Emma Kelly
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Emma Kelly

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | SELF

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | SELF
Band Folk Country




"Top 10 Great Southern Charts"

September, 2012
Emma Kelly's new song Dark Cloud is currently in the top 10 most requested for Airplay songs on AMRAPs Airit - Great Southern Charts - 2 weeks running! - AMRAP

"Premier Artists Review of Emma's Live Performance 27/03/2011"

When reviewed by Premier Artists at her live performance at the Marquee Club on 27th March, 2011, Premier Artists quoted Em as having a 'Great sound, strong voice and excellent guitar.' continuing to describe her as a 'Unique and Gutsy Sound'. - Premier Artists

"Capital Music Country News, May 2011 Vol 36 No 5"

Here is the new release from 2011 Toyota Star Maker Finalist Emma Kelly. She has recently released her debut single Pot Plant from her seven track CD Ladybug. In 2010 she was runners-up in Gary Allen's (The Charlie Daniels Band, JJ Cale, Stonewall Jackson), best song in the world competition and he writes of Emma's music, 'Her songs are fearless and great stories about relationships and tribulations that make us more than just strangers passing in the night, but like minded travelers tied together by music and experience, this is what Emma Kelly sings about so well. - Rural Press

"Capital Country News - January, 2011"

With no musical backgound, Emma picked up the guitar and began weekly lessons. Writing songs quickly followed. Ten years and countless gigs later Emma has recorded her debut CD Ladybug with seven songs from her own pen. - Rural Press

"Tennessee Concerts Newsletter"

Emma Kelly is featured on the Tennessee Concerts website with a full album review :-) - Gary Allen

"Gary Allen - Review of Ladybug Album"

Emma Kelly, or Ladybug as I call her, has been reviewed as honest, authentic, opinonated and her lyrics have been called insightful, and passionate with a social consciousness that resonates in her music. That doesn’t leave me a lot of adjectives left to choose from. She is the only artist out there that has done a song titled Blackbird that fits her like a glove and would no doubt get a thumbs up from Sir Paul McCartney.

Emma reminds me of an Aussie version of Cyndi Lauper. This girl just wants to have fun and make music that is bubbly and straight from the heart. She could play The Opry here in Nashville and fit right in, except she would have to check her koala bear at the door and will never find a vegemite sandwich on Lower Broad. She would get the attention of the tourists and locals much the same way her YouTube reviewers, that are male, agree she is easy on the eyes. At the end of a Ladybug performance I am betting you tell your best friends,” That’s the girl I want to marry!” ?

Em embodies everything I love about rock, pop and indie music. She flexes her muscles with her new CD, Ladybug, delivers great vocals and delivers a remarkable performance, hitting the high notes that Robert Plant would struggle to reach. The songs are about strength, struggles, hopes and love. The pacing of the songs on Ladybug allow the tunes to breathe their own existence and are beautifully executed with just enough production to make the compositions shine brightly.

This girl is animated and has a great sense of humor. She could have won my Sonicbids International Competition if she had not been up against a Rolling Stone, Doobie Brother and Pointer Sister. I couldn’t have placed against those odds, but Emma did. Her theme seems to be revealing your inner emotions with intimacy and personality with great music thrown in to boot. There has to be something underneath to be sexy and entertaining, and she does that much like she is channeling Stevie Nicks or Sheryl Crow. Her songs are fearless and great stories about relationships and tribulations that make us more than just strangers passing in the night, but like minded travelers tied together by music and experiences. That is what Emma Kelly sings about so well. Ok, I digress. I’m a fan, you will be too!

-Gary Allen (JJ Cale, The Charlie Daniels Band/Stonewall Jackson)
- Gary Allen

"Quick Launch Song Contest"

Overall Impression 'Sunny Day...is soulful and inspiring. Your performance brought me right to my heart...beautiful.'

On Lyrics 'Insightful, passionate and heartfelt. Nothing else to say here. Just fabulous :-)'.

Memorability 'So many aspects of this song make it memorable. Your voice and vocals, first off, make this song. Beautifully supporting you, the back-up singers do a fantastic job.' PS - the backup singers are me;-)

- FlightSafe Music - Jason Levitt

"Queenscliff Music Festival"

Em was selected as part of the 2010 Telstra Road to Tamworth and played at the Queenscliff Music Festival :-) - Emma Kelly

"TSP Country Radio"

In my humble opinion lovers of early Stevie Nicks will applaud this Album because it really is so much along the lines that made Stevie famous , hopefully it can do the same for Emma. - Derek McKorkell


1. Dark Cloud - single - released to Itunes July 2012.

The title track off the upcoming EP - due for full release late 2012.

2. Ladybug - the album

The Album was officially released July, 2010. Search for Emma Kelly on your Itunes store today to download it :-)



Emma Kelly is an independent Australian Singer/Songwriter who pours her every heart's emotion into her music and you'll feel it. Flightsafe Music describes Em's Song 'Sunny Day' ...'like waves on the shore...your performance brought me right to my heart. Beautiful.' Quicklaunch Song Competition also commented that Em's lyrics are 'Insightful, passionate and heartfelt. Nothing else to say here. Just fabulous'

Songstress Emma Kelly released her debut independent album ‘Ladybug’ in 2010 which was;


Self-Produced, and


Ladybug earned Em a runner’s up in Gary Allen (Charlie Daniels Band) prestigious Best Song in the World Comp and a finalist in the 2011 Toyota Star Maker Competition...
to name a few...

Gary Allen went on to say, Em’s Songwriting is earthed in wisdom, while her voice branches off ..

‘channeling Stevie Nicks or Sheryl Crowe…hitting the high notes Robert Plant would struggle to reach….’ (see the Press Release section for the full review).

Right now, it’s all about the music to come. Dark Cloud is the title track off the upcoming EP and was released to Itunes in July 2012. Dark Cloud is a harrowing tale and sounds a lot like....

...Stevie Nicks taking an afternoon ride with the Sons of Anarchy....