What is Bandeoke?
Bandeoke is a band that offer the opportunity for audience members to get up on stage and sing with them. The craze began over in the United States under a variety of names including Punk Rock Karaoke and Rockaoke and Live Music Management created the first fully live Bandeoke bands in the UK back in the early 2000′s. The vast majority of Bandeoke bands are three piece acts with drums, guitar and bass and at least one member of the band able to sing lead vocals.Occasionally Bandeoke bands will be augmented by keyboards , horn sections or MC’s (often MC’s who are also lead singers.)
A good Bandeoke band will combine a number of qualities.
1.They must be great musicians able to play a number of styles and retain a large set list of songs in order to cope with any kind of audience.
2.They must look the part and be able to carry off an image of being high energy, vibrant musicians playing in a proper band. (to give you an example of this when one of Live Music Managements terrific Bandeoke bands walked into a venue recently the events organiser let out a sigh of relief.Without hearing a note she said “Tonights going to be great because Lucas look like a proper band!”)
3.They must be encouraging to guest singers offering them the opportunity to fulfill what may well be a life long dream of performing on stage with a live band. They help out with choruses by singing backing vocals,keep a close eye on how the song is progressing in order to jump in if the singer loses his or her place,giving them a rousing introduction as they take to the stage or leave.
4.Before the concert, in many cases, the Bandeoke band will circulate song lists around the audience and speak to potential singers in order to get performers enlisted before the show begins.
5.The Bandeoke band will have the lyrics available on stage for the singers to follow. Many Live Music Management Bandeoke bands have the lyrics on TV screens to be followed by singers on stage.
What is Bandeoke? It is a brilliant addition to a wedding , party or event where a lively audience can participate in the entertainment and enjoy being part of the show something which is just as entertaining for the audience as it is for the actual singer on stage. Performing with a Live Music Management Bandeoke band often becomes a treasured memory for all participants.
Live Music Management have Bandeoke bands based in all parts of the UK and available for every kind of event from the smallest party up to massive festival events. Call the Live Music Management office for further details on the great Bandeoke bands available to hire on 08454 900515.