Those of you who know me well enough will know I’m a bit of a karaoke fiend. Stick me in a room with beer and some friends and a load of backing tracks and it will be very hard to get me to put down the microphone.
The trouble is: my musical tastes and karaoke don’t strongly intersect.
A karaoke playlist will always have a bit of Radiohead, REM, Kings of Leon… if I’m lucky I’ll find some other moderately popular artists like Mumford & Sons or the Manic Street Preachers. Sometimes there’s an absolute gem like Alabama 3 or Guillemots but this is really pushing it.
What we need is a karaoke bar for snobs. A place where Kylie and Girls Aloud are banned and the playlist oozes with quality songs that really test a singer’s vocal ability.
How amazing would it be to go to a karaoke bar and see more Jeff Buckley, or Antony and the Johnsons, or Kate Bush on the playlist? To be able to choose Super Furry Animals, The National or My Morning Jacket… and to be amongst a crowd of people who appreciate these songs?
What do you think? Who’s with me? Am I nuts??