It made an amazing debut in the city last week and a massive outdoor karaoke content will return to Newcastle. Crowds were told to expect 'karaoke classics with lyrics on a giant screen and sing-offs live on stage for the best and worst singers and a battle of the sexes' and that's exactly what happened when, thankfully, the rain stopped in time for the event to make its debut at Stack on Saturday night with some epic scenes as everyone embraced their inner rockstar! Always busy on a Saturday anyway, the Pilgrim Street shipping container attraction was jam-packed for the free event which got going in style with a mass rendition of Journey's Don't Stop Believing. Voices were raised and arms held aloft for the two hour long spectacle which, as you can see from the video below from Kroud Karaoke's Facebook page , also featured a huge singalong of Robbie Williams' Angels, complete with a backdrop of iPhone torches! And the good news, for anyone that didn't make it along, is that Kroud … [Read more...] about Huge FREE outdoor karaoke night is coming back to Newcastle
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Laufey Soffía is the singer for darkwave, synth-punk band Kælan Mikla, who will be embarking on a US tour at the end of August. We caught up with Laufey to find out what her perfect day in Reykjavík would look like. First thing When I’m feeling enthusiastic enough to go out early, I always go visit my friends. They live on Ránargata with a manic parrot and a depressed cat. On the way, I stop at Pétursbúð and pick up items for vegan brunch and say hello to my friend Steinnun (dj. flugvél og geimskip) who sometimes works there. At my friends’ place we drink a thousand cups of coffee and make some art together—we’re always plotting spooky things. They let the parrot fly around the apartment so he’s always coming and sitting on your head. Mid-morning After brunch I go to the pool—either Vesturbæjarlaug or Sundhöllin—for a swim or a soak in the hot tub at. I find it very meditative to swim, but … [Read more...] about Perfect Day: Laufey Soffía
Back in his younger days, Daisuke Inoue (who's now 78), was a musician who couldn't read music. So, he came up with a truly inventive solution – which is to say Daisuke Inoue invented the karaoke machine. "A regular jukebox is for listening; this would be a jukebox for singing," he said. He introduced his creation at bars across Japan in the early '70s. Today, it's estimated that one-third of the people in Japan sing karaoke. "Usually in our lives we watch the stars through the media," Inoue said. "All of us want to be stars ourselves. With a mic in your hand, YOU can be a star!" Of course, karaoke (which translates as "empty orchestra") is now a global phenomenon. And if you happen to live in Seattle, Washington, one of the biggest stars of karaoke is Joshua Baron, better known as the "Karaoke Baron." "People used to always say, 'You're the king of karaoke. And I'm like, 'I'm not the king of karaoke; I'm not even the prince of karaoke'!" he said. "My last name is Baron. So I'm … [Read more...] about Singing the praises of karaoke
Bosses behind a popular micro-pub have apologised after complaints of 'loud music' and 'intimidation' suffered by nearby residents. Hartlepool Borough Council's licensing sub-committee reviewed the licence for The 9 Anchors , located on The Front in Seaton Carew, after complaints of amplified music being played and pub goers causing issues outside flats nearby. The committee ruled the pub is not allowed to host live music, while it is also not allowed to play recorded music until satisfactory soundproofing has been installed. The complaint was raised by Michael Thompson, who kept a record of being disturbed by music from the pub 'booming' in his flat nearby and feeling 'intimidated' by crowds from the pub that gathered near his door. The Nine Anchors in Seaton Carew View gallery Paul Maull, operations manager behind the pub, said live bands would no longer perform and pledged to support Mr Thompson. Mr Thompson said he had also faced abuse on social media over the concerns … [Read more...] about Popular micro-pub rapped over ‘loud music’ and ‘intimidation’
If you're looking for ways to help out in the community, but just don't have the time, here's a concept for you. Micro volunteering is the new way you can give back and it only takes about five minutes. Today is International Micro Volunteering Day, and the perfect excuse to start giving back. Cheryll Martin from Volunteering Auckland spoke to The AM Show. Watch the video. … [Read more...] about What is micro volunteering and how can we do it?