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Karaoke on Wednesday night at J.J. 'Purty' Landers

 

Last updated 2/5/2009 at Noon



Singers throughout the Village can clean out their pipes and sing their hearts out onstage at J.J. “Purdy” Landers Irish Pub’s Wednesday karaoke nights.

The pub offers patrons the opportunity to sing before an encouraging audience, whether able to sing like a professional or not.

Heading karaoke night is Dr. Bill Clark, an avid karaoke singer who moved to the Fallbrook area two years ago with his natural product and supplement line, Halo Leaf of Life.

“It’s a part of our company getting involved with the Fallbrook community,” said Clark. “Karaoke is something that I personally enjoy doing, and when I heard that

was considering bringing back karaoke night, I approached them.”

Karaoke singers can choose from a list of 2,000 song tracks in nearly every music genre, including country, pop, rock, alternative and jazz, and Clark has even produced his own tracks.

Standard karaoke anthems available include “Love Shack” by the B-52s, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen and more.

“It takes a lot of courage to get up there,” said Clark. “But once you’re up there, it really is a confidence booster, and once a few people get on stage, you have a large amount of people trying to figure out what they want to sing, too.”

In the midst of hosting karaoke night, Clark, who is known as “Dr. B.” when performing, will be singing some of his favorites by Michael Buble, Robert Palmer, Creed and “anything that’s fun for the audience to dance to.”

But you don’t have to sound like a professional to get applause from the crowd, says Clark.

“People who do karaoke are very supportive,” he explained. “Everyone who sings will get applause, so it’s always fun when you have a large crowd.”

Karaoke with Dr. B officially launched on January 28 and a modest group came out to sing Norah Jones, the Turtles and Johnny Cash. Both bold and shy singers took their turn up at the microphone, but Clark thinks more singers are needed to add diversity to the group.

Clark encourages Fallbrook residents to come and enjoy the fun, even if they are not planning to sing onstage. Dancing and singing along is encouraged, too.

“We hope to get a lot of people here to hang out and have fun,” said Clark. “A lot of people like to sit in the audience and watch the singers.”

Karaoke at J.J. “Purdy” Landers is sponsored by Halo Tree of Life and will be held on Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m.

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