Singing guitarist

Emily Magpie

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About Emily

Singing guitarist
Bristol
Ethereal voice with ukulele & dreamy sounds- Played on BBC 6 & Introducing, The Line of Best Fit. Gigs inc. Green Man Fest & Ronnie Scotts

"... pairing folk influences with sweeping electronic atmospherics to create a lush soundscape..." - mahogany "spine-tingly special" - the line of best fit Emily Magpie's music flows with a soaring emotion-strewn power, twinkling finger-picked ukulele melodies alongside heart-wrenching celestial vocals and gritty, pulsating beats. Fusing together elements of folk, electronica and pop, there’s not a dull moment to be found. Now, with previous acclaim from BBC 6 Music, Mahogany, The Line Of Best Fit, BBC Introducing and DIY Magazine, as well as wowing crowds at Green Man Festival, Boomtown, Ronnie Scotts and supporting the likes of Let’s Eat Grandma and This Is The Kit, Emily hopes to continue to enchant listeners with the majestic, heartfelt beauty of her music. For private gigs I'm very open to different options- often people are keen for a mix of acoustic covers and originals on ukulele, which I love to do. Very pretty sounding, and have a few more upbeat numbers too to mix it up! Or if you prefer I can play my own tracks- either with electronic loops or acoustic depending on your preference. I'm also open to set list requests so get in touch. The Lumineers- Ho Hey Camila Cabello- Havana Jamie T- Love is only a Heartbeat Away Nina Simone- Feeling Good All Saints- Never Ever The Maccabees- Toothpaste Kisses Vance Joy- Riptide Hozier- Take me to Church Amy Winehouse- Love me Tomorrow Beirut- Nantes Rihanna- Stay Fleetwood Mac- Dreams Fleetwood Mac- Songbird Bob Dylan- Mr Bojangles Lianne La Havas- No Room for Doubt The Cardigans- Lovefool Johnny Flynn- The Water Alt J- Breezeblocks Adele- Crazy for you Adele- Someone like you Adele- Send my love Regina Spektor- Radio Meghan Trainor- All about the bass Grizzly Bear- Deep Blue Sea Bob Marley- Waiting in Vain Sixpence None the Richer- Kiss me Norah Jones- Come Away with me Jason Mraz- I'm Yours Dawn Penn- No no no Alice Phoebe Lou- Grey

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Electronic, Ambient, Electronica, Folk, Easy listening, Experimental, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Top 40, Indie
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Instruments:
Singing guitarist, Singer, Ukulele, Producer, Singer (mezzo soprano)
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Lyricist, Composer, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Ableton Live, Live looping, Singing teaching
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Song list

The Lumineers- Ho Hey
Camila Cabello- Havana
Jamie T- Love is only a Heartbeat Away
Nina Simone- Feeling Good
Vance Joy- Riptide
Hozier- Take me to Church
Amy Winehouse- Love me Tomorrow
Beirut- Nantes
Rihanna- Stay
Fleetwood Mac- Dreams
Fleetwood Mac- Songbird
Bob Dylan- Mr Bojangles
Lianne La Havas- No Room for Doubt
The Cardigans- Lovefool
Johnny Flynn- The Water
Alt J- Breezeblocks
Adele- Crazy for you
Adele- Someone like you
Adele- Send my love
Regina Spektor- Radio
Meghan Trainor- All about the bass
Grizzly Bear- Deep Blue Sea
Bob Marley- Waiting in Vain
Sixpence None the Richer- Kiss me
Norah Jones- Come Away with me
Jason Mraz- I'm Yours
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

n/a

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually like to arrive an hour before playing to set up and ensure the smooth running of your event, but actual set up time is fairly quick, aproximately 20-30 mins max.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

My set lists is crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. However, I'm definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically. I also have amp, microphone, etc which is perfect for small to medium events. We can discuss this further and work out what's best for your event size.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are flexible and happy to discuss this with you.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

A beautiful, relaxed and enchanting atmosphere. Engaging with the audience and ensuring everyone has an excellent time.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Green Man Festival, Boomtown Festival, Ronnie Scotts, Colston Hall, The Lousiana, have played support to artists including This is the Kit and Lets Eat Grandma.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

This is the Kit, Maggie Rogers, Florence & the Machine, Regina Spektor

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Support for the This is the Kit for 500 people in a beautiful church.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£70
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£280

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Dom M, 5 months ago

Emily played at our music festival’s winter event in December. Throughout the whole process she made everything exceptionally easy and smooth, from email correspondence through to the actual set up and performance. Understandably the day was busy and quite hectic, but Emily was calm, collected incredibly well prepared. To top this off her set was brilliant, and held a mid-afternoon crowd captivated. Would recommend to anyone!

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Ben B, 9 months ago

Emily Magpie was fantastic. Not only was her music and performance first class, she was a dream to work with. She was proactive in getting in touch, organised and was flexible in tailoring her set for the festival. Everyone who attended enjoyed her set and she went down a storm. Would have absolutely no reservations in booking Emily again.

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