24-Hour Karaoke People: sing for Forever Manchester

I used to find Frank Sidebottom quite terrifying as a child so I did jump when I opened this jpeg. Too many television characters were quite frightening back in the early 80s – just look at the Krankies. Anyway Frank Sidebottom has made an appearance all for a good cause, so I will try to be brave. Although I have made this image as small as I could AND disabled the option for it to pop-up in a new window (sorry Frank lovers).

Frank sidebottom

Frank launched Forever Manchester’s karaoke-athon, which will raise money for Manchester charities. Called 24 Karaoke People, it will involve teams of warblers blasting out Manchester tunes for one hour each. Based at Tiger Tiger’s Lucky Voice karaoke pods, the organisers hope to have 24 teams singing throughout the day and night.

The event, 24 Karaoke People, takes place this Wednesday, May 13 and they still need teams to sign up – so grab your gladrags and your mates and sing for Manchester.

Nick Massey, chief executive of The Community Foundation for Greater Manchester, explained, “Music and Greater Manchester have had a long relationship, having worked in perfect harmony to make the area an audible inspiration the world over. It makes perfect sense for us to acknowledge this and hopefully this will be the first of many musical fundraisers for Forever Manchester. And having Frank Sidebottom on board, a comedian who has been at the fore of the Manchester scene for years, is sure to be a massive boast to the success of the event.”

For more information on the 24-Hour Karaoke People event or to book a team please contact Emma James on 07931318095. Places cost £100 per team, with a maximum of 10 people per team.

Forever Manchester is doing some great stuff in our city, raising awareness of lots of charities under one umbrella organisation. I was invited to the launch of the Manchester cocktail at Simple in the Northern Quarter recently, which was a mojito with ginger ale – an addition that worked really well.

Manchester Is Ace is happy to support Forever Manchester so more reports of their good efforts will follow (see it pays to give a journalist a free cocktail).


One comment

  • May 12, 2009 - 7:35 pm | Permalink

    I completely share your views on Frank Sidebottom. He was definitely a scary character ‘back in the day’, so it’s nice to see him in a new light!
    24-hour karaoke is a great idea for charity raising. Hope it goes well and a few people still have voices left at the end of it!

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