Emma-Lee

Emma-Lee

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
SoloPop

From gut-wrenching soulful ballads to fist pumping pop anthems Emma-Lee's wide range of influences as a singer and songwriter deliver consistently mesmerizing performances and recordings. For fans of: Jessie Ware, Adele, Emeli Sande, Jess Glynne

Biography

"Toronto's Best Female Vocalist" - Winner of NOW Magazine's Readers Poll 2014/2015

"Compelling and awe-inspiring. Adele has made it to the top and Emma-Lee should be right up there with her. Amazing voice."
- Maverick Magazine UK (****1/2 out of 5)

"A top shelf songwriter. She's destined for big things."
- The Toronto Star **** (4/4)

"The most beautiful voice I have heard in recent memory."
- No Depression Magazine

"Im a fan of Emma-Lees lyrical work. But then there is the matter of using the voice in a sublime manner, on material worthy of such a tool. Here Emma-Lee thrives."
- The Globe & Mail (***1/2 out of 4)

"Emma-Lee's new recording bares herself in the lyrics and the vocal hooks she executes. With all the stylistic swagger and polish of a pop singer-songwriter, the album is unpretentious and cuts to the core of what makes Emma-Lee a penetrative vocalist."
- Hybrid Magazine

Toronto-born singer & songwriter Emma-Lee is enjoying her first taste of radio success with her latest single “Worst Enemy” reaching #24 Hot AC & #18 AC on the Canadian Mediabase charts. With a driving, old-school backbeat, sparkling strings, dreamy synths and infectious hooks joining together to support Emma-Lee’s powerhouse vocals, “Worst Enemy” is an anthem for anyone who’s ever looked squarely in the mirror and finally admitted that the greatest obstacle to reaching their dreams was staring right back at them. The introspective single serves to deliver a universal message – be yourself and make no apologies.

Produced by Karen Kosowski, with whom the singer had previously worked on her 2012 critically acclaimed release “Backseat Heroine”, and co-written by highly praised Canadian artist Royal Wood, “Worst Enemy” is a departure from Emma-Lee’s past musical fashion, and gravitates back to her very first love of rich sounding pop music. In it, she sets out to introduce the listener to the girl from the 90s who wore out TLC’s “CrazySexyCool” album and loaded her Discman with Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson and Lauryn Hill; to the girl who didn’t care who heard her belting out the hits at the top of her lungs.

Following the 2008 independent release of her first album “Never Just A Dream”, Emma-Lee garnered a ton of attention, including glowing reviews from the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail - the latter naming it their “disc of the week”. Her 2012 follow-up, the aforementioned “Backseat Heroine” was released through eOne Music Canada, and first single “Not Coming By” yielded significant traction at CBC Radio 2, with the video for second single “Figure It Out” added into heavy rotation on MuchMusic. The album was also named “Best Adult Contemporary Album” at the 12th annual Independent Music Awards.

With 5 national tours and many high profile international showcases under her belt; Emma-Lee’s extensive touring continues to carve her place in the Canadian music scene and abroad. Named “Best Female Vocalist” in NOW Magazine’s Best of Toronto reader’s poll for two years in a row, Emma-Lee sings with a vulnerable nuance and power – an utterly modern, delightful addition to 2016’s pop charts.


Discography

Single "Worst Enemy" - 2016

Single "All The Way - 2015

Full Length "Backseat Heroine" - February 7th, 2012
Full Length "Never Just a Dream" - March 3rd, 2009

Set List

Worst Enemy
Not Giving Up On You
Send Me Someone To Love
Saw It Coming
All The Way
Glass
God Doesn't Know My Name
Not Coming By
I Could Live With Dying Tonight
No Photographs