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Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE
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"EMMA JOLEEN, “Emma Joleen”"

EMMA JOLEEN, “Emma Joleen”
Emma Joleen performed for years in the classical/operatic arena when the penultimate singer’s tragedy struck: She lost her voice. The Aussie musician spent the next year developing her songwriting savvy, penning a stack of savvy compositions—just in time for her voice to return. As a result, Joleen’s 11-track self-titled CD is not only a showcase of her vocal talents, but a calling card of her prose—and the accolades are unending, with a number of the tracks scoring songwriter awards around the world, including a trophy from the Australian Songwriters Assn. as Songwriter of the Year. Lovely ballad “Hello and Goodbye”—which hit No. 1 on the Australian internet radio chart, a rare accomplishment for an indie artist—offers a timeless love song, epic and sky-scraping as it builds to a satisfying climax. Likewise, “Sound of Love” is an elegant, jazz-suffused Sunday brunch buddy. On the other side of the tempo spectrum, “Supergirl,” nominated for a prize at the 17th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, is an energetic anthem, saucy and sexy, with a churning cacophony of frenetic instrumentation; while the winking, mischievous “Pussycat” sounds as if it could have come from the Katy Perry songbook, as Joleen purrs, “I want to lie down in your lap, I want to feel you stroke my back.” The versatility continues with the giddy piano-driven “Dream of You,” which opens with a vintage AM radio vibe, and sounds like a triumph from Delta Goodrem's catalog; and “Love You,” a straight-ahead pop triumph, with a smooth groove conjuring elements of classic ‘70s soul. Joleen certainly understands the variables of succeeding in the music business; she is professionally imaged and packaged to perfection. With proper promotion and marketing—and a push toward flaunting her wares in a public setting—the singer/songwriter could see her star rise. - Billboard Discoveries by Courtney Harding

"Songwriter Universe Runner Up"


- Songwriter Universe

"Ireland's Clonmel National Song Contest"

Top 11 Judges' Merit Award - The International Clonmel Songwriters Contest 2008 for Emma Joleen's song "Hello and Goodbye" - http://www.clonmelnationalsongcontest.com/

"The Los Angeles Music Awards"

Pop/Rock Artist Emma Joleen nominated 2007 Los Angeles Music Award for her original song, Supergirl. - http://www.lamusicawards.com/awardcat.html

"All Aussie Girl"


She’s a stunning chanteuse with the look of a very young Portia De Rossi and a bright future as a singer, songwriter and Dykon. Australian music artist Emma Joleen has given Beyonce and Lady GaGa a run for their money as she makes her way through the charts.

The independent artist’s new song “Hello and Goodbye” spent the first two weeks of March at the top of the Australian internet radio charts, followed by the #3 spot and finishing at #6.
Emma told QNews that she was “Drawn to songwriting as a form of therapeutic expression”. Emma also said she “…. approaches lyrics as a gentle conversation, honouring the thoughts closest to her heart. Each lyric represents the thoughtful quality of learning’s gained from reflection”. Emma has a classically trained voice, which stands out from the crowd and she is passionate about her music and wants it to mean something. Just to speak to Emma is a pleasure as she is unassuming and yet oozes charisma, but then maybe we are biased? Emma is dynamic, with a vibrant expression somewhere between folk, popera and rock music. Since 2006, Emma Joleen has evolved, challenged the norm and each new song she writes contains melodies that take chances, piano chords that pump out rhythmic dances and massed choir orchestral harmonies worth a second listen in fact more. Emma has been featured on Triple J and Brisbane’s local Triple Z.

Her lyricism and beauty haven’t gone unnoticed by our community either. Emma has more than her fair share of lesbians and the gay boys supporting her as I spotted at one of her gigs. Just maybe she might reach Dykon status like many international acts before her? If you watch her perform you will see why.

Her look and intimate music provoke a feeling that could only incite many a woman’s heart to beat faster and maybe just a few les’ crushes, not to mention her sell out shows. She is currently touring overseas and when we spoke to her last week she told us she was “In cowgirl country, where everyone carries a gun it seems” in Phoenix, Arizona, USA working on her video to “Hello and Goodbye.” Get online, and look out for her album. Emma will surely be captivating hearts through her music and beautiful words, she deserves all the support she gets. For more on Emma or to hear her music go to

http://www.emmajoleen.com - Qnews

"Bits n Pieces"


Australian singer-songwriter Emma Joleen’s track Hello & Goodbye has just finished a run at the top of the Australian Internet Radio charts, only being knocked off by current number one, Crackin’ Up by Hoodoo Gurus. You can hear her song at www.myspace.com/emmajoleen.

- Rave Magazine

"Australian Songwriter of the Year"

Emma Joleen of Queensland was awarded Songwriter of the year at the Australian Songwriters Association's annual awards night, held in Sydney this month. Daniel Arvidson (NSW) took out the Rudy Brandsma Award.

Other winners were Trevor Shard (Mel) for "Beaconsfield" (Australian category); Micheal Clennettof Tas for "Deeply" (ballad); Emma Joleen of QLD for "Pussy Cat" (contemporary pop/dance); Felicity Urquhart / Glen Hannah of NSW for "The Flood" (country); Andrew Winton of WA for "Lucky Boy: (folk/acoustic); Mathew Van Rhoon of NSW for "Calling The Storm: (instrumental), Steve Montgomery / Carmel McCallum of NSW for "Kerry's Lament" (lyrics), Tony King / Louise Perryman / Kristine Ralph / Bill Risby of NSW for "Genius Of Love" (open); Travis Caudle of WA for "A Little Bit Of Me" (rock/indie); Billie Rose of Vic for "I'd Be A Robot" (childrens); Tony King of NSW for "My Kind Of Angel" (spiritual); and Lauren Brede of WA for "Look Where We Are Now" (youth).

- http://www.themusic.com.au

"Song of the Year Songwriting Contest"

Runner Up in the 2008 International Song of the Year Songwriting Contest.

The Runner Ups are based on high scores from the judges. The Runner Ups are the highest ranked songs that did not make it into the top five picks - http://www.songoftheyear.com/winners/2008/rundec/runner.htm

""Supergirl" Songwriter Music Nominee"

My song "SUPERGIRL" has been nominated for the 17th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards!!! Check out the links below:



Listen to SUPERGIRL at:
www.myspace.com/emmajoleen - Los Angeles Music Awards

"International Unisong Winners"

Emma Joleen's song, L.O.V.E Y.O.U has won 3rd prize in the POP UPTEMPO category of the UNISONG International song Contest!!!

- www.unisong.com

"UK Songwriting Contest"

**12 of my original songs have made it into the semi finals of the International UK Songwriting Contest!

http://www.songwritingcontest.co.uk/ - UK Songwriting Conest Winners





2012: Emma Joleen is an Australian singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, California.

Emma Joleen's song "Hello and Goodbye" reaches #1 on the Australian Internet Radio Music Station Charts (Australia, March 2010).

Emma Joleen discovered her passion for songwriting when she lost her voice working as a professional classical/operatic singer. Being given the choice of surgery or complete vocal rest, Emma Joleen chose the vocal rest and communicated via the written word for a whole year. During this time, the music continued to sing on the piano where Emma Joleen wrote a number of songs which have since won national and international accolades.

Fortunately, Emma Joleen has recovered vocally and continues to sing and write songs. Vocally, Emma Joleen is a bit of Tori Amos, a touch of Dido and a hint of Kate Bush, where musically she transitions between Regina Spektor, Evanescence and Sara Bareilles. Visually, Emma Joleen is compared to Delta Goodrem and Reese Witherspoon, while her stage presence resembles the energy of Elton John, Billy Joel and Lara Fabian.

Emma Joleen brings a haunting yet memorable quality to her melodies, that is capable of sending pleasurable shivers down your spine.

Touring Nationally
Band of 4 musicians including Emma Joleen available to travel interstate and overseas.

2006 Australian Songwriter of the Year + Pop Award
2006 MusicOZ Top 50 Pop Artists
2006 Queensland Music Awards Finalist
2007 Unisong International Song Contest Winner - 3rd place pop/uptempo category
2007 'Supergirl' nominated for the 17th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards
2007 Songwriter Universe contest runner up for 'Hello and Goodbye'
2007 'Dream of You' and 'Hello & Goodbye' final top 10 for the Open and Ballad categories of the 27th Australian Songwriting Contest
2007 'Supergirl' selected for the Acoustic Fuel's "Girl Power" compilation
2007 'Fading' selected for the Foghorn Records 'Sounds Like Cafe' compilation CD
2008 International UK SONGWRITING CONTEST: 12 songs in the semi-finals!
2008 International Clonmel Song Contest achieved Judges' Merit Award
2009 Touring Nationally
2010 "Billboard" Discoveries Album Review
2010 Pangean Orchestra, USA.
Exceptionally gifted Australian singer/songwriter Emma Joleen performed a multitude of roles in the premiere performance of the Pangean Orchestra. The concert was held in Symphony Hall where Emma Joleen sang and conducted original compositions. The Pangean world music orchestra is comprised of musicians playing ancient indigenous instruments from almost every culture in the world. This event was being documented by Hollywood film producers for a first time television broadcast. The series has been following the process of bringing diverse instruments and musicians together to play original music in a so called, "Immigrant Orchestra." Watch the trailer here: http://www.vimeo.com/10630449
2011 Series of Indie Music Videos produced in collaboration with RS Kagy for Emma Joleen's original songs.
2011 "Music Video Mash Up" Australian competition series starring Emma Joleen in the music video for her original song, "Dream of You."
2011 Co-production for music video of Emma Joleen's original song, "The Other Woman" with Bree Billington from Plan B Productions, Australia, due for release early 2012.
2012 Emma Joleen producing original songs in the USA.