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Rockaoke is the perfect wedding band

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Many people underestimate just how crucial entertainment is to making the wedding reception memorable for your guests. There are too many horror stories of dodgy DJs or cover bands who either sound poor, act unprofessionally, or play all the wrong songs for their audience. Quality professional entertainment will leave your guests raving about the wedding for months later! It’s that important!

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If you are looking to make your wedding day extra special, and a true point of difference with those of your friends, then live band karaoke may be the perfect solution to keep all age groups entertained long into the night. The Rockaoke team have performed dozens of weddings to rave reviews and are available right throughout Australia, including wedding bands Brisbane, wedding bands Melbourne, wedding bands Sydney and wedding bands Gold coast. So, what makes Rockaoke the perfect entertainment option for your upcoming wedding?

  1. It’s something completely different. Whilst your guests may have been to countless weddings in the past, it’s likely many have not been to a Rockaoke gig. But we have no doubt they will talk about it long after the night ends!
  2. The band comes with their own MC who ensures the entertainment runs smoothly all night.  This also means that the band can play a set or two of party song covers making sure the dance floor stays pumping! Check out the song list here.
  3. The band are professional musicians with decades of live experience and will work with you every step of the way to ensure all your entertainment needs run smoothly before and during the day. We can even learn a special song or two with enough notice!
  4. Audiences love the Rockaoke experience – allow your guests to be PART of the entertainment and get some killer photos on the day.  What can be more fun than the father of the bride rocking out on stage to some Bon Jovi!? We’ve never done a gig where people don’t want to get up and sing!
  5. The Rockaoke band have an extensive song list to choose from, with custom made video’s to follow the words on screen – if you can read, you can have a go! All the gear is pro-level to ensure the best sound and lighting experience for your wedding.
  6. It’s the most fun you can have with your clothes on! (keep the other stuff for AFTER the wedding).

wedding bandYour wedding day can be stressful enough without worrying about whether your guests will have FUN at the reception. Let Rockaoke take care of all your entertainment needs and you will not be disappointed.  So if you are looking for wedding bands Brisbane, or indeed anywhere in Australia, enquire about Rockaoke for your wedding now!  Feel free to contact us on facebook as well, we would love to hear from you.

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The rockaoke guys play a residency theme night at Tempo Hotel in the Valley every Wednesday night, if you would like to meet them and see them play, just pop in and say hello.  You might even want to experience the thrill of being a rock star yourself!  It really is so much more fun than you can ever imagine.



Welcome to live band karaoke

Good morning Rockers and Rollers.  Hammersmith here, guitarist and co-founder of Rockaoke Australia.  Welcome to our first blog post.   I’m going to start writing about all things Rockaoke, music and anything else that might get me up on a high horse.  Problem is, I’m not that opinionated, or so I thought. But I’m going to kick this blog off by talking about why we wanted to bring this Live band Karaoke concept back home with us from the UK.  So here is how I got roped in from the start…

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Choosing The Right Song

How do I choose the best song for me?

To get the most out of your Rockaoke experience we have a few simple tips to choosing the song that will make you sound the BEST you can. Even if you can’t hold a tune too well, your song choice can make a huge difference to your singing. Many famous bands have singers with dubious vocal ability!


  1. Think about the sound of your voice – is it high pitched, deep, falsetto, male, female? – all these make a difference to how you sound when the band is rocking out. Think about your strengths and weak points and your overall vocal ability. If you are honest with yourself you will choose a song that suits YOUR ability. Bohemain Rhapsody may be a cool song, but few people can hit the high notes like Freddie!
  2. Have a look through the Rockaoke song list on the website – think about which singers suit your vocal style (not just the songs you ‘like’). Do you have a raspy voice or a clean voice? Do you sound more ‘rock’ or ‘pop’? Make a shortlist of songs that fit your style.
  3. From your shortlist, familiarise yourself with the songs and the melody (eg. on Youtube/Spotify) – is it in a key which suits your voice (ie, not too high or too low), can you sing it without losing breath, are you familiar with melody so you know where the words go? Of course you don’t need to memorise the lyrics, but the better you know how the song is structured, the more you can concentrate on rocking out with the band!
  4. And finally – on the night – have a look around the audience and think about the timing for your song choices. Eg. ‘Killing in the Name’ may not be the most appropriate in the first set when people are just getting into the groove – take into account the audience, venue, and timing, and choose a song that will get a GREAT response from the crowd when it’s your turn to impress!

Remember as well, our MC’s are great at helping you choose songs and putting the songs in a good order, so make sure you speak up if you want help!

Being a rock star is all about CONFIDENCE – if you feel the song is within your vocal limits, and you know the structure and melody of the song, then nothing can stop you from ripping it up on stage! It’s all in the performance!