By my late 20's I knew I would be the perfect karaoke DJ, performing & singing, while encouraging others, where everyone can feel my enthusiasm & love of singing...And simply because..I have so much darn fun doing it. Karaoke has also bought me "life long" friends. There would be a way somehow, to share this joy I feel with
others, through my love of karaoke...& getting paid doing what I enjoy!!
In my early 30's I was discovered & invited to join bands & duos, giving me great experiences over the years, & it was at the last competition I entered in 2010, I was given an opportunity to buy into the DJ world...2011 at 34,
I had my foot in the door as a "Singing DJ". It was fun, but with more & more call for karaoke, by January 2016
it was time to make the switch!!
So here I am at long last at 39, a vivacious singer with my "Sing Like A Star with JemStar Karaoke"
thoroughly enjoying what I'm doing, looking forward to many decades ahead, as my "KARAOKE FAMILY" grows.!!
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A singer for almost 20 years. In my late teens I found my voice singing along to C.D's with my idol Cyndi Lauper. At age 19, a new friend introduced me to Karaoke...
I was like...what the hell is karaoke?...Ha ha, & after an abysmal first song attempt of "Time after time" shaking like a leaf, not being able to look anyone in the eye, embarrassing myself when I knew I could sing that song, a walk of shame back to my seat with no applause, I decided I had to do another Cyndi song & make her proud; I looked people in the eye, still shaking, the applause from that second song gave me the inspiration to keep going...I was hooked!!
"J.E.M" the initials at my birth, became my stage name...I was already using it as a nick name & for the name I sign my artwork with. Over the next decade I made it my mission to build an extensive repertoire that no one could "predict" what songs I'd sing each week. So ever after being the colourful young lady singing her heart out, utilising the full length available on any karaoke stage.
My forte is Classic Rock , although I also sing Easy Listening, & Pop.... Country & Rock n Roll , A little bit of Reggae , Hip Hop, some Golden Oldies , "Oh boy!!"...
From Fleetwood Mac to Pat Benatar , Sade to Alanis Morissette ,
From Anne Murray to Linda Ronstadt , Patsy Cline to Snoop Dogg ,
From The Cars to C.C.R , Cyndi Lauper to Billy Jo Spears ,
From Bill Haley to Belinda Carlisle , The Eagles to Melissa Etheridge ,
From Elton John to Joan Armatrading , Tina Turner to Bread ,
From John Cougar to Lynn Anderson , The Carpenters to Joan Jett ,
And So So Very Much More.....
You are AMAZING at what you do, you draw the best out of people from all walks of life, you light up a room wherever you are, a beautiful singer & a beautiful person!!
I've been to quite a few different places for karaoke & haven't found them to be that great, & tonight at your karaoke, I like it a lot & I'll definitely be back & bringing my friends, thank you for a great night!!
I love your style, I can see you clearly enjoy what you do and so can everyone else, and I really like your personality.
Of all the karaoke DJ's I've seen, you're the best, you're an awesome singer but it's mostly your personality, what a fantastic lady you are, I wish I was a couple of decades younger!!
"Jem Star, your sound is really awesome, the levels between the mic & the backing is really good, so good it makes you want to get up
& sing, We'll definitely be back!!"
"It has been a fantastic night, your music selection was great, & you can sing really well, some of my guests thought it was the music playing & were thoroughly surprised to see it was you singing, I've had lots of good feedback through-out the night, thank you so much!!"
WOW, YOU WERE AMAZING, I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU SUNG THE WHOLE NIGHT, & YOU DID SUCH A GOOD JOB OF IT, GREAT SONGS, WOW!!
I love being part of your karaoke family Jem, so much joy and laughter and fun!!
NO, I DON'T WANT TO SING, I'VE JUST COME HERE TO LISTEN TO YOU. I REALLY ENJOY WATCHING & LISTENING TO YOU SING.
I'M SO GLAD WE GOT YOU, EVERYONE HAS HAD SUCH A GOOD TIME, & IT REALLY SHOWS YOU ENJOY WHAT YOU'RE DOING, THANK YOU FOR SUCH A GREAT NIGHT!!
We haven't been to such a good karaoke night in a long time, you can feel everybody is enjoying themselves and it's all because of you!!