Emily Hickey
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Emily Hickey

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The best kept secret in music

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Discography

Famous Places- 10-song cd released May 2006
Sporty James- 6-song EP with side-project band, released August 2005
Break Up the Skies- 12-song cd with former band, Boyfriend, released August 2004
Gameface- 12 song demo cd recorded in a home studio in 2002

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Bio

Former lead singer for San Francisco-based band Boyfriend, Emily Hickey is now writing and performing as a solo artist in the Bay Area. Emily's first solo release is the new album, 'Famous Places,' just released in May 2006. Driven to evolve her craft of songwriting and to resolve some personal sh*t, Emily wrote the songs during a concentrated 2 month stint living on the beach in LA, working heavily under the influence of Leon Russell, David Crosby and Aimee Mann. Back in the studio in San Francisco, the songs ramped up and Emily's unique sound emerged in the vein of Natalie Merchant meets the Foo Fighters.

"After writing and performing with a full band, I wanted to return to a more feminine feel. Technically, I wanted to tighten up arrangements and deliver songs that were to the point and emotional."

'Famous Places' is a fresh, thoughtful and accessible album that should serve Emily well in her goals to establish herself as a prominent solo artist in the Bay Area and beyond.

About the Band:
Emily Hickey is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. She is also just graduating from Stanford Business School, where she has spent the past year in part learning how to market her music. Prior to her solo career she spent several years as lead singer and songwriter for SF based band Boyfriend.

Sean Mahoney is a multi-instrumentalist, DJ and producer working in San Francisco and Los Angeles. His other projects can be seen at seanmahoneymusic.com.

Dean Faustman is a professional bass player based out of San Francisco. In addition to playing with Emily, he plays with the SF band Aunora, and spent a couple of years playing, recording and touring with Thistle (JT Leroy). www.anaura.com

Chad Tasky is a professional drummer and drum tech, spending much of his time touring with Phil Lesh and friends and other major touring acts as lead drum tech. In addition to playing with Emily, Chad plays with SF bands Stereogrande and The Rocket Queens. www.chadtasky.com