Thursday, 4 June 2015

The Physical Effects of Singing

According to Heart Search UK Singing is good for you!

All types of singing have positive psychological effects. The act of singing releases endorphins, the brain's "feel good" chemicals. It’s exactly the same when you eat a bar of chocolate. The good news with singing is that you don’t gain any calories!".

Singing in front of a crowd, a-la karaoke, naturally builds confidence, which has broad and long-lasting effects on general well-being.

Regular exercising of the vocal cords can even prolong life, according to research done by leading vocal coach and singer Helen Astrid, from The Helen Astrid Singing Academy in London, "It’s a great way to keep in shape because you are exercising your lungs and heart.

“Singing has physical benefits because it is an aerobic activity that increases oxygenation in the blood stream and exercises major muscle groups in the upper body, even when sitting.

Singing has psychological benefits because of its normally positive effect in reducing stress levels through the action of the endocrine system which is linked to our sense of emotional well-being.

Psychological benefits are also evident when people sing together as well as alone because of the increased sense of community and belonging.”

And as Sheldon Cooper (from Big Bang Theory) says "Live long and prosper",
I wonder if he had Karaoke in mind w
hen he said that!


Sunday, 29 March 2015

Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs Sings Karaoke !

Saw this great post online from Tom Breihan / March 3, 2015 at
The song Eternal Flame is also a karaoke classic.

For a new video series called Get A Room, Vulture recruited the Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs to sing it in an L.A. karaoke bar recently, as members of Deafheaven and Samhain looked on.

Hoffs was absolutely game, and her approach — not treating anything too seriously but still singing the song really well — was absolutely the right one.


  1    Eternal Flame - The Bangles  

  2    Manic Monday - The Bangles

  3    Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles  

  4    In Your Room - The Bangles  

  5    Hero Takes A Fall - The Bangles  

  6    If She Knew What She Wants - The Bangles 


Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The Karaoke Shower

In this episode of "furze's Invention Show" we have the perfect device for all you fools that sing in the shower and sound crazy but with the KS you can sound a little bit better if not a bit more socially acceptable.

This idea was from Alex cleary who was the male winner of the odd invention challenge of which I was a judge.
More info on the comp in link below but this is a great example of how your ideas could be made a reality just by posting in the comments so get thinking I've had some great ideas from people already.