Rockaoke Live is Vancouver’s only band that makes YOU the rockstar
It’s a live entertainment revolution: An explosive party band with over 600 songs on-demand, a gameshow-host-vocalist with outrageous pipes and an open invitation to all rockstars and divas. No advance sign-ups required. Just show up, grab a drink and stumble into rockstar bliss.
In 2011, multi-talented maestro Eddie Lam “Halen” and drummer Jarrett Plett started a live karaoke band. As they approached about 80 songs in their catalogue and heard the initial round of feedback from the early adopters, they amped it up and added a bassist to play shows in the heart of Vancouver’s entertainment district. Dubbing themselves “The Naturals”, they held a residency at the Fanclub where the Rockaoke Live concept started to grow and evolve with each marathon performance.
People heard of a band that knew (by then) over 300 songs on-demand. Karaoke enthusiasts from all around the city came to their shows vying for a spot on the sign-up sheet. Live band karaoke in Vancouver had arrived… even CBC took notice!
Looking to offer more theme options, host Joel Flynn invented the Rockaoke Calendar: Pearl Jam-uary, Feb-WHO-ary, Fleetwood March all the way to Zepptember, Ozztober, Nirvember and AC/DCember. The Naturals played events like the Canada Winter Games and the Miss World Canada Cruise.
The Naturals have now amassed a catalogue of over 500 classics en route to becoming one of Vancouver’s most versatile event bands, with Rockaoke Live as their flagship entertainment service.