Stacy Said

We rented a system from Seattle’s Best Karaoke to liven up our rehearsal dinner before our wedding. After the dinner part of the evening, we opened up the event to all wedding guests and had a BLAST singing karaoke all night! It was a great way for our families to have fun together and for us all to celebrate! The karaoke system definitely MADE the party! People still talk about that night as one of their fondest memories and we replay the videos over and over! The karaoke system was very easy to use and we were able to sing all night without ever running out of great songs to sing. Shinji was awesome to work with as he was very flexible, accomodating, and helpful. I will definitely recommend Seattle’s Best Karaoke to everyone I know who likes to have a great time!! Thank you Shinji and Seattle’s Best Karaoke!!

I also wanted you to know, Shinji, that there were some songs we wanted that we couldn’t find – but I remembered you had showed me how to find more songs. I just couldn’t remember how to do it. Maybe that part could be made just a bit easier. Thank you so much!! …*Stacy

Musical Instrument Practice Rooms

Our karaoke rooms can be used as your private musical instrument practice room.

An ensemble can practice here, too.

$5.00 per hour per person or $20.00 per hour for 4 or more people in one room. The maximum number of people in one room is ten.

We are conveniently located in downtown Seattle (1818 Minor Ave, Seattle WA 98101).

Although normally we open at 7:00 pm everyday, you can practice any other time if you arrange your reservation beforehand. Please contact us for more information.

“Fish Scale” Clouds–the End of Summer

You don’t feel autumn very often in Seattle when it is warm and dry. It was muggy again today. It’s been this way all week; the dew point has been over 60 degrees most of the time.

But I felt autumn today while I was driving on freeway. It has been forecasted that the normal wet fall season will begin tomorrow. I decided to leave the windows down all the way because I may not be able to do this without getting wet or feeling cold until May 2012. It felt good.

Then I saw cirrocumulus clouds through the windshield. They are called “fish scale” clouds in Japan. The Japanese think about autumn when they see it at the end of summer.

The air coming into my car was warm and humid for Seattle (actually I felt a little chilly after 10 minutes), but I found pieces of autumn in the sky.

I took this photograph through the windshield with my cheap telephone. Since I was on my way for a karaoke system delivery, this post qualifies in the karaoke section, I guess.

No Deficit Wedding

In this economy, budgetary moderation is virtue for anything including wedding. We have helped many people celebrating their marriages in sensible ways by providing a great sound system for music and talking in addition to karaoke at wedding receptions.

Each of our karaoke packages comes with a great sound system. Our largest package can handle a party of several hundred people. If you need more power, we can add more powered speakers.

If you try to rent a sound system equivalent to our system, you will need to pay much more than for our karaoke package. And of course, you won’t get a karaoke system including more than 11,400 songs.

In fact, even if you don’t use the karaoke system, it makes sense to rent our karaoke package for your wedding. And we deliver, set up and pick it up for you.

Is there any reason why you shouldn’t consider our karaoke system for your wedding reception or any other party?

The Reason Why I Refused Movie “Titanic”

Near, far, wherever you are—you sang, “My Heart Will Go On.”

What was the most popular karaoke song? In 1998, and possibly in 1999, I had to test my nerve and patience every night listing to the theme song of “Titanic” the movie more than ten times at least at SBK. I often heard two rooms singing the song at the same time.

I can’t stand the voice of Celine Dion. I don’t like the way she sings although I don’t dislike her. How can I dislike her? I don’t know her. I try not to listen to and watch her. I can’t know her. Her voice and way of singing just makes me feel ill. It’s all about me. Nothing to do with her, but I can’t help.

Back to 1998, whenever one person began singing this song in a karaoke room, everyone in the room immediately joined the singer. I could hear everyone in the room singing his or her heart out. Each room had only two microphones, but it didn’t matter. The voices of those who were not using the microphones were louder than the voices through the microphones.

The room was rocking. Then another room began to sing the same song. Then other rooms started rocking.

My nightmare began. Every night. It lasted all night.

Of course, no Celine in any of the karaoke rooms. But it was worse. All of them tried to sing like Celine although no one could sing like her; after all, it’s one big reason why you do karaoke. Celine is a great singer, I have to admit. And I still don’t like her singing. Can you imagine how I felt listening to ten bad (sorry) singers trying to sound like Celine at the same time? And they were very loud.

This routine lasted at least one year. After singing “My Heart Will Go On,” customers often tried to get my agreement on how good the movie was. It must be better than listening to the song ten times, I always thought.

A positive outcome came out of this experience. I mastered the art of how to block the sound out of my mind.

Now I don’t hear you singing near, far, wherever you are.

Lisa, University of Washington, Said

We have worked with Seattle’s Best Karaoke for many years to provide DJ and karaoke services for an annual event attended by banking executives from around the world.   Shinji has always been prompt, professional and very easy to work with.  He offers a large selection of music and our international guests have always been able to find something they know.  I would highly recommend Shinji and Seattle’s Best Karaoke to anyone who wants to host a fun, easy karaoke party!

Lisa Loucks
University of Washington
Foster School of Business

Scott, University of Washington, Said

I have used SBK for several karaoke parties with high school and college students. I know I don’t have to worry about the service! The system is always set up on time, and I get a quick reminder of how the system works. It’s really easy to use- I have had a variety of students and staff members help run it. The SBK song collection is great for people of all ages. We have had some great parties- thanks SBK! I have already recommended Seattle’s Best Karaoke to friends.

Scott B.
Program Manager
University of Washington

Please Don’t Torture a Cable

Some people know how to handle cables. They are gentle when they touch cables. This is a photograph of a happy cable in a gentle roll.

The next photograph shows a crying cable tortured in a tight wringing.

I don’t think people do this to a cable because they hate the cable or me. On the contrary, kind people who care about me tend to do this to cables. I guess they want to help me when I pick up a karaoke system or clean up a karaoke room.

Unfortunately, the harder they try, the more time I will need to uncoil and straighten the cable. In the worst case, the wires inside the cable are cut. Then I will need to fix it.

So please do not try to help me by torturing cables. If you really want to help me, please try to make a gentle loop of the cable like in the first photograph.