Have you ever found yourself singing along with a song on the radio or at home and thinking how much fun it would be to sing with the band yourself?
Unison Jam, back after a seven-year hiatus, wants to help you live your rock star dreams.
This year’s iteration is called the Karaoke Edition and features Good Enough Live Karaoke, with 250 songs to choose from, all backed with live musicians.
While that’s enough fun for a raucous night out, it gets better: For this year’s Unison Jam, at the Phoenix Concert Theatre, they’re bringing out the heavyweights and calling in favours. This year’s event will feature Finger 11, I Mother Earth, members of Sloan and more artists.
Maybe you’ve imagined singing “One More Astronaut” with the members of I Mother Earth, or dreamed how you’d give Chris Murphy a run for his money on Money City Maniacs — why not try it out?
Or at least let them hear you give it a rip and see what they think of your vocal stylings.
In addition to karaoke performances from those brave ticket-buying souls who want to get up on stage and shine in the limelight, there will be challenges that bring members of the music industry up on stage to battle in head-to-head karaoke — for a donation, of course.
All proceeds from the event, slated for February 9, will go to the Unison Fund’s programs and services to help provide counseling and emergency relief services to members of the Canadian music community.
“Unison Jam pulls together a star-studded lineup to cover songs for a performance you won’t see anywhere else,” says Amanda Power, executive director for the Unison Fun. “This year, there will be a whole new level of fun, with fans and industry also taking to the stage.”
The Unison Fund has collected and distributed more than $13 million in financial support to people in the music industry during the last decade, helpling producers, engineers, songwriters, performers, production crews and others, whether it’s financial assistance, counseling programs or health assistance.
Also slated to appear on February 9 are Dani Strong, Eon Sinclair, Jaymz Bee and members of The Trews, with additional artists to be announced in the next few weeks.
For more information or to buy tickets, go here.