A little about what we do - and how we do it.
Excesss Karaoke proudly brings Central Ohio the best in karaoke. Many would say we are simply the best there is when it comes to a karaoke show - and we work hard to make every show we do the best show we have ever done!
Better karaoke across Central Ohio for over a decade
For over a decade, Excesss Karaoke has brought award winning karaoke entertainment to some of the best venues in the city. It is hard to say exactly what makes our shows so much fun (and so successful for the venues that host our nights)- but we thought we would TRY to go over SOME of the things that might make OUR flavor of karaoke so EXCESSSIVELY good!
see our list of daily karaoke shows
Larger collection of songs to sing and better songbooks
Our songbooks are professionally printed, offered online, and can even be downloaded to your smart phone. Our song selection is vast and regularly updated- one of the largest legal collections in the city. We are always searching for new songs to add to our ever-growing collection. and new venues that want a FUN karaoke night for their patrons.
check out our songbooks
Hosts who live and breathe karaoke
There may be a lot of people who try to run karaoke nights... but no one can touch what Excesss Karaoke hosts bring show after show. We don't just host a karaoke night... we make it a party! Our hosts are a special group. They get the energy level up, make crowds feel welcome, they sing and enjoy singing and make it a party. We are always looking for the RIGHT type of energetic, reliable, entertaining personalities to become new hosts and join the Excesss team. We train our hosts to have an ear for levels and sound quality, to be energetic, and to provide a fair rotation with all of our awesome weekly crowds.
meet our hosts
Better promotion, online and off.
Excesss Karaoke utilizes our website and social media to promote every karaoke gig we have. We post pictures and videos from all of our various performances that really generate a lot of buzz. Make sure to see our shows listings for the times, days, address, and even maps to every venue where we perform.
Excesss Karaoke works closely with our venues to help them promote and build successful karaoke nights. We offer NO-TERM contracts with all of our venues- we only want to be in a venue if they want us there, and if our night proves successful Karaoke gets people interacting, enjoying their night out, and people stay in bars longer when there is something to do. Our top notch sound, well-trained hosts, large songbook, and professional marketing services combine to provide our clients with the best karaoke experience possible.
see some pics of singers
The bottom line is that Excesss Karaoke believes in what we do, and we strive to be the best at it. Karaoke is not just a job, it is a passion. We strive to share that passion with all who come to our shows.
- Larger song selections & better songbooks
- quality sound and hosts who know how to use it
- energetic, professionally trained, FUN hosts who live and breathe the karaoke experience
- better promotional materials and marketing partnerships with our venues
- better social media presence and greater exposure to the karaoke community.
While these are the reasons our patrons and venues tell us they are not just karaoke fans- but EXCESSS KARAOKE fans- the truth is that it is hard to put a finger on exactly what makes us stand out. The truth is, the whole is so much better than just the sum of its parts. Maybe it comes down to our company philosophy - of making each show we do the BEST show we have ever done.
If you are looking for a great place to sing each week- or for a company to host karaoke at your venue- look no further than Excesss Karaoke. Come check us out at one of our shows- we think you will have an Excesssively good time.
Meet Mr. Excesss himself -Dave Casto
Excesss Karaoke is part of the Excesss Productions family of services. Excesss started as a one-person karaoke and mobile DJ outfit, by the company's founder, Dave Casto. It is hard to understand the Excesss philosophy - of making impressions vs excuses, of always giving 100%, of making friends of every person we meet at each show, of making every show we do the best show we have ever done- without getting to know Dave. To that end, check out a couple of articles written about him - it might give a little insight as to what makes Excesss stand out as a karaoke company.
Here is a reposting of an article written by Adam Scoppa which appeared in the Oct 07 2009 issue of uWeekly
2012 Local music awards effort named Dave Casto "Music Host of the Year"; here is a reprint of the article.
Chris Deville wrote an article about Columbus Karaoke for the Columbus Alive, the text of which is reprinted here.
Dave is still hosting karaoke shows - as well as weddings and special events. He has been training the next generation of karaoke and trivia hosts to run shows in the Excesss ways so that Columbus can be assured of top quality karaoke for years to come. Come on out and sing with Mr Excesss himself, aka "Karaoke Won Kenobi" Today!
See a list of our weekly karaoke shows
Meet your Excesss Karaoke hosts
Check out our listings of songs you can sing, even download it to your phone
Keep updated on new shows, giveaways and shared moments!
Book us for a special event, bring karaoke to your venue for a weekly event, or even inquire about being a host
Excesss Karaoke, an Excesss Productions company