No-one really wants to hear you belting out The Human league’s Don’t You Want Me at 100 decibels. So it’s probably for the best that the karaoke Lucky Voice takes place in private rooms.
If you book one you can choose from 15,000 tracks and sing your lungs out, safe in the knowledge that those on the outside can’t hear you. The rest of us out in the normal bar area are happy listening to the brilliant selection of funky classics (taking in Prince, Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five and more stone-cold legends) being played by the excellent DJ, Lucy Pink.
We’re also enjoying some choice dancing from exuberant punters (who are reminded more than once to calm down by the on-the-ball security staff).
The venue itself is quite a cavernous space, decked out minimalist-style, kind of like a New York loft apartment. It’s not very cosy as a result and needs a lot of people inside before it feels full, and we can’t imagine sticking around for long if we weren’t going to move into one of the karaoke rooms later.
One striking part of the dècor is the lighting. Dozens of bulbs hanging from the ceiling undulate, pulse and change colour. It’s strangely hypnotic and gives the bar a ’70s disco feel.
The drinks selection is nothing out of the ordinary, but the bar is well-stocked with hops and grape varieties, sparkling and mixed drinks.
This is a party place, perfect for large groups, work nights out and celebrations. If you’re in the mood to let your hair down with a bunch of pals, Lucky Voice is as good a place as any to unleash your inner Tina Turner.
The bottom line Great for groups who wanna have fun.