Charles River

Boston Officers Sing Patriotic Tune in ‘Cop Pool Karaoke'

Two Boston police officers are showing off their singing talents in a version of "Carpool Karaoke" they're calling "Cop Pool Karaoke."

Officers Stephen McNulty and Kim Tavares decided to discuss the upcoming Fourth of July holiday on the video while belting out a stirring rendition of "God Bless America."

McNulty, a third generation officer who joined the police force in 2006, used to be a professional singer for the Boston-based a capella group Ball In The House from 1996 to 2004. Tavares, a 17-year veteran of the force, writes her own songs and has been singing for as long as she can remember.

"If it can show the human side of an officer... I mean, we were driving around in that car all day and people just saw a cop car," McNulty said. "Well, there are two singers in there."

In the video, the officers talk about the holiday and how it's fun to fire cannons over the Charles River... legally.

The video is a spoof of "Carpool Karaoke," a segment on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" where musical guests join the host for a joyride as they sing along to their own music.

McNulty and Tavares are gaining attention online for their elegant and powerful voices but said it’s therapeutic for them to sing while on the job.

"With the stress we have to go through on a day to day basis, you need something that levels that stress out, and music makes you happy," Tavares said.

Even more than that, they said the video is a chance for them to make someone’s day.

"Someone once said a good song can make you remember everything or forget everything," McNulty said.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
Contact Us