Tondwalkar was always a bathroom singer but there were two things holding him back – confidence to sing in public and inability to memorise lyrics. All that changed on a visit to a Mulund mall in 2009. “I was passing by a music shop when I heard someone sing a song on a mike. Curious, I peeped in to see the person reading the lyrics from a TV screen that was also playing the background music. I was amazed after coming across the karaoke machine for the first time,” said the 57-year-old. Tondwalkar would soon purchase the machine that cost him Rs 9,000. His family, comprising his two sons and wife, turned ardent singers overnight.