Announcing the Star for a Night opportunity!

Ever fancied yourself performing with a real band? Enjoy singing karaoke but would love to have a live band backing you? Did you play an instrument in a band once, or have never had the chance to? Do you have a special song or epic solo you’ve yearned to perform, but never had the opportunity?

Whatever your reason, Mocha Choco Latte are now offering you a chance to make your dream a reality and be a Star for a Night at your own party!

We’re very excited about this new service and we think it’s going to be a real hit! You can purchase the Star for a Night service when you hire us for live entertainment at your big event. All you need is the energy and enthusiasm to be a STAR and we will take care of the rest!

“Think of it as bandaoke. You get to perform your favourite song, or choose a few songs from our Song Menu and get up and WOW your friends, family or colleagues.”

What we do is work with you to find the right song/s for you and then plan and rehearse together beforehand. You get a recorded track of the band playing the song/s for you to practice along to and then you come along to a rehearsal with us and fine-tune all the details of who’s doing what and when. We discuss the form of the song and work out the transitions and the endings. We’ll even throw in some vocal tutorage if you’re wanting that.

On the night, you can kick the party off with a BANG if you want, or we can warm up the crowd before you come on. If you’re choosing 3 songs from our set list then these could be placed together or spaced out across the sets. It’s up to you, but there will be a plan and no surprises for you on the night.

Have you considered having a ‘first song’ on your wedding day rather than a first dance? This is the perfect setting to be a Star for a Night when all your nearest and dearest are around to celebrate with you.

In fact, this is what my hubby and I did for our wedding. Neither of us are fab dancers but boy do we love to sing! Because I’ve been in the music scene in Wellington for 10 years now, I was able to convince a cool covers band ‘Shaken not Stirred’ and an amazing vocalist Lisa Tomlins to perform at our wedding and they were open to us singing a song each and also a duet! We sang ‘I’ve had the time of my life” (without the stage jump!) and it went down so well, it’s an amazing memory for us and all our guests. And so it was at our wedding that the Star for a Night seed was sown!

The seed then sprouted a few years ago when Mocha Choco Latte were hired for the Z Energy Christmas Party which was in the theme of the Oscars and held at the TSB Arena. There were a number of music fanatics at Z Energy who were keen to put on a performance for their colleagues and us being the flexible and cruisey band we are, thought it was a great idea! So we invited them for a rehearsal with us and we planned the performances in detail so that everybody felt comfortable with how the evening would roll.

Needless to say, they stole the night and really made the event one to remember for everyone there. The party was a great success and Star for a Night concept was born. From then on we have developed the idea further and created a new service offering with 2 package types to choose from:

  • 1 Special Song – We’ll learn a song of your choice, you’ll rehearse and perform live.
  • 3 Songs – Choose any 3 songs from our repertoire, rehearse and perform live.

We can provide you with a custom quote if you’re wanting to perform even more than this of course, just get in touch and we’ll tailor something that is perfect for you.

The great thing is that we have this ‘special service’ available for weddings now but we don’t have ‘special wedding prices’ – we hate that! A party is a party and the price is the price!

Check out our page for more details of the packages and pricing. You’ll also find our Terms and Conditions and FAQ’s listed there. Anything that isn’t covered there just reach out and get in touch with us with your questions.

So what do you get for the price of your preferred package?

Here’s what you get:

  • A detailed conversation with us about how the song/s will be structured,
  • 1x 30 minute vocal rehearsal with our guidance
  • A recording of the vocal rehearsal/s to use as basis for individual practice
  • A written form of the song with instructional notes
  • 1 x 45 min band rehearsal at the sound check on the night

Additional rehearsals can be arranged and held at our rehearsal space in Whitby and are an extra charge at $50 per rehearsal.

We look forward to the chance to be your amazing backing band and make you look and sound fantastic at your next big party or event!