There’s no denying that karaoke isn’t for everyone. I know for some, including one of my very good friends (I forgive you!), it’s their idea of hell. Well confession time, I kinda love it! But you may have known that anyway after my rave review of Lucky Voices room at the Three Monkey’s in Balham.
Well this post is for those of you who share my love of belting out tunes at the top of your voice and pretending you’re a pop star (you do do that too don’t you?!). Whether it’s a private room you’re after, to conserve your modesty, or, for the extroverts out there, accompaniment from a full live band, South London has got your karaoke needs sorted. So get practising and start persuading your friends to join you at one of these recommended karaoke events.
1.Reggaeoke – Why go – You like reggae, you LOVE karaoke, what further persuasion could we possibly provide to get you down to this monthly celebration of sweet sweet reggae music? Well OK, it’s only 6 quid, it’s at great Brixton venue Upstairs at the Ritzy, and being on a Sunday it’s a great way to keep the back to work dreads at bay. Sold?
2.Bunga Bunga – Italian Bar & Pizzeria come karaoke venue. Bunga Bunga is a perfect spot for karaoke as the venue embodies everything which karaoke is about – fun, cheesiness and, well let’s be honest, getting drunk. Go for their weekend brunch extravaganza and fill up on the free flowing Prosecco before taking to the stage.
3.Lucky Voice @ The Three Monkey’s – Perfect for birthdays when you can get all your mates together in one room and collectively screech out the lyrics to ‘back streets back’, without any audience to offend. There’s a dressing up box for added fun and with drinks delivered to your room you won’t want to leave.
4.The Two Brewers – Clapham’s gay bar does weekly karaoke on a Tuesday (open to all), which they take rather seriously! No going up in groups here, it’s solos or duets only. Stock up on Glitter Bombs at the bar first if you’re after some dutch courage!
5.Rockaoke @ Tooting Tram – Now you’ve had the chance to get plenty of practise in it’s time to head to the karaoke night of all karaoke nights. Ever dreamed of being the lead singer in a band? Well this is the night for you. You can sign up to sing ahead of the monthly night at the Tooting Tram and be backed on the night by a full live band. Careful though, it’s not as easy as they make it look!