Meet the Band

San Diego’s Best Karaoke — The Rock Out Karaoke cast of characters…

  • Eric Ganci – skins, pots-n-pans, tambourine, ironic t-shirts, biceps
  • Rob Renovales – bass grooves, Barton Springs Dive Team
  • Rob Wells – face-melters, rock star persona
  • John Ruzicka – acoustic/rhythm guitar, comedy, booking
  • Mike Stoltz – blues harp, rhythm guitar, jumps
  • Shawn Ballard – skins, slap-n-tickle, v-necks, & smiles
  • Paulo de Rosa – lead shredder, attitude,  and mystique
  • Andy Hinson – locks of love, bass guitar

Because we’ve built an incredible consortium of musicians, you can be assured that we’ll always have a band ready to play your event (even during cold & flu season).  So while you may see eight or more people on  the official roster, we’ll bring four plus a host to any event:

  • Rhythm guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Lead guitar
  • Drums
  • Host

The ROK musicians have years of performance experience and the resume of venues, collaborative projects, and previous bands is long and distinguished.  See the links below for the ROK players’ other current and past projects…

Meld (Mike Stoltz, Eric Ganci, Dave Swendsen)

The Edge (Matt Souza, Rob Wells)

Pickford’s Party (John Ruzicka, Rob Renovales)

By special request only (former members):

  • Matt Souza – skins, chess guru, hugs
  • Dave Swendsen – beard, beers, and bass
  • Nick Vincent-Maloney – founding member, drums
  • Colin Farnell – founding member, lead guitar

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!