Out & About|| Gospeloke, the alternative to karaoke

Singing. I’ll do it in the shower. Or first thing when I’m waving my hair, at home alone. But usually not in front of others. No one wants to hear that. Unless you’ve had a few glasses of fizz. Or we’re in a booth on a night out, and I think I’m as good as Whitney. And then we all think we’re amazing.

I’ve been to Lucky Voice before on a work social. And it was SO MUCH FUN. But karaoke with a gospel choir as back-up, now that’s something else. That’s Gospeloke.

This month’s event in Central London was at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen. I’ve been there before for food and never even realised they have a room at the back with a stage! A few drinks down before the singing started, we ticked off a few songs we’d like to sing before the show kicked off.  But apparently more than we were meant to mark due to all the enthusiasm. Whoops.

The gospel choir do a number to start the show before the teams jump on stage. They were INSANE.

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There were quite a few teams, and the night certainly didn’t finish after the 2 hours like it was scheduled to. But we were having so much fun, the time flew by.

Other teams might have been on stage singing, but we were getting involved, singing from the floor. We even cracked out the dance moves to some. There were so many huge hits you couldn’t help but move and belt your heart out.

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We were stunned by one or two singers. There was a guy who sang ‘Hold Back the River’, who was amazing. A duo, his part was SO much better than the other singer. The groups were funny too, many taking to the stage after several drinks.

https://youtu.be/xC9fsuL772I

Before the night started, I didn’t want to set foot on stage. Halfway through and I was dying for our turn. A few glasses of fizz, and the atmosphere sure gets you feeling like you can smash it! Unfortunately, our whole team didn’t get the chance to sing. Only one of the girls I invited along got chosen to do a group number with people from other groups. I was so disappointed we didn’t get our turn. And so were a couple of the others.

https://youtu.be/xC9fsuL772I

Even so, it was still a great night.

Summary:

  • Fun?: – HELL YEAH. Even without going up on stage.
  • Price: £13 for a standard ticket; £90 for a VIP table reservation for 6. It was nice to have a table but not necessary.
  • Drinks: A little pricey, but not ridiculous. Alex bought a bottle of prosecco and a pint for £30.
  • Recommend?: Highly. If you enjoy singing, love karaoke, go for it!

Have you been to anything like this before? I’m dying to do more like this.

Chloe xx

*I was invited along to review Gospeloke. All views my own. 

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