Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hi Again!

Hi, I'm back to writing, because I finally remembered my password for this blog.
I'm sure some of you can attest to the annoyance of forgetting a password and having to prove a blog is really yours. I can't be the only one whose done that.
So, I'm back. Still doing karaoke and having a good time. I've been hosting private parties and wedding receptions, instead of working in the bar's full time. 
My favorite place to hang out and just sing is still El Toro's in North Tacoma.  They have good food, great servers, a wonderful bartender and a really nice bar manager.  You'd like them I bet.
Al is the Host, he's great at mixing the music with the vocals.  El Toro's knows the value of letting us sing full out, so Al can play the music the way it was meant to be played, with a professional sound system, Nice and loud!  :D
Al Russell is the Best Karaoke Host with the Most songs available in the Tacoma Area! 
I just had to say that.  That's where I sing when I'm not having a Meetup or hosting a party or  wedding reception.  It's a lot of fun, very relaxing and I enjoy the other entertainers in the crowd.  Some of them are very good singers.. really good!
I'll be posting a list of karaoke places in and around Tacoma, soon.   So, now that I'm back check back in a bit. 
In the meantime, Keep Singing!

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Karaoke Again!

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know its been awhile.
The Christmas Season is upon us. I've been busy with Christmas Parties and since the Valley Tavern was sold, I've been able to hang out a bit.

Lol, Julie will tell you, it makes me crabby. Love you Jules!

In any case, I did two weekends at The Hideaway, formerly known as Bourban Street and I must say a huge THANK YOU to my loyal supporters who came out to keep me company.

I have had a little break, and i'm ready for the next karaoke journey.
This adventure starts at The West End Pub. A very nice sports bar, yes, we're gonna have fun.
One condition though, No table dancing, darlings!
We can behave a little bit, it might be good for us. lol


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tacoma Karaoke Grows

I remember being told years ago, "Don't get used to this gig, karaoke is just a fad and it's on the way out".
I must say I'm not sorry they were wrong. I have seen the past time grow larger each year and I chuckle to myself whenever another bar opens up with karaoke.
Bars and restaurants along Pacific Ave. have filled up with signs promoting karaoke shows, mostly on friday's and saturday's, there are a couple that run karaoke 3 to 4 days a week. You know who you are and I heartily commend you.
There are singers who just can't get enough of singing and we need these venues to keep us satisfied and sometimes sane.
New businesses have grown up out of the karaoke "fad", we now have the karaoke newspaper, several karaoke shops selling cdg's and karaoke machines, KJ's and DJ's that play karaoke CD's and lots of karaoke websites for Tacoma and the surrounding area.
Yes, my friends it's here to stay and still growing.
Look for me Friday nights at the Valley pub, and on Saturday's at The Flying Boots Bar and Grill, yes still in Tacoma.
Until next post, keep singing and stay happy.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

January Tacoma Karaoke News

Now that the holidays are over, we've rolled into a great New Year.

We just finished an exciting weekend of karaoke and dancing at the Valley with a packed house both nights and a lot of new faces.

We had a relaxing "Tacoma karaoke" meetup at Gloria's last Wednesday Night including two "new" members and Jody, whom we haven't seen in a while. I sang the Electric Slide on the condition that the group dance.....they did. I love watching them dance, you know everyone has their own style - they looked great! Then the KJ put on the Cupid Shuffle, and we danced to that. It sounded funny at first, as it was a different version but, we quickly got into it, we don't care if we were doing it wrong....or not.....because we were All doing it!It was fun, I didn't want to leave, but, I've gotta get some sleep to make it to work on time in the morning.

I've got a couple more meetups scheduled for February - so check out the calendar on the Tacoma Karaoke Meetup Group site for those meetup nights.

You can always preview the group, it only cost $1.00 to join. It's easy.
Looking forward to meeting up with you in person!

The snow flurries today alarmed me a bit, but, it's stopped without leavingany traces of snow on the ground.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Tacoma Karaoke

Hopefully you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I know I did, lot's of food, time to enjoy it and relax with the family.
Now that we are coming into the Christmas season, holiday songs are coming out of the books again. It's okay to sing "Grandma got run over by a reindeer" and Silent Night.
You've only got the rest of the month to sing them, so get busy finding your songs.
We've been busy working and working. It's time to slow down a bit.
I spent November being grateful for all I have and those I love.
I'm going to spend December being grateful also and maybe January and February. My customers are wonderful, they make me happy.
That's what it's all about. Singing, dancing, being happy and having a good time.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

TigerRose Karaoke Entertainment

We've been busy this summer.
Along with the regular Friday and Saturday night karaoke gigs, we do Weddings, Receptions, Birthday parties and Private parties with and without themes.
In July we had 3 private parties, including a 4th of July blowout! Complete with fireworks and crazy patriots manning the pyrotechnics!
At one point, I thought they were gonna get me, but they missed and hit the porch instead. After some of the guests put the fire out, I started the music up again.
Yup, they missed and I'm still thanking God.

Everythings going well and I didn't think it could get any better.

Then August came and we've done 2 crazy parties, so far.

A bachelorette party with two beautiful male strippers, very good and very tasteful. To their credit they didn't chase any females around - They waited for the interested women to come to them. Then gave special attention to the women waving money. While Alana got a lap dance, the other women looked on with envy and awe. The moves that man had, oooh! I've never seen the likes of that before. Alana's face gave it all away! Grinning ear to ear, chair dancing with glee, both hands firmly holding his tight buns......Oh Yeah, ;) She enjoyed it.
Later she stated it was the best twenty dollars she'd ever spent.
As the party wound down into the wee hours of the morning some of the ladies had their pictures taken with the near naked dancers, very sexy pictures, I might add. Everyone left smiling, including yours truly-no I didn't get any pictures taken.

At the Hawaiian Luau - with the whole clan dancing, I was encouraged to try some hula. I did great - hiding behind "big mamma" the whole time. Ha Ha! It was fun, the food was awesome, the music was heavenly. Big Mamma's really got some pipes, the whole family was encouraged to sing and helped when they deemed it necessary. We had some beautiful harmonies coming out of those microphones. This brought listeners from everywhere, it was all good, the audience was invited to join the party and clap loudly.

Friday and Saturday night karaoke at The Valley Pub is going strong.
With Fridays we've been really busy, lots of people, including an abundance of singers.
Yes, they are still dancing on the tables - what can I say, the girls enjoy showing off and the guys love watching or joining in on the gyrations. That gets interesting sometimes.
We have two bartenders on Friday nights now, that's how hot its been in there.
Saturday nights are as fun as Fridays and we get more songs in the rotation. We are still working it, having a great time and making new friends.

Come on in and join us one of these weekends.
More later.....


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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Tacoma Karaoke, Singing Karaoke, Dancing Karaoke,.....

It's May already, where does the time go?
In March we continued karaoke at the Valley Pub, as usual, but,
there were a few really good dance songs that came to our attention.

Along with Bartender -Rico - who, as you already know, dances on the bar, and sings "Purple Rain", to the absolute delight of our female customers.
We have started table dancing.

The dance songs are amazing when they're playing and the pub turns into a club. Energy is amplified while everybody gets a mischievous smile on their faces! Definately me, I love it!
We've got the party bumpin' and the crowd is moving! Girls,... Guys,... those that aren't dancing are enjoying the show!

I'll warn the dancers and warm up the crowd with "Cyclone" by T-pain and Baby Dash, (the tables start getting cleared off for the next song) then roll into "Lollipop" by Lil Wayne, (this one gets the ladies going) and they start climbing on the table strutting their stuff!
The big one that we all love is "Low" by Flo Rida featuring T-pain, it's got a great beat and the "club" goes wild!
If everyone's into it big time, I'll pop on the "Cha Cha slide", otherwise known as the "Casper Slide" so they can groove to that.
We've been doing this for six weekend's now and they've been asking for it every weekend -so I guess we'll continue for as long as the tables last.
I've been adding new songs, Shakira's a good one, they like "Hip's don't lie" and try to out-dance each other.
Some of these moves can't even be shown on cable TV!
Last night we had "V" get so low she was "X-rated" -the guys couldn't stop talking & smiling about it and I've had several e-mails asking me to get her to do it again, but, on the table this time. (Gee, maybe "V's" life calling is dancing, she's got a lot of fans!)

We had a great Karaoke Meetup last weekend, with wonderful singers, great entertainers, and table dancers, they sang, we danced. We got to meet people who were previously only Characters on our computers and spend 4 hours getting to know and appreciate each other in person. What a great night! I know we've got pictures- (Don't know if they're updated yet though, so keep checking back, just in case they're not.)

We've had 5 Tacoma Karaoke Meetups since my last post! Wow! We've met at Lil Vic's, The Oak Tree, The Valley Pub, Gloria's & Charley's - and still looking for more places to meet and have fun. If your looking for a relaxed place to be accepted and party, you can come and join us- or create your own party, hire a DJ/KJ and get it going- either way we'll have a good time!

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