Hi, I’m Harvey. I live and work in Manhattan, where my day job involves the practice of law. But when I’m not in the office, I’m most passionate about two things: travel, and singing karaoke (I sing under the stage name “H-Bomb”). The concept behind my World Karaoke Tour is the intersection of these two interests; I especially enjoy finding karaoke bars all over the planet in which I can take to the stage. As of October 2022, I’ve sung karaoke in a record 67 countries; and during a cruise on which I’ll embark in late December, Antarctica will become the 7th continent on which I’ve karaoked!
I’ve also karaoked in all 50 U.S. states and Washington, DC; 5 Canadian provinces; Easter Island; and in the Pacific Ocean aboard a cruise ship.
That karaoke wanderlust is the inspiration for this, the internet’s only karaoke travel blog. My World Karaoke Tour, and my continuing search for new singing experiences around the world, are at the heart of what this website is about. Sometimes, though, I’ll talk about the travel adventures that I experience during the daytime hours, because I genuinely enjoy seeing and learning about new places. Interests of mine in addition to karaoke include history, architecture, and literature; and on this blog you’ll frequently find me discussing the history of a place I’ve visited, or describing some of its notable buildings, or relating what a great writer observed about it. Thus, my writings here tend to reflect my enjoyment of viewing a city in the context of its culture and tradition.
You can see a photo of me on the upper right. I like this photo because monkeys are awesome! The picture was taken on the rock of Gibraltar, and my new friend here is a macaque, also known as a “barbary ape.” Macaques are common on Gibraltar.
If you’re curious to see videos of me singing, go to this blog’s “Karaoke videos” page, which has embedded videos of my favourite karaoke performances in cities all over the world! Just click here:
Watch the best of my karaoke videos.
And here are a few of my favourite posts that focus on my travels themselves rather than my singing:
• My visit to Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial.
• My visit to my childhood home in Ohio.
• My visit to the terracotta army in Xi’an, China.
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I just posted on what I believe to be the greatest karaoke song ever. Let me know if, in some kind of cruel twist of fate, you find yourself in Ann Arbor. I”ll spring for Blue Karaoke! (check out the post and you’ll see what that is) http://foodandwinehedonist.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/guilty-pleasures-endless-love/