“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
Thanks so much to Brian Cadge for filming and directing this! A lot of people ask me what instruments I play. The truth is I’ll give anything a go! On my album “Enchanted” I play acoustic guitar, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, baritone guitar, electric guitar, keys and cello. If only I could play them all at the same time live! But wait…
I chatted alongside the wonderful Andy Bell from Erasure, Dave Pearce and, of course, Janice herself! It was a fantastic opportunity for me because I had very little knowledge on the albums prior to the discussion, so in my research I was able to immerse myself in, to *me*, new and seriously iconic music.
Well, it’s been an amazing year. I don’t even know where to start. I suppose, really, I’d ought to thank the incredible team I have built up over the year before I do anything else – especially my manager, Bob James, Pete Woodroffe, the incredible crew at Absolute (Henry, Kate, Robbie and Adam – you are legends!) Claire Paxton-Rider and Nick Flemming, Lynsey Trembath and Paul Carey, Andrew Thompson, Matt Connelly and my loyal guitarist, Sam Whiting. There are also numerous other incredible people that have put so much love into this DIY project and I am so incredibly grateful… How much we have achieved so far is just amazing!
NOW!! I wanted to say a MASSSIIVVEEE thank you to YOU, the Sparklers. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support over the year. I don’t know what I would do without you. Thank you for buying my album and EP’s, coming to see me live and interacting with me via my website or Facebook. You keep me going, and you keep my heart full of happiness and love. By a small way of thanking you, I wanted to give you the opportunity to take part in a poll. This poll will develop into the set for my up coming tour “Enchanted” in the Spring. You can vote for as many different songs as you like, but the 12 with the highest amount of votes will be performed live with my full band! I also left a blank vote, so please offer some suggestions of any covers you might like me to do!
SO MUCH LOVE to everyone, Happy Christmas, and lots of love and warmth,
WOW, I cannot believe I have just played my music live in Australia!! Thanks so much to Spencer Howson of ABC Brisbane for having me on his special Christmas Broadcast which was set up in a theatre, with a live audience of about 200 people! I did a live stream from BBC Surrey Studios 7:40pm my time, which was 5:40 Friday morning their time! I performed “The Star That Guides You Home” which is from my EP “Dreaming Trees” and “Once” which is on my debut album “Enchanted”. It was also great to chat to Spencer and I was even asked a question by a lovely member of the audience called Julian Creighton which was; “what is you favourite stringed instrument?” – HARD ONE! I love them all!!
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.