Emily B is a recording artist, singer/songwriter, a classically trained musician, sound engineer and producer from Watford, Hertfordshire.
She grew up in Bushey, Hertfordshire - the same town as Wham boys George Michael and Andrew Ridgely. Andrew Ridgely's mum was Emily's Primary school teacher! At the start of her career Emily met up with another Watford girl -Geri Halliwell. Geri organised for Emily to have a meeting at 19 Management in Battersea when they were doing auditions for a new POP group and she met Simon Fuller’s team.
Red Bus Recording Studios - LONDON
After studying Music Technology at The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Conservatoire she started working at the well known studios ‘Red Bus Recording Studios’ in Marylebone, London. She got to meet and sit in sessions with Petula Clarke, Tony Hatch and also regular visitors of the studio - Mungo Jerry - Ray Dorset.
Erwin & John
She left Red Bus to work as a Studio Assistant nearer to home at a small home studio run by session musicians - guitarist/bassist Erwin Keiles and trumpeter John Thirkell who played for Level 42, Jamiroquai, Three Degrees, Lisa Stansfield and many other big 70's, 80's & 90's artists. Through them she met Guy Chambers and recorded saxophonist Snake Davis! Emily enjoyed session singing for them including covers of the Teletubbies Theme Song, Aqua- Dr Jones and a drum and bass album. She also met with Billie Ocean’s manager Laurie Jay!!
Emily had sound engineering training at the old Round House Studios in Farringdon in London which then led her onto starting her own commercial studio in Watford.
The Sound Cube
After leaving Erwin & John’s as a Studio Assistant Emily set-up a recording studio in Watford High Street called The Sound Cube. She recorded, edited and mixed every session - including harpists, bands and singers. It became very popular for kids’ birthday parties including celebrity children - Nicholas Lyndhurst’s (Rodney Trotter) son and Tony Blackburn’s daughter and visits from famous London performing arts school kids from Sylvia Young and Barbara Speakes Stage School.
She wrote a pop album and recorded it with Simon Ellis. Simon Ellis is a music producer who wrote S Club 7’s hit song ‘Don’t Stop Moving’ which won him a Brit Award! He worked with Britney Spears as Musical Director on her tours as well as Westlife, The Spice Girls and many more. He loved Emily’s songs and produced her album ‘Imaginary World’. The album achieved plays on Tom Robinson's BBC 6 Music Radio Show and some of the tracks were used for background music on Channel 4’s Hollyoaks.
Emily made an EP with Mikee Goodman who is the singer from famous UK metal band Sikth.
He was inspiring to work with and very creative. He put her in touch with BBC introducing at BBC 3 Counties Radio Herts, Beds & Bucks and she was interviewed on the show.
She collaborated with famous drum and bass producer Wickaman and featured on the first track (Poison) of his album ‘Bugged Out’.
Pledge Music & BBC Radio1 Xtra
Emily released her own drum and bass EP produced by Simon Splice (EXILE) who was part of drum and bass supergroup in Manchester ‘North Base’. The track ‘Falling For You’ from the Pledge Music campaign EP got played on Mistajam’s show on BBC Radio1 Xtra!
Danny Le Fond & Damon Hess
In 2016 Emily teamed up with Dutch deep house producer Danny Le Fond and released tracks on Luxor Music. She featured on and co-wrote the track ‘Perfect Dream’ which reached the Top 40 in the deep house charts on Beatport. They also released a track called ‘Too Shy’ which was picked up by rising star house DJ and producer Damon Hess who released a great ‘Too Shy’ house remix.
In March 2020 Emily was featured on and co-wrote the track ‘Want It All’ with Simon Splice (EXILE) which was released on the brand new dance label Eloisa Records started by Chris Inperspective (previous Manager of Med School - sister label to Hospital Records ). The track was played live at the label launch party at Peckham Audio on Friday 6th March.
2022 - Present
RADIO & LIVE STREAM
Emily B presented a weekly show on Ocean City Radio Plymouth on Fridays at 9pm-10pm playing dance & pop and a live stream chat show on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, interviewing other musicians, bands, producers & DJs, including famous trumpeter Johnny Thirkell (from Jamiroquai, Level 42, Swing Out Sister, Lisa Stansfield), the legendary Dennis Seaton from Musical Youth, Dance vocalist Jasmine Knight, Famous classical tenor Thomas Cameron and artists/producers/musicians from all over the world including Australia, Ukraine, Moldova, Sweden, L.A. and Ireland. Please let me know if you would like to be featured!
Now she hosts a monthly radio show on Future Hits Radio playing emerging artists.
In January 2022 she self-released her first Emily B single - a house track called 'Ready To Go' and in February she self-released her first drum and bass single 'Start Again' which had support from BBC Introducing - BBC Oxford and has currently reached over 186,000+ views on the Facebook music video. At the end of March Emily released a 'cover' of one of her old skool drum and bass favourites 'Lyric On My Lip' by MC Tali. Before release day it already gained huge support from the biggest drum and bass internet station in the world - KOOL LONDON FM Radio DJS - Richie SK & Dizzy Blonde who have been playing it out on their shows along with 'Start Again' and 'Holding On' which was released in May. London House music station - Freshsoundz Radio DJs have also been a big support and have been playing Emily's songs on their shows including 'Ready To Go' and unreleased track 'We Should be Together' produced by WeZ WhaTevR. Emily recently collaborated with Drum & Bass /Jungle producer RadioKillaz who previously had huge support from Annie Nightingale on Radio 1. Emily & Radiokillaz have recorded a new jungle track which is unreleased called 'Kings & Queens' and is already getting support from KOOL London DJ Miss Monday who has been playing it on her shows.
On 22nd July 22 Emily released a very special collaboration synth pop track co-produced by the top producer of Ukraine - Andi Vax and Moldovian producer Omicron Project called 'Something Out There'. Andi Vax won Break Through of the Year by KISS FM in 2018 and has already gained a huge following of fans with 43,000 YouTube subscribers and 8000 monthly listeners on Spotify with tracks racking up over 50,000 plays and support by big dance DJs- DJ Tiesto, Paul Van Dyke and Thomas Penton.
The single is part of a free EP to all fans who sign up to my mailing list here. The EP will include a 'Something Out There' drum and bass remix by well known producer Jedi and a house remix by Freshsoundz Radio DJ WeZ WhaTevR / Deep Cover.
'SOMETHING OUT THERE'
On Friday 28th October 2022 Emily released another synth pop banger with Andi Vax & Roman called Deja Vu. Emily says this is her absolute favourite song she has written and recorded yet. Emily B wrote the lyrics to ‘Deja Vu’ about the similarities between now (2022) and the 1980’s, specifically 1985 -(Kate Bush ‘Running Up That Hill’ was released. This year (2022) Stranger Things set in the eighties features Kate’s track to save one of the main characters for a dramatic finale of series 4 putting ‘Running Up That Hill’ back in the charts in the UK charts and all over the world in 2022). Other similarities between now and the eighties are the Cold War and this year’s Ukraine/Russia War, synthwave pop music is very popular again and eighties inspired fashion is back on the High Streets.
RECORD LABEL - SOMETHING OUT THERE RECORDS
Emily, Andi Vax & Roman launched their brand new record label with their single Deja Vu on 28th October 2022.
On Fireworks Night 5th November 2022 Emily released a 4-track drum and bass EP ‘Snowdrops’ as a special celebration for the 10 Year Anniversary of Dub Stomp 2 Bass Records. Teaming up with Toal, Roman Marin and JEDI to make 4 stomping feel-good drum and bass tunes!
Emily B's first release of 2023 was a 90's house feel good club track called 'We Should Be Together' produced by Wez WhatevR.
Then back to drum and bass with a 4-track EP called 'Up all night' including Patronized, Fire and Shadows.
2023 SUMMER - Dennis Seaton
Emily B was contacted by a member of Dennis Seaton from Musical Youth's team and asked to collaborate with him. On Friday 14th July Emily and Dennis released a new cover of 'Pass The Dutchie'! Emily & Dennis filmed the music video at Emily B's studio.
There's lots more in the pipeline including more duets with Dennis, live shows and an Emily B album in 2024!
Emily B - DJING
Emily B started to learn to DJ early this year and will hopefully be doing some live stream sets on her platforms aswell as live DJ sets at events later in the year.
With more singles to follow, Emily B’s goal is to keep pushing boundaries, exploring new genres of music and inspire everyone to love music as much as she does.
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