We bet you didn’t know that Marioke existed, it is Karaoke influenced by gamers. Award-winning radio show One Life Left have re-done the Band Aid’s hit ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ in glorious, and typically karaoke, gaming fashion. Proceeds from donations made to this song are going to Asylum Aid.
The song has its lyrics changed from the original lines to be about video games. It is available through the donation page https://www.gofundme.com/asylumaid and on Youtube. The charity single reflects the turbulent times of 2016. It features lines like “And this year is like iD Software, ‘cause it’s calling card is Doom” and “Well tonight thank god I’m lost in XCOM 2”
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“We’re not saying the song solves any issues this year, but we do, at least, reference a dozen brilliant 2016 video games that might distract us, for better or worse.” – Ste Curran, co-presenter.
Marioke debuted at Nottingham Game City in 2011 with just 25 songs re-written to reference video games. ‘Holding Out For a Hero’ is now written about Mario, Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ about Heavy Rain and Blur’s ‘Parklife’, no points for guessing, is now about Halflife.
Thanks to regular monthly nights at London’s Loading Bar, the catalogue has grown to be over 350 songs. Covering topics such as Candy Crush, GamerGate and waiting for Spectrum games to load www.singmarioke.com is a bookmark for every gamer.
All proceeds from the One Life Left song go to Asylum Aid, a charity that provides help and protection to people seeking refuge in the UK and abroad. Most of the UK refugees are escaping the atrocities happening in Syria right now. We get the chance to escape by logging into our computers, these poor people need to escape by leaving their home and country.
Source: One Life Left