Emma began her musical journey when she was bought her first guitar at the age of 3. After many years of training classically on piano and cello, writing hundreds of songs in her bedroom, and studying Guitar and Performance at The Academy of Contemporary Music, she began her career as a professional songwriter. Fresh out of college Emma was asked to write and perform on the album for the Britain’s Got Talent finalist Andrew Muir.
Emma’s playing skills are in demand: over the years she has been a session musician for fiN., H-Boogie, and Ronit & The Aramingo's. This has led her to tour worldwide with bands such as The Kooks, Mona, Feeder and Incubus. No stranger to the stage, Emma would often perform at arena style venues to up to 20,000 a night!
Soon after being picked up by music manager Bob James, Emma began working with established artists and songwriters all over the world, Her first cut achieved no.1 in Asia, selling over 100,000 copies in it’s first week of release! Emma's love for songwriting and ability to play many different instruments, means she can write in different genres, naturally thinking outside the box. This attracted a range of different artists. Emma’s music is catchy and filmic, and has already been synched for TV, clients including BBC and ITV, this is even before the EP release! She has recently been a part of Kate Nash's music video "Girl Gang" and supported Kate on her last UK tour in Guildford.
Emma likes to play everything you hear in the songs she's written. This includes; guitar, piano, cello, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, percussion and baritone guitar.
Through all of this, Emma has built up her own very unique approach - a combination of music and art, all 4 EP's will showcase Emma's talents, along with all the emotions and experiences of her journey so far.
“…Emma’s ability to produce her signature sound on whichever instrument she chooses impresses me to no end. That coupled with the soft tone of her voice suggests a successful artist career and one with longevity is part of Emma’s destiny…”
- Ross Gautreau, A&R Polydor Records
“Emma Stevens has a singular ability in her writing and singing to realize the pure heart and true intention of a lyric and melody. There is no artifice in her creativity, not in her hauntingly honest voice or melodic sensibility. Writing songs is so much of the time a collaborative enterprise and Emma, in our collaborations, has been as good as it gets: sensitive to the song and her song-writing partner.” – Charlie Midnight.