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Who is Emma G?

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 Adele, Pink, Tracy Chapman and Alanis Morrissette. 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, Dash Radio, and The Kennedy Center. With her career blossoming, and fame surely beckoning, who knows what is around the corner? “Well behaved women seldom make history, so here I am doing what I do best. The best adventures have unknown outcomes”.

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Performance History

As well as an extensive list of shows in various pubs, clubs and cafes, as well as a recurring showcase at the newly renovated Southwest Waterfront, below is a list of stand out performances, festivals and achievements that Emma G has performed at.


-          National Cherry Blossom Festival (March, 2016)

-          Colorado mini tour: Montrose, Salida and Telluride (May, 2016)

-          Takoma Station (May, 2016)

-          Takoma Porch Fest, (May, 2016)

-          Adams Morgan Day at The Black Squirrel (May, 2016)

-          Smithsonian Folklife Festival (June, 2016)

-          Takoma Park’s Fourth St Block Party (June, 2016)

-          The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage (Aug, 2016)

-          ONE GW – a George Washington faculty community event (September, 2016)

-          Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Whitehouse (Dec, 2016)

-          Atlas Performing Arts theatre (Feb, 2017)

-          National Cherry Blossom Festival (March, 2017)

-          Two  self-managed and -promoted California tours (2017)

-          The Mint, California (March, 2017)

-          National Cherry Blossom Festival’s SouthWest Fireworks Festival (April, 2017)

-          The Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge (April, 2017)

-          Songbyrd Music Café (June, 2016; November, 2016: December, 2017: June, 2018)

-          Adams Morgan Day at The Black Squirrel, 2016

-          The Viper Room, California (March, 2017)

-          Southwest Fireworks Festival (April, 2017)

-          McGinty’s, Silver Spring (April, 2017)

-          Mural unveiling event at Bens Chilli Bowl with Dave Chappelle (July, 2017)

-          Barrel Oak winery (July, 2017; August, 2017; June, 2018)

-          Black Cat with The DC 9 (July, 2017)

-          Self-managed self-promoted nationwide tour of New Zealand – 18 shows in 23 days. (September, 2017

-          Performed at the Grand Opening of the Wharf DC twice (October, 2017)

-          “Taking Flight” album release party at Duffys in DC (October, 2017)

-          Beat the Streets police event (November, 2017)

-          National Cherry Blossom’s “Sing into Spring” finalist and festival performer (January, 2018)

-          Frozen Harbour Music Festival (February, 2018)

-          Mr Henry’s (November, 2017; March, 2018; July, 2018)

-          National Kite Festival national anthem performer (March, 2018)

-          National Cherry Blossom’s parade (April, 2018)

-          Milkboy Arthouse (April, 2018)

-          Rock and Roll Hotel (April, 2018)

-          Denim Day at DC Metro Police against sexual assault (April, 2018)

-          Resurrection Festival at The Smithsonian Black American History museum (May, 2018)

-          Feed the Homeless event at DC’s Freedom Plaza (July, 2018)

-          Artscape (July, 2018)

-          Washington DC 4th of July parade performer (July, 2018)

-          So Far Sounds show at Femme Fatale, DC (August, 2018)

-          Dangerously Delicious Pies (September, 2018)

-          Evening Star in Alexandria (October 2018)

-          Columbia Pike Fall Fest (October 2018)

-          H Street Festival (October, 2018)

-          Raffle winner house show (October 2018)

-          400 physical copies of “A Taste of Emma G” live EP sold

-          500 physical copies of “Taking Flight” album sold

-          Released “King for a Day” (June, 2017)

-          Released “SOLD (Take a Shot) (September, 2017)

-          Released “SUPERHERO” (September, 2018)

-          Hit 3000 followers on IG

-        Featured in I Am Unashamed Magazine

-          Featured in Washingtonian Magazine’s BEST OF DC edition

-          Interviews on Dash Radio, Takoma Radio, Voice of America, WLVS FM, Free FM, West Coast Radio, DC Music Rocks, WinDC, Radio Live (NZ), and numerous podcasts

-          Featured on Fox5 with Wisdom Martin

-          PBS mini documentary