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 NEWS ARCHIVE  
 
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[17.12.07]
Emily was interviewed by Jane Garvey on 'Woman's Hour' on BBC Radio 4, and performed 'Falling On My Feet' live in the studio.
 
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[28.11.07]
Emily's blog is now up on her website, illustrated with photos from her life in the Australian bush. Read it here.
 
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[26.11.07]
Emily's new album 'Keep Walking' is out today in the UK and Ireland, available in HMV, Virgin and other music stores, and at Amazon and Play.

Click below to order your copy online.

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[21.11.07]
Live gig photos are up now from Emily's summer 2007 tour of the UK with bass player Christian Dunham.
 
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[21.11.07]
Emily is featured in The Guardian newspaper (UK) talking about her songwriting and how she ended up living in a shack in the Australian bush.

"She has some poppy folk songs but is darker, deeper, edgier. She is a one-woman string section and her voice by turns, soars and swells, part Joni Mitchell, part Tracy Chapman."

 
Click here to read the full interview.  
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[15.11.07]
Emily was profiled in the Sydney Morning Herald (Australia). Read it online here.
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[15.11.07]
Check out the photos from Emily's performance at the Royal Albert Hall on 26th October 2007, opening for Don McLean at the highlight of his UK/Ireland tour.
 
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[13.11.07]
Shaktu Records has signed a licensing deal with Active Media to release Emily's albums 'Keep Walking' and 'Stranger Place' through Universal in the UK and Europe.
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[10.11.07]
Emily performed live on Sally Taylor's Saturday show at on BBC Radio Solent.
 
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[03.11.07]
Emily did a live session for the Bob Harris show on BBC Radio 2, playing 3 songs ('Stranger Place', 'Anything You Do' and 'All That You Wanted') with Aussie bass player Christian Dunham. Presenter Gideon Coe was standing in for Bob Harris. He finished the session by playing the title track from my new album 'Keep Walking'.
 
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[28.10.07]
Following her gig at the Royal Albert Hall and the end of her UK tour with Don McLean, Emily will be interviewed on Radio 2's 'Good Morning Sunday' with presenter Aled Jones.
 
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[27.10.07]
Last night of the tour with Don McLean and his band.

Huge thanks to Don for having us - we had a fantastic time and it was a privilege to support him on his UK and Irish gigs.

See photos from the Royal Albert Hall gig the night before.

 
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[25.10.07]
Emily was featured in the London Evening Standard for her gig at the Royal Albert Hall.
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[12.10.07]
Emily performed live on BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Radio Kent and BBC Radio Cambridgshire. She was also interviewed by presenter Trevor Fry for BBC Radio Bristol.
 
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[12.10.07]
Emily performed live on BBC Radio Merseyside before her gig at The Philharmonic Hall.
 
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[08.10.07]
Emily was interviewed and performed 2 songs for BBC Radio Birmingham before her gig at Symphony Hall.
 
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[07.10.07]
Emily was interviewed by Aled Jones on Radio 2 before her first UK gig supporting Don McLean at St David's Hall in Cardiff. Aled played Emily's song 'Falling On My Feet'.
 
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[29.09.07]
Emily will be playing support for legendary US singer-songwriter Don McLean on his tour of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland during October 2007 ending in a gig at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Friday 26th October.

Check out the gigs page for dates and venues. Tickets will sell out fast so check out www.don-mclean.com and book early.

 
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[23.09.07]
Emily's song 'Falling On My Feet' was played on BBC Radio 2 on Aled Jones' show 'Good Morning Sunday'. Emily was featured 2 weeks ago as the 'Sunday Spotlight' on the show (see below).
 
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[14.09.07]
See live video footage of Emily singing an acoustic version of 'All That You Wanted' at Acoustica, Guildhall Arts Centre in Gloucester.
 
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[13.09.07]
Emily was interviewed by BBC Radio Birmingham and BBC Radio Wiltshire, performing her songs 'Falling On My Feet' and 'Love Song' live in the BBC Swindon studio before her gig at The Vic.
 
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[12.09.07]
Following a fantastic gig at The Prom Bar in Bristol, Emily performed live in a late-night session for Keith Warmington's show on BBC Radio Bristol.
 
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[10.09.07]
Emily was interviewed by Sue Marchant for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
 
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[09.09.07]
Emily was featured on BBC Radio 2 as the 'Sunday Spotlight' for Aled Jones' show 'Good Morning Sunday'. Describing her as "a brilliant singer-songwriter", Aled played Emily's song 'Back Home' from her album 'Keep Walking' and said, "Now if Parky says anything don't listen to him...WE found Emily Maguire". One listener emailed to say "Heard "Back Home" on Radio 2 whilst driving home this morning after working nights, it just blew me away and I stopped in a layby to listen... Thanks for making my Sunday happy".

You can hear it again here and email the show at gms@bbc.co.uk.

 
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[05.09.07]
Emily was interviewed and performed her song 'Falling On My Feet' live on BBC Radio Sheffield.
 
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[24.08.07]
Fantastic gig at the Square & Compass Inn, Worth Matravers, Isle of Purbeck - tour highlight so far. Check out the video on YouTube here. Followed by gigs at Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Hayling Island, Sheffield, Stourbridge and York. See photos.
 
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[16.08.07]
Gig at the Camden Barfly in London followed by an unplugged candlelit concert at the beautiful, historic Walpole Old Chapel in Suffolk. Back down south to Brighton & Hove to play the Sanctuary Cella, followed by London showcase gigs at Acoustic Lounge in Clapham and The Bedford in Balham. See live video footage of Emily at The Bedford.
 
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[10.08.07]
Check out Emily's tour diary at www.myspace.com/emilymaguire.
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[04.08.07]
Following gigs at the Secret Garden Party festival, the wonderful Half-Moon acoustic club in Bishops Stortford, and England's oldest pub in Essex, Emily played the Lewes Guitar Festival in the beautiful Grange Gardens - a solar-powered gig blessed with sunshine all day. See photos.

Check out the video posted on YouTube and Emily's interview with ITV Meridian.
 
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[30.07.07]
Emily has been confirmed to play the Caloundra Music Festival on her return to Australia in October.
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[26.07.07]
Emily opened the Cambridge Folk Festival in the Club Tent. She also performed in the Festival Session with bass player Christian and Scottish harp player Heather Downie who played a beautiful improvised accompaniment to Emily's songs 'Standing' and 'Anything You Do'. Emily did an interview with Mandy Morton for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire who are currently playing the title track of her new album 'Keep Walking'. The song is also being given airplay on several other BBC radio stations in addition to being nationally playlisted on ABC Radio across Australia.
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[24.07.07]
Album Review: Courier Mail

"... this is infectious stuff that grows with every listening, opening up more intriguing and engaging lyrical byways and some just right poppy hooks. Her own introduction to pop-folk is apparent (she is a classically trained cellist who mastered guitar from Bob Marley songbooks) but it’s her gorgeously understated vocal and dramatically arresting lyrics that get under your skin..."

Read full review.

To hear song-clips and read lyrics from 'Keep Walking', click here.
 
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[15.07.07]
First gig of Emily's UK tour at the lovely Larmer Tree Festival near Salisbury, UK. Followed by gigs in London, Cambridge, Hayling Island and Lymington. Great to be back on the road again... Cambridge Folk Festival coming up. Check out Emily's tour schedule here.
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[12.07.07]
Album Review: Indie-Music.com

"It's a good time for female singer-songwriters at the moment – from Mandi Perkins to Brandi Carlile, there's finally a reason to replace the Tracy Chapman CD on your stereo. With her latest self-produced album Keep Walking, English-born Emily Maguire can add her name to this impressive roll call..."

Read full review.

To hear song-clips and read lyrics from 'Keep Walking', click here.
 

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[21.06.07]
Emily and her bass player Christian played live on ABC Coast FM as part of an ABC Radio outside broadcast for the Noosa Long Weekend on the Sunshine Coast, Australia.

Emily played her old radio single 'Love Song' (from her debut album 'Stranger Place'), and premiered a brand new song. She also had the honour of meeting Tariq Ali, who was there for an interview with host Trevor Jackson.
 
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[04.06.07]
Album Review: FAME (Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange)

"And there's kids to be raised / and soldiers to slay / Preachers to pray / And TV to take it all away".
With lyrics like that, Maguire instantly becomes an artist to listen for. And one can easily hear why she's getting the buzz throughout the UK and her adoptive Australian wilds. No sir, this isn't college girl journal entries. This isn't your standard singer/songwriter stuff that the world sucks and woe, woe, woe..." [continued].

Read full review.

To hear song-clips and read lyrics from 'Keep Walking', click here.
 





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[04.06.07] 
Album Review: FAME (Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange)
FAME asked to hear Emily's debut album 'Stranger Place'. Here is their review:

"Three totally killer songs kick off Maguire's debut. The throbbing The Real World; the utterly transcendent The Borderline ("If we are like water then which drop is me") and the captivating If I Could See You.

Think about that for a sec. Any singer/songwriter would readily revisit Robert's crossroads to sign a deal with the devil for an introductory salvo like that. Add the extremely sad fact that most artists today won't have three killer tunes in a lifetime and you can see and hear how far ahead of the game you are with Stranger Place..." [continued].

Read full review.

Emily's debut album 'Stranger Place' is still available to order while stocks last. To hear song-clips, read lyrics and order your copy, click here.
 








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[04.06.07]
Album Review: Babble And Beat (USA)

"Emily Maguire is an extremely gifted English singer-songwriter-instrumentalist based on a farm in the Australian bush. ‘Keep Walking’ is her 2nd album.

Emily’s voice is gorgeous! Think of Tracey Thorn’s (Everything But The Girl), Dido’s and Paula Cole’s vocals equally mixed. The lyrics are candid, warm, and endearingly heart-on-sleeve. The musical arrangements are lovely as well… and they convey emotion & depth just as much as Emily does vocally & lyrically. Christian Dunham plays the bass, Shane Nesic plays the drums and Emily plays the cello, viola and violin..."
[continued].

Read full review.

To hear song-clips and read lyrics from 'Keep Walking', click here. 
 
















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[27.05.07]
Album Review: Collected Sounds (USA)

"First I want to thank Emily Maguire and every other artist who includes his or her lyrics in the liner notes. I love to sit down with a record on the first listen and read along with the music. It somehow makes it so personal and intimate. This way I am able to really pay attention to the lyrics instead of thinking, 'oh that maybe sounded cool, what did she say?'. So I got to listen to this one the way I most enjoy. Headphones, and lyrics in hand..." [continued].

Read full review.

To hear song-clips and read lyrics from 'Keep Walking', click here. 
 






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[20.05.07]
Emily and her band played the Noosa Festival of Food & Wine opening for the very lovely Australian singer/TV star Kate Ceberano.
 
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[13.05.07]
Album Review: Womenfolk (USA)

"'Keep Walking' arrived earlier this year and has quickly made its impression. Following its launch in New York, ABC Radio in Australia quickly added the title-track track to its national playlist and Maguire has already booked another tour for the summer to support the record.

Dense with emotion and rich with thought-provoking lyrics, 'Keep Walking' is a sublime album to experience..."
[continued].

Read full review.

To hear song-clips and read lyrics from 'Keep Walking', click here. 
 









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[09.05.07]
Emily was interviewed by Rob Ruger on Noosa Community Radio.
 
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[04-06.05.07]
We had a great time at the Yagubi Festival in Hervey Bay, Qld, Australia. Lovely to see old friends Rob Longstaff and Tenzin Choegyal who is touring Australia with monks from the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Tibet. Thanks to Trevor for having us.
 
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[04.05.07]
Emily was interviewed by David Dowsett on ABC Wide Bay.
 
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[30.04.07]
Emily was interviewed by Belinda Sanders on ABC Radio Southern Queensland.
 
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[23.04.07]
Emily's lyrics are now up on the site illustrated with her own photos from the Australian bush and beyond. Click here to read all the lyrics from both 'Keep Walking' and 'Stranger Place'. Both albums are available to download at iTunes.
 
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[20.04.07]
Just confirmed... Emily will be playing The Living Room at the Secret Garden Party near Huntingdon in the UK on Sunday 29th July.
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[12.04.07]
Emily is returning to the UK in July 2007 to perform as an acoustic duo with bass player Christian in a nationwide 3 month tour of pubs and clubs. If you want to see her play live, check out the gigs page for the current UK tour schedule or join her mailing list and we'll keep you posted as new dates are confirmed.
 
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[13.03.07]
Just confirmed... Emily will be playing the Larmer Tree Festival near Salisbury in the UK (11-15 July).
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[12.03.07]
The title track of Emily's song 'Keep Walking' has been put on the national ABC Radio playlist, covering 60 stations across Australia.
 
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[22.02.07]
Just confirmed... Emily will be playing the BBC Radio 2 Cambridge Folk Festival in the UK on Thursday 26 July, performing as an acoustic duo with bass player Christian Dunham.
 
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[24.02.07]
Emily was profiled in UK national newspaper The Guardian for their 'Tricks of the Trade' feature, talking about life as a singer-songwriter.
 
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[22.02.07]
Just confirmed... Emily and her band will be performing in the 2007 Yag'ubi Festival on 4-6 May at Hervey Bay.
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[20.02.07]
Thanks to everyone who supported my gigs in London, Cambridge and New York, and for the fantastic feedback we've had about my new album 'Keep Walking' - it made me feel it's all worth it. I'm now heading back to Australia for a few months at the shack but I'll be back in the UK in the summer for more gigs in London and abroad. If you want me to email you dates, please join my mailing list. Thanks for your support - it's much appreciated.eEmily.
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[16.02.07]
All the songs on both Emily's albums 'Keep Walking' and 'Stranger Place' are now available to download on iTunes.
 
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[14.02.07]
Album review: IndepenDisc Music Club [New York] Issue #93

"One of the things I really enjoy, and don’t get the time to do often enough, is sitting down, throwing on the headphones, and getting totally lost in the music and lyrics of an artist that goes leaps and bounds beyond. Emily Maguire is fabulous..." [continued].

Read full review.

To hear song-clips and read lyrics from 'Keep Walking', click here. 
 





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[07.02.07]
Emily did a live phone interview from London with John Stokes for his breakfast show on Australia's ABC Coast FM.
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[07.02.07]
Emily's new album 'Keep Walking' is Feature Disc for Feb 2007 on IndepenDisc Music Club. Check out http://www.independisc.com/new.htm.
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[06.02.07]
Emily's US debut at Mo Pitkins and CD launch at Pianos in New York went down a storm. Photos, video and audio will be up on the site soon... thanks to everyone there for the fantastic support, big love to promoter Lena Chen for organising the whole trip, and to Chris & Sharon Wells for putting us up in style.

Emily and her Aussie rhythm section are now back in the UK for one more gig before heading back to Australia to warm up at the end of February. If you want to know when they're returning to the northern hemisphere, send us your email address and we'll keep you posted.
 
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[31.01.07]
Emily was profiled in UK national newspaper The Independent in their feature on singer-songwriters by David Sinclair.

Read the online article here.
 
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[30.01.07]
After two great London gigs this week at The Troubadour (Old Brompton Rd) and The Borderline (Singer-Songwriter Festival, Soho), Emily and her band are off to New York for her first US gigs... if you have friends in the big apple, check out the gig page and spread the word.
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[24.01.07]
Emily's date at The Borderline Singer-Songwriter Festival has changed. She'll now be opening for The Wailin' Jennies on Monday 29th January (instead of Lior on the 30th) before heading to New York with her band to launch her new album 'Keep Walking' at Pianos NYC on Friday 2nd February.
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