you’re invited to our pirate party with pirates of the karaoke!

To help celebrate the fourth anniversary of Karaoke Kool Kats, we shall be having a dress-up night at the Ming on Saturday, 9th August 2014.


Pirate Party Invitation

Come along and join in the fun, and remember to like us on our facebook page called Sing at the Ming.

laughable lyrics

Remember singing a song with lyrics that made people laugh? Sometimes when we don’t know the words to a song our subconscious kicks in and makes them up for us. They seem to fit, and you sing it that way so often you are mistaken that they are the actual words of the song. That is, until someone hears you and falls about the floor laughing.

I remember some lyrics I thought said so very customary, turned out to be so ferry across the Mersey, much to my embarrassment.

When you are asked the name of the swaggie in Waltzing Matilda, you are being misled by people saying it’s in the song: Andy sang Andy watched and waited ’til his billy boiled, you’ll come a waltzing Matilda with me.

One of our daughters, when very young, thought Bob Dylan was knocking on Kevin’s door, rather than Heaven’s door.

Once you become a karaoke addict, lyrics displayed on the screen make you realise how little you really knew a song. But even so, some of those lyrics are wrong themselves, especially ones done in a foreign country, particularly where English is not their first language.

Meanwhile, after broaching this subject at a dinner party last night, another contribution was made, instead of Let the Midnight Special, a seven-year-old used to sing Let me in, I’m special.

Funnily enough, on the way home in the car we were singing along to the radio, when we both sang a different word as part of the song. I sang You’ve offended my, love don’t live here any more, while Dutchy was convinced it was You’ve abandoned me… I hate it when he’s right!! We had a good laugh about it in any case.

How about adding some of your own laughable lyrics to the list? Or, next time you come to the Ming on a Saturday night, be sure to tell me some of your favourites.

And lastly, remember, karaoke is about the fun factor, not the X factor. Happy singing!

there will be karaoke grand final night 2012

Just to let you know there will definitely be karaoke at the Ming 29th September 2012.

Why not make a booking and join us for a night of fun? You don’t even have to sing. A lot of people come just to be entertained, as there is always quite an array of singers with varying levels of talent.

Remember, karaoke is about the fun factor, not the X factor!

So come and sing at the Ming with Sandi and Dutchy.

what do you sing when it’s a full moon?

A number of singers last night chose MOON songs to commemorate the fact that it was a full moon.

These included:

Can’t Fight the Moonlight – LeAnn Rimes

Moonshadow – Cat Stevens

Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra/Michael Bublé.

I was suitably impressed with Dutchy, my co-host, who took the theme one step further and sang:

Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon.

Other songs we found on our list included:

Blue Moon of Kentucky – Elvis

Moonlighting – Al Jarreau

and of course Blue Moon.

Then, adding to the atmosphere:

Space Oddity – David Bowie

Rocket Man – Elton John

This could be a good idea for a theme night. Stay tuned!

new song books!

At last we have printed and compiled the new karaoke song books. We have a comprehensive list of 8,000 songs from which to choose. They range from modern to classic, country to rap, rock to swing, with artists as diverse as Michael Bublé, Conway Twitty, Lady GaGa, Adele and a list would not be complete without Frank Sinatra.

It is Karaoke Kool Kats’ second anniversary this week, so there will be cake to help celebrate on Saturday night, 11th August 2012.

We would love to see you. A group booking adds to the fun.

Remember, karaoke is about the fun factor, not the X factor!

Christmas in July 2012

sing at the ming with sandi and dutchy

Ming Pavilion, Mooroolbark, Victoria, Australia

Hope you enjoyed these photos. Stay tuned for another theme night towards the end of the year.

Cheers, and happy singing.

Remember our motto:

Karaoke is about the fun factor, not the X factor.

We would love to see you one Friday or Saturday night.

So book a table on 9727 0688, come along and sing at the Ming with Sandi and Dutchy!