RockSkool plays the 80’s rock music the way you remember — bringing your favorite rockin’ music memories to life! Uniting a number of eras and styles, RockSkool provides fun and exciting Rock-n-Roll for any event. Wild hair, bandanas, hot chicks, and spandex aside – these talented musicians perform every variation of rock music from the 80’s that get audiences dancing and singing along. Fans will have grins on their faces and their arms in the air!
RockSkool is entertainment for both the young and the old. Whether you are planning an entire fun day event, a family affair, or a hot night-time party – RockSkool will bring the sound and energy of everyone’s favorite songs to life.
This band can help your entertainment experience be a seamless and enjoyable event. Utilizing their own sound, own equipment, and lighting – they make planning and set up a breeze for small to mid-size venues. For events of a larger scale, professional stage services can be provided by a variety of friendly vendors with competitive pricing.
RockSkool definitely knows how to Rock! These five talented and professional musicians have decades of combined performing experience. They are experts at performing a huge catalog of songs – so the entertainment seems to go on forever!
The group’s front-man and leader Randy Monroe, gets crowds singing, dancing, and cheering for more. Skilled in three octaves, he is a classically trained baritone with an added tenor ability. Randy proudly possesses a Master of Science and is an award-winning middle school science teacher and scientist. A fan of jazz and all the subsequent styles to follow, he is vocal powerhouse with soul and an innate ability to voice a multitude of artists. He both understands and is passionate about the geometry of music and the science of geology; thus RockSkool! Randy is also the founder and lead vocalist for HOT FOR TEACHER: the Van Halen Experience; formed in 1999 and an industry favorite!
Shredding guitarist Matt Blackett handles the lead guitar riffs with impeccable timing and finesse. He has been a guitarist, instructor, writer, and music industry consultant for many years (okay, 40 and counting). As a player, Matt has toured the world and had his guitar playing appear in movies, TV shows, and international radio playlists. As a writer, Matt served as associate editor at Guitar Player magazine for 15 years, doing landmark interviews with Brian May, Jeff Beck, Alex Lifeson, and many others. The music business has not killed Matt’s love for music, and he plays guitar every day and is currently the Director of Market Development for Ever Tune.
Double-duty keyboardist & rhythm guitarist David von Holder is a master of sound, programming, and performance. His skill on the keys holds RockSkool’s sonic wall in place; and his tight, melodic rhythms on the guitar help set the tone. David is highly regarded for his intricate backing tracks and exacting score design. He has shared his joy of music with countless students over 20 years as a music teacher.
Bassist Jesse Scott keeps the groove rolling, the bass thumping, and the backup harmonies angelic. An accomplished professional musician ie: STUNG the well-known tribute to the Police, he has been playing and performing covers for decades on either bass or guitar; this giving him the foundation to be a critical component in production and direction of the “RockSkool” sound!
Percussionist professional, Eddie Studebaker, holds the musical wheels on the road, driving the band with infectious drum beats that make crowds groove. Playing drums since he was 5 years old, Eddie began playing with the Marty Balin Band in 1983, then with the David Elan Band who were managed by Bill Graham from 1985 to 1987. In 1996 he joined The Drew Browne Band, and later played with the Van Halen tribute band Panama and eventually with HOT FOR TEACHER: The Van Halen Experience* since 2005.
RockSkool is capable of performing any and all requested material at a competitive price. Their incredible vocal harmonies are alone worth the price of admission! The band is based out of Northern California and has individually – and collectively – performed in virtually every type of venue. Large events such as outdoor festivals, fairs, stadiums, and casinos are perfect for RockSkool’s big sound and stage presence. Whether your event is in a nightclub, winery, casino, fair, festival, concert hall, or a private party – RockSkool is ready!
- Live and Let Die Wings 2:03
- Won't Get Fooled Again The Who 1:47
- Kashmire Led Zeppelin 1:05
- Round and Round Ratt 1:52
- Rebel Yell Billy Idol 2:52
- Miss You Rolling Stones 1:41
- Man In A Box Alice In Chains 2:05
- Jump Van Halen 4:05
- Hotel California
- Highway to Hell AC/DC 1:06
- Highway Star Deep Purple 1:31
- Give It Away Red Hot Chili Peppers 0:55
- Foreplay / Longtime Boston 1:04
- Enter Sandman Metallica 1:47
- Double Vision Foreigner 1:16
- Carry On My Wayward Son Kansas 1:00
- Any Way You Want It Journey 0:50
- You Really Got Me Van Halen 2:37
- Suffragette City David Bowie 1:01
Randy Monroe – 2008-Present
Matt Blackett – 2016-2017, 2022
Doug Ott – 2018-2019
Terry Lauderdale – 2011-2015
Eric Jorgensen – 2009-2014
Jeff Jones – 2009-2011
Sam Eigen – 2009
Jude Gold – 2008-2009
Keyboards & Guitars
David von Holder – 2013-Present
Jason Goodman – 2010-2013
Jesse Scott – 2008-2016, 2022
Brooks Lundy – 2017-2019
Edward Studebaker – 2008-2018, 2022
Randy Rossman – 2020
John Linn – 2019
Okay, you said so and you were right! You guys officially blew us all away. Even the most jaded, new music / anti-cover band server & bartender here was absolutely amazed. Thank you for a great show and supporting our WHY Hunger cause. Our time on-air time with Steven Seaweed and KSAN 107.7 The BONE that you arranged was incredibly valuable and we filled an entire barrel with food! We had several corporate buyers in the audience and they made the connection between a private event at Hard Rock and your show immediately. You and the guys are all pros and were so amazing to work with; it was a joy. The band RockSkool ROCKS!Bob Boemer (Senior Sales & Marketing Manager – Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco)
After looking very hard for a band that could deliver the diversity of music we needed for our companies annual holiday party, RockSkool was the obvious choice. The band had our team dancing all night. Thanks to the professionalism and absolutely unsurpassed musicianship of RockSkool, our party was a success. We would hire them back again.Greg Sfarzo (Sfarzo String Company)
Congrats on putting together one of the strongest bands I’ve seen in years. RockSkool just nails it! I see everyone wanting to jump on the bandwagon!Jim Douglas (Prime Time Entertainment, Inc.)
RockSkool was the perfect band to close out our Montgomery Village Concert Series for this year! The band’s set list is, literally, the radio station’s playlist! As I was walking to the venue from the parking lot I thought I heard someone checking the PA system with a Boston CD – but it was the band doing sound check! You guys are extremely entertaining – and the audience sang along with every song. RockSkool knows how to both begin and end the show on a high note!Mike Watermann (Program Director – 97.7 The River)
RockSkool not only plays the songs like they wrote them but they are able to get the crowd completely engaged within seconds of the first downbeat.Paul Holdgate (Ibanez Guitars & All Access Inc.)
I recently worked with these guys in the recording studio and they were AWESOME… their sound is super tight, polished and professional and they were an absolute pleasure to work with!Andrew Freid (Producer, Engineer & Course Director – Expression College for Digital Arts)
Some friends and I went to Thunder Valley last night to see Lynyrd Skynyrd. They were good but we were all disappointed that they only played for about an hour and twenty minutes. We ended up having a really great night thanks to your band. All six of us agreed that it was more fun inside the casino enjoying Rock Skool’s performance. You guys were awesome! We watched, sang and danced with your band for a little over two hours. Skynyrd was good but your band made our night. Thanks for doing what you do. I signed up for your newsletter and I look forward to seeing you guys again soon.Kathleen B.
We saw you at Blackhawk Casino. Great show! You rocked it. You’re great individual musicians, and you ooze that you love what you’re doing up there. Thanks for being sociable with us an hour after the show on the mall. You’re good folks. We’ll look for you again.Rob C. and Irene R. (San Lorenzo, CA)
I really enjoyed the variety of RockSkool as a change of pace. From Led Zep to Doors to Simple Minds to Kansas. Super cool!Steve K. (Livermore, CA)