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, Eddie Lam “Halen” and Jarrett Plett started an instrumental duo to provide live backing music for karaoke singers. As they approached about 80 songs in their catalogue and heard the initial round of feedback from the early adopters of live band karaoke, they added a bassist and started playing public shows in the heart of Vancouver’s entertainment district. This led to a residency at the Fanclub where the Rockaoke Live concept started to grow and evolve.
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, they invented the Rockaoke Calendar: Pearl Jam-uary, Feb-WHO-ary, Fleetwood March all the way to Zepptember, Ozztober, Nirvember and AC/DCember. They started playing events like the Canada Winter Games and the Miss World Canada Cruise.
By 2017, the band had amassed a catalogue of over 500 hits ready to roll out on a moment’s notice for guest singers at private parties, conferences, product launches and weddings.