Gladstone Karaoke

The Gladstone calls it quits on karaoke nights

You've sang, you've laughed, and, if you were the one sober misanthropic friend who didn't know what they were getting into, you cried. Karaoke at the Gladstone has been our own number one pick for belting your heart out to everything from Whitney to the Backstreet Boys and from Queen to Will Smith. But this Saturday (March 22) The Gladstone will host its final karaoke night.

Shortly after the ice storm this winter a pipe burst at the historical West Queen West hotel, causing considerable damage to the Melody Bar and the Gladstone's audio equipment. To make matters more severe, the Melody Bar is no longer reliably soundproof, and drunk wannabes from from and wide crooning Dolly's greatest hits in a sound-leaky room spells disaster for a boutique hotel's business (I'd imagine the average northern Canadian highway hotel bar might not share this dilemma).

Peter Styles, a musician who's hosted karaoke nights at the Gladstone for 14 of its 15 years as a Toronto staple, told the Toronto Star that he's currently looking for a new gig: "I'll work wherever they hire me." When you wish him well at the Melody Bar this weekend, don't forget to drop BOMT early, so it looks like you're the first person who thought of it. I'll close with this M*A*S*H* "Suicide is Painless" karaoke video, because it seems right (and it never fails to weird me out).

Where will you go to almost hit the notes now that the Gladstone's left the ring?

Photo via Gladstone Hotel on Flickr.


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