Starsinger/Emkaraoke was established back in 1986 founded by Gill former Professional Session Musician. (piano & Saxophone) Later developing M.I.D.I. engraved music for theatre, concerts in the U.S.A. and Sound Stage Studios for Walt Disney Productions in Orlando Florida USA.
Gill has Worked alongside many celebrity composers, one, best known by many, Ed Welch (Composer one Foot in the Grave TV Series & Quiz Show "Blockbusters" "Thomas the Tank Engine" with the Associated Midi Programmers Guild) Gill is well known for arrangement's and publishing of the complete works from The Count Basie Orchestra distributed by the Music Exchange in Manchester, as well as live Performances alongside the Worlds Greatest Big band "The Joe Loss Orchestra"
Gill also a former senior mentor for business startups for the Princes Trust Foundation, and during her time has managed to develop and actively encourage many young people to launch their own music related product ideas into successful businesses.
(1987) We started to produce music backings & Orchestrations in the UK for entertainers & Karaoke. Working alongside Chris Bucknall (Climax Blues Band, The Temptations”, Dionne Warwick & Take That) together with a hand chosen professional team of MIDI engravers, our music library was considered to be setting the industry standard. Also working alongside Dave Smith (Roland Japan) we also helped to popularise & develop the General Standard & General Midi format (GS/GM) that is now commonplace within all modern keyboards and synthesisers today.
1989-2007) Back from USA Gill ran a very successful music store in Sherwood Nottingingham, selling vintage synthesisers and other specialist music products. One day a sales rep from BMB came in holding a karaoke machine under his arm. Almost within 2 weeks later Profile Music became Emkaraoke, having sold almost double the amount of karaoke systems than music related products, we were hooked on karaoke. It was so much fun!
2008 India Knight wrote about us in her book the Shops, since then we haven't looked back, our phone lines are jammed with enquiries, we have with honour and pride supplied karaoke equipment to members of the Royal Family. Owners of some extremely well known Newspapers, We have supplied for installation Karaoke Systems for some of the worlds largest super yacht's, also EasyJet, as well as an extremly famous Brummy family in L.A.
2009 Saw major changes to the company with the New expansion & venture into Italian inspired music. Our New venture into manufacturing took place in Korea
2010 A huge growth within our group sees the merger of not one, but three of the worlds largest Karaoke industry related companies.
October 2010 our venture with our own manufacturing factory in Asia - Starsinger launched with their own karaoke products, with the worlds first MP3+G recording Microphone.
November 2010 A purchase order with our factory took place 24 October for 5000 karaoke Players for delivery 1st Week in December, and around 10,000 karaoke players & related products for January 2011.
April 2011 Working alongside Zoom Entertainments the UK's best karaoke music provider we expand our range of both Karaoke Disc's and Our Starsinger products. Designs and plans are underway for the Starsinger 6000 project.
June 2011 Chris Bucknall is now also a producer of Miss600, receiving rave reviews on BBC radio stations having just completed a tour with James Morrisson
July 2011 Our own product ranges are expanding. We developing new products to gear up for the busiest year ever, lots of new and exciting products for the fourth quarter season
2012 Trade Mark for Starsinger Brand & design has been approved including Starsinger, Connect Select Sing Record
Present Day Our new affiliation with Session Music and Selectatrack means we have many new products being launched. Also a showroom in Guildford where London based customers can view the latest Starsinger products
2016 Zoom karaoke join Emkaraoke and we will see many major advances within our industry as Gill starts to spend more time in Asia working with some of the top engineers in the electronics field.
August 2016 If you love playing piano and keyboards, we also offer hands on experience with the latest products from Yamaha and Casio. Ask for Sean our keyboard guru...
September 2017 New computerised warehouse with stock feeds from our warehouse in Asia, reducing our carbon footprint and overhead costs by almost 76%. Our address will be the same together with phone numbers as we are still on the same business park
Need advice? no problem ask for Gill 0115 9753000 Monday - Friday 10.30am - 5.00pm
Buying Power & Amazing Prices. If you want to sing and have fun at home, or anywhere come to that! Emkaraoke has the experience. the stock, and the resources. Please enjoy your visit to our website.