Emily’s gig at Chapel Arts Centre in Bath this Friday has sold out. If you missed out on getting a ticket, check with Bath Box Office on 01225 463362 in case there are any returns.
Emily has posted her latest video in her ‘Songs From My Attic’ series, this time performing her song ‘Bicycle Made For Two’ unplugged in her attic studio.
An interview with Emily is featured in the latest isssue of Maverick Magazine.
Emily chooses her ten favourite tracks in an interview in the April issue of The Bath Magazine. Here they are:
Eva Cassidy – Fields of Gold
One of the most beautiful recordings of a song I think I have ever heard. It makes me sad every time to think that she died so young but she left such a treasure behind.
Tracy Chapman – Baby Can I Hold You
Her album Fast Car is one of my all-time favourites. I always loved singing along and making up harmonies. So many songs to choose from but this one is just gorgeous.
Bob Marley – Misty Morning
I was obsessed with Bob Marley as a teenager and when I got a guitar for my 21st birthday I taught myself to play it from his songbooks. The first song I ever learnt was Time Will Tell as it only has two chords.
Suzanne Vega – Gypsy
I used to sing this song all the time when I was 16 and working in France as a chambermaid. I’m an incurable romantic and it made me go all wistful thinking of far-off places. Years later I went to one of her gigs and sat there in floods of tears while she sang this song.
J S Bach – Mass in B Minor, Agnus Dei
I grew up with classical music at home and I still listen to it a lot. Although I’ve never liked opera, I love choral music. Bach and Bob Marley strangely have the same effect on my mind, making me feel all is well with the world.
Tom Waits – Martha
His album ‘Closing Time’, from which this song is taken, is another all-time favourite. He writes such beautiful melodies all sung with that unique, fabulous voice.
Joni Mitchell – River
I have to confess that I’m not that into her other records but her album ‘Blue’ is absolutely stunning and this song is one of my favourites. Again I get that lovely feeling of wistful longing when I listen to it.
Ben Powell – Farewell Ladakh
Ben is a superb guitarist and composer I met when he was busking in Bath. I love acoustic guitar music and both his albums are just brilliant.
Alanis Morissette – Thank U
I loved her album Jagged Little Pill and this huge song from the follow-up is fantastic. She always writes from the heart, as do I. I love her words, her voice and her kickass attitude.
Fauré – Élégie
I was classically trained as a cellist and I played this piece as a teenager at a masterclass with the world-famous cellist Paul Tortelier just before he died. It was an amazing moment meeting him and playing this incredibly passionate piece with my sister on piano.
Emily was interviewed as part of a programme called ‘The Agony and the Ecstasy’ on BBC Radio 4 today. Presented by Coronation Street actress Cherylee Houston, the programme is about pain and creativity. You can listen again here.
Ahead of her gig at Chapel Arts Centre in Bath next month, Emily performed a live session for Dr Phil Hammond’s show on BBC Radio Bristol today. Listen again here (scroll to 02:19:55 to hear Emily).
Read more reviews of Emily’s new album ‘A Bit Of Blue’ including a five-star review and interview in the latest issue of R2 Magazine.
Read the latest review of Emily’s new album ‘A Bit Of Blue’.
Emily has posted another video in her ‘Songs From My Attic’ series. This time she performs the album version of her radio single ‘For Free’ (from her new album ‘A Bit Of Blue’). Watch it here.
More airplay for songs from ‘A Bit Of Blue’, the latest from BBC Radio Ulster who played ‘The Words That I Could Say’ last night. Listen again here.