Karaoke specialist Lucky Voice is celebrating a positive start to 2018 with a 20% year-on-year increase in sales at its bars.
The increase in January and February came despite it being a time when people traditionally cut back on partying. It followed a 17% increase in bar sales at Christmas and an overall 8% increase in bar sales in 2017.
It followed a refurbishment of Lucky Voice bar in Islington, north London – its second bar which opened 10 years ago after the success of the first in Soho in 2005.
The company has another stand-alone bar in Brighton and Lucky Voice locations under franchise within Novus’s Tiger Tiger venues in Manchester, Cardiff, Leeds, Newcastle upon Tyne and Glasgow. It expanded its franchise partnerships last year with a fifth in Dubai.
Managing Director Charlie Elek said: “We are catering for the growing number of people seeking more than just drinks from their night out, making the karaoke element of our bars all the more compelling.
“The success of our refurbished Islington venue is a good case in point, with extras such as fancy dress and games, as well as karaoke.
“Aside from this, we’re proud to say we’re catering for the growing multicultural population. Lucky Voice offers the most extensive multi-language playlist in the UK, with over 9,000 songs in eight languages, including Chinese, Russian and Arabic.”
Under the “Lucky Voice Solutions” brand, bar and club operators can also license the Lucky Voice technology for their own business, using Lucky Voice Enterprise or Lucky Voice Pro.