Open Mike Karaoke Logo.

Open Mike Karaoke Introduction

Despite similar-sounding names, this Open Mike Karaoke Collection is not the same company that produced the Open Mic Karaoke series.

Likewise, neither of them makes karaoke tracks now. Indeed, that stopped many moons ago. However, for various reasons, most karaoke firms ceased making CDGs around that time.

This Open Mike series made a handful of karaoke discs, but how do they perform? Read on for further information and reviews.

Open Mike Karaoke OPM2216 - Front Cover - Motley Crue.

Looking at the Open Mike Karaoke song list, we see a few gospel discs. However, there is a Ramones disc and a Johnny Cash disc. So, there was not a big focus on one genre!

With 16 songs on each disc, are you getting a good deal? Well, half of the tracks have guide vocals. Therefore, only eight of the 16 are unique songs. So, if you look for these on places like eBay, consider that first.

Here is a list of all the disc IDs that we have so far**:

Open Mike Karaoke Discs

  • OPM2200
  • OPM2201
  • OPM2202
  • OPM2203
  • OPM2204
  • OPM2209
  • OPM2210
  • OPM2211
  • OPM2216
  • OPM2222
  • OPM2223
  • OPM2226
  • OPM2227

** We believe the firm released other discs but have no further information yet.

Open Mike Karaoke Review

Open Mike Karaoke - OPM2200 Southern Gospel Disc.

There are various variations of splash screens for this karaoke label. All our samples were primitive, with the lower prefix numbers having a slightly better splash screen.

The Ramones karaoke disc has screens that linger for 15 seconds before the music starts. Of course, this is niggling because that is far too long.

Their logo, a singing stick man, is prominent throughout this series. That image also has the company name above in a childlike font.

Due to the different variations of on-screen graphics and fonts, it is clear that the firm was experimenting. Because of this, the lyrics’ styling also differs. The early discs have on-screen lyrics that scroll upwards. That is something unique to this firm.

The choice of backing music is excellent, and the lyrics sync impeccably on some. However, on some, there was a slight lag. But that is just a niggle of ours.

Variations in the artwork for each CDG are decent. However, the on-screen images were not good, as we were unimpressed with them.

Karaoke Song Sample

Although we may use numerous songs for the review, we only provide one sample video to represent the label. So, the song sample for our video presentation is OM2222-07 – Ramones – Sheena Is A Punk Rocker.

Our Verdict

  • On-screen Lyrics: 4
  • Music Content: 4
  • Splash Screen, Graphics, Video: 2
  • Cover Art: 3.5
  • Overall Average: 3.4
  • Music And Lyrics Average: 4

We gave this collection 4 out of 5 in the rating system below. You can also vote for these, even if you don’t have the discs or tracks. Indeed, all you need to do is watch our presentation video above and judge that.

Desirability Factor

Due to the inconsistencies with this karaoke label, we remain undecided. Collectors will grab these for originality, but casual users should look elsewhere. Most songs are available on other karaoke labels, of course.

To Sum Up

When we were allowed to sample this label, we were thrilled. That was because we saw a whole disc with The Ramones‘ songs. Although we can’t fault the effort, it’s a shame that they have guide vocals.

Be that as it may, we can appreciate that some karaoke fans like this feature, as it gives them a chance to learn the song better.

The karaoke tracks we sampled were fine musically, but the graphics could have changed a fraction sooner on some. That’s the only real niggle we have.

OPM2222 Disc - The Ramones.

In conclusion, the above list of discs has some gaps. We all would like to know if they are intentional. Indeed, were there any other karaoke discs from Open Mike?

These are a rare bunch of karaoke discs, indeed. As such, they would be a mouthwatering proposition should anyone have the chance to buy these discs.

Coming from the mid-noughties (2004-5 period), this was the heyday for karaoke. However, the competition was immense, and this firm, like many others from this era, is with us no more.

Indeed, we could find very little information about the Open Mike Karaoke Series. So, we will update this page if any further information comes our way. In particular, if any ‘missing’ discs turn up, we will update all our data.

Of course, we can’t possibly check and sample every track in this series. So, why not join in and tell us your opinions about the tracks on this label, the discs or the people who made them?

Open Mike Karaoke Songbook

Compiling the disc identity numbers or prefixes for Open Mike was pretty simple. Indeed, there are song lists (songbooks) to accompany them. You can download these songbooks for cross-reference purposes or gigging.

In short, click the link below to access the Open Mike Karaoke songbook. It is in the form of a PDF file. If you grab some of these discs because of the Karaoke Info reviews, don’t forget to come back and tell us what you think of them!

Rate The Open Mike Karaoke Label

Finally, if you have any experience with discs or tracks from this Open Mike collection, please leave a review here or in the Karaoke Forum. You can also use the star rating system below, even if you only use our presentation video as a guide. Indeed, by doing this, you can help others decide whether these discs are worth buying!

Overall Rating

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Independent Reviews

The following reviews are independent and not necessarily the views of the Karaoke Info staff. However, they may help you decide whether to buy or avoid them.

Official Review By Jacky: Open Mike Karaoke

October 9, 2014

Hi, my name is Jacky, and I conducted the original karaoke review above. Whether you agree or disagree, you can leave your review below.

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