Karaoke began some 20 years ago in Japan as a typical form of entertainment for Japanese business people. They would drop into a bar after work, have a drink with friends, and enjoy singing popular songs to pre-recorded accompaniment. The origin of the word KARAOKE is a Japanese compound word, "kara" from "karappo" meaning empty, and "oke" from "okesutura" or orchestra. Karaoke is rising in popularity in the United States as one of the most popular forms of entertainment available. Especially now in the South, Karaoke continues to increase in popularity and has surpassed the fad stage becoming a widely recognized, enjoyable pasttime.
When you hold that microphone in your hand, you can't help but to feel like a star! You ARE a star! It's fun and exciting, and nothing warms the heart and improves your disposition like belting out one of your old favorites in front of a glowing audience. You don't even have to know the words! Karaoke music is recorded onto CD's and the musical accompaniment sounds just like the recorded music you hear on the radio, except for the omitted lead vocals. Most selections even include background vocals. The words are displayed on a television screen facing the singer, and the words change color when they are to be sung. Remember "follow the bouncing ball" when you were a kid? Well, it's just that easy!
Karaoke is an exciting addition to any event. We at DJ 106 have enjoyed bringing Karaoke to family reunions, birthday parties, company picnics, school dances, house parties, church camps, Halloween, New Years & Christmas parties, and even to a wedding reception. DJ 106 offers many selections, and we continue to add new music all the time. If you are planning an upcoming event, why don't you consider adding Karaoke? If you own a restaurant or lounge, feel free to contact us about boosting your weeknight business by offering Karaoke.