rock out karaoke san diego

Software Company + Woodstock = ??

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

What do you get when you cross a leading software company with Woodstock?  Ok, so there’s no punchline here – but I can speak from experience when I say that this combo results in a pretty awesome corporate karaoke party.

We had the privilege of playing (for the second time in three years) for a local company called TriTech Software Systems.  As we understand it, TriTech makes software that helps first responders get where they need to be on time – you know, saving lives and stuff.

What you may not know is that these folks love to party – and they’re great singers to boot.  Just check out the photos below (taken by the talented Rob Andrew) for a look at this Woodstock-themed karaoke event and give us a buzz if we can help make your corporate event one to remember.

All photos are copyrighted by Rob Andrew Photography and may not be used without permission.

Rock Out Karaoke is San Diego’s most dynamic live music performance group, combining the raw power of a live rock band with the fun of audience participation, where individual singers take center stage with the live band! Complete with lyrics displayed on a monitor in real-time with the music, nothing is missing from this unique karaoke show!  Call us today at 619.957.8030.

Party Above Petco

When a law firm from Minnesota needed an unforgettable experience for their San Diego corporate event, guess who they called?  Yep.  Rock Out Karaoke. From atop the Diamond View Tower, we showed their guests from around the country how we fire up the party in San Diego.  The result was, well, pretty unforgettable.

By the way, the Diamond View Tower is a pretty incredible venue.  Views of the Coronado Bridge, Petco Park, downtown San Diego and beyond.  We can’t wait to play there again soon!

Rock Out Karaoke is San Diego’s most dynamic and interactive cover band, combining the raw power of a live rock band with the fun of karaoke, where individual singers take center stage with the live band! Complete with lyrics displayed on a monitor in real-time with the music, nothing is missing from this unique karaoke show!  Call us today, and let’s talk about how we can make your next event one for the ages.

Now THAT Was a Karaoke Party!

On a scale of 1 to awesome, our most recent private event was off the charts.  We were lucky enough to be a part of a very special day for a very special couple.  Melissa and Philippe d’Arabian invited us to play at their San Diego home following their vow renewal ceremony celebrating 10 years of (obvious) wedded bliss.

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You may recognize Melissa from her celebrity status on the Food Network (read her write up of the event in the Huffington Post).  While we love Ten Dollar Dinners and have picky eaters in some of our households (believe me, some of us will definitely be tuning in), we know Melissa best as an incredible host and an amazing karaoke singer.

Set in her family’s beautiful home in Coronado, Melissa designed a party that evolved around (you guessed it) the food.  With food trucks out front serving everything from some of the best paella I’ve tasted to gourmet hot dogs, it’s no surprise that the guests spent the first couple of hours in the front yard noshing on some of San Diego’s finest.  That left us a few minutes to set up in the back yard, which was well-suited for live band karaoke.  Inside, the family dinner table was covered with tons of non-perishable food items that I later learned would be donated to the local food bank (awesome).

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When we kicked off at 6pm, there was no looking back.  We were supported by kids of all ages who took center stage and sang their favorites from Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Ce Lo Green, Miley (the twerker) Cyrus, and even some classic hits that I was surprised these kids knew!  Much like our shows from the San Diego County Fair, it was a family event – with several father-son and mother-daughter moments.

All in all, we had a really fun night, and made some new friends (young and old).  Next up for us?  Adding more top 40 hits from recent years and keeping our fingers crossed that we get invited back for another event soon!

Rock Out Karaoke is San Diego’s best (and longest-running) live band karaoke group.  Call us today (619.957.8030) to book your next karaoke party!

Summer Just Got Hotter

Memorial Day Sing Dance CrawlCan you feel the sizzle?  As if our fourth year at the San Diego County Fair wasn’t enough, we’ve added to the summer lovin’ by bringing live band karaoke back to the House of Blues for a post Comic Con bash that you don’t want to miss!

That’s right, Saturday, July 20 from 8-11pm, you get to take center stage with a live band and the legendary House of Blues.  Karaoke sign ups start at 7:30.  The list will surely fill up fast – so grab your costumes and get there early.  Show your Comic Con badge to get 15% off your food and non-alcoholic beverage tab, too!

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For venue details, directions and more visit the House of Blues website.

We Love Us Some Bass Dave

dancing daveIt is with great sadness that I’m announcing my departure from Rock Out Karaoke and San Diego.

Since September of 2009 I have played over 180 shows with Rock Out Karaoke.  That’s probably around 7,200 songs and just as many high fives.  Counting all the duets, drunken groups of bridesmaids, and dancing bananas, I’ve been lucky enough to share the stage with possibly close to 10,000 karaoke singers (with just a few repeats and regulars) in the past two and a half years.

I want to thank all the musicians that I have played with in ROK over the years: Skip, Rob R., Mike, Rob W, Matt, Pants, Shawn, Paulo, and Colin.  You guys are awesome and make playing music what it’s supposed to be…Fun!

Equally important, I want to thank all the wonderful people that brave the Rock Out Karaoke stage every week.  Without you, we’re just another cover band.  My favorite day of the week without a doubt is Thursday because I get to share the stage with you all.  I will miss you all dearly.  Keep on ROK’ing!

My last official show is March 15th, but watch out for some special guest appearances in April!

Thanks,
Bass Dave

Editor’s Note:  We’ll definitely miss Dancing Dave’s stage antics week after week. Dave’s arrival in the band came at a pivotal time, as Bass Rob was busy having kids.  Dave was undoubtedly a huge reason why we were able to continue performing week after week — and even growing the number of gigs we play each year.  Dave  was literally the backbone of the band, shouldering the majority of the load with a smile (and usually a PBR or two).  Most of all, Dave is an incredible friend to all of us.  We all wish you the best and hope to share the stage with you again soon.

Bass Dave Got His Own Night!