pirates of the karaoke


A great night was had by all as we, Karaoke Kool Kats, celebrated our fourth anniversary hosting at the Ming Pavilion in Mooroolbark, Victoria, Australia. Thank you to all who supported us that evening.

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Pirate Party Invitation


now on fridays AND saturdays

Come sing at the Ming with Sandi and Dutchy, now on Fridays as well as Saturdays! The Ming Pavilion is a Chinese Restaurant in Brice Avenue, Mooroolbark, Victoria, an eastern suburb in Melbourne, Australia, featuring us as karaoke hosts. Come in a small or large group for a fun night.

Many occasions can be celebrated, from birthdays and engagements, to soccer club breakups or a girls’ night out.

We have had birthdays ranging in age from pre-teens to seventy and beyond. Sometimes people even book out the whole restaurant for their celebration.

Looking forward to seeing you soon. Call and make a booking, on 03 9727 0688.

And remember, karaoke is about the fun factor, not the X factor.

Happy Kool Kats

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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!

book now for australia day karaoke style

Happy New Year everyone. Hot off the press: Australia Day, 26th January, falls on Saturday this year, so get your Aussie gear on and let’s celebrate Australia Day karaoke style!

The challenge is to sing Aussie songs, either written or performed by Australian artists. Our songlist comprises many such songs.

So make a booking on (03) 9727 0688 and we look forward to seeing you there.

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie…

You couldn’t help adding the “oi,oi,oi”, could you?

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Come sing at the Ming with Sandi and Dutchy.

Lock in that date: Saturday 26th January 2013.

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singing in sequins

The grand unveiling of our Thai tailor-made jackets took place on December 1st at the Ming Pavilion as planned.

Dutchy in his new red jacket

Sandi in her new jacket

Since they were red in colour, the Christmas season was an appropriate time to debut them!

Taking this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas,

and thank you for your support in 2012.

stay tuned for the grand unveiling

We have just had a trip to Thailand and had two superdooper jackets tailor-made for us,

especially for the karaoke business.

Rather than wearing them immediately, we have decided to have a “grand unveiling” or “debut”

of these jackets

on the first weekend in December 2012.

Here’s a little teaser: a photograph of the gorgeous red material, bought at Spotlight and

taken to Thailand

to be transformed into our jackets.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

>^..^<  sing at the ming with sandi and dutchy  >^..^<

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

Karaoke Kool Kats

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.