HerVoice Episode 5: Emma King
Our video interview to singer Emma King.
Emma King’s blossoming music career has already taken her from Northern England to Tennessee, touring Europe and receiving 5-star album reviews along the way.
After being awarded a music scholarship by Carleen Anderson (Brand New Heavies, god-daughter of James Brown), Emma’s live performances in England and Germany gained her fans in America’s roots music scene and, after a number of return trips, she moved to Nashville, TN.
Most recently Emma has toured the states of Texas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Michigan, and Florida amongst others, appeared on the PBS TV network, represented England at Nashville’s CMA Festival, performed live for the prestigious WSM radio station and gigged with acts such as Exile, Brett Michaels & Rhonda Vincent.
In Nashville, TN, Emma is a favourite and frequent performer at the legendary Bluebird Café, and in 2014, she recorded live at America’s birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll: Sun Studios in Memphis. Emma’s voice has carried across a plethora of stages and studios including The Tracking Room, Downtown Batterie, Sound Kitchen, Dark Horse and Paragon Studios, working with Grammy award-winning producers including Chas Sandford (John Waite, Stevie Nicks, Chicago), Milan Bogdan (KC and the Sunshine Band), Aaron Swihart (Peter Frampton), Jake Nicely (Alison Krauss, Dixie Chicks) and more.
Now returned to the UK, Emma King’s independently produced debut album draws upon her multiflorous musical adventures; the self-titled record pulsates with melodic, groove-laden contemporary songs that bring comparisons to Aretha Franklin, Annie Lennox and Fleetwood Mac. The album shows the unique juxtaposition of Emma’s petite frame and HUGE voice – her performance bursting with both youthful energy and authentic, powerful maturity.