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Win £1000 in the county's biggest singing contest!

Brought to you by Cabs Smart/Cars Smart in association with Town 102 FMArchant/Ipswich Star, and Titchener Mechanics, The Karaoke Voice of Suffolk 2017 is a large scale singing competition running heats and quarter finals over the seven months leading up to the Grand Final on 17th August at the Ipswich Hotel, Copdock. This is a charity event with all proceeds going towards The Ipswich Hospital Charity (aged services), Town 102 Kids Trust, and Age UK (Suffolk) - the prize money and running costs are provided by Cabs Smart not by money raised through the contest. The karaoke team is provided by Fireball Disco & Karaoke.


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Information for entrants

  • Contestants must be aged sixteen years or older
  • You may enter as a solo singer or with a friend as a duo - no larger groups will be admitted
  • Each contestant or duo must pay a £5 entry fee - this money goes directly into the charity fund and is not returnable
  • You will be allowed up to three practice songs, but this is entirely dependent on time
  • You may use your own karaoke discs, but do not hold us responsible for them
  • The two winners of each heat will be decided by three judges who are supplied by the venue
  • The winners of each month's heats will all proceed to a quarter final held at the end of each month
  • The format of the quarter finals will be a blind judging style, complete with four red swivel-chairs, where four mentors from within the music industry will choose two contestants each to make up their teams for the battles
  • You may enter as many times as you like - being knocked out of one heat or quarter final does not preclude you from getting through another
  • The battles will be held in the two weeks leading up to the Grand Final on the 19th August - details TBC
  • The Grand Final will be held at the Ipswich Hotel, Copdock (formerly the Cameo) on the 19th August 2017. The confirmed support act is comedian/ventriloquist Paul Dumas.
  • Grand Final judges so far confirmed include Ben Gummer MP
  • The winner will recieve £1000 in cash and a trophy to keep for a year. There are also cash prizes and trophies for second and third places.


What do you do now?

  • Choose a suitable venue from the calendar (see below)
  • Decide on your competition song and two to three practice songs (make them all different, and try to choose songs that suit your voice)
  • Check with your chosen venue for the start time
  • Turn up, bring your friends, and enjoy the evening. Good Luck!


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Venue links/contact numbers


The County of Suffolk Freehouse Ipswich - 01473 225642

The Earl Kitchener Ipswich - 01473 256463

The Salutation Inn Ipswich - 01473 356330

The Margaret Catchpole Ipswich - 01473 252450

The Brickmaker's Arms Ipswich - 01473 726608

The Dolphin Hotel Felixstowe - 01394 282261

The Grosvenor Felixstowe - 01394 284137

The Wild Man Sproughton - 01473 742102

The Westgate Ward Social Club Ipswich - 01473 406679

 The BelKesgrave - 01473 622045

The Kingfisher Ipswich - 01473 680300

The Inkerman  Ipswich - 01473 215285

The Smock Ipswich - 01473 805008


Information for venues


If you have a suitable venue and want to get involved, please contact Steve on 01473 288822

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