Casual Encounters Live Band Karaoke

Casual Encounters Live Band Karaoke is a Live Band Karaoke Band from Los Angeles, CA. We perform Rock Star Karaoke and Rock and Roll Karaoke all over Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire, and everywhere in Southern California. We do weddings, private parties, corporate events, TV premier and wrap parties, backyard BBQ's, house parties, graduation parties, birthday parties, anniversaries, and more. We also play at bars, clubs, and restaurants, including Golden Road Brewing in Atwater Village, Dave & Buster's Hollywood, House Of Blues Anaheim, The Improv / Umami Burger at Irving Spectrum, Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, Villains Tavern in DTLA Arts District, Metro Ale House in Pomona, and Alex's Bar in Long Beach. Graeme Hinde is the band manager and booking agent. Other members include Eric Volfange, Rosh Roslin, Timmy Sean Mahoney, Rich Smith, Manny Decoria, Jay Miramontes, W. Scott Felton, Nate York Jr., and Reade Smith.

Casual Encounters Live Band Karaoke performing at a wedding in Glendale, CA.

What is live band karaoke?

Live band karaoke means we're a professional rock band and you're our lead singer. It's like regular karaoke but way better - just pick a song from our list, step up to the microphone, and be a rock star.

A lot of "live band" karaoke out there is actually just people playing along to pre-recorded sample tracks, kinda like you're doing regular karaoke next to a guitar player. With us it's all live, and you can feel the difference!

What if I don't know the lyrics?

We have the lyrics on a TV screen for you -- it's top-shelf karaoke technology!

How many songs do you know?

We have over 300 songs, from Frank Sinatra to Taylor Swift, and our list is always growing. Check out our song list here.

Where can I see you?

Check our upcoming events on facebook! (We try to keep everything updated, but it's a good idea to call the venue and make sure we're going to be there.)

We hope to see you at one soon!

Do you play private parties?

Yes we do! We have lots of experience playing events of all sizes, from intimate wedding receptions and backyard BBQ's to huge corporate events and holiday parties on major studio lots. We've performed for Facebook, Warner Brothers, Mattel, Converse, Ray Ban, Wells Fargo, SigmaNet, NBC, TMZ, Nickelodeon, and dozens more. We've played the wrap party for "The Voice" six different seasons!

How do I know you're the best?

Check out our rave reviews and five-star rating here and here, or better yet come check us out at one of our shows and see for yourself! We can also provide references from parties similar to yours if you contact us with an inquiry.

I'm not sure the guests at my party are going to want to sing . . . can you play as a cover band?

Yes we can! We have different band packages to accommodate any type of party, and we can bring top quality lead singers to warm up the crowd, or sing the whole night. For wedding receptions especially, we will often start the night as a cover band during dinner or cocktail hour, then switch to karaoke later in the evening.

Do you charge more for weddings?

Nope! Some bands will jack up their rates when they find out it's a wedding, but we never do that. However, some weddings require the band to arrive and set up hours before the performance (because we can't be setting up while the ceremony is going on). We do charge for our time, so if it's an all day commitment the quote will be higher than for four hours in the evening.

What if you're already booked on the date I'm inquiring about?

Don't worry, we can be in two or even three places at the same time!

How is that possible??

We are a large band with lots of manpower -- we've got multiple guitarists, bass players, drummers, and host/singers, and we can even add keyboards or horns if you're looking for something bigger. We hold all our musicians to very high standards and we guarantee a fantastic show wherever we go.

How do I get a quote?

Contact us! You'll get in touch with Graeme Hinde, the band manager & bass player. Tell him how you found us!