Thrilled to announce my headline tour dates this June!! I hope you can come along! ALSO…. Have you checked out my Pledge Page? You can pledge to come along to an exclusive pre-show experience at any of my headline shows on the “To My Roots” summer tour. Watch the soundcheck, hang out and chat with me pre-show and receive some signed merch. Does not include admission to the main show, which must be purchased from the venue. PLUS you’ll get a digital download of the new album and access to all the exclusive updates. www.smarturl.it/tomyroots
Twilight Trees have sponsored the stage for each show, I can’t wait for you to see it! It’s going to be very special!
See you all on the road really soon! So much love xxx Em xxx
I am thrilled to be using PledgeMusic for the second time to raise funds to support my third album campaign. I have been very busy this year. I spent a month writing in Nashville and when I returned home I was so inspired that I immediately started recording my new album, entitled “To My Roots”. I have challenged myself so much with this album, lyrically and musically, and played banjo, ukulele, guitar, electric guitar, piano and many other instruments, and thanks to many other incredible musicians in Nashville, I have been able to record the album of my dreams!
When it comes to releasing an album, there are so many hidden costs involved, which usually a major label would cover, but these costs can be so expensive for a self-funded artist like me! I really want to be able to fully promote “To My Roots” and with the kind help of every pledger, I can get closer to my dream. Among many things, you’ll make it possible for me to tour in June and to be able to work with an amazing team of people, all waiting to help me release and promote this album.
There are lots of exciting goodies and experiences available, so I hope you find something you’ll love and by pledging you’ll be part of the “To My Roots” team with access to all my updates and exclusive content!
I would be so grateful for any support you can give me here:
I’ve been a busy little bee working on the new album, which is almost finished (YAY!)… I have also been working on ideas to do something wonderful for the planet, too! Those that know me, understand my love and passion for nature and all things Earthy. Wouldn’t it be awesome if that could somehow co-incide with my music?! Without giving too much away, there’s a theme with the title of my new album, the movement of positivity behind it and the idea of connecting us all with all the wonderful gifts that mother nature has to offer us! Oh, and of course, with power MUSIC!
I pitched my idea to a wonderful global environmental charity called “Earthwatch” and from thousands of applications I’ve been selected to the final round, where I could win £5,000 to make this dream of mine come true… Next week I pitch to a team of Dragon’s (eek!) and an audience made up of the public. If you want to know more you can come along (and be the sixth dragon!) and watch me give my pitch in London next Thursday 15th at 7pm at The Royal Geographical Centre – limited space available! http://earthwatchevents.org.uk
I’m nervous! I’m excited! But most of all I’m looking forward to letting music take me back “To my Roots” …
Thrilled to announce that I will be supporting Simply Red on Saturday 18th June at The Spitfire Ground in Canterbury! My dear friend and incredibly talented artist Ben Montague will also be performing. It’s going to be an amazing night of music! If anyone is interested in coming, make sure you get there for 6:30pm – it’s an early start!
What a fantastic weekend I had performing at Country 2 Country Music Festival at the o2 Arena!
One of my favourite things about the festival, was the sense of community. Everyone was there to enjoy music and immediately it felt like a big family of country music lovers.
I also liked the fact that every artist backstage showed nothing but support for one another. There weren’t any ego’s floating around. We were all there together to celebrate our love for performing and writing music and it felt like such a great community of friends, rather than competition.
We played on Friday and Saturday and had such a lovely warm reception. I learnt a traditional banjo piece and was terrified about playing it because my fingers were FREEZING and it was hard to get them moving to the speed they needed to. I think all things considered it went very well though, I like pushing myself live and throwing myself in the deep end and I’m really glad I made the effort.
My band were AWESOME, must say a huge thanks to them – wouldn’t have been the same without them Sam Rommer, Sam Whiting and Dom Cardell really stepped up and performed with character and so much heart that I could cry.
Here are a few photos:
And here’s a little video of Sam and I warming up backstage..
Thanks so much to anyone who came and watched, and as a result is now HERE!!!!