Cane toads, snakes and ruthless crows… read Emily’s new blog post about her life in the Australian bush one year on from her arrival. Work on her sixth album is progressing, despite the heat and the flies. If you want to know when it’s finished, please join Emily’s mailing list and she’ll keep you posted. Photos and stories from Emily’s life in the bush can be found on her Instagram feed.

Despite the crazy heat in Australia, work is progressing on Emily’s new album.  Read her latest blog here.  You can follow her life in the Australian bush on her Instagram feed.  Here is one of the videos she posted the other day of a baby wallaby rescued by Christian’s brother from the side of the road.  Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Emily did her first mental health hospital gig in Australia yesterday when she performed for young people and staff on the adolescent mental health ward of Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane.  Together with her husband Christian Dunham on double bass, Emily sang some of her songs and talked about her own story of mental illness and recovery.

Emily is a patron of the UK mental health charity Restore and has performed many times for hospitals and groups in the UK.  For more information about her award-winning work in mental health, please see http://www.emilymaguire.com/music-for-mental-health.  If you would like to talk to Emily about performing for your hospital or group in Australia, please contact us.

Read Emily’s new blog post for World Mental Health Day.

Emily performed her first mental health hospital gig in Australia yesterday for young people and staff on the mental health ward of the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane.  Together with her husband Christian playing double bass, Emily sang some of her songs and talked about her own story of mental illness and recovery.

Emily has performed for many hospitals and groups across the UK.  More information about her award-winning work in mental health can be found here: http://emilymaguire.com/music-for-mental-health/. If you would like to talk to Emily about performing for your hospital or group in Australia, please contact us.

Emily performed at Maleny Music Festival in Australia last weekend with bass player Christian Dunham and Aussie drummer Shane Nesic – see the clip below of her song ‘If I Could See You’.  This was their first gig with Shane in 12 years since leaving Australia to perform as a duo touring the UK with Don McLean, Eric Bibb and Dr Hook among others.  Shane has toured the UK twice with Emily and Christian and performed with them in Manhattan, NYC.  He is performing with them at several local gigs in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland while work on the new album continues.  Details of these gigs can be found here.  If you want to see Emily play live, you can join her mailing list and she’ll keep you posted on dates plus news of her forthcoming sixth album.

Emily’s fifth album ‘A Bit Of Blue’  is being released in Australia at the start of September.  Described as ‘exhilarating and transformational’ (RnR Magazine), the album won critical acclaim on its UK release.  As Emily says in the sleeve notes, “This album follows a dark time in my life.  I wanted these songs to be stripped bare, haunting and as beautiful as they could possibly be”.

‘A Bit Of Blue’ was produced by Nigel Butler who has worked with major artists from k.d.lang to Robbie Williams and was one of the key producers in Simon Cowell’s X-Factor both in the UK and the US.  Nigel also produced Emily’s fourth album ‘Bird Inside A Cage’.

The first single ‘For Free’, a gentle and uplifting song of social conscience, was first played on Radio 2, the biggest radio station in the UK.  You can watch the music video here.

Emily was interviewed and performed live on ABC Sunshine Coast radio this morning, her first radio appearance since moving back to Australia.  The station was the first to play her songs when her debut album ‘Stranger Place’ was released back in 2004.  In the photo is Emily and Christian with DJ Annie Gaffney and Maleny Music Festival promoter Noel Gardner.