Acoustic duo

Emma

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Acoustic duo
Singer-Songwriter duo with country undertones, bursting with love and hope.

2017 saw the hugely talented British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emma Stevens release and tour her third album To My Roots, a collection of songs inspired by the eclectic mix of music she grew up listening to. Everything from James Taylor through Paul Simon to The Dixie Chicks and The Corrs. “I love country music and was lucky enough to spend a month in Nashville recently writing, collaborating and immersing myself in the culture”. Life has been something of a whirlwind for the down to earth surfer chick from Guildford, since embarking on a solo career in 2012 and bursting onto the scene with her distinctively catchy pop melodies, fused with folk instrumentation and a touch of country. The increasing popularity of this uniquely versatile “what you see is what you get” artist is now undeniable, thanks to almost three million Spotify plays, and over a million video views on the back of five EP and three album releases, with four consecutive singles playlisted by Radio 2. Emma’s voice is emotive, clear, effortless and uplifting. She has toured seven times (including three headline tours), performed at numerous festivals including Hyde Park, CarFest and Country2Country, and supported Simply Red, Wet Wet Wet, Passenger and Train. Hailed as “Just Magical” by the late great Sir Terry Wogan, an early supporter of her music, Emma performed live sessions on his Weekend Wogan show three times. Embraced by the BBC Introducing initiative, she went on to perform to a crowd of 40,000 at the BBC’s Festival in a Day at Hyde Park. Following the success of her first two singles, A Place Called You and Once, another BBC Radio 2 giant and enthusiastic supporter, Chris Evans, invited Emma to debut her next release, Riptide, on his Breakfast Show to 10 million listeners. The song went on to be an iTunes Single of the Week achieving over 200,000 downloads. During the show, Evans was so impressed that he invited Emma to play at CarFest the following week; an invitation he repeated two years later for performances at both CarFest North and South. Emma Stevens describes her songs as, “all written from my heart and soul to convey beautiful messages based on feelings of loss, happiness, nature, my love for the ocean and my love for people”. From the thought provoking ballad Sunflower (a song written about the loss of her mum to cancer) to the barn-storming Riptide, the debut album Enchanted demonstrated an impressively mature talent. Playing the majority of instruments herself, Emma admits she has “an absolute addiction to string instruments”, something that’s evident throughout her music weaving together guitar, banjo, mandolin, piano, cello and ukulele. The collaboration with producer and co-writer Pete Woodroffe (known for producing Def Leppard, Melanie C and Simply Red) continued with the release of her follow-up album, Waves (and subsequent extended Deluxe Edition release the following year). The first single, Make My Day, was another BBC nationally and regionally playlisted track. Even if you’ve never heard of Emma Stevens, you will have almost certainly heard her music, with many songs used on numerous BBC, ITV, Sky and Channel 4 programmes, most recently on BBC 1’s The Apprentice. “It’s so wonderful to know that my music gets used on TV a lot. Usually a fan tweets me or sends me a message saying they’re listening to my song in the background of their favourite show and it never ceases to bring a smile to my face”.

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We can perform outdoors
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Genres:
Pop, Acoustic, Covers
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Types:
Acoustic duo, Pop duo
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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, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

The Lumineers – Ho Hey
Eagle Eyed Cherry – Save Tonight
Dixie Chicks – There’s Your Trouble
Lady Antebellum - American Honey
The Script – Breakeven
The Chainsmokers - Closer
The Killers – Mr Brightside
Stevie Wonder – Signed Sealed Delivered
Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
Six Pence non the Richer - Kiss Me
Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
Ella Fitzgerald – Summertime
Taylor Swift – Shake it Off
Emilie Sande – Next to Me
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
Train – Hey Soul Sister
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
Beatles – Get By With a Little Help from My Friends
The Cranberries – Zombie
Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling in Love
Taylor Swift – I knew You Were Trouble
Amy Winehouse – Valerie
Tyler Hilton (John Waite) – Missing You
Bill Withers - Ain't no sunshine
Elvis- Hound Dog
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Dolly Parton – Jolene
The Monkees - I'm a believer
Jackson 5 – Want You Back
George Michael – Faith
Tom Petty - Free Falling
Stevie Wonder - Superstition

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Matthew P, 2 months ago

Emma is lovely and a great performer. She’s always a delight to have here at our pub.

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Georgina W, 9 months ago

Emma was absolutely fantastic performing at my 30th birthday. All my family and friends said how amazing she was!