Emma started singing at the tender age of five. At seventeen she embarked on a lifelong love affair with Jazz. This saw the beginning of a six year stint with Jazz Quartet ‘Eyebrow Music’ singing the songs of greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn and Billie Holiday.
Since those early days Emma went on to have a wealth of musical experiences, she spent three years with ‘Blues Express’, a five piece Delta/Chicago style Blues band. Her warm husky voice perfectly fitted the genre and during this time she developed the Bluesy Gospel edged style that she is well known for now. By this time she was teaching gospel and world music to natural voice choirs across the uk.
In 2001 Emma began singing as a guest at the ‘Nunney Jazz Cafe’ performing alongside Brazilian Bluesman Alamo Leal and Gospel singer Kizzy Morrell. She joined ex James Brown saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis for the ‘Gospel Cafe’ doing tracks from Pee Wee’s Gospel album ‘Ridin Mighty High’. Pee Wee featured on ‘LoveLife’, Emma’s debut album.
In 2003 Emma joined ‘Naked Voices’ a 17 piece accapella group, favourites at the Edinburgh and Prague Fringe Festival. They performed an astonishingly diverse range of songs, replacing complex instrumentation with voices.
Emma has voice coached for theatre productions, led workshops in Vocal Improvisation and done a variety of session work including film soundtracks. Emma won the ‘Pure Solo Jazz Vocalist Competition’ in 2011.
Emma now performs with her Jazz Trio and her latest project Soul Sessions. You can purchase Emmas songs here.