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Emma G vs Most Savage Gentlemen vs Cody Valentine

  • The Cello Room 2400 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)

The Cello Room are pleased to present Emma G vs Most Savage Gentlemen vs Cody Valentine: a musical conversation, where audiences will be taken on a journey through lyrics, rhythms, and fun conversation.

Entry on a pay-what-you-feel-is-fair (koha) basis.

Doors: 8pm | Music: 10pm


Finding her voice as she rediscovers her American heritage from her home base in Washington DC, New Zealand-born singer/songwriter Emma G is a combination of Pink, Amy Winehouse, Natalie Merchant, and Sia. Her edgy tones and gutsy lyrics hammer home her messages of love, vulnerability, empowerment and strength with a soul-pop/rock sound that is engaging, inspiring and appealing to a hugely diverse audience.

Unapologetically outspoken, flying her freak flag, and always smiling, Washingtonian Magazine dubbed Emma G as one of the “Best of DC”. One Love Massive describes her as “charismatic”, and ANR Factory describes her voice as "poignant and beautiful” with “astounding bravery to speak up” on issues that matter to her.

And where did this bravery come from? A long history of health issues, brain surgeries, battles with depression and suicide, drug addiction, and sexual assault, yet still finding the inner strength to come out the other side positively: singing her truth. “Things that happen to us don’t make us who we are, but we all need to overcome struggles. The trick is to overcome them together.” Says Emma G. “My hope is that my music will not only resonate with individual people, but also ignite those flames of love, resilience and community”.

Recent appearances have included the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, Fox5 TV, PBS, and The Kennedy Center, and now - fresh off a 22-date US tour spanning from Washington DC to New York, Burlington, Vermont to Palm Springs, California; and Asheville, North Carolina to Austin, Texas with her band of misfits Joey J Drums and DJ Reality Check, the trio are a force to be reckoned with.

With her career blossoming, and fame surely beckoning, who knows what is around the corner? “I like to have large, improbable goals,” Emma G says with a laugh. “I’ve always been the person who sees the beauty in being truly, authentically yourself and celebrating your weirdness.”

Keep up with Emma G on your favorite Social Media Platforms: @EmmaGmusic or email:

ABOUT Most Savage Gentlemen:

Most Savage Gentlemen is a band based out of Alexandria, VA/ Washington, DC that plays both cover music and original writing. They are the combination of four multi-instrumental musicians with a variety of musical stylings and backgrounds. Together they create a harmonious blend of Rock, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, R&B, Folk, Go Go and Country. With four part harmony and the incorporation of a wide variety of different instruments and sounds, MSG is able to bring a unique flare to their music whether its covers or originals.

Most Savage Gentlemen have played all over the DC area as well as Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. The Gents have performed on stage next to the Lincoln Memorial for the DC Rock and Roll Marathon, played for over 3000 people at the Washington Nationals Bullpen, traveled to the shores of Dewey Beach to keep the waves rolling in and made the floors shake at Baltimore's Tin Roof Music Hall. Keep up with the Gents right here as well as Facebook to find out where we're playing next, receive updates, listen to new material and watch our videos!