Working in an advertising agency was hard work … and hard play! On those Soho nights when we had had one too many after work, we would often end up in a karaoke bar called Lucky Voice. Based on Poland Street in the heart of Soho, LV is super cool with private rooms to enjoy your own glitzy karaoke party.
However, I am a loyal ONLY-in-the-shower singer and NEVER-in-public (even after one too many!) so I spent these evenings laughing at my friends’ renditions of a Dolly Parton classic, while secretly wishing I had the guts to get up and belt out my best ‘Love Cats’ (see I even worked out which song I’d sing).
But now there is Lucky Voice Home — sign up on their website to get 50 free song credits and your computer turns into a glamorous karaoke machine. Buy the Lucky Voice Party Box and you get a (brilliant pink) mic and a mixer for the ultimate experience. So, so, so much fun! I just sang Vogue, whilst writing this post (well I needed a pic).
And now they have supplied their technology to the charity Sing Up. The aim of Sing Up is to help children find their voice through singing; they do this by promoting singing in schools to help with learning and build stronger communities. If you sign up to their website your kids can listen to over 300 children’s favourites and you can see what learning these songs promote or you can Sing and Share some of those songs via Lucky Voice. We just sang ‘Alice the Camel’ (which helps teach basic numeracy).
To find songs on the Lucky Voice website that your kids might like type ‘Sing Up’ into the ’search songs’ box.