"I've had the pleasure of working with Emma, she's a great talent who needs to be heard!" - Tommy Emmanuel
"Emma has one of those voices I love" - Greg Wells (Producer -Adele, Mika, Rufus Wainwright)
Having recently returned from extensively touring throughout Eastern Europe and Russia opening for acclaimed guitar hero Tommy Emmanuel, singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Emma Hamilton is here to stay. Drawing on her French culture (French mother and Aussie musician Father), Emma's natural flair for French music resulted in the making of her debut concept album "La Musique" which US music legend Van Dyke Parkes claimed as being "a total triumph on so many levels", and which reached number 9 on the Aria Jazz Charts. Her vast experimenting in a range of musical genres has lead her to creating quirky and fresh sounds which combine elements of Glam Pop, jazz, electro-synth, orchestral, folk and French music into a complex little bubble that takes you into Emma's musical world. Produced and arranged by her equally talented brother Thomas, the pair work together on stage and in the studio to create these songs, and are intrinsically connected through their vision and passion for eclectic and beautiful sound, as only siblings can be.
Born into a musical family, Emma's relationship with music started at a young age, having formed her first band at age 12 with Thomas. The pair have already got some runs on the board, having opened for the likes of Ryan Adams, US Jazz stars Tuck and Patti, Christine Anu, Paulini, and they performed live and solo at the 2011 Carols in the Domain, Sydney. 2011 saw the start of Emma's touring career, whereby she sold out all her shows across Australia including The Paris Cat in Melbourne, The Wrong Crowd Geelong, The Albury Jazz club, The Brisbane Jazz Club, 505 Sydney, Lizotte's Dee Why, and participated in numerous festivals including Sydney Aroma Festival, headlining Brisbane French Festival, Newcastle Jazz Festival, Adelaide Hills Hoot Festival and so on.
Emma's sassy songwriting draws upon her own life experiences and reveals her thoughts through poignant and at times comical lyrics, sophisticated chord structures based on jazz changes and complex production and lush backing vocals. These songs from Emma's forthcoming EP were all produced by brother Thomas and feature a guest appearance by the great Tommy Emmanuel, the bass and electric guitar work and mixing of "Producer of the Year" Matt Fett, and mixing by Swedish mixing guru Lasse Marten (Pink, Kelly Clarkson) along with the mastering work of Leon Zervos (Maroon 5, Muse, Rihanna).