rockaoke @ the marillion weekender 2015
Port Zelande, The Netherlands
Marillion Weekender 2015
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 party on the saturday and sunday nights – well the early hours of the following mornings to be precise.
We anticipated 2 great shows. But fair to say we didn’t quite know what to expect. Marillion pretty much invented the whole crowd funding thing and owe their continued existence to their fanatically loyal / loyally fanatical fanbase. Over the weekend, it felt like we were adopted as a part of this wonderful family the band and their fans have created. Being part of a family is just how it felt!
The 2 shows were brilliant. We were made very welcome and enjoyed playing with some fabulous performers who all well and truly bought into the spirit of Rockaoke. We all had a lot of fun!
The highlight of the weekend came around 1am on monday morning when Marillion singer Steve Hogarth (“H”) joined us on stage. We reckon he’d been performing for around 10 hours over the weekend but he still managed to muster the energy and the voice to perform 3 songs as a thankyou to his adoring fans.
The perfect end to a great weekender!!!
greatest rockaoke video ever
Are you ready to go f****** mental!
We’d been watching this guy in the audience all night. With his BritPop haircut and leather jacket we fancied he might be a bit of a rock star. And so it proved to be…!!!
From the moment he jumped on stage to sing PRETTY VACANT by the Sex Pistols, he was raring to go. Dan had to hold him back as he strained at the leash all the way through the intro. But as soon as we unleashed him with a count-in, he was off.
One of the greatest ROCKAOKE performers we’ve ever had, captured here on video for you all to enjoy.
photos from the marillion weekender
We got some great photos at the Marillion Weekender. Some taken by our own Mathew Slater, and others taken by our new Dutch friend Hans Neels – who also got up to sing with us (see left).
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steve hogarth joins rockaoke on stage
The highlight of ROCKAOKE at the Marillion Weekender was when the band’s singer Steve Hogarth (“H”) got up on the Rockaoke stage at 1am on sunday morning to sing to his adoring fans. He performed 3 songs – Led Zeppelin and The Beatles.
We think he enjoyed it!!!
Make your own minds up – here’s the video…