Emma Ray

Emma Ray

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Uplifting, seductive, sultry, Beatful, Jazzy Swingin Trip Hop Lounge

Biography

I am Emma Ray.
I began studying jazz guitar when I was around 12 years old and eventually fell in love with singing too.
I write all my music and lyrics.
I love to dress up and perform. I would say that the true me shines thru the most when I'm on stage.
I like to play solo, but really enjoy playing with a whole band. I would say that my music is unique in that It appeals to an audience of all different ages and styles. It is very original and influenced by old hip hop/jazz and swing, new hip hip and and R&B soul, electronica, dub/reggae, and by my journey thru this life discovering the truth of who I am.

Lyrics

"I Know"

Written By: Emma Ray

It took me a while to get to this place
so many things that i had to face
Tryin to figure out how to be free
Of all the demands life had on me
working so hard night and day
knowing that one day i'd find my way
and nothing or no one could take me down
Because I found the truth behind this crown.

and

I know, that I, can't stop, so don't try
I've found, what I need
step off and let me be.

It took me a while to get this far
So many blind people hangin out the bar
tryin' to understand how to proceed
thru all the lies that life had me believe
workin so hard to not stray
away from all the love that had come my way
now nothing or no one can take me down
because I know the truth behind this crown.

and now

I know, that I, can't stop, when I try
I've found, what i need, I've turned round and now I see
(I've turned round now can't u see?)

-BRIDGE-

I know, that I, can't stop, when I try
I've found, what I need
I've turned round and now I see
(I've turned round and now I'm free)

Discography

My first full length album called
"Vermilion Hue"

I have several tracks being played on KZYX in Mendocino County

Set List

At this time, a typical set might be something like this:

1. Wicked
2. Beloved
3. Caribbean Rain
4. Unspoken
5. If we all could love
6. Natural
7. Black Guitar
8. Battle with my love
9. Parasol
10. Come to me
11. Get it together
12. What is really real
13. I know
14. Like a crime
15. New Shoes

constantly growing and changing, my set list could last up to an hour and a half.