Is it the air defined
By a borderline
Is it where they pass
Real-time and there's
Fast food and faster cars
For the cool dudes
And the movie stars
An assembly line of future fate
All gift-wrapped in red tape
And inside the pre-paid
And packaged lives
All laid out in the 9 to 5

The Real World

2007 2005 2004 ARCHIVES
After Christmas on the beach here in Australia, it's goodbye to the snakes and spiders and getting on a plane again... looking forward to catching up with family and friends in London and playing in The Borderline Singer-Songwriter Festival with my Aussie band. Check the gigs page for dates and if you're around, come down and see us - we'll have copies of the new album with us. Wishing you a very happy new year. eEmily.
Emily's new album 'Keep Walking' is out now on Shaktu Records. You can hear song clips from all the tracks on the album on the music page.

'Keep Walking' is not available in shops but you can order your copy here and we will post it to you. You don't have to have a credit card to order.
Song clips from 'Keep Walking' are now up on the site. Click here to check out the new songs from Emily Maguire.
Emily's new album 'Keep Walking' goes to press at Sony Music in Sydney next week...

if you want us to let you know when it's out, join Emily's mailing list and we'll keep you posted.
Emily and producer/bass player Christian Dunham took time out from recording the new album to do a duo spot to open for Aussie icons Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows at Joe's Waterhole in Eumundi (Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Australia). Click here to see photos.
Emily and producer/bass player Christian Dunham were interviewed by Mary-Lou Stephens on her evening show on ABC Coast FM.
Emily's song 'The Real World' (from her debut album 'Stranger Place') won 'Track of the Week' for the 2nd week running on indie radio programme Fame Games [Edition #100].

To hear a clip of the song click here. To see the video, click on the eye.

Emily has been invited to perform at The Borderline Singer-Songwriter Festival in London in January 2007. She'll be doing some selected UK gigs before heading over to New York for her first US dates. If you want to know where she's playing, join her mailing list and we'll keep you posted.

Just confirmed... Emily will be supporting Hollywood star/blues guitarist Steven Seagal and his band Thunderbox for 2 of his UK gigs in January 2007.

Emily's song 'Keep Walking' from her forthcoming new album has been receiving regular airplay on Australian regional ABC station Coast FM. Her song 'The Real World' from her debut album 'Stranger Place' won 'Track of the Week' on indie radio programme Fame Games [Edition #99]. To see Emily's own video for 'The Real World', click here.

Having swept out the shack and evicted the odd snake, it's back to work in the studio recording Album 2 (as it's fondly known). Great to be back in Australia despite the threat from city politicians of a huge dam in our valley (see

We've got 4 months here to finish the new album before we head back overseas to the UK in January. In the meantime, Emily and band will be doing some gigs in Australia... if you want to know where and when, keep checking the gigs page or join her mailing list.
We're off back home to the farm in Australia but before we go, we've put together some behind-the-scenes shots of the tour... soundchecks, vans, cafes, hotel rooms.

Click here for the UK tour photo-diary.

Emily performed a one-off solo gig at Acoustic Soul Sunday in Cambridge upstairs at Clowns Cafe on King Street. Great atmosphere, a really appreciative audience and the chance to duet with the marvellous Ecki. Thanks to Sarah and Ed for a great night...
Last night of this UK tour at the 12 Bar Club, Denmark Street, Soho. Big thanks to old friends and new fans who've given us so much love & support... we couldn't have done it without you. Thanks especially to Mr P for being band photographer, Mrs P for bed & board, Chris P-H for the driving, Robin & Rupert for our Sheffield break, Jonty for all things law-abiding, and cousin Antonia for back rubs and the best wolf-whistle in London... check out Click here for the last gig photos...
Photos are up now from a couple of great homecoming gigs...

The infamous Square & Compass Inn (if you've never heard of it, look it up in Schotts Miscellanies: Food & Drink), a home from home in Worth Matravers, Isle of Purbeck... and The Junction in Cambridge where Emily used to toil in the office many years ago, this time returning to perform on stage in aid of Amnesty International.
Old friends, new faces - we loved it. Thanks to Charlie and Kevin at the Square, Rob at The Junction and Mark & Sara from Amnesty Cambridge. Click here for the photos.

Back in London to play the much-loved Troubadour Cafe in Old Brompton Road tonight...
Gig at the small but perfectly formed Betsey Trotwood pub in Farringdon, London, before we headed down south to tour Swindon, Newquay, Winchester, Lymington, Southend... Best night yet? The Vic in Swindon, and of course the notorious Square & Compass Inn at Worth Matravers, Isle of Purbeck - Aussies Shane and Christian are converted to warm English beer.... final week of the tour coming up with gigs in Cambridge, Norwich and London... click here for details.

For photos from The Betsey, click here. Other gig pics will be up soon, promise.
Emily's songs are being played on New York City radio station Harris Radio. Click here to listen.
It's been a busy week on the road gigging in London, Leicester, Liverpool and Leeds. Started off at The Borderline opening for Texan band The Gourds, before heading north. Highlights included supporting the exceptionally brilliant Chatham County Line at The Musician venue in Leicester, and of course stepping into some pretty big shoes at The Cavern in Liverpool.

Thanks to Jack from Vibrations for a classic pub gig in Leeds, Rick Alan for pints and pics in Liverpool, and big love to our friends in Sheffield for putting us up - check out the links page for their free internet radio station 'Disobedience'. Click here for live gig photos from The Cavern.
Gig at 'Acoustica' at Guildhall Arts Centre in Gloucester opening for the lovely Martin Stephenson. Thanks to Al for having us...
First night of UK tour at The Horn in St Albans.
Late tour date just confirmed for Friday 19 June at Graze Bar & Kitchen in Lymington (south coast - Hampshire).
Back in London... no sunshine, but no snakes either! The shack seems a long way away...
We've been busy recording tracks for album 2 and getting ready for the UK tour, and now it's time to leave the shack and the snakes and the wallabies and head for London again. We're looking forward to getting on the road...

Click here for UK gig dates, and please spread the word - it'd be great to see some friendly faces out there.

King browns, eastern browns, rough-scaled snakes, carpet snakes... read Emily's blog at about living in the Australian bush with a snake phobia.

Great night at The Judith Wright Centre in Brisbane opening for Aussie acoustic band The Bluehouse. Emily, Christian (bass) and Shane (drums) played to a full-house in the seated auditorium. Tables and candles and a lovely crowd...

Click here for photos.

Check out the new video for 'The Real World'... filmed on location at shack no.2 in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and in Brisbane, Australia.

Click here to download... or watch it at

Emily was interviewed and performed 2 songs solo 'Keep Walking' and 'Falling On My Feet' for TV arts show 'Cactus' in Brisbane.
Started work on Emily's second album, recording the rhythm tracks for 14 new songs with drummer Shane Nesic and bass player/producer Christian Dunham. Great to be back at Pix Vane-Mason's studio in the forest at Connondale where we recorded the debut album 'Stranger Place' (see our original photo-diary for pics). Very exciting times for us all with the UK tour coming up in May and a trip to New York planned for June. We'll keep you posted...

Find out what's really going on behind the scenes in Australia (with revelations of life in a shack made of wood, tin and potato sacks!) - read Emily's weblog here and let her know you're out there.
Gig at Caloundra RSL...

Click here for photos.