Interview with a Rockstar | Ciaran Gribbin

Interview with a Rockstar | Ciaran Gribbin

Welcome to 'interview with a rockstar'!  This is a little initiative from us here at Rock and Roll Team Building to provide you with an insight into our team, and the people we admire in the music industry. Our first interview is of course with none other than, Ciaran Gribbin.  Enjoy!

As we kick off 2018 we reflect on our last gig of 2017!

Our amazing band in Paris with members of the Gribbin family!

Our amazing band in Paris with members of the Gribbin family!

As we kick-off 2018 we reflect on our last gig of 2017 which was in the fabulous city of Paris!! 

Survey in from our lovely customer, Schneider Electric, and this is what they said about their experience with Rock and Roll Team Building:

"An evening of Rock and Roll Team Building leaves behind smiling fraces all around and happy memories that our guests will cherish for a long time.  We highly recommend Ciaran and Rock and Roll Team Building to anyone that is looking for a special and unforgettable evening."

We're happy with that and look forward to many great reviews in 2018.  Customer feedback always so important!

Our General Manager had a chat with MiceNet Magazine!


Great to have a little chat with Brad Foster in the latest issue of MiceNet Magazine about our adventures abroad as we grow our business from Australia!  This great interview is with our good friend Nigel Collin who we ran into at ILEA Live 2017 in Calgary, Canada.

Ciaran Gribbin headlines the 2017 Hotel Management Awards


A fabulous night last Friday as Ciaran Gribbin and band provided quality live entertainment at the "2017 Hotel Management Awards" at Sydney Town Hall   

Ciaran and the band added to the excitement of this prestigious awards event by playing rock n' roll 'stings' inbetween award categories.  A unique way to liven up long award ceremonies and our client was very happy..... "Please pass on my sincere thanks to Ciaran and his band for their wonderful contribution to last nights HM Awards. The night went really well and the addition of the ‘live’ stings in the second half added a great vibe to the room."

Rock the Sydney Harbour Bridge with us!!

'Rock the Bridge' is an innovative new team building package which will show the corporate world how to rock on the Sydney Harbour Bridge!

This powerhouse MICE offering was recently launched to a VIP group of event planners.  Read about it here in the MiceNet Magazine June edition.

This experience combines authentic rock music, an international bucket list activity and gourmet F&B offerings from three revered team building and entertainment Sydney brands:

  • Rock and Roll Team Building, fronted by Grammy nominated songwriter Gribbin

  • BridgeClimb Sydney, award winning tourism attraction operating on the Sydney Harbour Bridge

  • Shangri-La Hotel, one of Sydney's finest luxury hotels.

Participants begin the experience with light refreshments in BridgeClimb’s private cinema, accompanied by high energy live music from the Rock and Roll Team Building band, motivational video messages optional.

Directed by Ciaran Gribbin, Rock and Roll Team Building then take groups through brainstorming, composition, harmonisation and rehearsal of an original song, incorporating conference and/or company themes.

Once warmed up, groups journey along the arches of the coat hanger to a vantage point 134 metres above the harbour for unparalleled, 360 degree views of Sydney.

During the ascent, rock anthems play through headsets, alternating with BridgeClimb’s historical and contemporary commentary on the building of the Bridge and Sydney surrounds.

After a summit celebration, Ciaran Gribbin with his acoustic guitar, leads groups through a performance of their original song on a stage like no other; the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge!

Then it's onto Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney’s ‘Blu Bar on 36’ which is a short walk from the climb’s conclusion. Sydney’s signature destination bar on level 36 hosts climbers as they toast the day’s accomplishments, with drinks and canapés, to breathtaking views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House - fit for a rock star.

All elements of the high energy event, an original twist on traditional team building models, can be captured by Shane O'Neill of O'Neill Photographics.

This is a great experience for incentive travel reward programs, conference activities, team recognition events and Christmas parties.

This week we've been in Las Vegas!

This week we have been at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Hotel Las Vegas delivering a workshop for a US based pharmaceutical company.   

Ciaran Gribbin was joined on stage by a talented group of real rockstars to kick off this companies conference with a bit of rock n' roll and a load of fun!   We delivered the workshop and performed at the welcome reception getting the audience on their feet dancing, laughing and reconnecting at this annual conference.   

As a value add, at the conclusion of the workshop, we recorded the original song the group wrote with Ciaran Gribbin.  This track will be used as an overlay to the highlights video at the final evening dinner.   We are so happy to work in partnership with this organisation to provide an original masterpiece this business can carry forward to remind their audience how they connected through the universal language of music in Las Vegas 2017!  

Bring live music to your next event!

This week we had the great pleasure of opening a major telco company conference in Sydney, Australia for 2,000 delegates.  It was an amazing experience to watch people get fired up to a set of live rock n' roll music at 9.00 am in the morning!  

At the conclusion of the opening segment Ciaran Gribbin performed a classic rock song which tied in with the conference theme.  Throughout the day the band then performed live segments to connect speaker presentations and the day ended with a massive choir session where Ciaran Gribbin had everyone singing in harmony.  What a sight to see!

Live music is a sensational way to create a vibrant atmosphere at corporate events - we don't know anyone who doesn't like music so talk to us about what we can do to create something special at your next event!