Emma Stevens @ The BOILEROOM, Guildford, United Kingdom
+ Portland + Lauren Ryecroft
By her own admission, “what you see is what you get” with talented British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and down-to-earth surfer chick Emma Stevens.
Life has been something of a whirlwind since embarking on a solo career in 2012; she’s released four EPs, three albums with four consecutively playlisted singles on BBC Radio 2 and an iTunes Single of the Week, toured seven times (including three headline tours), performed at numerous festivals including Hyde Park, CarFest and Country2Country, supported Simply Red, Passenger and Train and has just finished work in the studio on her new 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, The Corrs, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. “I love country music and was lucky enough to spend a month in Nashville recently writing, collaborating and immersing myself in the culture”.
Emma’s sound is a fusion of catchy pop melodies and folk instrumentation with country elements. Her voice is emotive, clear and effortless with a touch of country and an audible joyful smile. She says: “My music is 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”.
With almost three million Spotify plays and over a million video views, the increasing popularity of this uniquely versatile artist (who counts BBC’s Chris Evans and the late Sir Terry Wogan amongst her fans) is undeniable.
- • Emma Stevens
- • Portland
- • Lauren Ryecroft