Sharon Emirali is a charismatic singer, entertainer, artist & mother of two. She is one of New Zealand’s sought after vocalists. Sharon's versatility, stage presence & energy exudes into every audience delivering songs full of passion, heart and soul. Sharon has recently been nominated with her group “Kotahi te Wairua” for the “world” song category at the 2019 Hollywood Music in Media Awards!
I have a true love affair with singing and performing. It all started within the New Zealand Country music scene from the age of 8yrs old: Mum loooved to dress me up, her sewing machine was overrun from making a new costume for every competition I ever entered and there were a lot!! Sadly I never continued the art of dressmaking, however, I did master the art of dancing in heels, styling my hair and painting my face before belting out a tune. Dolly Parton was so inspiring to me back then and with her hit song “Coat of Many Colours” I landed a New Zealand title at the age of 10yrs. In 1993 I was plucked from the country music scene by an American manager who threw me into the whirlwind world of pop music. I released a single with Festival Records that landed a number 8 on the New Zealand charts. Then jumped on tour with Charley Pride, DJ Fontana & The Jordinaires (Elvis Presley’s original Drummer & Backing vocalists), John Rowles and support act for the amazing Tom Jones.
The highlight of my career, to date, is the ability to do what I love, in a variety of ways, with other talented humans. Especially with our kiwi icons Tina Cross, Jackie Clarke, Annie Crummer, Suzanne Lynch, Frankie Stevens and the epically talented Rikki Morris!! My ability to sing and entertain has allowed me to travel around the world and perform in a variety of shows and events in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Europe, Japan, Rarotonga, Fiji & Papua New Guinea. I have made made TV appearances in Coca Cola Christmas in the park for 6 consecutive years performing to audiences over 200,000. Netball Fast5 World series, The Halberg Awards. Fashion week, Cult couture, Queenstown Winter Festival, Rotorua’s Lakeside concerts. “The Music is Bond” with the Auckland & Christchurch Philharmonic orchestras. Also a regular supporter and performer at various Hospice & Breast cancer events.
I could go on and tell you about the time I produced a “Burlesque” show and a “James Bond” themed show or that you hear me most times you turn on the radio singing on advertisements and TV shows like Dancing with the Stars but I feel like I have waffled on enough. Ask me about it when you see me next. I am very happy to have joined the world of “Operatunity”.