The Rock Factory Team

Michelle from the Rock Factory operating a sound desk. rockfactory is your one stop shop for event production hire. Rent microphones and speakers for your event and make sure everything is heard and seen.

Michelle Klaessens-Rawstron

The Rock Factory - Managing Director and Sound Engineer at rock factory
- Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Diploma in Audio Engineering
- PGDip Sound
- GradDip Teaching - Maths

"Everyday we at the rock factory get to watch people being inspired, entertained, fascinated and enjoying themselves."

"It is our love of music, story telling and presentations that got us involved in the first place and because we love it we don't consider what we are doing to be work - in fact we will go to extra lengths to ensure both our clients, the entertainers and the audience are loving it too!"

Mark from The Rock Factory holding a boom mic. Hire audio equipment, Dj gear and backline from rockfactory in auckland.

Mark Rawstron

The Rock Factory - rockfactory Managing Director and Sound Engineer
- Bachelor of Technology (Production & Manufacturing Engineering)
- Diploma in Audio Engineering
- MPCA Sound and Acoustics
- GradDip Teaching - Maths

The Journey for us at the rockfactory

Michelle and Mark founded the Rock Factory (often shortened to rockfactory) in Auckland during the early-mid 2000s, initially as a recording studio. But they soon grew to incorporate live events. 

As you may have guessed from the name, in the early days, these events involved a lot of Rock Music! 

Over time, they began to hire audio gear, both for recording and live events and have worked with cover bands, orchestras, jazz groups, choirs, opera, theatre and many more types of entertainers!

When the Rock Factory expanded, they also began taking on other kinds of events.  Now, from weddings, to public speaking engagements, from Christmas parties, to festivals, to charity events, and political speeches, the Rock Factory has done it all and provide you with the technical know how to make your event as easy as possible for you by taking care of all technical aspects or technical riders of the entertainment and more.

With nearly 20 years in the business, the Rock Factory are proud of their journey.   From a storage-room recording studio to a company with the capacity to tackle festival-sized set-ups, they have never lost their passion for sound.

Our Mission

We work hard to bring great sound, staging, and lighting, to events in Auckland and around New Zealand.  

We use solar power at many large daytime events, reducing our clients reliance on diesel generators. 

The rockfactory is keen to keep up to date with technology and make events and gigs as clean and green as possible.

Our Vision

To create inspiring sound experiences all over the country and the world. 

Utilise more solar power for lower emission events.

Continue to improve on our delivery of great audio hire experiences throughout Aotearoa. Life is too short for bad sound at events and gigs! At rockfactory we want both the artist and the audience to enjoy the joy of great audio and music and we want to share the music and the message with the community.