Frank Rannie, Owner/Operator
I live in Crystal Lake, IL with my wife Karen and our two beautiful daughters. During the day I'm a stay-at-home dad. I am lucky to be so involved with my daughters' day-to-day lives. With the occasional ALL AGES karaoke show, I get great enjoyment out of seeing my own kids get up and sing karaoke with no fear at all!
So, how did I get into karaoke? Hmmm... Good question! Back in late 1995 I went with some friends to a country bar in Hoffman Estates called Silver Saddle. They had a teen night on Sunday nights and one night they had karaoke. I got up and sang the song "Pickup Man" by Joe Diffie. Singing gave me a great confidence boost. Shortly after, they got rid of teen night and I had to wait until I was old enough to go to karaoke. In late 1999, I met a group of people, became great friends with them, and we did karaoke up to 5 days a week. The group still sees each other on a regular basis to this date.
A question I often get... How do you know the lyrics to so many different songs and genres? Well... growing up I lived in a household of music lovers. My parents constantly listened to oldies and country. I would have to pin my love for 80's music on my older sister, Kellie. And, my love for metal/rock/alternative comes from my high school friends. There is not a type of music I won't listen to, and as long as it has a good beat or great lyrics, I'm hooked.