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Karaoke Albuquerque 5-1-15
Famous Amos, owner of Kan U Karaoke, launched his debut night at Applebee's off Paseo and San Pedro on April 8, 2015! They will have karaoke every Wed from 8pm till 12am, come the summer time it will be held on the upper patio!
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APPLEBEE'S ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
At the end of March, a beloved venue closed their doors for good.They will be missed along with KJ Greg. We wish all of them only the best and hope to see KJ Greg out and about to share songs with us still. If you are looking for a new place to sing on Monday Nights, make sure to check the About Us page to find a new venue.
Albuquerque really needs a new venue for TUESSDAY NIGHTS
Albuquerque really needs a Tuesday night karaoke gig….suggested: 8-Midnight in the San Mateo area between Academy and Montgomery
APPLEBEE'S in Los Lunas is BACK!
The Applebee's in Los Lunas has brought Karaoke back! The first Saturday of every month KJ Daniel will be hosting!
So as many of you have heard there is one bad ass karaoke contest coming up. The NM State Fair Karaoke Competition 2015 will began preliminary qualifying at Lucky 66 Bowl on April 17th. Ten venues and eleven KJ's are involved and qualifying singers to hit the Main Pavilion Stage during the NM State Fair. Here's the concerns I hear, and how they have been addressed:
1-"I don't like local competitions because it's all about popularity and the judges are karaoke people themselves so they are not fair."
No worries! We don't care of you bring in 50 friends, doesn't mean your going to the Main Pavilion. The judges will be paid judges that have nothing to do with the karaoke community. They will be of the music industry and will be judging on Key, Timing, How Well you Know Your Song and how well you involve the audience.
2-"I hate it when my venue holds a contest, I come to sing and then the contest blocks out regular karaoke and I don't get to sing unless I enter".
No worries! Contestants will be in the regular rotation that night. You won't even know they are competing. Only Ozz, the KJ and the Judges will know. It is the job of the contestant to impress the audience without them knowing.
3-"The odds suck, I am not good enough to win that big of a contest."
Don't worry about winning the contest. Just have fun and I'll bet you end up on the stage! Don't lie, we all know us karaokeans love the thrill of people clapping! You know you wanna sing on the ultimate karaoke stage at least once in your life! (Warning: this sound system is nothing like you've ever sang on before.) We are looking for 60 singers from the outside venues to hit the stage, and then 36 from inside the State Fair. You all are amazing! I really wanna see all of you involved! The Venues, KJ's and the NM State Fair are counting on you! Getting YOU on this stage is my way of saying THANK YOU for the support of Call Me Ozz!!!!!
"Call Me Ozz is the best place in town for customer service. We were very happy with the results."
Be sure and drop by the Members Corners and say hi (Sign into their guestbook) to our newest members since our last update: Sasquatch, BryBaca, Christy Rivas, Tinkerbell, Nikki J., Rachel R., Cassel Williams, and Mrsrobl, Welcome Aboard!
I get asked all the time, "where is your favorite place to go". I can't pick just one. I like them all.....well almost. Some places I like because of the KJ, Crowd, or the Sound, or the Stage.....so here are my favorite eight places from last month:
1.Coronado Mobile Home Village
5.Mine Shaft Tavern
7.QB’s in Pojaque
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Check out some of our singers having the time of their lives at Karaoke!
Bring you the best karaoke on the westside every Thursday and Saturday night from 9pm-1am
5300 Sequoia Road N.W./Albuquerque 87120
CALL ME OZZ WELCOMES OUR SPONSORS!
This month I would like to thank the KJ's that are participating in the N.M. STATE FAIR KARAOKE CONTEST. Without them this would not happen! Please support them! Thank You!
NMSF Karaoke Competition Sponsors:
1.5 Star Burgers
2.Future Days Recording Studio
3.Michelle at Avalon Hair Studio
5.You can be a sponsor to!
NEW IN THE KJ SHOWCASE!
We have one new profiles in the KJ Showcase:
Click on the button below to check him out & say hello in her guest book!
THE WINNERS CIRCLE
REST IN PEACE
Unfortunately sometimes we have to say goodbye to our great singers, friends and family. We lost one of our singers this April, Bobby Gallegos (Bobby G). Also, this month we lost Chris Fennicks.
Call Me Ozz has a page dedicated to those who have left us. Visit the Rest In Peace memorial page if you know someone who should be there or if you'd like to leave a comment in one of their guestbooks.
LUCKY 66 BOWL to kick off the N.M. STATE FAIR COMPETITIION
Lucky 66 Bowl & Volleyball will be the first venue to kick off the N.M. STATE FAIR KARAOKE COMPETITIONS for qualification. Beginning on Friday April 17th, the first 12 shall compete to pre-qualify the first 4 singers who will continue on to compete for the State Fair. We will pre-qualify 4 singers on each of the following competition nights, for the four weeks following. All 20 pre-qualified singers shall return on May 29th to compete once more to win one of first 10 spots going to the State Fair competition.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!!!
Before you plan your night out of singing, visit the Call Me Ozz Venue Profile Page.
Here, you will know,
Who the KJ is
What their Call Me Ozz rating is
How many person rotation is typical
A guest book that others and Ozz have left comments in and you can too!
The Call Me Ozz Newsletter is finalized on the 25th of every month prior to publication. Changes after the 25th of the month will not be posted until the following month. As of the 25th, this is the way it was. For the most up to date information, check the FIND A PLACE TO SING TONIGHT PAGE, the KJ SHOWCASE and the VENUE PROFILE PAGE.
EFFING BAR to begin qualifying for the NM STATE FAIR COMPETITION
Effing Bar will begin their in house qualification on Thursday, June 19th at 9pm. This will be a costume competition. Singers should dress as the original artist or as the style of the song they are singing. 12 shall compete to pre-qualify 4 singers who will continue on to compete for the State Fair. This is a ONE NIGHT ONLY competition.
We are now on the hunt for judges for the NM State Fair Karaoke Competition. The judges we are looking for are those people who are not in the local karaoke community. They will have to have some kind of musical background. They will be judging the contestants on Key, Timing, How Well They Know Their Song, and How Well Get Audience Interaction and Reaction.
If you, or you know someone who might fit the bill, please send them to the JUDGES APPLICATION page and fill out the application.
Hunting for Judges
We have already been asked and we figured we would. So we kept very specific records to cover ourselves. Once Call Me Ozz found out it got the NM State Fair contract, the first thing we did was let our sponsors know about it. Then we made sure every other karaoke venue in the area knew about it. Ozz personally went to every venue to talk to the manager. If the manager was not available, a flyer was left with an employee with the understanding they would make sure the manger or the owner got it. Participating venues were limited to the first ten. These are the venues most serious about making karaoke successful in their venue.
Why isn't my favorite venue a qualifying venue?
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THE HISTORY OF
CALL ME OZZ DOT NET
Call Me Ozz Started in 2010 as a place to post the results of the Barley Room Karaoke Contest....from there, it became what it is today....Take a trip back in time and visit the page!
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
As the Karaoke Season in Alb gets ready to start…. A few thoughts:
•Keep the fun in it, don’t get to serious
•Just think about making it to the Main Pavilion first
•Make friends with the community
•This is karaoke, not the voice, American idol, America got talent
•It’s not a singer of a band competition
•It’s who is the best karaoke singer: Judged on Key, Timing, Knowledge of Song, and how well you riel up the crowd
Our competition this year has gotten to be such big news we have been seen on TV! Click above and see it for yourself! This year is going to be so much bigger and better than in 2014 with so much coverage. Make sure you get signed up fast for the venues hosting!