4 reasons why karaoke is awesome
My name is Phil Sciscione, a performing lead vocalist for Band leader with the Sound Investment band but ALSO —- and I do Karaoke on the side. And I’m a karaokeaholic. I know that sounds terribly tragic, and is soooo eighties, but it is one of my most favorite things to do is to see and hear people sing. Ha!
Lucky for me, there are a bunch of Adelaide folk who love it just as much as I do. A couple times a week I do a Karaoke Hosting at some local bars. It is most certain and never a doubt that each and every night, we have the best fun rocking our socks off. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE singing with my live band…but this is a different kind of fun where people really get their ya ya’s off by watching or getting up to sing. Usually there are 60 to 80 songs sung in one night.
1. You get to be a rock star
For 3 minutes (approximately) you ARE Jason Mraz, Frank Sinatra, or Tom Jones or Pink or Adel or Alanis Morissette …or anyone else whose songs you love. For a few minutes you get to sing those songs you love to sing in the car, or the shower, or while you are doing chores or even cleaning. AND you get to sing them to people. A real live audience. For 3 minutes (approximately) you are a “rock god” or goddess …or both, if you are singing something from Rocky Horror Picture Show.
2. You get to hang out with great people
One of the best things about karaoke is that you get to hang out with awesome people who also appreciate its higher art form and overall contribution to society. When out with the Karaoke bunch, sometimes we meet for dinner and a few drinks beforehand karaoke starts, and inevitably end up solving the problems of the world. The fall of dictatorships in the Middle East? That was our doing.
3. You get to demonstrate commitment
We’ve all been there. Well, those who karaoke regularly have. You’ve picked a song. You love it. You know it by heart, and you’re pitch perfect. You know you can nail it. You are oozing confidence. Until about 2 bars in, at which time you realize that the song you’ve been practicing and the song that is now playing are in completely different keys. Oh, the horror. But you’re there. You’ve committed. You know you have to see it through, even though you wish the ground would open up and you would be swallowed so the torture that you have inflicted on yourself could end…!
4. You get to be really, really happy
I have seldom ever hosted a karaoke bar or party and see depressed people or aggressive people. Karaoke makes people happy. How can it not? You can either watch people and be entertained, or get up there and do some entertaining of your own. If you are a virgin karaoke-er, you step outside your comfort zone and challenge yourself. At a primal level, you know you have done something amazing! If you are a veteran, you receive applause, accolades and validation. What’s not to love about that? Honestly, if I were a counselor and I had depressed clients, I would schedule regular visits to karaoke bars as part of their recovery. Really. I absolutely would.
Join us! Friday nights at the Limerick Diner/Pub in Limerick and Sunday nights at the Whitpain Tavern in East Norriton 8pm to whatever.
So if you love music and singing or desperate to karaoke, or even not so desperate and want to see what all the fuss is about, or you don’t have anyone to go with, get in touch with me at one of my karaoke events to meet a great bunch of people.
“Philly Phil got many of us up out of our seats and bar stools, singing and dancing”.
“When you come here you know you’re gonna have good food and a good time,”
Contact Phil Sciscione to schedule a “Karaoke” party or along with your band or DJ or your event!!!!