Friday I'm in Love

The poptacular London band started thirty minutes late for their three and half hour set, most likely due to technical difficulties or the arrangement of the room. But the loud band appears professional, making few mistakes and swiftly covering up any they make. Numbers include Simple Mind’s Don’t You (Forget About Me), The Human League’s Don’t You Want Me, Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline, and Power of Love by Huey Lewis & The News. Most songs are covered well, though the rendition of Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights is painful, with the warbling verging on screeching, and the site of an entire room erupting into her bizarre dance is horrifying. When it is called a ‘sing-along’ they literally mean it, and will give the mic to audience members to sing the words whilst the band plays, so beware if karaoke isn’t your thing.

Overall it’s worth going to but really dependent upon the night you go as well as how many you go with; it’s certainly better to go with a big group than by yourself.

The choice of the Ace Dome combined with campy new wave classics give precedence to the feeling that you’re in a 1980s Edinburgh club on Lothian Road. On-screen lyrics are provided for anyone who isn’t familiar with the words to the songs. There are plenty of chairs,arranged in rows but the performers will endeavour to get you off your feet and dancing on the floor. The lack of people made it feel like a cheesy Kentucky barn dance which might as well have had the audience chanting ‘hoedown’. It gets the crowd going I suppose.

Overall it’s worth going to but really dependent upon the night you go as well as how many you go with; it’s certainly better to go with a big group than by yourself. Definitely not worth the eight quid it costs to go, but if you like cheesy eighties pop music then you’ll probably have a good night.

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Friday I'm in Love: supersonic rock’n’roll singalong. Join London's hottest, feelgood club night for an uplifting singalong with a twist. At Friday I'm in Love the crowd is the star of the show. There's no dreaded karaoke spotlight here, just a room full of souls singing as one. Pull your pals in close while belting out indie and pop anthems, from A-ha to The Smiths, Bonnie Tyler to Bon Jovi, and Erasure to The Stone Roses, backed by our superb live band. The euphoric atmosphere is guaranteed to FiiL your heart.

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