky Wilson singing I PREDICT A RIOT;
KERRANG AWARDS 2008 Aftershow – Oli Sykes singing WONDERWALL;
The BOAT SHOW – Olly Murs singing SUPERSTITION;
V 2007 (VIRGIN RADIO VIP area) – with James Nesbitt, Christian O’Connell and Al Murray;
Celebrity ROCKAOKE @ MOHO LIVE, Manchester (featuring soap stars from CORONATION STREET, HOLLYOAKS and EMMERDALE).
KEEP TEAM GB PUMPED launch night – with Denise van Outen
celeb/hi-profile event photos
Some of our favourite photos from celebrity/hi-pofile events.
Rockaoke were amazing especially Kirsty for calming me down and assuring me that people would get up and sing. Thank you for the most incredible night.
Thanks so much to you guys for putting on a wicked night of entertainment. You guys are great party starters and entertainers, and would happily recommend and book you again. 🙂
The party was AMAZING… I have had so many comments about how awesome you guys were… it was exactly what I wanted! I loved seeing everyone enjoying themselves so much and the smiles on everyones faces were the best birthday present I could have asked for!
just wanted to say how much we enjoyed Saturday night!! it was better than we could have imagined and made our whole hen weekend!! will be recommending you guys to everyone!!!!!!
Wow, what a night! Just wanted to drop you a note to say a huge huge thank you. Everyone is raving about you all! The stage looked amazing and you’re such great musicians. Matt you were a fab MC and also so very helpful at the set-up stage. I knew it could be a great night, but you all made it one of our most memorable parties – ever! Thank you once again for making everyone’s night/week/year/decade….!
Thank you so much for last night, I see a lot of sore heads today so that is a sign of a good night.
The London Cocktail Club have had the pleasure of working together with the Rockaoke team for over a year. To quote Time Out they are one of “The best wtf experience in London!!”. There are few people who manage to create such an amazing rock n’roll atmosphere. Guests always leaving the bar shouting “See you next time!!” . They are amazing for business and a very talented, golden team who are all great to work with!
I have worked with Rockaoke for over 6 years now and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a fun and energetic experience to suggest to their clients or for private parties, etc. They are always on hand and ready to come up with ideas that fit in with most themes but the fact that they can tweak their line-ups to fit in to most spaces (and budgets) make them a godsend.
I’ve used then numerous times over the years but great examples of how they have worked for events are when we used them for our Members Halloween night (Scaryaoke) – full band set up for 120 guests with Mat comparing and whipping the crowd in to a frenzy dressed as a well fed vampire. I’ve also used them really well in a stripped back format for clients like Google and Undercurrent, where they set up in a 2 piece acoustic style format for 35 guests (Acoustaoke). They have also worked well for weddings and once at a Barmitzvh (which was awesome!).
They are great guys, there is not a thing they cannot do and I would not hesitate to recommend them for any type of event. Except a funeral I suppose.
at these events…
Alan Shearer’s 40th BBC Worldwide Showcase 2010 Aftershow BON JOVI-OKE Brit Awards 2010 Official Aftershow Celeb Rockaoke @ Moho LiveCommercial Radio’s Got Talent 2007Consumer Electronic Awards 2009 Keep Team GB Pumped launch Kerrang Awards 2008 aftershowMEN Diary Party NME Awards Launch Night Pride of Britain Awards Stuff Awards 2008 Top Gear Live aftershow Tullet & Prebon Boat ShowWHATHiFi.com launch
with these celebs…
Abandoman Al Murray Alan Shearer Aled Haydn Jones Alexandra Burke Amy Lame Andy Peters Ben Davies Ben Richards Ben Volpeliere – PierrotBez Bianca Gasgoine Brooke VincentChesney Hawkes Chris Evans Chris MoylesChristian O’Connell Comedy Dave Dan O’Connor David MayDarren Jeffries Denise van Outen Denise Welch DevDiederick Santer Dominic Byrne Dominic Matteo Emma Edmondson Gerard McCarthy Greg Burns Greg James Helen Flanagan Helen Pearson Hugh Morris Ian Lee James (Arg) ArgentJames Corden James MayJames Nesbitt Jamie Archer Javine Hilton Jeremy Clarkson Jo Whiley Jo WoodJohn Barrowman Jonathan Ansell Jordan Hastings Justin Lee Collins Kate ThorntonKim Marsh Kitty Brucknell Leee John Lindy Layton Luke MorleyMark Radcliffe Martin TaylorMatt Fincham Matt LittlerMelanie C Michael MosleyMichael SchumacherMichaela Strachan Michelle Keegan Mike Gatting Nico Rosberg Oli Sykes Olly Murs Patrick Kielty Penny Smith Peter Andre Richard Hammond Ricky WilsonRoy Walker Sasha ParkinsonSchlomo Shaun WilliamsonShaun Keaveny Shelley Longworth Shobna GulatiSimon Bird Sian Reese-Williams Stacey SolomonStephen McGann Steve Pemberton Su-Elise Nash The MilkTiff Needell Tim HealyTricia Penrose Victoria Henderson-ButlerViv Anderson
press from celebrity/hi-profile events
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