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Post by Norm » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:43 am

I hope no-one is offended by this thread, but about 6 months ago I discovered I could sing, at least passably.
For my entire life, until March/April this year, I have never sung in public, apart from occasional visits to church for weddings or funerals, but now I have found a great release by taking part in Karaoke sessions. I honestly never knew I could sing as well as people have told me I can. I’ve had a couple of health problems (now sorted) over the last 2 years but I now feel on top of my game, so I’m searching for songs to sing at my local club. I’ve mastered “Radio Ga Ga” (Queen), “Sound of Silence” (Disturbed) and “The House of the Rising Sun” (Animals).

That’s a brief synopsis of my situation, but I was wondering how many other members have had similar experiences?

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Post by hector » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:00 am

Sorry mate, never been pissed enough to do this......

and I have been very very pissed at times :)

But fair play to you.... Enjoy yourself :mrgreen:
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Post by Norm » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:08 am

Thank you Hector - you've always been a positive Old Fruit.

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Post by paddy parrott » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:11 am

Good on you Norm,. Never tried it myself mate but would love it if I could.
Try "whole wide wirkd" Werckless Eric mate..think it would go down a storm mate.
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Post by Irish Ian » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:41 am

Well done Norm.

My Karaoke career crashed and burned when I tried to sing Roy Orbinson’s O Pretty Woman to a girl I met when I was on holiday in Corfu.

All my hard work wooing her ended after two minutes of my inane warbling.,, A true tumbleweed moment

Can’t remember her name but she worked in a clothes shop in Stoke.

I think she got off with one of the barmen is instead.

Humiliating.

Never again.
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Post by gessa » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:56 am

Good on ya Norm.

Never done it myself as I have a really awful singing voice.

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Post by 1964white » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:02 am

I can't sing, it's enough to make the dogs howl :dog: I hum a lot when I have my headphones on to Mrs 64's annoyance :lol:

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Post by gessa » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:01 am

With regard to other songs, how about getting ready for May with "We are the champions"

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Post by rab_rant » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:02 am

There is a challenge set everywhere on the Ukulele Underground. It has been going on for over 7 years and most weeks I try to get a song together. This week it is Myths and Legends and I have done " Yestreen the Queen had four Marys" and no they weren' bloody Marys.

Singing is an exercise for the brain and the fingers. Learning the words melody and the chords. When singing it is important to find songs in you vocal range. If I can't hit the high notes then I will transpose the song into a different key so it is easier to sing.

Therefore I go for songs by Leonard Cohen or Tom Waits who have deep sonorous voices and I avoid like the plague Freddie Mercury who wore lycra as an aid to hitting the high notes.

I think Plato said it best "Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the Universe. Flight to the imagination and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. "

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Post by SaraM » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:22 am

hector wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:00 am
Sorry mate, never been pissed enough to do this......

and I have been very very pissed at times :)
This.

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Post by 1964white » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:10 pm

rab_rant wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:02 am
Therefore I go for songs by Leonard Cohen or Tom Waits who have deep sonorous voices
Two legendary singer/songwriters Rab :tup:

Challenging for most I suspect

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Post by Chilli D » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:00 pm

In 1996 me and my brother and a mate were on holiday in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife and we went into a club that was doing Karaoke with a compere introducing the singer's and everything.
We met some girls from Wolverhampton and as we got more and more pissed my mate decided we should try and do a song so he went and put me and him down for UB40's Red Red Wine. Despite my fear of singing in front of people, I love UB40 so I thought I'd give it a go.
Now anyone who knows me will tell I can't sing a note and we belted it out horrendously and for some unknown reason when it got near the end of the song I decided to incorporate the rapping bit "Red Red Wine you make me feel so fine you keep me rocking all of the time" etc You could have heard a pin drop when we finished it was that bad.
I still cringe when I think about it over 20 years later. Needless to say that is the first and last time I have done Karaoke. Even pissed I was embarrassed how bad I was.

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Post by faaip » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:13 pm

I've had the misfortune to be present at a couple of Karaoke evenings, not my cup of tea and I can sing a bit. But if you like it and enjoy it Norm then fair play to you. Do what you love..
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Post by Gandalf » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:07 pm

I have only done it once - at a works do, where everybody had to get up and have a go. I spent ages looking at the list of songs before deciding that Don McLean's American Pie was the only one which was within my vocal range. I could sing when I was young, but struggled when my voice broke. Anyway, lubricated by a few drinks, I surprised myself and sang it quite well. It also helped that the rest of the room joined in at various places. I won the gold prize - a magnum of champagne. Never been tempted to do it since, though.
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Post by Gandalf » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:10 pm

Just remembered that the Finance Director did Bohemian Rhapsody and absolutely murdered it. One of the funniest things I have ever seen.
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Post by Azkalwhite » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:14 am

1964white wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:02 am
I can't sing, it's enough to make the dogs howl :dog: I hum a lot when I have my headphones on to Mrs 64's annoyance :lol:
Regular bathing should put paid to that matey ;-) :lol:

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Post by Norm » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:27 am

Azkalwhite wrote:

1964white wrote:
I can't sing, it's enough to make the dogs howl :dog: I hum a lot when I have my headphones on to Mrs 64's annoyance :lol:

Regular bathing should put paid to that matey ;-) :lol:
I nearly wet myself at that and I'm laughing with you Leon because I'm sure you'll be laughing too!

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Post by Norm » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:34 am

In all seriousness, thank you all for your encouraging and humorous posts - I'm chuffed with my MOT 'family'.
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Post by Norm » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:50 am

gessa wrote:

With regard to other songs, how about getting ready for May with "We are the champions"
Another 'Queen' epic - thanks, I'll try that in the hope it may come true for us.

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Post by 1964white » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:54 am

Azkalwhite wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:14 am
Regular bathing should put paid to that matey ;-) :lol:
:rol: :rol: :rol:

Shower imminent

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