Clients of The Rock Factory

Friends & Clients of the Rock Factory

We’re committed to providing unparalleled high-quality service to our clients of the rock factory and top-notch equipment and staging through our Auckland recording studio services and our sound system, audio video, DJ gear,  lighting equipment, stage and party hire.

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Below is a list of Past and Present Clients – we have a lot of recurring clients:


  • UPTOWN Business Association – Their mission is to support local businesses and showcase uptown as a vibrant and thriving urban area. We’ve been involved in providing audio, backline and lighting for recent Yearly band & Activation events.
  • Auckland Council – Music in Parks – Staging 2013, Sound & Staging 2014, 2015, 2016,2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2023.
  • Silo Park (Fresh Concept) – Activations – Sound System Teching and setups of earlier Silo Cinemas, Silo Sessions and Silo Markets 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
  • Dominion Road Business Association – Moon Festivals at Potters Park 2019 & 2021.
  • Auckland Transport – Cycle Festival at Queens Wharf 2013
  • North Shore City Council Devonport community Events – Devonstock’s 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014  Beach day out 09, 10,  Small Day out.
  • Auckland District Health Board Vocal PA’s with wireless systems for workshops and lectures, Kapai Whanau concerts end of year 2014
  • The Depot Artspace and Devonport Arts Co-ordinator
  • Waitakere City Orchestra

PA rental and stage example - Outdoor event at Silo Park during soundcheck and setup, with a marquee, sound system, and stage. Its a sunny day, and you can make out boats and the Auckland harbour in the background. We provided all the microphones, speakers, lighting, band backline and sound technician for this event. Clients of the Rock Factory Silo Park.


  • AUT – Auckland University of Technology – AUSM Events – Orientation and Re-Orientation Events
  • MIT – Manukau Institute of Technology – Orientation and Re-Orientation Events 2012, 2013, Staging 2014 and 2015
  • The University of Auckland – Absolute Catering, Shadows and AUSA Events – Orientation and Re-O Various events 2005 to 2014
  • Gigs, microphone hire, Recording and Productions at Schools: Botany Downs Secondary College, Westlake Boys and Girls, Epsom Girls, Whangaparoa College Auditoriam, Orewa College, Waiwakowhai Intermediate (Sound System for Productions), Saint Peters College School Fair, Kadimah College, Kings School (Cathedral Carol Service), Stanley Bay School (Staging, Lighting and Sound gear for production), Mt Eden School, Kings College (Live Recital Recording for Cambridge Exams), Park Estate School, Dilworth School (cathedral carol service) and many more
  • The Warehouse Christmas Party 2008 – PA system and mixing for Covers Band – Detour
  • Showroom 22 – Conferences and Fashion Shows 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Grey Lynn Park Festival 2010 and 2011 – Mainstage – music for thousands of people 🙂
  • Redbull Auckland NZ, Christmas Function and Red Bulletin Launch
  • New Zealand Fashion Week – Opening and Closing Functions 2009 and 2010 for Sola Rosa, Ruby Frost (Sound system and Backline)
  • Myspace Music Launch – Auckland New Zealand 4 th Nov 2009
  • Titchmo Events – TITchmo in the City, Opium Bar, June 2008
  • bFM – BStreet at Galatos
  • Real Groovy Records Events
  • Starlight Music
  • Beatboy Productions
  • Ocean Entertainment
  • Dawn Raid Entertainment
  • Act Up Promotions
  • Huffer Clothing
  • Saatchi and Saatchi Auckland New Zealand Office Christmas Function with Tahuna Breaks
  • Jaser Entertainment
  • Stacks Studios / The Manor
  • Rhythm and Vines
  • APNA 990 Live in concert Gig for over 3000 people Nov 2009 at ASB Showgrounds – The Logan Campbell Centre
  • Beat Communications and Spotify Media Lunch
  • Sky TV’s Got Talent
  • Tegel Awards – Tegel and the Drumsticks Band
  • Vodafone Staff Band
  • Hustle Management – Young Sid, Pieter T and Sweet & Irie


  • White Chapel Jak Tour Shows – 2020, 2021, some shows rescheduled due to COVID 2022 and 2023.
  • Holly Smith Tour – Originally planned 2021, rescheduled due to COVID to 2022.
  • Bic Runga Tour – 2020
  • Keltic Fair 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 & Coromandel Music Festival
  • Tiarua Wine and Food Festival 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • BFM Summer Series 2012 and 2014
  • Waitakere Festival (formerly Viva Waitakere) 2011 and 2012
  • Sundaise 2012, 2013 and 2015
  • Silo Sessions at Silo Park – Weird Together and more – 2012 onwards
  • TOOTS and GROOVES 2008
  • CAMP A LOW HUM (2007, 2008, 2009 (All systems) Trilogy, also 2010 (in The Gym)
  • A LOW HUM Tours – 19 shows in 14 days with JAKOB, City City City (Aus) and Operation Rolling Thunder
  • SomerFest 2008
  • Titirangi Music Festival 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014 and 2015, 20
  • Devonstock 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Devonport – Dance in The Park and Christmas Parade 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Hope of A Nation Tour Launch – Northcote
  • Coromandel Keltic Fair and Coromandel Music Festival 2010
  • Devonport Big Spring Jam – Oct 2009 – Kinsella Management
  • Folk In The Park – 2009 and 2010 – The Devonport Folk Music Club
  • Small Day Out including Skate competition in Devonport – 2009 and 13 Mar 2010


  • Certian Scenes Productions (gear hire for film set)
  • Luscious International Productions (gear hire for advert set)
  • Afterglow / Awefully Grimm Productions (music on music video)

BARS, CLUBS and VENUES (Mainly Mixing Jobs):

  • Shadows (University of Auckland Student Bar) – During Orientation and Re-Orientation we put in and Run a Bigger PA System
  • Vesbar (AUT City Campus Student Bar) – During Orientation and Re-orientation for certain shows we bring in and run a bigger PA system for bands.
  • The Bluestone Room We’ve brought in PA systems for various Bands and Functions here including Detour, These Four Walls, 2 degrees
  • Babalu’s Whangaparoa
  • The Rising Sun and 4:20 – Mixing for various bands incl Unity Pacific and The Midnights
  • The Studio provided Sound System and Sound Engineer for Various Gigs between 2005 and 2007
  • Galatos – The Midnight Youth, Weta, Snagon, The Rickshaws, Tahuna Breaks, Inverse Order, Crashtest For Favourite Things, Decortica, The Naked and Famous etc. Galatos is owned by
  • Ellen Melville Hall – Many All Ages Gigs involving The Rabble, and False Start
  • The Commercial Hotel – Whakatane PA Systems for Dawn Raid Entertainment, Tiki Taane and The Black Seeds
  • Rakinos – With Tahuna Breaks and The Midnights
  • Zen with Dawn Raid
  • The Whakatane Hotel (The Boiler Room) w/ Smashproof, These Four Walls and Sonic Altar
  • The Logan Campbell Centre – ASB Showgrounds Sound system and lighting provided for 3000 people at APNA 990 Live Gig Nov 2009
  • The Dogs Bollix Bar New Sound System installed in 2009
  • Almost Anywhere really!

BANDS (Sound System Provided For):

  • Ruby Frost – FOH Tech 2010 and 2011
  • Sweet and Irie Many Gigs
  • Batucada Sound MachineEnviroschools 2008 and Coromandel Music Festival 2010
  • Open SoulsOrientation at The University of Auckland, Ogilvy End of Year party 2008
  • SmashproofEnd of Year Tour 2009 – Tauranga and Whakatane
  • The Black Seeds – Whakatane 2008 and 2009
  • SinateWhangarei 2008
  • The Midnight YouthMyspace Music Release Nov 2008, Re-Orientation at The University of Auckland 2009, Premier After Party 2008
  • These Four WallsAll over the place, Wiahi, Whangarei, Westlake Boys Highschool, Video Releases, Album Release
  • Tahuna Breakslots of Piha gigs, Coromandel Festival of Music 2009
  • The Managers Titirangi War Memorial Hall, Skafest, Ellerslie Racecourse
  • The WBC
  • So So ModernCamp A Low Hum, An Art Gallery on K-Road
  • Sonic Altar Whangaparoa Theatre, Babalus, Various gigs
  • DetourNearly Every show between 2007 and 2009 they did as well as The Warehouse Christmas Function, lots of Bluestone Room Gigs, The University of Auckland Re-Orientation 2009
  • Brand New Math Camp A Low hum, Devonport, Bacco Room
  • JakobPA, Sound and Lighting Provided for NZ Tour 2006
  • Payola Provided PA for tour
  • Tiki TaaneThe University of Auckland Re-Orientation 2008, Whakatane Gig at The Comm
  • The Early Birds The University of Auckland Orientation 2010 at Shadows
  • The TuttsThe University of Auckland Orientation 2010 at Shadows
  • MinuitReal Groovy Auckland 2009 and The University of Auckland Orientation 2010 at Shadows
  • JakobPA, Sound and Lighting Provided for NZ Tour 2006
  • including MANY MANY MORE

BANDS (Live Sound Mixing) who have been Clients of The Rock Factory:

  • Kadet mixed at Parachute, various gigs (Dogs Bollix etc) and also single release at Rising Sun
  • Mile High Video Release, Ep Release, Mixed them at the Big Day Out 2010
  • Simone Donaldrecordings and live mixing at battle of the bands
  • Halolive mixing on tour with Young Sid and also occasionally at corporate events
  • The Shades
  • Odessa
  • Spacifix
  • The Midnights On tours and at Rakinos, Kingslander, Mangawhai Tavern and Rising Sun
  • Savage, Mareko, Devolo, Horseman Family, Alfrisk, TJ, AndySeveral Dawn Raid Gigs, Christmas Parties e.t.c
  • Miscreant
  • The Glory Sea – mixed at Parachute 2011 and 2012, they played at our wedding too!
  • November Zulu
  • Cut Off Your HandsCamp a Low Hum, Dogs Bollix e.t.c
  • False StartVarious All Ages shows
  • The Harlequin Academy
  • The Naked and FamousMixing at Myspace Music Launch Nov 2009 and Devonstock 2009
  • Voom
  • Ddub
  • The Rickshaws
  • The Checks PA system and Mixing at University of Auckland Orientation at Shadows 2010
  • The Mysterons
  • Lastawake
  • The DHDFDsDevonport, Basement Bar, Rising Sun
  • The RabbleVarious All Ages shows, Westlake Girls High School
  • The Jukes
  • The Midnight Blues Band

Recordings done at The Rock Factory:

  • Slipping TongueMixed band opening for Coheed and Cambria
  • The TwitchBoth Album Release Gigs, some touring
  • Interconnector EP Release, Real Groovy, Tour – Hamilton
  • Amperzahn
  • Baby Giant
  • Happy Hearse
  • Malford
  • Solomon Jamski
  • Chookpea a.k.a Half Blood Defience
  • Crash-Test For Favourite Things / Outside In
  • Audio Empire
  • Infinate Flying Kick
  • Inverse Order (now known as Villainy)
  • HangmanProvided PA for tour, mixing at various paces
  • Charlie AshEuropean Tour May, June 2009

as well as Many Many More!

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Michelle Klaessens Rawstron +64275243273
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