As much as we love karaoke – and anyone who’s seen us rocking out ‘Thriller’ at Harry Ghatto’s will know that we do – we must admit that we’re getting a little bored of it. After all, you can only ironically bellow so many ’80s pop classics before you get bored of the whole thing.
So give three cheers for Snakehips, the London-based DJ duo who are bringing a fancy twist on the karaoke genre with their new night, Tonight I’m A Rock ’N’ Roll Star @ Rockaoke, to be held at Alpha on March 13. Rather than getting up on stage and warbling to a dodgy instrumental cover of ‘Brown Sugar’, you can now rock out to a full live band who’ll play everything from classic rock to indie and soul. And the Snakehips boys will be on the decks too in order to keep the party going.
Guest judge Didz Hammond, formerly of Dirty Pretty Things will be on hand to judge the best frontmen – in terms of rock ’n’ roll stage presence, if not actual ability – who’ll be rewarded with London fashion prizes.
And if you’re embarrassed that your voice sounds like a bag full of cats in a tumble dryer, there’ll even be a Guitar Hero championship up on the Alpha terrace – after all, it’s not just singers who deserve to rock out.
Rockeoke is at Alpha, March 13