Hello ROCKAOKE fans!
Its been a while since our last blog, with so much happening all the time, its hard to keep up, but here we are to fill you in on how stuff has been going in the ROCKAOKE camp.
We have done some really amazing gigs in the last few months such as Download!! which was nothing less than amazing! We played to over 2000 people, which was also immense. And the best thing about it was, the singers were brilliant, which really does help the Rockstar experience, although anyone can join in the fun, and feel like a Rockstar! You can find some of the videos for this on our youtube channel: http://www.rockaoke.co.uk/rockaoke_video.php
Its also Gaymers festival season, where we have been enjoying yet another season working for the lovely people @ Gaymers. So far we have played Lattitude and Big Chill, which are two of our favourite festivals to date, and in amongst rocking out in The Gaymers Lost Orchid, we found time to go watch the amazing Massive Attack. A totally mind blowing experience to say the least!
The festivals are always fantastic, but we have been doing some awsome weddings too, with the most fun, memorable and coolest wedding of all time, being Louise and Diego’s wedding in Dorset, which got featured in Brides Magazine. We had a great time and met some really cool people, and drank some beautiful Spanish wine, a personal highlight. Negative point being most of it ended up all over my Primarny special white shirt. Should have had my very classy head torch switched on at this point 🙂 A special thanks goes out to Alice @ Brides Mag for being so kind and featuring us in her blog.
So, great festivals, top notch weddings, features in Brides Magazine. Have I forgotten anything? ermmm, oh yes, Alan Shearer’s 40th birthday party 🙂
It was an absolute honour to be asked to play @ Alan Shearer’s 40th birthday, where the great man himself, opened the second set with a very credible rendition of “Sex on Fire”. This has to be the top ROCKAOKE moment of all time. The guy is a feckin legend, even if he did play for Newcastle! Top goal scorer in the premiership, 30 goals in 63 caps for England, unreal. As if thats not living the dream enough, he has also fronted his own rock band.
His party was a who’s who of premiership footballers and managers alike, and also local boys Ant and Dec were present. If rumour is to be believed, both Ant and Dec and Shearer, did a version of “Lets Get Ready to Rumble” in the early hours of the morning. Priceless!!
We were featured in the Bizarre section of The Sun http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/3098956/Shearer-40th-is-rocking.html, got a mention on Radio 1 by our old friend, Chris Moyles, and we also had the pleasure of playing with the awsome, Matt Fincham, from The Chris Moyles Show
All in all, everything is good in the Rockaoke camp, with Leeds and V Festivals coming up, and our usual, great fun nights, at both Punk and Karaoke box.
More blogs soon people. Hope to see you all at a night near you, really soon.
For now, keep on ROCKAOKEING 🙂