A combination of Adele, Pink, Alanis Morrissette and Tracy Chapman; Emma G describes her sound as soul pop-rock. Musician, singer, songwriter, Emma G’s sultry tones are punctuated with a gutsy quality that hammers home her messages of empowerment, love and respect. After releasing eight singles, and successfully charting a number 10 album on the New Zealand Top 40 with her band, Static Era; Emma G moved to Washington DC from Auckland, New Zealand to pursue a solo career in music in November 2015.
Working full time as a street performer, she also plays in various clubs, bars and community events throughout the city – and often far beyond. In the last year, she has played The Whitehouse, The Kennedy Center, The National Cherry Blossom-, and Smithsonian Folklife festivals, Arena Stage, toured California twice (including iconic music venues The Mint and The Viper Room), completed an 18 date tour of New Zealand, released two solo acoustic EP’s, her studio singles “King for a Day” and “SOLD (Take a Shot), her debut studio album “Taking Flight”, and been featured three times on Fox5, in Washingtonian Magazine’s “Best of DC” edition, and had some radio play.
“Music has always been my voice”, Emma G explains. “It’s my voice of strength – of unity – and of self-expression. I’ve had 24 surgeries in my life; friends end their lives, and had my share of grief; but music has always been a beacon of hope and light”. She has fast become an established and much-loved personality on DC‘s busking circuit, where she is known as the Kiwi girl who plays great songs and gives great hugs. “It’s great, because the spirit of the city is incredible,” she said in a 2016 interview. “The people are super nice, and really supportive of what I do.” But with her career blossoming and fame surely beckoning, who knows what is around the corner. “Life is an adventure. The best adventures have unknown outcomes.”