Emeli commands the centre stage with a powerhouse vocal and songs that cover every emotion. She mixes rock, folk and soul influences to produce her own unique sound.? Her gig at King Tuts was the last show of her mini-Scottish tour that included Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow -her first gigs in a while.?
Her set included songs from her new album songs as well as her hit singles.? I enjoyed the atmosphere of 'Stop the Clock' the moodiness on 'Vegas' and the upbeat vibes of 'Lifted'.? She also sang medley of her hit songs including 'Never be Your Woman' (with Wiley 2010) and 'Diamond Rings' (with Chipmunk 2009).? 'Kill the Boy' and 'Daddy', both from her first album, were included.
I first saw Emeli perform at her CD launch at Oran Mor in 2007 - back then her influences were mainly soul, and singer songwriters such a singer Nina Simone. Her new songs have more character and rhythm, structure and vibe around them and appear to have a broader range of influences
Emeli is from Aberdeen, and she plays piano and clarinet, and was previously a student at Glasgow Medical school.? After attaining her inter-collated degree, she decided to pursue her dream in music and signed a publishing deal in 2009.?
Over the past few years she has been writing and working with artists in both London and America - she has co-written Alicia Keys' next single.?? She states her musical influences from a diverse range of artists such as rock bands 'Massive Attack' and 'Portishead' as well as folk singer songwriter Joni Mitchell.? Emeli has substance and heart and a big future ahead of her.