Hot Breath Karaoke
Toronto has no shortage of karaoke nights, but Hot Breath Karaoke is truly a standout. This cult transplant from London, England and has become one of the city's funnest Tuesday night parties and it's probably the only place you might find yourself singing karaoke on an exercise bike, spinning a wheel of fortune for free booze and prizes, or being blasted by a leaf blower that shoots toilet rolls. Highlights include a hand picked song list of karaoke classics, deep cuts and obscure bangers, wild performances from a hip, diverse, crowd that is always up having a laugh and a hyperactive host who has been known to bake cupcakes on stage during the show. Not to be missed.
"Singing and in particular, group singing, has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins. History shows that music evolved as a tool of social living, and that the pleasure that comes from singing is our evolutionary reward for coming together cooperatively, instead of hiding alone. In a world where technology increasingly keeps us separate behind our screens, bludgeoned by unrelenting bad news, Hot Breath Karaoke serves as an antidote to the darkness of our times. What started on a grotty pub stage in London, England in 2004 has since gone on to grace such illustrious places as the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, to the windows of Colette Paris. Hot Breath Karaoke democratizes performance, using pop music as a platform to explore shared experience, and the positive effects of letting go and embracing the ridiculous. Without you we’re nothing! Without us, you’re still in the shower" - Mike Hot Breath