Emily Gargus
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Emily Gargus

Ventura, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Ventura, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Pop Singer/Songwriter

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Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to do one thing, win the Oscar for best original song in a motion picture. I distinctly remember watching the trailer for The Lion King shortly before it came out and promptly announcing to my mother, "I'm going to be an Elton John Pop Superstar!". Well, a lot has happened since that fateful day twenty years ago, almost all of which I can proudly say has gotten me closer and closer to that little girl's dream (minus the chicken suit...).

My journey to "pop super-stardom" has involved over twenty years of classical piano training, ten years of jazz and vocal coaching, and a Bachelors Degree in music composition from the University of California, Santa Barbara. But at the end of the day, my true passion lies in writing songs and film scores. I can honestly say that I always feel my musical experiences and education influencing what I do. Every note I put on the page, I feel my years of theory and jazz harmonies daring me to find a less conventional route. Every word I write is gently guided by my knowledge of fantastic lyricists like Billy Joel and The Eagles.

I don't want to be a pop superstar anymore. And as much as I deeply respect him, I don't want to be Elton John either. My voice as a writer and a singer has matured since that little girl and become a soulful jazz, rock ballad, minimalist blend of my own creation that I continue to explore and fall in love with more and more every day. Maybe in another twenty years my musical goals will change again, but for now I'm truly blessed and happy to be living by the beach with my dog, two cats, and amazing husband while writing the music that I love every day. Thank you for checking out my page. I hope you stay to listen and enjoy my work as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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