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Since graduating from ACM, Emma Stevens’ music career has gone from strength to strength and taken her right across the globe supporting some of the UK and world’s leading guitar bands with fiN including Mona, Feeder, The Kooks and Incubus.
In the last year however, Emma’s own singer/songwriter reputation and career has begun to flourish securing not only a top 40 spot in the iTunes singer/songwriter album charts, but also as a featured “new and noteworthy” artist. She has been championed by Sir Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2 and featured on a number of UK and international promotions including BBC Introducing: The South and having her song “A Place Called You” selected for a Warner Brothers film.
In this short feature, ACM caught up with Emma to talk about her new found success, the development of her sound, her time at ACM and how the last year has helped shape her songwriting.
Emma, who will feature on a live Radio 2 session in the New Year, has recently undertaken a nationwide “Heart on Hand” tour to celebrate her new EP, which was digitally released through Absolute/Universal and featured not only her skills on guitar, but her proficiency in playing the ukulele, banjo, mandolin, piano, percussion and cello.
“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
ACM would like to thank Emma Stevens for taking time out from her busy schedule to update us on her recent projects and we wish her well for her forthcoming tour dates.
Picture Provided by Matthew Joseph Photography.