Emma Linney, authentic heartfelt and powerful soulful tones that brings a warm, familiar retro feel with a fresh modern twist. Anthemic melodies are fused together with any combination of choir, orchestral and brass sounds blending many styles of soul, pop, funk, jazz, blues and folk alongside soothing harmonies. Raw, pure and rich in emotional sincerity, Emma’s voice has been likened to many different artists in particular shares resemblances with soulful musical legends such as the rawness of Janis Joplin, dynamic and power of Randy Crawford, and accuracy and warmth of Etta James.
Songs are crafted like ‘soul stories’ with haunting vocals that reach out to connect with audiences and followers. Influences include: Stevie wonder, Nina Simone, Eva Cassidy, Michael Kiwanuka, Beth Hart.
“This is an artist who is truly special. She has it all, songwriting skills, vocals that are exceptional live just as much as they are recorded. After having experienced Emma Linney live as a solo artist, one is taken a back in awe of the reverberating sound that fills the room with a warm and exhilarating feel” ……Nicola Hardman Director of We Want Women.
Emma’s music described by Scene and Heard Liverpool as ‘beautiful, heart-warming, introspective, personal and inviting. The music shares with you an offer of a journey. A journey suggested by Emma, yet your own journey shared in that moment’…… Scene And Heard Liverpool
Emma Linney Band perform with various line ups. Ranging from stripped back acoustic, incorporating strings infusing delicate and moving textures to a full brass line up providing a ‘Carnival, New Orleans, uplifting funk appeal’.