White Star turns to customer karaoke amid COVID restrictions
With COVID-19 restrictions continuing to wreak havoc on the live music scene, the White Star Hotel might have come up with a solution to the problem of how to entertain guests — let them entertain themselves.
Customer karaoke nights started this month at the White Star and have already enjoyed a wave of support from patrons with bar vouchers promised to those bold enough to get on stage.
The quality of music might not hit the heights of a touring band, but hotel manager David Steytler said it was a good way around COVID-19 restrictions.
“At the moment, live bands are difficult to do, so it’s just bringing a bit of music and entertainment to the pub, something fun and different to do,” he said.
“I think a lot of people rate their singing ability so it’s a good chance to try it out and it’s a good thing to do with friends as well, in a fun atmosphere.”
The initiative was created in association with Sing 1000 Karaoke Entertainment which has previously run karaoke nights at the Stirling Club and The Top Pub in Mt Barker.
“Anyone can come down, you don’t need to bring anything and it doesn’t cost anything,” Mr Steytler said.
“There are thousands of songs to choose from, people just fill out a little slip and they can get up and have a sing.”
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