sing it back

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 01 April, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 01 April, 2007, 12:00am

How many times can you sing the same 'N Sync song on karaoke night before everyone starts to lose interest? Sometimes, the meagre selection of songs in English just doesn't cut it. What you need is quality time with a Cyber DAM G50S Hyper Karaoke machine, which holds more than 100,000 songs, of which 6,000 are English-language selections by the likes of Otis Redding, Velvet Underground, David Bowie, the Stone Roses, Supertramp, Kermit the Frog and many more.

Try J-Sound 25, an upmarket Japanese-style karaoke lounge on the top floor of Circle Tower in Causeway Bay. Tom Balogh, who spent 10 years in the karaoke business in Japan, and partner Sayoko Horiike opened this small, tasteful lounge in 2004. Membership is free and allows you to book any of the three private rooms. J-Sound charges HK$60 an hour per person, excluding drinks.

Food can be ordered in from Wai Wai, Balogh's kushiyaki (Japanese barbecue) restaurant. Take it away, Bowie-san.

J-Sound 25 is at 25/F, Circle Tower, 28 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, tel: 2838 0005.