5 Killer Karaoke Joints to be Banned from by Midnight
Written by: Violet Myers
Sure, you can’t hold a tune for love nor money and yes your singing is more Jim Carey than Mariah. But we know that once you’ve gotten onto that beer soaked stage, cast off your mohair kaftan and committed fully to that rendition of ‘Say My Name’ you will never be a poor Michelle again, but a triumphant Beyoncé.
Tell the bartender to keep them coming, because this is happening. It’s karaoke time!
1. Lucky Voice
Islington, N1 1RG
With the white leather booths and soft lighting, you would be forgiven for thinking this was a high-class venue… until the blow-up guitars and Cyndi Lauper wigs come out. That’s more like it! Lucky Voice offers 21st-century karaoke, with touch screen technology, monthly updated tracks, and booze, copious amounts of it.
The Perfect Song: ‘I’m so Fancy’ by whoever writes Iggy Azalea’s songs.
2. Rowans Karaoke Voice Box
Rowan’s Bowling Alley, N4 2DF
Putting the “oh, god, no!” into retr-oh nights out, Rowans not only offers some seriously boozy bowling and arcade shenanigans, but also a couple of cheeky karaoke booths that are yours to hire for retro prices. Then you can prove that you really are the full package by pulling shapes on the dance floor until late.
The Perfect Song: ‘Girl all the Bad Guys Want’ by Bowling for Soup
3. Karaoke Rumble
Star of Kings, N1 0AX
Part karaoke, part comedy show: comeoke if you will. Penned that one ourselves. A chaotically fun, lively night of fancy dress, good humour and belting out your favourites like god intended. Each night has a specific theme, most recently being Eurotrash.
The Perfect Song: ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ by Conchita Wurst
The Garage, N5 1RD
This riotous night is all about audience participation, as the live band plays the crowd put their football chanting practise to good use and belt out a classic all in unison. It’s been incredibly popular, filling tents at Glastonbury and T in the Park, and Massaoke were even lucky enough to host Channel 4’s Jon Snow who did a rendition of ‘Parklife’ by Blur, not a dry eye in the house.
The Perfect Song: ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ by Bonnie Tyler
5. The Old Queen’s Head
Islington, N1 8LN
The harmonies coming out of you lot need an elegant venue in which to be appreciated, treat you and the other members of your all male All Saints tribute act to the sumptuous karaoke booths of The Old Queen’s Head. Featuring a slick setting, a private host and the marvel that is the ‘Booze Button’ – have you ever heard two more perfect words?
The Perfect Song: ‘Drunk in Love’ by Beyonce
Photos: Lucky Voice, Karaoke Rumble and Mark Box.
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