Bowling For Soup Announce Online BFS Karaoke Contest, Release New Lyric Video For Cody

Few would dispute that Bowling For Soup are one of the all time great “singalong” bands. Most people who go to a Bowling For Soup show know almost all, if not every line of every song, and the whole thing turns into one great karaoke session with Jaret, Chris, Gary and Erik as the house band.

Now, as part of the celebrations for Bowling For Soup’s return to the UK next year on the How About Another Round Tour, the expression Bowling For Soup Karaoke is going to take on a whole new meaning.  Bowling For Soup are delighted to invite YOU, their fans, to take part in the first official Bowling For Soup Online Karaoke Contest. Sing your favourite Bowling For Soup song for a chance to win some fantastic BFS related prizes!

So, what do you need to do? Here’s Jaret to explain all….

1. Set your camera up and press record as you sing along to a BFS song of your choice.
(You can either sing along karaoke style or lip sync.)
2. Make it fun! Use props if you want to.
3. Download THIS SHORT VIDEO and add it to the end of your video.
4. Upload your video to YouTube with the title “BFS Karaoke – [insert song title] by [insert your name]”.
(Be sure to use the following Tags: BFSkaraoke, Bowling For Soup, Karaoke, BowlingForSoup)
5. Don’t forget to post it on Twitter too! Include @bfsrocks, #BFSkaraoke, and your YouTube link.

Head to to view all the entries in BFS Karaoke. Your video will move up the list below as it gets more views. The more comical, outrageous, and hilarious you make it, the more views you’ll get, which will push you closer to the top.
The video with the most views at the end of the contest will win the grand prize of dinner backstage with us!

CONTEST ENDS 10 JANUARY 2016 at 24:00 (Midnight) GMT. Winners will be contacted via YouTube on 11 January 2016.

What are the prizes you say? Well there’s some pretty kick ass things on offer, including dinner with the band backstage at a show of your choice on Bowling For Soup’s forthcoming UK tour, as well as a signed guitar and lots of other goodies. Full list of prizes is as follows:

Dinner with the band backstage at a show of your choice during the February 2016 How About Another Round Tour + Autographed Guitar (Must live in the United Kingdom. Does not include ticket to the show, you must provide own transportation, etc. Time of dinner is to be determined.)

2nd Place
Autographed Guitar
Video message from the band
(Must live in the United Kingdom.)

3rd Place
Autographed CD
Autographed and personalized 8×10 photo
Video message from the band

4th Place
Autographed CD
Autographed and personalized 8×10 photo

5th Place
Autographed CD
Autographed and personalized 8×10 photo

So brush up on the lyrics to the likes of Almost, The Bitch Song, High School Never Ends and of course 1985 and get filming some videos!

To further the the build up to the UK tour even more, Bowling For Soup will be releasing some brand new lyric videos for some of songs from their acclaimed Greatest Hits album “Songs People Actually Liked – Volume One – The First Ten Yeas 1994 to 2003”. These videos were created by some of the band’s most hardcore fans during the PledgeMusic campaign for the Greatest Hits album. The first song to get this treatment is Cody, and the lyric video for Cody can be found below:

Bowling For Soup return to the UK during the first half of February for their huge How About Another Round Tour. The Dollyrots and Lacey will provide the support, while MC Lars will be compere for the evening and also perform, opening the show every night.

Bowling For Soup, The Dollyrots, Lacey & MC Lars – How About Another Round UK Tour February 2016
1 Feb – O2 Academy Glasgow
2 Feb – O2 Academy Newcastle
3 Feb – O2 Academy Leeds
4 Feb – O2 Academy Liverpool
5 Feb – Manchester Academy
6 Feb – O2 Academy Birmingham
7 Feb – O2 Academy Sheffield
8 Feb – Norwich UEA
9 Feb – Nottingham Rock City
10 Feb – Guildford G Live
11 Feb – London Roundhouse
12 Feb – O2 Academy Bournemouth
13 Feb – Southampton Guildhall
14 Feb – Cardiff Great Hall
15 Feb – O2 Academy Bristol

Tickets for the ‘How About Another Round Tour’ are on sale now and available from Live Nation ( Tickets are priced at £20 (£22.50 for London). There will also be limited numbers of Bowling For Soup VIP tickets for every show priced at £50 (£52.50 for London).

During the tour Bowling For Soup will be celebrating the release of their first fully band authorised Greatest Hits album – Songs People Actually Liked – Volume One – The First 10 Years 1994 to 2003 as well as other favourites from across Bowling For Soup’s twenty one years as a band. Songs People Actually Like Volume One can be purchased here at the Bowling For Soup online webstore.

Bowling For Soup are:
Jaret Reddick – Guitar and vocals
Chris Burney – Guitar
Erik Chandler – Bass and backing vocals
Gary Wiseman – Drummer

Follow Bowling For Soup online in the following places:

Twitter – @BFSRocks
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Official Website –
UK Webstore –

About David Farrell

General Manager and 'THE' competition guy at Manager of The Goddanm Electric, Tour manager for Serpentine, and ex-general Dogsbody at Media partner to numerous bands. Also takes photos, writes reviews and likes classic rock, with a touch of thrash to get the blood flowing.