Massaoke started life as Friday I’m In Love and was launched by a gang of friends in the basement of a Central London pub in April 2011.
From these humble beginnings we’ve played at public and private gigs across the country and the world. From our own club nights to festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude and T In The Park, played at the Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham, rocked legendary London venues including Koko, Kentish Town Forum, The Electric Ballroom, The O2 Academy Islington and The Scala, played to sellout crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe, and even travelled as far afield as Australia for the Adelaide Fringe (where we won a Fringe award for 'best music').
Dozens of famous faces have joined us on stage to lead the singing, including Erasure's Andy Bell, Al Murray (on drums!), Ed Byrne, Guy Pratt, Tim Vine, Aisling Bea, Mark Steel, Phil Jupitus, John Robins, Mica Paris, David McAlmont, Bez from Happy Mondays, and even Channel 4 newsman Jon Snow (whose rendition of Parklife is a must-watch – see our videos page).
In 2015 we established a charity fundraiser called The Common People Prom – a rock'n'roll reboot of the Last Night of the Proms in aid of Crisis. And we have previously staged events to raise money for The Amy Winehouse Foundation.
Massaoke is more than just a gig or a club night – it’s a heart-lifting, soul-filling experience you’ll be raving to your friends about. But don’t just take our word for it, come along and find out for yourself!