Karaoke Tombstone AZ is the place to be!
Yes! Come on over to Tombstone AZ most evenings. There you'll find your Karaoke opportunities in some night spots along Allen Street! That'll be in sponsored Karaoke events. Walk anywhere from the corner of Third Street all the way up to the corner of Tenth Street - and check it out!
Big Rig Karaoke is run by a friendly couple: Debbie & Cruz. They have just about any song you could want to sing. They have books to browse. But with their system, Debbie will look it up for you in their database quickly and efficiently.
Whatever you may want to sing, just ask! You don't have to write down numbers, or codes. You don't have to look at a list of songs, and wonder which one is the version you should pick. Discuss your needs with Cruz or Debbie. They can almost certainly get you what you'd like. Debbie's been a professional - in the music business. So she knows how to do it best! She can make your singing sound as good as it can!!
Debbie & Cruz both take a turn singing to warm up everyone. Debbie's been to Nashville, as a singer for awhile - she has her own CD. Sometimes their granddaughter comes by. And she's sure inherited Debbie's singing talent!
There's a good dance floor at the Crystal Palace in Tombstone AZ. Sometimes they remember to move the tables back off during Karaoke, for dancing. I think that's a great idea, since there are people who like to dance. We go there about every other week - Bill likes to sing, and he prods me into a duet or two!
We've checked out Big Rig's hosting at the American Legion. They still run a good show. But it's a private facility, so they allow smoking inside. Even though they have a ventilation system (as non-smokers know) it really doesn't relieve the area of second hand smoke. So we just can't do it. For that reason - the smoking. To each his own, we realize. But, we are retired Respiratory Therapists, after all.
The Bearded Cowboy was a new Karaoke Host. He's a very nice guy, but was still learning the ropes when we first saw him. We went to his debut at the Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon. His sound system was difficult to work with and his presentation was - uhhh - awkward.
Well, I offered him some tips - as an audience person. And also from Bill's feedback. He took them graciously. We didn't go back, so not sure if he incorporated them. He started out on Sunday afternoons at the Crystal Palace. But now I don't know if he's still around anywhere. He switched to Thursday nights at the Crystal for awhile. If you see his presentation, you can see what you think.
And then there's Jon, a local guy. Sometimes he shows his vocal talent at Doc Holliday's. He bar-tends on the weekends at The Tombstone Brewing Company over on Toughnut Street. Sometimes he relaxes after work by exercising his vocal cords at Doc's Karaoke. You might catch his dulcet tones if you stop by!
The Karaoke here is a-ok. Not bad for getting many songs you'd want to sing. This bar is a happening place for a late night go-to. It stays open later than every other place. So a lot of people come in here after leaving the others when they close. It's a favorite stop-by for many locals, and for a lot of visitors as well.
Just like every venue in town, Kate's has its regulars. We've been to their karaoke a few times, but stopped. Just couldn't take the host's system anymore. It's the typical "look up the song you want in the book" type. Trouble is, the book's songs are older - there seems to be nothing much newer in it!
Many regulars just bring their own downloaded songs onto CDs. Since they want to sing something not in his books. I think that's pretty lame, myself. A host is paid to provide a service. But the customer buys their song, downloads it & puts it on their own purchased CD? Then brings it in!! They're doing his job for him!
Some songs Bill picked to sing - the timing was off. It would slow down, skip, speed up, etc. It really seemed an inept system and presentation. Like he'd been doing this a long time, and just didn't want to do any work on it - to maintain it, or update it.
So we haven't been back - it's just not worth it to us. So many songs we'd like that he just doesn't have. And I don't feel he was particularly diplomatic in discussing the situation. When we were trying to be diplomatic. In fact, he seemed kind of irritatingly defensive. That's our opinion.
The host here has the books to look up songs. There are regulars that go here every Sunday. They're almost entirely locals. We go to this one from time to time. People here also get songs they like that aren't in the books and download them to CDs.
The host is pretty hospitable once he knows he'll see you regularly. His books have several versions of a song to choose. If you don't know which one you want, he says he knows which is the best version - and that's the one he'll put up there for you. What he'll also do, is save your song tickets. That way you don't have to fill them out again, each time you come in - for the same songs you want to sing.
He tries to work with you, accommodate you to make it easier for you to return and sing again. You have to give him credit for that.
You're invited to show us your talent anytime you come to town. Locals are always at one of the above Karaoke Tombstone AZ night spots. Some of them could really be pros - we think! They're such excellent singers, it's amazing. You've got to hear Tombstone Johnny and his rendition of "Piano Man." He plays the harmonica right along with it!
Yes there are some regulars, with pretty good voices - even excellent! And there's some of us, well, we do as best as we can: Like Me!! We're not exactly tone deaf, but no one would pay to hear US sing!!
It's all in fun. After all the word Karaoke is Japanese, and actually means "empty orchestra" - Read More> So you don't need a band behind you! And all singing is appreciated. Visitors are always encouraged to get up and show what they've got!! We encourage you. Come on over...