Sing Famous Hits - Singalong with the ORIGINAL VOCALS and ORIGINAL MUSIC at 107 Redfern !
This is a fun charity group singalong with the original music, original vocals, and original lyrics from famous hit songs you love. Just some microphones, some speakers, and the lyrics projected on a screen black-on-white, and drinks. Everybody sings !
Q: How does it work ? What's the format ?
There are a couple of mics for one or more people leading a song, and one for the convenor/MC. (The mics go through a special vocal processing unit that helps remove feedback squeals.) People take turns to lead the crowd through their favourite songs chosen from the song-list (see below), with the lyrics projected on a screen. Everybody may sing - whether holding a mic or not - and ALL singing levels are most welcome.
(Please note, this is not karaoke-style; This is a true group singalong with a super sound setup.)
Q: Where is it held ?
In the Performance Space at our new home venue, the wonderful 107 Redfern community events venue.
Q: What is the best way to get there ?
It's best to use public transport to Redfern Station. Easy ! And better if you drink. For 107 Redfern events, there is usually parking in the side-streets.
Q: Is there a charge ?
Yes. There is a $20 entry fee towards the venue hire, or purchase the $25 ticket, which includes a $5 donation towards the Heart Research Institute (HRI), our chosen charity. Have a heart, have a sing !
This gives you hours of enjoyment and is much, much cheaper than just a karaoke room (and better, too).
Q: Are there drinks ?
You can buy alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from the bar. (BYO is not permitted.)
Q: Is there food DURING the event ?
No. Please eat well beforehand, food is not allowed in the venue.
Q: Do I have to be able to sing (well) ?
No ! If you found this you can probably sing at least a bit, or enjoy trying. Some people who attend will be able to really sing. You don't have to lead the singalong at any stage if you are shy, or you can share a mic with your friends. The trick is to pick a song that suits you. We have a huge mix from soft ballads to full-on disco, pop, and rock hits for you to choose from. If you like singing it and it's famous (so others will know the words) we like playing it for you :)
Q: Is this a singles event ?
Not specifically, but singles are most welcome !
Q: Should I join the Meetup group ?
Yes, please do join our wonderful meetup group to receive notifications of future events at: https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Sydney-Originals-Singalong/
Q: What songs do you sing ?
This Dropbox link has the growing list of songs for which the convenor has both the music and lyrics already handy. And no, they are not all just ABBA, it's alphabetical. Scroll all the way down for U2 !