Sometimes in life, you have a song stuck in your head and singing in the shower just isn’t enough. You could do it at work, but unless you’re actually Taylor Swift we suspect you’d be hauled in front of HR pretty quickly. You could do it on the tube, but it’s probably only a matter of time before peoples’ commute-based stress boils over into a full-on lynching. You could do it walking around the streets, but you risk being mistaken for a busker and having change thrown at you. So where else can you go? The only way to get a song out of your head once it’s in there is to exorcise it. Well. We have some ideas.
You know that feeling when you’re giving it your all on stage, belting out a brilliant song, and then the gospel choir joins in, and everything is just magical? No. We don’t either. But the good news is that we soon could, thanks to the geniuses behind Gospeloke, who’ve put together an event where everyone can experience what it feels like to be a musical superstar.
If you’re feeling slightly more confident about your superstar potential, Karoke Rumble might be just the thing for you. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to sing for two minutes. Pretty simple, right? Wrong. If the audience (or indeed the host) feel like it, they can boo you off the stage. And now that we’ve made the whole thing sound very scary, we’ll also point out that it’s a super-fun night.
If you’re a more serious ‘musician’ type, you might like the option of getting up on stage and performing a song without backup from rogue choirs or raucous booing. And you’re perfectly entitled to your preferences, which is why we’d like to suggest that Eureka Live might be just the event for you. It’s also good for those who simply want to listen to people do their thing.
If your musical ability isn’t quite what you were aiming for, and feel like you could do with an instrument to take you to the next level we fully have you covered. The ukulele is a pretty easy instrument to learn, and there’s nothing like the feeling that next time you see all of your friends you have all of the facilities to lead them in a spontaneous-and-really-cool singsong. It doesn’t matter that you probably won’t, because you’ll know that you could.
Sometimes you don’t so much want to show off your talents as your mastery of music-based general knowledge and ability to know the actual names of well-known tunes. Musical bingo is the perfect place. They’ll play medleys of tunes, and you just have to mark off each song that appears on your card. It’s a bit like a night down at the bingo hall, but most people have drier underwear and a better sense of humour.
If you’d rather just sit and enjoy a song or several while someone else does all the work, acoustic performances like those at Notting Hill unplugged are just what the doctor (what? A musical doctor is totally a thing) ordered. With great artists like Nicola Emanuelle and Georgia Van Etten, there’ll be something to please even the most discerning music fan.
If music isn’t your thing we have loads of other activities available, so don’t forget to check out the Wonderush Marketplace. If you’d rather try a whole load of cool stuff every month, don’t forget to check out Wonderush Unlimited!