We're a little bit different, we're not part of a multi national capital venture outfit with zillions of pounds and investors to keep happy. Our job is to keep you happy on a one to one basis. Over the years we've made a lot of friends with our customers and what's great is we are now seeing the grand children of our original customers buying from us. Thank you all for your continued support
Telephone 0115 9753000
The Glades, Southglade, Nottingham, NG5 9RW
Still plenty of time for deliveries for your Bank Holiday Parties
We re-open Tuesday 29th May
East Midlands Karaoke is run solely by Gill for 32 years
"I started performing in pubs and clubs at the age of 12 and became a professional session musician at the age of 16 working alongside and touring with bands and orchestras throughout the world. My passion is all things music"
One of the greatest joys for me is to pass on my experience and keep music enjoyable and really really simple.
My website has live chat feel free to contact me for advice in and out of my regular opening hours. I dislike the anonymity of the internet and do my best to keep it personal. call me or online chat I'll do my best to help
We started way back in 1986 producing music for theme parks in the USA, and using our experience produced custom made music backing tracks for singers in the UK. We opened our first store in 1990 supplying musical instruments and gear for Karaoke. In 2003 we moved from the high street onto the Glades. Our recent move (October 2017) gave us improved visitor facilities and improved showroom area.
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%.
January 2018 Settled in to our new premises after a major move in October. The new place is exactly what we wanted, its all on one level and everything is laid out for you to see all our stuff without climbing over boxes like our old warehouse.
We aim to deliver expertise in our field with everything for the singer. For over 31 years we've been involved with music production, supplying equipment for entertainers, home and commercial set-ups. We're ideally located in the centre of the country in Nottingham with easy access from the M1.
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! Star-Singer has the experience. the stock, and the resources. We hope enjoy your visit to our website.
What our customers think
“OMG this is amazing what a fantastic buy
The goods in question were received on Saturday and I am delighted. Thank you for your help and support in this matter, and I look forward to doing business with you again in the near future.
-Kelly, Atherton, Manchester
“You are still the best place to go to for all things karaoke! Thanks again
-M Evison, Spalding
“Excellent plays everything - great system - thanks - Steve
-John Phillips, Ormskirk
“Excellent item, service and delivery, bargain of the year, placed my order over the telephone at 2:15PM the previous day! Under 24 hours!!!
-J Roy, Bournemouth
“Excellent plays everything - great system - thanks -
“great item super fast delivery
-J Dee, Lincoln
“Hiya Gill, Thank you! BRILL site by the way! Emkaraoke are the only karaoke store I ever use
The only on-line store I would use. I would definately recommend them to anyone. Fantastic website. having purchased from Emkaraoke about 7 times and each time the service has been excellent, with goods arriving the next working day.
Plus haven't come across anyone yet who will beat their prices.
Just to say my husbands 65th Birthday Party was a great success....Due to the purchase of the Starsinger