“I write and sing haunting folk/pop songs with a twist and lots of sparkle. Please join in the conversations and remember to sign up to my mailing list for lots of exclusives and mailing list only treats! Looking forward to meeting you in person on my forthcoming UK tour. Emma xx
I am sooooo excited to share the news that I will be doing my very first headline tour in the spring of 2014! It’ll be named the “Enchanted” tour after my debut album, joining me on the road will be my amazing band too, which makes me very happy! I’ll be performing songs from the album, but definitely expect some surprises too!!
It’s the most amazing feeling in the world hearing you sing my songs with me at gigs, so please get your singing hats on, we are going to have such fun!! Sparkles and Sparklers galore!!
Dates will be revealed very VERY soon. Love you all.
So for all of you know know me, will know I’m STRING INSTRUMENT OBSESSED! In my songs “Riptide” and “How to Write a Love Song” you can hear a really low guitar part that I played using a friends baritone guitar. For anyone who may like to know what the difference is – it’s a variation of an electric guitar but with a longer neck, allowing it to be tuned LOWWWWWWW! I love the sound of it so much. Michael Spriggs and Danelectro have been kind enough to give me one of my own for future touring. I went in to Ivor Mairants (a gorgeous shop in West London) to pick it up yesterday.
Hello to all those who have heard my single of the week “Riptide” in UK, Ireland, Russia and India!! Welcome to my world!! I hope you like the single. If you do, please don’t forget to check out my album too! I have no label and every copy of the album that’s sold helps keep me afloat. If you like the album, please let your friends know! It is SO EXCITING for me to know that I’m reaching places in the world like India and Russia.. I’d love your feedback, especially if you’re from there. Don’t forget, the single is FREE ALL THIS WEEK so please ask everyone you know to download it!! You’ve got nothing to lose!!
I recently did a photoshoot with the AMAZING Rosie Hardy and I’m blown away by the lovely comments on Facebook. Thank you everyone so much. It was a great day!! I would particularly like to thank Sandy Grayson from Diamond Nights who lent me the dresses I used in the shoo and Kathy Anderson for organising it. More pictures to follow, but if anyone is interested in buying the dress of their dreams, the website address is: http://www.diamondnights.net
I am delighted to share the news that Enchanted has now been released!! You can get your copies via iTunes, Amazon and HMV. Thank you so much to everyone who pre-ordered it and supported me on this amazing journey so far. I can’t believe that as of yesterday it went to no.9 in the iTunes singer songwriter charts.. It means so so much to me, being DIY and completely unsigned can be very hard, but with all the support I’ve received I just feel totally blessed.
I have a bit of a challenge for you – if you can, take a picture of you receiving your copy from Amazon, or buying it at HMV. Post a picture and tag me in it.. I would like to make a montage of the Sparklers with Enchanted and put it on my website.
I’m so so blown away by this incredible support from BBC Radio 2!! My new single “Riptide” has been play listed! It’ll be available from my forthcoming Album “Enchanted”, which is scheduled for physical and digital release on the 14th October. It’ll also be featured on my 4th EP “Sunflower” which will be released around that time too!!
Please don’t forget to tweet or email Radio 2 if you hear my song!! Your amazing sparkling support on my last 2 singles really influenced their decision to continue to support me and run with this one so THANK YOU!! So much love to you all <3
I found out today I had been getting airplay in Holland AND Ireland! Along with 60 stations in Australia I am BUZZING from this news!!! I also got really curious and wondered where else in the world my music has been heard? Which country do YOU live in (excluding England!)?! Post a comment and let me know where and how you came across my music! <3 So much love to you al <3
And so from the main stage back to BBC Introducing where the lovely Emma Stevens was headlining. Championed by Terry Wogan and Chris Evans, Stevens’s brand of seemingly bright and breezy indie-country-folk is lyrically astute, musically mesmeric and utterly charming. From the first note, this was a performance of a singer-songwriter destined for mainstream success and critical acclaim.The three EPs that Stevens has released feature multi-layered harmonised vocal tracks and there was a brief thought that this might not translate well a capella (so to speak) but at no point was any intensity lost and Stevens’s megawatt smile would have more than compensated if there was. Even the usually stoic sound engineer couldn’t resist nodding along to a couple of tracks, especially the beautiful ‘How to Write a Love Song’ which was introduced as a riposte to a an old boyfriend that ended their relationship on her seventeenth birthday. A real joy also was her signature track ‘A Place Called You’, which needed just a couple more people in the crowd whistling along. A more personal track, ‘Sunflower’ was also passionately performed and Stevens’s preamble was particularly affecting. It’s on her new EP and well worth seeking out. Stevens and her band sounded amazingly tight and exuded genuine sincerity towards the huddled crowd. She was by far the most professional act on the BBC Introducing bill – presenting her band by name, cheekily setting up a guitar solo and she was also the only performer to take a bow. After the set, she came out front to chat to the audience, which was a simple but telling gesture of how grounded yet grateful she surely is. She truly deserves all the success that comes her way.