Karaoke in a post-pandemic world

What a crazy year-plus we’ve all had. First, we hope you and your family have been healthy and safe throughout the pandemic. Our 2020 was off to a great start, with the usual mix of public live band karaoke shows and big private events in San Diego. Of course, we all know what happened in March: everything came to a screeching halt.

As we emerge from the cocoon of not playing, we’re busy dusting off our guitars and preparing for some late summer and fall events. We’re starting to get more inquiries and bookings as “normal” life resumes.

For those of you wondering how things will work going forward, we’re still working on the details ourselves. Much of what we do will be determined by public health guidelines, local restrictions / guidance, and plain ol’ common sense. We plan to do some of the easy things (like wiping down the microphone between singers), and will be working with venues and event planners to ensure we keep you safe as you rock out with us on stage.

So stay tuned. We are eager to add some public events in the coming months so our local friends can sing some live band karaoke with us! We hope to see you very soon.

Rocking Out with Kia Motors

When Kia invited us to rock some live band karaoke for their San Diego event showcasing the 2018 line of cars, our answer was a resounding YES!

For the third time in two years, we joined an enthusiastic and talented crowd made up of bloggers, journalists, and online influencers who were chosen to test drive some of the new Kia models around town and party with us at the Hard Rock Hotel afterward.

Many thanks to Kia Motors USA for bringing us back for one of our favorite corporate gigs! Take a look at the photos below for proof!

Sing Dance Crawl ’15

Update: if you were there, here’s what you experienced. If you missed it, well – here’s what you missed.

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More photos here.

Imagine taking the main stage at the legendary House of Blues San Diego to sing live band karaoke in front of 1,200 of your newest friends. That’s the situation this Memorial Day weekend, when Rock Out Karaoke takes over HOB as part of the annual Sing Dance Crawl hosted by The Local.

Get your tickets here (they’re going fast)!

Here’s a look at the schedule:
12:00pm HOUSE OF BLUES (Rock Out Karaoke)
2:15pm FLUXX
4:15pm BASSMNT
6:30pm passed out! 😉

Check out last year’s fun:

Please note that Rock Out Karaoke doesn’t have any say in who gets to join us on stage. This is a charity event and organizers put together the list of singers. Check the SDC Facebook event page for more info on how to get on stage with us. We hope to see you there!

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! Contact us today if you’re looking for the best interactive entertainment you can get for your next event! Join our mailing list to find out when and where we’ll play next.

Partying with Jack

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We all know Jack is a funny guy. But did you also know that he’s a killer guitar player? ROK learned that at our most recent San Diego corporate karaoke event as Jack joined us on stage for a perfect performance of AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long.”

Flanked by choreographed dancers, Jack belted out his best for more than 300 guests at Fluxx in downtown San Diego. Our client, Jack In the Box, hired Rock Out Karaoke to bring an interactive element to the entertainment for the night where a standard cover band just wouldn’t do.

Besides several rock star Jack In the Box employees, we were joined that night by Gene Simmons of KISS and Madonna (we think it was the real Gene; really we do!).

Check out the photo gallery for the proof! And please don’t settle for the same old boring band the next time you’re planning an event.

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!

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!