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Acoustic Karaoke

ACOUSTIC KARAOKE started because John Rush was touring colleges playing music as the Human iPod (which he still does).  That is where the audience picks the songs for the whole show from his request books with over 75 hours of music in them that he sings and plays on the guitar.  With this show he has been College Entertainer of the Year and Musician of the Year!!
 
As he played shows he would occasionally get people up on stage to sing with him.  He found that people really love to come up on stage and sing!!
 
So he did a few shows where we promoted it as live karaoke to see if people really were interested, and they were hugely successful.  People love coming up to sing with their friends and it is so much more fun than normal karaoke because it is live music!!  It has all the energy of a live show!!  So he created ACOUSTIC KARAOKE!!
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"Have you ever wanted to sing with the band? Now you can with Acoustic Karaoke!! We supply the sound, the lights, the microphones, the lyrics, and a world class acoustic guitarist/singer. You supply students who want to sing and have a great time!!
Are you a confident singer? Sing a solo while our musician backs you up on guitar. Are you little shy? Sing along while our musician leads the song and you sing with him. It's amazingly fun and really gets the students involved in the show because it lets them become the show!!"
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Here’s how it works:
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John supplies a great sound system and lighting with 4 wireless microphones and the lyrics on a monitor.
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John puts out a sign up sheet where students write down their names and which songs they want to sing.
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There are 4 ways to sing a song.  You can pick whichever way you like.
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#1.  Pick a song from one of the books.  John will back you up on guitar while you sing a solo.
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#2.  Pick a song from one of the books.  John will back you up on guitar and sing it with you.
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#3.  Pick a song that’s not in the books.  John will play a karaoke version of the song while you sing a solo.
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#4.  Pick a song that’s not in the books.  John will play the original song and mix the vocal track down so you can hear the original singer and know when to sing and which notes to sing, but your microphone is mixed in over the original vocals.