Oakland Soul Food Restaurant and Bar, Dorsey’s Locker Extends Karaoke to Three Nights Per Week

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Oakland soul food restaurant and bar, Dorsey’s Locker, The Soul of Oakland, is excited to present karaoke nights every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Dorsey’s Locker had previously featured karaoke entertainment only two nights a week, hosted by the dynamic KJ/DJ duo Miss Pumpkin and Alphonso Brown on Thursdays, and KJ/DJ Vern on Saturdays. In response to overwhelming customer requests, Dorsey’s Locker will begin the new year with another night of karaoke on Mondays, hosted by KJ Darryl Lang.

“Karaoke at Dorsey’s is full of soul … from the kitchen to the stage. The atmosphere is fun and diverse,” said Simka Albert, a longtime karaoke participant. “It feels like a family gathering every time, not to mention the bartenders serve up some great motivation. I encourage people to come out all of the time. It’s definitely a wonderful experience!"

The New York Times recently commented about the revitalized nightlife in Oakland, and karaoke entertainment throughout the city has been one contributor to the resurgence.

Dorsey’s Locker offers an unforgettable karaoke experience. KJ Darryl Lang’s song catalog features more than 100,000 songs on Monday nights, from 7 to 11 p.m., while Miss Pumpkin and KJ/DJ Alphonso’s catalog includes 149,000 songs to choose from on Thursdays, beginning at 9 p.m. DJ Vern, meanwhile, livens up Saturday nights with the best in urban karaoke.

Raider Don said, “I love karaoke and have for years. Dorsey's presented two shows over the last year that were similar yet markedly different. On the one hand, there is a younger crowd on Thursdays and the karaoke jockey ("KJ") understands that and plays more ‘dance’ music, whereas on Saturdays, the crowd is more traditional and the KJ caters to them with videos and more ‘harmonic’ tunes. Needless to say, both shows create a karaoke environment that lends itself to fun.”

Locals and tourists searching for a fun, memorable night in the Oakland area are invited sing their hearts out while enjoying the finest in Southern cooking at Dorsey’s Locker.

“I sing karaoke at Dorsey’s because they’re the most consistent karaoke hot spot in the Bay Area, with the best KJs and soul food,” Kenneth Gales said.

For more information about its karaoke nights, or any products or services offered by Dorsey’s Locker, call 510-428-1935 or 510-291-4583, view the restaurant on the web at http://www.dorseyslocker-oakland.com, or visit 5817 Shattuck Ave. in Oakland.

About Dorsey’s Locker The Dorsey family’s tradition of serving authentic soul and Southern food in Oakland began in 1941, and in July 2011, Dorsey’s Locker was proud to celebrate its 70th anniversary. Dorsey’s Locker serves chicken, barbecue ribs, steak, fresh seafood and more. Most entrees are partnered with the customer’s choice of three side dishes. A full-service bar, as well as catering and take-out services, will also further enhance any patron’s dining experience.


Donald Dorsey