Another Monday…another blog!
To those people that know me well, when I express my want or fancy for singing or karaoke, I’m asked (very politely) not to and to never embarrass myself or my friends to my horrific non-talent.
BUT, I went with a large group of people to Liverpool this weekend for Rockaoke. Rockaoke works similar to the normal karaoke; however the backing track is played by a live band with backing singers and plays only the very best in rock anthems and ballads.
So unaware of my quote “frankly ridiculously poor” singing skills, we headed up to The Abbey in Liverpool.
The venue is your typical Smith and Jones style pub. On multiple floors, high ceilings with lots of separate seating areas. The bar is very long, and spans half the length of the main bar area complete with 5 lovely bar maids (minus a few cute male bar staff) it’s just as it should be! After the meeting had wrapped up, we all made it back to the hotel to glam up and head back for the rockaoke.
We were welcomed into the pub by two lovely (little undressed but they rocked it none-the-less!!) ladies and come 8.30 the whole place was jumping and as the band played a few warm up songs we tucked in to our pizzas, southern style chicken and pitta and dip.
Whilst we were eating a strange white tardis type box thing was being erected in the corner of the pub. The investigator (and the nosey cow as well) wanted to know what was going on. Turns out it was a free photo booth. Remember when you needed a passport photo – you would go in the booth and you would get 4/6 separate photos. Well it was like that but complete with hats, wigs, sunglasses etc. Alcohol, fancy dress props and a camera, it’s all you need for full blown next morning embarrassment. I’m pretty sure the pictures below speak for themselves. Let’s face it though, I look pretty awesome.
After a couple (ok maybe several!) bottles of wine we thought we should get up and do a rock number of our own. To promote the new Christmas menu (http://www.partyatthepub.co.uk/ – Check it out) we sang this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6YbLZf8i5I, can’t beat a bit of Slade “IIIITTSS CHRIIIIIIIISTMAAAAAS!” I would post a video of our efforts alas it sorta kinda accidently-ish got deleted, whoops isn’t that a disaster! 😉
Scores on the (royal) doors:
Food and service: Have the American hot pizza, it goes down really well with the white – or with beer, doesn’t really matter. Tee hee
Atmosphere and decoration: MC Party Princess rocked the house.
Facilities: Upstairs to the left!
Talent Radar: Lots of cheeky Liverpool hunks, delicious.
Fun Factor: I would defo go back for the rockaoke so yeah I’d say so.
Perfect for: pre-clubbing, stag/hen parties, work meetings, dinner.
In 3 words: ROCK AND ROOOOLL!