PB Idol Is Back!

Remember PB Idol? Yes, that one. The only live band karaoke competition in San Diego? Well, it’s back! Again.

Beginning on January 15 and continuing for eight weeks, you’ll have the chance to compete for more than $500 in cash and prizes! Each Thursday, the contest will feature up to 8 singers aiming for a spot in the PB Idol Finals in early April (exact date TBD). Each weekly winner will win a 710 Beach Club gift certificate and the finalists will win cash prizes for first, second, and third place.

chrisSingers will be judged by an independent panel on three factors:

  1. Vocal performance
  2. Stage presence
  3. Crowd noise + applause

To enter, please email the event organizers at pbidol@710bc.com. Please include three (Thursday) dates you would be able to compete in the preliminary rounds. You will be contacted by email to let you know the date for your prelim round. Please address any questions about the competition to this email address (not to the band).

Remember, this singing competition is for fun and bragging rights (and some cold, hard cash of course!), and the band is not in charge of who sings which night or ANY aspect of the judging. We’re just there to support you in your quest to become the next PB Idol!

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!

ROK Supports AJ’s Kids Crane

When we were asked to support AJ’s Kids Crane this year, there was literally no discussion. Of course we would love to participate in this annual event where a local radio DJ (AJ Machado of Energy 103.7FM) literally lives atop a crane in the Ikea parking lot in San Diego for an entire week. The event is held each year to support Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego.

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Naturally, we were even more excited when they announced we’d be the backing band for a karaoke competition.

As if that wasn’t enough, they also let us know that there would be several of San Diego’s finest food trucks in attendance that evening as well. Heaven.

If you weren’t able to join us, you totally missed out. The winner of the karaoke competition took home a sweeeeeet Sony 4K TV for being the best singer. See? It pays to be a ROK fan, so thanks to those of you who came out to participate!

Be sure to tag us in your online photos + videos if you were there!

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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.

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.