Crash Course Karaoke excels at
live-band karaoke and delivers a high-octane, live-music experience where you, the audience member, can sing with
a live rock band. Live-band karaoke elevates the fun of machine karaoke beyond
the gimmick and transforms the singing experience into a performance
experience. Eliminate the animated ball bouncing across words on a display
monitor to canned music, and replace it with you as the lead singer to a
rock-solid band, performing to a captivated crowd. As the band channels you
through every verse and chorus, your adrenaline spikes and you experience the
ultimate interactive entertainment: live-band karaoke.
Crash Course Karaoke has a song list including hits spanning musical genres: rock ’n’ roll and
classic rock, from the Beatles and the Rolling Stones to Journey and Led
Zeppelin; R&B, Soul and Motown, from Bill Withers to Stevie Wonder to the
Supremes; jazz standards, from Frank Sinatra to Etta James; disco, from the Bee
Gees to Donna Summer; 80s music, from Madonna to the Human League; and modern
pop rock from Adele and Katy Perry to Pink and Linkin Park.
There is something for everyone and all ages—and the interactive experience enhances any special event!
HISTORY: From New York City!
Formed in dynamic New York City, Crash
Course Karaoke’s inspired mission has continuously delivered high-impact,
interactive entertainment since its June 17, 2003 debut. CCK has played over 400 shows, and
has, in the course of its schedule—including a five-year weekly
residency at Bleecker Street’s famed Kenny’s Castaways—amassed a loyal fan base
along with an impressive song menu of over 550 top hits. Crash Course Karaoke
has rocked out with thousands of passionate singers, including the Big Apple’s
brightest talents, who are primed to live out their inner rock stars.
CCK has charmed international
celebrities. On September 18, 2011, tennis star Serena Williams sang several
songs with the band at Rock & Rose following her run at the U.S. Open. She
rocked the microphone in duet with host Brandon Bain on “Empire State of Mind”
by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys: see her in action as the exuberant "Sally" in a YouTube clip posted on our video page.
On December 12, 2010, James McCartney, son of Sir Paul, paid a surprise visit
to Kenny’s Castaways and entertained with an impromptu solo set, in addition to
singing two songs in full live-band karaoke mode: “Creep” by Radiohead and
“Knocking on Heaven’s Door” by Bob Dylan. Royalty has also enjoyed live-band
karaoke; however, the group is bound by secrecy and cannot tell more.