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Who is Emma G?

Rediscovering 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, Natalie Merchant, Amy Winehouse, and Alanis Morrissette with a sprinkling of Sia and Alice in Chains for good measure. Her edgy tones and gutsy lyrics hammer home her messages of love, vulnerability, empowerment and strength with a Goddess-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- and Independence Day Parades, Fox5 TV, PBS, and The Kennedy Center, Fox5 TV, PBS, CBC News, and The Daily Show, as well as LA's The Mint, New York City's Rockwood Music Hall, Washington DC's The Kennedy Center, and the documentary premiere of Academy-award nominated The Weight of Success. Now - fresh off a nationwide New Zealand tour, and a recent 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 push the glass ceiling, be a little bit daring, and (hopefully) inspire others to do the same,” 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.”

Her music is available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Music, Deezer and Spotify.

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

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Performance and Media 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.

- Together We Rise New Zealand Tour - 12 shows in 15 days between Auckland and Dunedin (August / September 2019)

- Audioteka Festival (July, 2019)

- Fox 5 DC Zip Trip (August, 2019)

- Washington DC’s Fourth of July parade (July, 2019)

- National Anthem for Washington Spirit (June, 2019)

- The Daily Show (June, 2019)

- Halcyon By the People Festival (June, 2019)

- Herndon Festival, Herndon, VA (June 2, 2019)

- Brew at the Zoo, Maryland Zoo, MD (May 26, 2019)

- Takoma Porch Fest, Takoma Park, MD (May 11, 2019)

- DC Bike Fest, Washington DC (May 18, 2019)

- Castleburg Brewery and Taproom, Richmond (April 27, 2019) - The US SUPERHERO TOUR

- ZaPow, Asheville, NC (April 26, 2019) - The US SUPERHERO TOUR

- Dozen Street, Austin, TX (April 23, 2019) - The US SUPERHERO TOUR

- Opening Bell Coffee, Dallas, TX (April 20, 2019) - The US SUPERHERO TOUR

- Red Light Cafe, Atlanta, GA (April 16, 2019) - The US SUPERHERO TOUR

- Ghost River Brewing Co., Memphis, TN (April 14, 2019) - The US SUPERHERO TOUR

- Crow and Quill, Asheville, NC (April 12, 2019) - The US SUPERHERO TOUR

- The Living Stage, Hotel RL, Brooklyn (April 8, 2019) - The US SUPERHERO TOUR

- Radio Bean, Burlington, VT (April 6, 2019) - The US SUPERHERO TOUR

- Hotel Zoso for the red carpet premiere of The Weight of Success film festival event, Palm Springs, California (March 31, 2019) - The US SUPERHERO TOUR

- Dreamaway Lodge, Becket, MA (March 30, 2019) - The US SUPERHERO TOUR

- Parish Public House, Albany, NY (March 29, 2019) - The US SUPERHERO TOUR

- The Footlight, Queens, NYC (March 28, 2019) - The US SUPERHERO TOUR

- Connie's Ric Rac, Philadelphia, PA (March 26, 2019) - The US SUPERHERO TOUR

- The Living Stage, Hotel RL (Baltimore), MD (March 24, 2019) - The US SUPERHERO TOUR

- The Living Stage, Hotel RL, MD (March 22, 2019) - The US SUPERHERO TOUR

- Rockwood Music Hall, NYC (March 21, 2019) - The US SUPERHERO TOUR

- Leinie Lodge & Beer Garden as part of the Frozen Harbor Music Festival, Baltimore, MD (Feb 22, 2019) - The US SUPERHERO TOUR

- Bossa Bistro + Lounge, Adams Morgan, Washington DC (Feb 20, 2019) - The US SUPERHERO TOUR

-          Interview in Mountain eXpress newspaper

- Opening for Noah Guthrie (Glee) at Jammin Java, VA (November 2018)

- Columbia Pike Fall Festival, VA (October 2018)

-          H Street Festival, Washington, DC (October, 2018)

-          Raffle winner house show (October 2018)

-          Dangerously Delicious Pies, Washington, DC (September, 2018)

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

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

-          Artscape, Baltimore, MD (July, 2018)

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

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

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

-          Milkboy Arthouse, College Park, MD (April, 2018)

-          Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington, DC (April, 2018)

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

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

-          Frozen Harbour Music Festival, Baltimore, MD (February, 2018)

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

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

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

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

-          Self-managed self-promoted nationwide tour of New Zealand – 18 shows in 23 days. (September, 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 Singer/Songwriter Series, Washington, DC (July, 2017)

-          The Viper Room, California (March, 2017)

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

-          Adams Morgan Day at The Black Squirrel, Washington, DC 2016

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

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

-          The Mint, California (March, 2017)

-          Atlas Performing Arts theatre (Feb, 2017)

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

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

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

-          Smithsonian Folklife Festival (June, 2016)

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

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

-          Takoma Station (May, 2016)

-          Takoma Porch Fest, (May, 2016)


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

-          800 physical copies of “Taking Flight” album sold

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

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

-          Released “SUPERHERO” (September, 2018) - WATCH HERE

-          Released “SMILE” (May, 2019) - WATCH HERE

- Hit 17,200 followers on Facebook / 5000 followers on Instagram / 1200 followers on Twitter / 420 followers on YouTube / 50 followers on Spotify

-        Featured in I Am Unashamed Magazine

-          Featured in Washingtonian Magazine’s BEST OF DC edition, 2016

-          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 - WATCH HERE

-          PBS mini documentary - WATCH HERE