PARTY, PARTY, PARTY
cross between state-of—the-art Japanese technology and a good. old-fashioned sing-song. Karaoke involves an amp. speaker and tape deck combined with a microphone and a selection of backing tracks. The result is that anyone talented enough, brave enough. or most probably drunk enough. can get up there and do a passable imitation of their favourite singer. Well. that's the theory.
Should you want to embarrass your friends by attempting to do just that. you can arrange a karaoke evening at Glasgow’s Tunnel Club. There’s a regular karaoke party every Sunday and Monday night (the latter being a gay event). but private bookings are available on Tuesday. or Wednesday.
Edinburgh's Cate Boyal Bistro Bar runs a karaoke evening every Tuesday. with a brand new laser machine which displays the words to over 600 songs on a monitor screen. This wonderful example of modern technology is available at a negotiable rate to those holding parties in the venue’s opulent function suite. and at a slightly higher rate for partying elsewhere.
The charming Mr Jamieson of Sunset Enterprises will also provide you with a karaoke machine. complete with a computer scoreboard (to tell your guests just how awful their singing was) plus someone to twiddle the knobs and
, orchestrate a sing-along for a mere
‘ £60 per evening. Tapes and
accompanying song-sheets of fave tunes are also provided. They offer
; music to keep everybody happy, but - tell me that the most requested songs
are by The Beatles. Elvis and Frank Sinatra — with the exception of the
i undoubted favourite, that 01’ C & W f chestnut ‘Blanket on the Ground’.
Cale Royal Bistro Bar 17 West Register Street, Edinburgh (0315574792). Sunset Enterprises (031 442 2078). The Tunnel 84 Mitchell Street, Glasgow (0412041000).
Whether you‘re throwing a garden
, party. organising a birthday ball. or
_ ? TOP FIVE COCKTAILS
Okay, so we all know the chest which excess alcohol has on your liver, kidneys, stomach, brain and bank balance (not necessarily in that order) but there are times when a little
. indulgence is desirable. . . Unless
you've been watching too many Tom Cruise videos, you‘ll probably be happy just to pourthe ingedients in a shaker with some crushed ice and gie it a good shoogle.
1 . Zombie (Ice, 1 measure dark rum, 1 measure white rum, halt measure apricot brandy, 2 measures pineapple
l juice, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 2
‘ teaspoons sugar). 2. Between the Sheets (Ice, 1 measure
brandy, 1 measure white rum, 1 measure Cointreau, 1 tablespoon orange juice).
3. Daiquiri (Ice, 1 measure lime juice,
J. PUD SIITH
3 measures white rum)
4. Sangria (2 x 75cl bottles Spanish red wine, 4 il oz brandy, 3A pint soda water, sliced seasonal fruit).
5. Hair ot the Dog (Ice, hall measure whisky, 1 measure double cream, hall measure clear honey).
helping with the company’s charity lunch, Castle Entertainments will ﬁnd you some suitable entertainment. Specialist consultants who provide expert advice and ‘anything for anything’, they supply acts for events like the Royal Highland Show, society weddings and District Council functions. amongst others.
Should you want a Star of the magnitude of Kylie Minogue for your party, Nell Drover Agency will make enquiries — but warn that she’ll cost about £40,000. More realistically, they will find you magicians, jugglers, unicyclists, and singers — or even Andy Cameron for a mere £800 plus VAT. What a bargain!
Scotia Entertainments also have a wide selection of acts on their books. Prices vary greatly — but expect to pay from £200 upwards for a jazz band for the evening. The Ken Melkle Agency can help too, representing a wide variety of, well, variety acts. A ‘quite unknown’ group will set you back between £200 and £400. And you could probably have the likes of Soul II Soul forjust under£10,000. Castle Entertainments 114 Redford Loan, Edinburgh (0314416690). The Neil Drover Agency 18 Havelock Street, Glasgow (041 357 3377). The Ken Melkle Agency 44 Battleﬁeld Road, Glasgow (041 6491188). Scoria Entertainmean Agency 32 Flggate Street, Portobello (031 657 3060).
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