The Emily Lord Band

The Emily Lord Band

BandAmericanaAdult Contemporary

Rock/Country Variety Band. Bob Seger softened by Mary Chapin Carpenter.


Look no further for a Rock/Country Variety Band comprised of fun-loving, experienced professionals. You’ll love The Emily Lord Band’s popular set list that keeps the San Francisco Bay Area’s finest festivals, fairs, venues, and private events inviting them back year after year. The music of Shania Twain, John Cougar Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, The Eagles, Bonnie Raitt, Fleetwood Mac, Faith Hill, Tom Petty, Train, and Melissa Etheridge is prominently featured in their extensive set list of cover songs and original music. Clients rave that “Emily’s rapport with crowd is fabulous, and her Band kept us dancing for two hours straight.” Their professionalism and beloved renditions of hit songs makes them a favorite featured act throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Emily Lord is a critically acclaimed and award-winning vocalist, songwriter, and performer. Whether she is performing her original songs or entertaining live audiences with her Rock/Country Variety Band, Emily Lord’s stunning and versatile lead vocals are the main event wherever she sings. The press describes Emily’s vocals to have “all the feeling of Melissa Etheridge, but with the vocal quality of Shawn Colvin” along with the soulful stage-energy of Bruce Springsteen. Music critics celebrate her “rich, Americana-tinged vocal that’s both grit and polish,” while diverse pop, jazz, and classical organizations praise her live performances. KFOG Radio San Francisco named Emily one of the Bay Area’s top three Bruce Springsteen cover artists, The Collegiate Jazz Festival presented her their “Best Vocalist Award,” West Coast Songwriters Association bestowed upon her their “Best Performance” award, even The All Eastern States Choir lauded Emily Lord as a top classical vocalist. There is no studio smoke and mirror game when Emily Lord sings— she’s the real deal.

The Emily Lord Band’s success transcends the live stage. The band recently traveled together to Austin, Texas in order to record Emily’s third album of original songs entitled Brand New Day with Grammy-nominated producer Mark Hallman, whose credits include albums with Carole King, Ani DiFranco, Shawn Colvin, and Eliza Gilkyson. Performing Songwriter Magazine (130,000 copies circulated nationally) highlighted Brand New Day as one of their “Top 12 DIY (independent artist) Album” picks nationally. Brand New Day was also selected for national distribution by Redeye Records for sale in retail stores throughout the United States like Virgin Megastores, Tower Records, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and among others; an impressive accomplishment for any independent musician and a testament to Emily’s solid national fan base. Her original songs are featured in regular rotation on Music Choice digital cable reaching over two million households nationwide, independent feature films, public radio, and commercial-pop radio stations like KFOG 104.5 FM San Francisco and KFOX 98.5 FM San Jose. Regionally, The West Coast Songwriters Association honored Emily with two “Best (original) Song” awards.

The Emily Lord Band is a tight-knit performance ensemble that plays intuitively with each other, like a family on the stage. Each of Emily’s supporting band members has over 25 years of professional musical experience. They have been performing together as a group since 2002, which translates into professional shows for their clients. The band will tailor their set list to fit your event, to include or omit music from the following categories: Songs from the 1950’s & 60’s, Songs from the 1970’s, Rock from the 1980’s & 90’s to the present, Country-Pop Songs, Dance Party Favorites, Holiday Music, and Emily’s Originals. We look forward to entertaining you at your next event!


Brand New Day - 2005
The Singles - 2003
RearView Mirror - 2001
Beginnings - 1995
Incubus - 1993 (U of Notre Dame Compilation CD)

Set List

All I Want to Do (Sheryl Crow)
Back on the Chain Gang (Pretenders)
Calling on Angels (Train)
Can't Let Go (Lucinda Williams)
Come Away With Me (Nora Jones)
Dancing in the Dark (Bruce Springsteen)
Drops of Jupiter (Train)
Everyday is a Winding Road (Sheryl Crow)
Free Falling (Tom Petty)
Glory Days (Bruce Springsteen)
Hit Me With Your Best Shot (Pat Benetar)
I Try (Macy Gray)
I'm the Only One (Melissa Etheridge)
Mr. Jones (Counting Crows)
Pink Houses (John Cougar Mellencamp)
Soak up the Sun (Sheryl Crow)
True Companion (Marc Cohen)
Walking on Sunshine (Katrina and the Waves)

American Pie (Don McLean)
Don’t Stop (Fleetwood Mac)
Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
Give a Little Bit (Supertramp)
Honkey Tonk Woman (Rolling Stones)
Keep on Rocking Me Baby (Steve Miller)
Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)
Magic Man (Heart)
Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Natural Woman (Carole King)
Old Man (Neil Yo