Professional Development Lecturer
Emily is a songwriter, singer, guitarist and performer from Bristol with over a decade of experience in the music industry. She has been teaching music for seven years and has a masters degree in songwriting.
Her debut solo album, The Penny Arcade (2010), garnered critical acclaim including album of the year in Americana U.K and support from BBC Radio 6 which resulted in Emily being described as “The love child of P.J Harvey and Johnny Cash” in The Sunday Times followed by performances at Glastonbury Festival, a headline slot at Bristol Festival and U.K and European tour dates.
Emily then went on to form psychedelic post-punk band Candy Darling and released two double A-side seven-inch singles “Money” and “Going Straight” which were supported by BBC Intro, The NME, and Louder Than War.
2019 saw the release of Emily’s second solo album Rituals produced by Stew Jackson (Massive Attack) which also received positive reviews in national press (Mojo, Irish Times) and airplay from BBC Intro in the West, XFM and BBC Radio 6.
Emily is passionate about facilitating creativity, developing the artist persona and instilling a D.I.Y ethic in young musicians.