Originally, loved by Japanese folk who'd indulge their inner rock god by grabbing a mic and singing along to the words on screen to anyone who'll listen. Now a favourite of anyone with a penchant for singing along to their favourite tunes and fans of the X Factor and the Voice world over.
It's a great option for a night out with friends, especially when you've had some dutch courage to help get up on stage and belt out your favourite Whitney song.
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Where can you go to indulge your musical passions for karaoke? Do you have a favourite venue yourself?
A great place for karaoke is the Hit Studio karaoke box in Northbridge. The beauty of this venue is that you can hire karaoke rooms for you and your friends which means you're only singing for your nearest and dearest who'll love you even if you butcher their favorite tune. You can order drinks and nibbles direct to your room, so perfect if you're making a night of it. Their sister venue is Crown Karaoke based in Chinatown. Either would make a great activity for a hens night.
Every Wednsday night at the Whale & Ale Tavern in Key Largo Dr, Clarkson is a popular karaoke session. Wednesday is also their seafood special night, so you can enjoy a meal then after, join the host Tereza with thousands of songs to choose from. The party is from 8pm to late.