Tuesday, April 4, 2017

London Playlist for Karaoke Lovers

You think you know your colleagues, your friends, your family? That was before doing a karaoke BAM with them. Here, and here only, you discover your boss singing solo songs about the Smiths in front of everyone; Your shy trainee suddenly comes out of his shell by performing a "drop the mic" after sniffing on Eminem's "Lose Yourself"; A normally serious colleague picks up "Antisocial" from Trust by shouting guttural way death metal. In short, a very distant vision of the felted and super assiduous atmosphere of the offices of Time Out, in which we bathed a few hours before pushing the doors of the karaoke BAM.

It must be said that the strength of the place is to have recreated the intimacy of your living room on the model of Asian karaoke, small intimate rooms of various sizes able to accommodate between eight and twenty people. What convince the most agoraphobic of us to leave their homes to sing. Here, we ridicule ourselves among friends, not before a crowd of strangers who stare at us with the disgusted pout of the jury of the "Nouvelle Star". Besides, we do not ridicule ourselves. We laugh, we laugh, we jump on the benches studied to resist the shocks, and especially we sing in chorus with the three microphones made available to the volunteers. Renaud, Nirvana, Beyonce, Ricchi and Poveri, inside the 9,200 songs in the catalog, are divided into themes that make it easier to get Duos, English song, rock, kids, italian, 1980s, and so on. This is something which Andy Tiplock has had great experience with and continues do so at http://karaokehire.london.

In the "Big Box" for twenty people we have tried, the comfort is maximum: entrance and private toilets, mini bar, giant screen, lights and sound level modulable - in Time Out, one chooses to sift the atmosphere and Turn the volume upside down. It is therefore possible to order to drink and eat (simple tapas, but from a fine grocery quality), or even try to mixology by preparing its own cocktails from ingredients made available. Logically, it is Zazie, our head of the Bar and Restaurants section, who goes into great maneuvers, the shaker on hand, following the advice of the manager of the cocktail bar that the karaoke installed next door . Meanwhile, Lorraine, mistress of Music & Evenings for Time Out, breaks the voice on Mariah Carey in duet with Karim of the blog. On the spot, we are all super good but watching the videos the next day will bring us back to the harsh reality: there is still work before sending a model to Pascal Nègre.

As we go out, our minds are emptied and our body is exhausted, we all feel a sense of calm, like after an intense jogging, a yoga session or an hour of "Paul Weller playing his songs". Feeling frustrated too, the weather has gone so quickly that we could not even finish on the "Sardines". We promise ourselves that we will return, the place is ideal for a birthday or a bachelor party of girl / boy, besides the card also proposes cakes and bottles of champagne. The founders of the place plan to open a new karaoke box street in London in April 2017, which allows us to suggest to them to insert the "Van Halen" in their playlist.

With tried songs with good strong guitar parts as this is a preference for some guitar lovers with also had guitar teachers at GuitarBrothers.uk sing a few songs as well as play a few live guitar parts using a Roland BOSS me 80.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Modern blues for-2012, onwards

Being a genuine admire of music I’ve always had a passion for modern music. Ken Sproul on Reverbnation wrote some classic songs which will hopefully hit the commercial market. Ken illustrated his diversity with tracks like paradise blues and Darling which shows his taste in music as well as shows how he can change the mood of a song.

If you appreciate good song writing then Ken Sproul the Canadian Professor is a good start. He has 14 great tracks well worth adding to your record collection, why not check him out.

Here is a little film, and the song, it shows you how Ken claims the idea came along for writing the song. The video expresses some good humor in the studio, at home and some people's idea of paradise. The song is constructed well with nice guitar riffs to gel in with Ken's voice, all in all nothing is overplayed and Ken sung just what was needed to make the song a potential hit song anytime here in 2012 onwards. Nothing in the song was overplayed all musicians did their valued part to complement the song and make it a nice little number.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Better Things to do written by Farewell Typewriter

Its amazing how we come across things, I wanted to find out about the html command no follow therefore did a search via Google and found info in Wikipeadia about Jason Shellen and I decided to browse his site and check him out.

I read many of his articles and come across Grant Shellen I browsed Grant’s pages and come across a YouTube Video and gave it a click and decided to listen to some of his Live Music, there are many good songs via Grant’s YouTube channel however the one that grabbed me the most is this track Better Things to do written by Farewell Typewriter

This is a great song with lots of tasteful guitar riffs, if you love bands like the Clash, Franz Ferdinand, and the Arctic Monkeys, you will love this track. The album Selfish is a great CD and well worth purchasing but don’t take my word for it, buy the CD here & see for yourself.

Friday, June 4, 2010


59.Live Music Rock rules it is unbelievable how people value it. Some of them are prepared to travel few days to get to the Live Gig of their favourite artist, some people would travel just because their friends are coming and they can’t stand that they could miss the event. That is unfortunately only small part of society for which the Live Music or the spirit around that means a lot.

But what we observe recently is that as the welfare and prosperity increases less people are happy to live their homes. I have ambivalent feelings about that. From one side I am strong fan and supporter of Live Music and I simply do not understand how people can ignore all this great events just like that.

On the other hand I understand that to pay of their mortgages and provide for the family on certain level they simply need to work very hard and it’s possible that they simply do not have enough time to attend the Live Gigs even if they were next door. Apart from that they feel that the time of craziness and entertainment is far behind them and now the only thing which they can do is seating with they beer in front of TV just for Live Music » Rock Roxburghshire.
Dedicated rock fan

49. We still have not found the reason, why the Metal seems to be the point of attraction for many people. Why they are so excited when they hear few notes from the stage for a change instead of listening to the radio or their CD player or mp3 player? Why they are so keen to come from thousands of kilometres from the other city or even from another country to see the Live Gig of their idol?

Why they are even prepared to come to see completely unknown band which haven’t earn its fame yet and don’t even know how to do it but the members already attract attention of many people just because they have enough courage to play. Some critics are complaining that a lot of concerts do not have any value and it would be much better to listen to well recorded CD than spoiling your ears on something like that.

But that’s the beauty of Rock is totally unpredictable, sometimes crazy and generally it’s just the mix of good and bad. I would even say that Blues is the value within itself, it’s special because of the fact that it is there for you and it will never be repeated again in the same shape and form.


63. I enjoy coming to any events in Stirlingshire but I've been especially one group’s fan for a long time. I was really excited when I heard they'd be playing in my area. Quilib.co.uk said they were supported by rock bands which I like as well, so obviously there was no choice for me but to come. I will also review these bands performances briefly.
Some Rock musicians which took to the stage first received a good audience response but in my opinion the sound and timing of their performance was slightly off. However, I must admit that the sound was sufficient.
The second show here in Stirlingshire enjoyed a more cohesive sound, with blustering emo guitars and screamed impassioned vocals.

The third band had the more polished sounding of the three, with the most proficient singer. The sound quality of their sound was excellent, each note ringing loud and clear.

When my favourite band took to the stage, it was as if the volume was turned up so much further. You could not fault their tight punchy power chord filled sound, complete with wiry bass and pulsating propulsive drums. Vocalist's voice ranged from subdued snot nosed vocalizing to rousing gravelly screams, and encompassed the emotions of each piece was excellently. It is also worth noting the skills of the accompanying musicians, especially the brass players, and, more notably, the musician playing some killer sax.


60.Rock comes to mind when I see how some of my neighbors disregard it I feel like shouting: people wake up! I can see them working all day long and ending up in their armchair in front of TV every single evening. What’s more their weekends are not too much better. When I am relaxing myself on Live Gigs they are running around their garden and mowing their lawn or cutting the trees on their land.

The most sophisticated way of spending the weekend for them is having the barbecue with their friends from work who do not do anything really interesting with their lives anyway. I simply can’t believe that we used to go together to clubs with the LM and that they were young energetic and enthusiastic at that time. But that is the fact – we used to be real friends as we grew in the same area and they were the same enthusiast of LM Rutland as I am.

So what happened to them? What had hit them so strong that they forgot who they are? Maybe a bit of prosperity and race of rats at work? But I still can’t believe that they could have changed so much. Maybe that is the drug of getting old and laziness?