2017 sees the release of Emma's third album To My Roots, a collection of songs inspired by the eclectic mix of music she grew up listening to.
Everything from James Taylor & Paul Simon to The Dixie Chicks & Brad Paisley.
Emma burst onto the scene in 2012 with her distinctively catchy pop melodies, fused with instrumentation and a touch of country. Hailed as “Just Magical” by the late great Sir Terry Wogan, Emma’s voice is emotive, clear, effortless and uplifting. Following the success of her first two singles, A Place Called You and Once, Chris Evans, invited Emma to debut her next release, Riptide, on his Breakfast Show to 10 million listeners. Evans was so impressed, he invited Emma to play at CarFest the following week; an invitation he repeated two years later. The song went on to be an iTunes Single of the Week achieving over 200,000 downloads and her third consecutively playlisted single on BBC Radio 2.
Emma describes her songs as, “all written from my heart and soul to convey messages based on feelings of loss, happiness, nature and my love for the ocean”. From the thought provoking ballad Sunflower (a song about the loss of her mum to cancer) to the barn-storming Riptide, the debut album Enchanted demonstrated an impressively mature talent. Playing the majority of instruments herself, Emma admits she has “an absolute addiction to string instruments”, something that’s evident throughout her music weaving together guitar, banjo, mandolin, piano, cello and ukulele.