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The past year has been something of a whirlwind for Emma Stevens, a hugely talented multi-instrumentalist from Guildford, UK. Emma’s single “Make My Day” was playlisted on BBC Radio 2, she performed live and acoustic on Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show, performed at CarFest(North & South), and released singles “Never Gonna Change”, “Gold Rush” and “So Stop the World”. In addition, Emma took to the air to perform in an aeroplane and completed a 12-hour buskathon for Children In Need – as well as completing a joint headline UK tour with Blair Dunlop. Live performances continue throughout the remainder of the year at various summer festivals and headline shows.
The British singer-songwriter’s latest release is a digital-only deluxe edition of her 2014 album “Waves”, repackaged with eight exclusive bonus tracks and a deluxe digital booklet featuring new photos and lyrics. Having returned from a writing trip to Nashville earlier in 2015, Emma will spend the remainder of the year writing and recording new material for her third album set for release early 2016.
Emma had four consecutive BBC Radio 2 ‘B’ Lists for previous singles “A Place Called You”, “Once”, “Riptide” and “Make My Day”. The whole BBC Radio Network of 39 stations supported both “Riptide” and “Make My Day”, adding them to the central playlist.
The albums “Enchanted” and “Waves” have both been released digitally and physically via Absolute. iTunes have supported Emma from the start of her career. Her single “Riptide” was “Single of The Week” for iTunes UK and Ireland, iTunes India and iTunes Russia.
Key supporters at radio include Chris Evans, who has featured Emma live in session twice on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show (biggest radio show in Europe with 10m listeners). Chris featured her single “Riptide” as an exclusive. The story in the U.S is building as Country superstar Trace Adkins (10 million albums) Christmas album, “The King’s Gift” has two songs on it with Emma as the featured guest vocalist.
Live National Radio sessions include Weekend Wogan with Terry Wogan (3 times) and Clare Balding, with Emma being embraced by the BBC Introducing initiative.
Emma headlined the BBC Introducing Stage at “The Festival in a Day at Hyde Park” and played to 40,000 people. She also played CarFest in 2013 and again in 2015 to a similar size audience.
“Enchanted” was licensed to Universal in Ireland, and both “Enchanted” and “Waves” have been licensed to Go-Entertainment in Benelux. Emma’s debut single, “A Place Called You” was playlisted on Radio 2 in Belgium and Holland and also on 60 ABC stations across Australia.
The three subsequent singles, “Once”, “Riptide” and “Make My Day” have also been released across Benelux, receiving airplay in Holland on Radio 2, Radio 1 and regionals RTV Noord & RTV Oost (who also playlisted “Make My Day”) . In Belgium, Radio 2 also playlisted “Once”.
In May 2014, Emma performed live sessions for Radio 1 and Radio 2 as part of a promo trip to Holland. Later that month, Emma performed “Riptide” on Ireland’s Late Late Show. In September 2014, Emma returned to Holland to perform live sessions on 3FM (Giel), Simone FM and Haarlem 105.