Emily Roff
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Emily Roff

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""Singer-Songwriter Emily Roff""

"Emily possesses that wonderful combination of strong, insightful songwriting complemented by an expressive and engaging performance style and an uncommonly disciplined voice. Her songs display wit, depth, and emotional truth, delivered with passion and energy."

- Studio 10.tv


""Singing for Supper""

"Building your fan base one by one, is the only way to do it nowadays," said Nate Kontra, an engineer who works for a music promotions company in Tampa where she frequently records. " I've been lucky to work with talented musicians, but most are one dimensional. She's good at a multitude of genres in music - opera, pop, alternative, church. As a vocalist her possibilities are infinite." - Bradenton Herald


""Singing for Supper""

"At USF, she performed solo in clubs around the Tampa Bay area. Roff even put together her own commencement tour, booking one night gigs in coffee shops and intimate clubs in Jacksonville, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Hartford Conn." - Bradenton Herald


Discography

I have a 5 song EP named "Analog" and several "unplugged" demos and singles. I stream my music on myspace. No air play yet, but I have performed my music for a morning TV show. Also, my songs are sold on-line as well through Rhapsody, Napster, and Emusic.

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There are some of us who look out the window on a rainy day and reflect. Emily Roff goes outside, and dances in it with a smile on her face. Her journey as a budding singer songwriter and solo acoustic act started when she was still in high school. She wrote her first song at the age of sixteen and has developed a unique acoustic sound and songwriting style that makes her music stand out and her live performances captivating. Emily is most influenced by the performances of Bonnie Raitt, Jason Mraz, and Jack Johnson. Emily has effectively taken what was excellent from each of these creative sources and invented her own sound and image by refining her stage presence, songwriting, and guitar skills.

While playing around the Tampa Bay area in coffee shops, music venues, and at open mics, the request for CDs by fans prompted Emily to sit down with producer Wes Wienman and record her first EP “Analog.” The recording took months on old analog equipment reel to reel and every mistake meant starting over from scratch. “Grand” the fourth track on the album captures Emily’s dream of sharing her music with the world and how people’s responses became a major obstacle in pursuing her vision. The EP was released mid 2008 and sold over 200 copies with limited distribution only at live shows, the album recently became available for sale through online distribution and download.

Shortly after releasing “analog.” Emily was faced with risky vocal cord surgery. The prospect of this cut the celebration of her accomplishment short as she was coming to terms with the fact that she may never be able to sing again. She looked out the window and saw the rain pouring down, before long she was back outside dancing, eyes to the sky, and smiling, this time more humbled and gracious. She embraced the fears and uncertainty that this life-altering event presented her with and channeled it into her songwriting and music. The result was several new songs that exemplify her creative growth and adaptability as her sound matured and exploded. These songs are the staple of her live performance and are being recorded on an album that she is currently collaborating with Romeo Entertainment to produce. Scheduled for a dual release in 2009, “Always Looking In: Inside the studio with Emily Roff” will feature acoustic tracks pre-production, and “Digital” which will be produced before final release.

After completing school and graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Music in Vocal Performance, Emily went on tour to promote “Analog” up the East Coast. After returning home Emily found a job as music director at a Catholic Church in her hometown. Her performances at mass drew in huge crowds and even inspired some parishioners to come from other churches just to hear her angelic voice. Seeing this reaction to her gift, Emily was motivated to redouble her efforts to follow her dreams and share her original music with the masses. Emily has been asked to appear on several radio programs and recently accepted an invitation to play as the featured musician for the Tampa Bay morning show “Studio 10”.

She is currently focused on live performance while also working on side projects to promote her music career. The flagship of those efforts is www.emilyroff.com, which will feature samples of her music, photographs, and video from live performance and links to venues she has played at.