Past Events

Since it’s launch in 2005, YRock has organized over 50 live events at Venues such as Cyberport, Hardrock Café, The Edge, DDeck, Hemingways, International Schools as well as a tour to Laguna Phuket.
The highlight of each year is always the YRock International Music Challenge with YRock POP Awards given to artists for Performance, Originality and Personality
The YRock Development Platform continues to grow each year, putting in place the stepping stones for a powerhouse of teen talent to reach new heights and their full potential.

June 2013 saw the launch of YRock Cafe, www.yrockcafe.com an on-line interactive creative melting pot of Artists and Music Lovers from 13-19 yrs, YRock Alumni & Music Industry Professionals.

YRock teamed up again with Picnic in the Park Music and Dance Festival 2013 and Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts to provide performance opportunities for 13-19 year olds as well as 20-25yr old Indie Bands for the first time who wanted a chance to play at Picnic in the Park and Clockenflap. The YRock International Music Challenge with three heats at schools across Hong Kong, was yet another exciting year showcasing fresh, young, rising talent.

The winners of each Heat performed at the Finale in October at DDeck Main Plaza in Discovery Bay, and the finalists were awarded YRock POP Awards in 3 categories for Personality – Yasmin & Justin, Originality – Ketchup & Mustard and Performance – Tony Eum, as well as receive industry inspired prizes generously sponsored by Tom Lee and Sennheiser.

The POP winners went on to perform live on the Siena Stage at Picnic in the Park on Saturday 2nd November 2013, together with YRock picks Forest People and Elouise McCracken, while the runners up performed on the Bayside Stage.

This year we were proud to have Mike Hill, Festival Director from CLOCKENFLAP join us on the judging panel for the FINALE in the Main DB Plaza on 19th Oct to chose YRock finalists/Indie Bands to perform at CLOCKENFLAP Music Festival on 30th Nov 2013.

Clockenflap Choices were : Hydroscope and Tony Eum

YRock International Music Challenge

  • Heat #1 – Kowloon – HKAPA 13th Sept
  • Heat #2 – HK Island – South Island School 28th Sept
  • Heat # 3 – Lantau – DB North Plaza – 5th Oct
  • FINALE DB Plaza – 19th Oct I read more…
  • Picnic in the Park – 2nd Nov I read more…
  • Clockenflap picks – 30th Nov
YRock Unplugged @ Hemingways
Auberge Opening
  • Sunday 2nd June
Charity Events
  • Christmas PAW-ty @ Hemingways Sunday 15th  Dec 3-7pm I read more…
  • PAWS Sausage Sizzle @ Duvet Saturday 8th  June 4-7pm
  • Moonbears Concert @ DBIS Saturday 16th March
Summer Song Contest
  • On-line June/August
  • Winner announced at YRock Int’l Music Challenge Finale on 19th October

Workshops and Courses 2013

YRock Songwriting Workshops @ Hemingways
  • Term 1: Saturdays 2-3pm – 23rd Feb, 2nd March, 9th March, 16th March
  • Term 2: Saturdays 2-3pm – 20th April, 27th April, 4th May, 11th May

In October 2013, YRock came to KGV & SIS for their CAS weeks I read more…

YRock also provided private workshops for Songwriters to assist them in writing their own original music and playing together as a group.

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YRock teamed up again with Picnic in the Park Music and Dance Festival 2012 and Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts to provide performance opportunities for 13-19 year olds. The YRock International Music Challenge with three heats at schools across Hong Kong, was yet another exciting year showcasing fresh, young, rising talent. This year also saw YRock POP Award Winners from 2008 Ghost Souljah & Scottish Rock Band Vinyl team up from across the globe to perform an explosive collaborative set on the Main Stage to a packed audience.

The winners of each Heat performed at the Finale in October at DDeck in Discovery Bay, and the finalists were awarded YRock POP Awards in 3 categories for Personality – NickysRapAttic, Originality – Ketchup & Mustard and Performance – Tony Eum, as well as receive industry inspired prizes generously sponsored by Tom Lee and Sennheiser.

The POP winners went on to perform live on the Siena Stage at Picnic in the Park on Saturday 3rd November 2012, while the runners up performed on the Bayside Stage.

This year we were proud to have the Festival Director from CLOCKENFLAP join us on the judging panel for the FINALE on DDeck 20th Oct to chose YRock finalists to perform at CLOCKENFLAP Music Festival on 1st – 2nd Dec 2012.

CLOCKENFLAP Choice was awarded to Ketchup & Mustard and Jonathan & Denise

Event Promo by Akseli Taimi & Andrew Stephen of SIS TV


Join Now Promo by Vuk Mikic

YRock International Music Challenge 2012

  • 22/09/12 Heat #1 @ Lantau – DDeck in Discovery Bay
  • 29/09/12 Heat #2 @ HK Island – South Island School
  • 06/10/12 Heat #3 @ Kowloon - HKAPA
  • 20/10/12 Finale with YRock POP Awards @ DDeck Discovery Bay
  • 03/11/12 Picnic in the Park Music and Dance Festival with stage time for YRock POP award winners and finalists @ Discovery Bay Siena Park

Workshops and Courses

In October 2012, YRock came to KGV for their CAS week. YRock also provided private workshops for Songwriters and Bands to assist them in writing their own original music and playing together as a band.

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2011 saw the “What Teens Want” TV Showcase sponsored by Cyberport filmed and recorded Live, followed by the Ben Kende benefit Concert @ Hard Rock Café. The year concluded with The YRock International Music Challenge , Heats Finale, YRock POP Awards and Stage TIme @ Picnic in the Park for POP Winners and Finalists sponsored by Henley Group, Tom Lee, Sennheiser, Deelee photo, and powered by the HKAPA

YRock Events

04/02  YRock TV Showcase ” What Teens Want” @ Cyberport | read more…
08/28  Ben Kende Benefit Concert @ Hard Rock Cafe | read more…
09/24  YRock Music Challenge – Heat #1 @ DBIS
10/01  YRock Music Challenge – Heat #2 @ SIS
10/15  YRock Music Challenge – Heat #3 @ HKICC
10/21  YRock Music Challenge Finale & YRock POP Awards @ DDeck
11/05  YRock @ Picnic in the Park – Live performances @ DB Siena Park | read more…

YRock Courses

Jan – March | YRock POP Chill Zone and Studios @ DC
Feb | IS Battle of the Bands Auditions & YRock Workshop @ DC
Jan – March | YRock Guitar Clinics @ SIS
April – June | YRock Guitar Clinics @ SIS
Sept – Dec | YRock Guitar Clinics @ SIS
October | YRock Challenge Week @ KGV | read more…
November | YRock Focus Week @ SIS | read more…

2010 highlighted YRock’s first Pilot TV Showcase @ Cyberport Amphitheatre together with an Alumni gig @ Hemingways by the Bay, Courses at International Schools, YRock POP Dance Party @ Discovery College as well as a YRock slot at Picnic in the Park

YRock Events

03/20  YRock POP Pilot TV showcase @ Cyberport Amphitheatre
08/28  Hemingway’s Alumni Gig @ Hemingway’s
11/06  YRock @ Picnic In The Park @ DBay Siena Park
11/27  YRock POP Dance Party @ Discovery College

 

YRock Courses

Jan – March | YRock Guitar Clinics @ SIS
April – June | YRock Guitar Clinics @ SIS
Sept – Dec | YRock Guitar Clinics @ SIS
October | YRock Challenge Week @ KGV | read more…
November | YRock Focus Week @ SIS | read more…
Sep – Dec | YRock POP Chill Zone and Studios @ DC

YRock Hire

06/22 Bradbury School Graduation Disco @ Bradbury
11/26 AIS Graduation Disco @ AIS
12/11 Birthday Party @ Top Deck
12/31 NYE Party @ DBMC

YRock was hired extensively throughout 2009 providing a variety of performance opportunities for the YRock talent. YRock also ran guitar clinics all year at SIS along with a YRock POP course in music and multi media during their Focus Week.

YRock Courses

Jan – March | YRock Guitar Clinics @ SIS
April – June | YRock Guitar Clinics @ SIS
Sept – Dec | YRock Guitar Clinics @ SIS 
November | YRock Focus Week @ SIS | read more…

YRock Hire

03/13  Peak School Dancethon @ Peak School
08/28  Bradbury School Reunion Disco @ Bradbury School
08/29  HKFC – Boxing Charity Night @ HKFC
11/27  Australian International School Graduation Disco @ AIS
12/05  Bradbury School Fair @ Bradbury School
12/31  Marina Club NYE Party @ DBMC

In 2008 YRock focused it’s attention on making the Jam International Music and Dance Festival truely International. The aim of the Festival was to highlight overseas artists in Hong Kong and showcase Asia Pacific’s home grown and emerging talent to the International markets. The Festival headlined Pop Star Simon Webbe formerly of “Blue” and teenage Rock sensation from Scotland “Vinyl”. <br>

YRock Events

11/01  JAM International Music & Dance Festival YRock POP Awards @ Cyberport Podium | watch video and read more…

YRock Courses

Jan – March | YRock Guitar Clinics @ SIS
Sept – Dec | YRock Guitar Clinics @ SIS
November | YRock Focus Week @ SIS

YRock Hire

05/02 Maren’s Birthday Party @ DBMC

With the closing of the Edge in Feb 2007 YRock collaborated with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in an innovative Classic Rock Fusion Concert “CLOCK” proudly sponsored by Cyberport, Hysan and Lovells. YRock POP Award winners and finalists’ had their music set for Orchestra by Alistair Monteith-Hodge in an evening raising awareness for 8 children’s charities. A summer tour to Laguna Phuket, unplugged gig at Hard Rock Cafe and the launch of the JAM International Music and Dance Festival @ Cyberport Podium concluded an exciting year.

YRock Events

02/02 YRock Farewell to EDGE Party @ Edge
03/18  Hard Rock Cafe Brunch Gig @ Hard Rock Cafe HK
08/06 – 11 Laguna Phuket Tour @ Laguna Phuket Thailand
09/22  CLOCK (Classic Rock Fusion) @ Cyberport Ocean View Court | read more…
12/01  JAM International Music & Dance Festival YRock POP Awards @ Cyberport Podium

YRock Courses

Jan – March | SIS Rock School @ SIS
November | Focus Week SIS @ SIS
Sept – Dec | YRock Guitar Clinics @ SIS

YRock Hire

05/12 SIS School Fair @ SIS
05/25 Peak School Gig @ Peak School

YRock continued with it’s monthly gigs at the Edge throughout 2006, produced 10 original music demos, was invited to open the Kanye West Concert with Edisen Chen, performed at the Cyberport DELF Showcase, organised 2 unplugged gigs at Hard Rock Cafe, commenced YRock Band workshops at South Island School and ran YRock POP Courses in music and multi media at both South Island and West Island Schools as well as weekly workshops at Musicland. YRock produced a DVD after the 2nd YRock International Music Challenge which was sold in HMV and online through Soundbuzz.

YRock Events

02/24  YRock POP 2 Round 1 @ Edge
03/24  YRock POP 2 Round 2 @ Edge
03/25  Cyberport Road Show @ Cyberport
04/09  Hard Rock Cafe Brunch Gig @ Hard Rock Cafe
05/26  YRock POP 2 Round 3 @ Edge
06/23  YRock POP 2 Round 4 @ Edge
09/10  Hard Rock Cafe Brunch Gig @ Hard Rock Cafe
09/29  YRock POP 2 Round 5 @ Edge
10/27  YRock POP 2 Round 6 @ Edge
12/01  YRock International Music Challenge YRock POP Awards @ Edge

YRock Courses

Sept – Dec | YRock School @ SIS
November | YRock Horizons Week @ WIS
November | YRock Focus Week @ SIS

YRock was launched in 2005 to provide a pop-culture platform for talented teenagers in Hong Kong to express themselves through music composition, performance and digital media. YRock provided monthly performance opportunities at the Edge “Hong Kong’s premier Live Music venue” throughout the year culminating in the first YRock International Music Challenge, which was recorded Live. The CD/DVD of the event received rave reviews from SCMP. YRock also launched it’s website www.yrock.com.hk in March to showcase the talent on-line which was receiving over 250,000 hits a month by October 2005.

YRock Events

02/05  YRock launch
04/29  YRock POP Round 2 @ Edge
06/03  YRock POP Round 3 @ Edge
07/01  YRock POP Round 4 @ Edge
09/30  YRock POP Round 5 @ Edge
10/11  Beach Party @ Mercabar South Bay
10/28  YRock POP Round 6 Halloween party @ Edge
12/03  YRock International Music Challenge YRock POP Awards @ Edge
12/21  Xmas Party @ Edge

 

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