In New York City, there is no shortage of karaoke bars. On any night of the week, you can head out to a karaoke bar with your friends and sing your heart out. Some people karaoke just to have a good laugh, while some are serious about it and do it to get singing and performance practice. Often there is a long line to wait in before it is time to sing your song. At some point, you will definitely have an encounter with the Karaoke DJ for the night. This person is the karaoke expert; she/he handles the songs, keeps the crowd entertained, and even may sing a song once in a while. Krystle Martinez, New York City karaoke DJ and performing artist, extraordinaire, knows the scene like the back of her hand. YNY featured a story about Krystle yesterday and here is the follow-up. We asked Krystle the questions that aspiring karaoke stars want to know. Here are some of the secrets of a karaoke DJ:
Krystle Martinez’ passion for music runs deep. She is inspired by all different genres of music, and her greatest joy is performing. There is a power in Krystle’s voice that isn’t easy to come by in female artists. Krystle sings and performs all over New York City. She has stars in her eyes but also a simple pure love for the craft of singing. Krystle also works as a karaoke DJ, where she gets the opportunity to work with other aspiring musicians as well as people who are just out for a good time. Krystle also sings on these karaoke nights and shows the crowd how it’s done.
Krystle has been singing since she was a little girl. “My dad says since I was about two I used to ask for a microphone every year for Christmas and before I had the microphone I used to sing with anything that looked like one!” From that point on, Krystle knew that she wanted to have a life full of singing and performing.