Save the date for karaoke at club

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

STAFF and man­age­ment at Proser­pine’s ExSer­vices Club are ask­ing lo­cals to ‘save the date’ for the next in­stal­ment of karaoke on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 17.

Club man­ager Jo-Ann Kielly said this was a follow-up to last month’s in­au­gu­ral event, which proved hugely popular with fam­i­lies from the lo­cal area and sur­rounds.

“It’s a laugh, it’s fun – just see­ing some­one get­ting up there and singing is en­joy­able,” she said.

Ms Kielly said due to the club’s cur­rent fi­nan­cial prob­lems, the idea for run­ning karaoke ses­sions came from Scott Neale, whose business Karaoke Stars has a reg­u­lar fol­low­ing at the Metropole on Satur­day nights.

“But with the RSL be­ing more fam­ily ori­ented, this is so those peo­ple that can’t get out on a Satur­day night can ex­pe­ri­ence that here, be­cause their kids are here too,” she said.

Ms Kielly said the Ex-Ser­vices Club was equipped with a kids’ room, com­plete with movies, X-Box games, a play area, and even a ‘retro’ Space In­vaders ma­chine with about 50 dif­fer­ent games.

“And the kids can get up and sing – Scott’s got lots of kids’ songs too,” she said.

Mr Neale is cur­rently pro­vid­ing his karaoke ser­vices free of charge to help the club in its fi­nan­cial hour of need and Ms Kielly is hop­ing the Whit­sun­day com­mu­nity will follow suit by turn­ing out in force to next Fri­day’s event.

“Karaoke’s not go­ing to be the ‘end-all’ of ev­ery­thing but a lot of peo­ple re­ally like it,” she said. “And Scott’s got a huge ar­ray of mu­sic – the big­gest I’ve seen in a long time, and we’re very ap­pre­cia­tive of it.”

Next Fri­day’s karaoke night will start after the reg­u­lar mem­bers draw and raf­fles, at 7.30pm. Bistro food and piz­zas are avail­able as well as a full bar.

There is no cover charge.

ON A HIGH NOTE: Proser­pine Ex-Ser­vices Club man­ager Jo-Ann Kielly and Mel Muller got car­ried away at the in­au­gu­ral karaoke ses­sion last month.

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