Hi, I'm Emma.
If you've just stumbled upon this site then you may want to know a little more about me. So, basics first. I'm a 24 year old singer songwriter musiciany type and lover of art of all kinds, based in the wonderful land of Manchester. I write songs about everything that makes me feel something, whether it be personal, political or just a random ode to a river. My musical style is best described as acoustic alternative rock. I have influences ranging from alt rock (especially My Chem), country (especially Kacey Musgraves), and traditional pop (especially Carlie-Rae Jepsen). My music features big vocals, lots of harmonies and heartfelt lyrics. That's the basics but, if you'd like to know a little more, then read on.
After 4 years studying French and linguistics at university and gigging around the local scene in Reading, I decided that I wasn't going to just get a graduate job in sales; I was going to do the music thing. About halfway through my degree I had a massive wobble, one of those cliché uni student breakdowns. I was lucky enough to be at uni for the worst of it because I had access to free counselling. Now I'm a massive believer that everyone should have easier access to good mental health care. It's something I write about a lot in my music and something I will always passionately advocate for.
I wish I'd studied music production but I also don't regret my linguistics degree. I love language. I think it's amazing how it's so complex and, yet, still so utterly useless that at times we all manage to misunderstand each other. I think a lot of problems could be solved if we communicated a little better. And my love of language, and particularly how people really use it and not the pompous language of literature, has had a big impact on my songwriting. For me, the lyrics are the most important part. Don't get me wrong - I love a good dance number. But I want to write songs that talk to people, literally.
Anyway, I split my time between my music, my YouTube channels (music and talkie) and my love of anything that means I get to make things. And every now and then I take a few minutes to talk to people about how if they would just let grammar into their hearts they'd find it's more than they expected it to be! I want to create music but I'd also like to make more than that. I want to create sustainable, eco-friendly (as much as possible) merch, and have a space where we can enjoy entertainment together but also talk about the big subjects, the difficult subjects and the completely ridiculous subjects.
So, if that sounds interesting to you then hello, welcome, take a seat. And if not, then thanks for giving this a read and have a nice day.
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