Emily Burns + Matt Gresham + Jonny Stemp
The Old Blue Last
39 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, London, GB
Emily Burnshttps://soundcloud.com/emilyburnsukEmily’s vocals have already drawn comparison to artists such as Alessia Cara, Nao, Jessie Ware and Tori Kelly and her unique R&B Pop sound and stand out vocals are creating a strong industry buzz which reached fever pitch at a recent stand out performance at the Great Escape music festival. With imminent plans to independently release her debut single and embark on her debut UK tour, working with writers/producers including: Emre Ramazanoglu, Dan McDougall and Edd Holloway, Emily Burns is definitely one to watch this year. Emily will be supported by rising emerging artists: Matt Gresham and Jonny Stemp. Matt Greshamhttps://soundcloud.com/mattgreshamofficial Lead single Small Voices, produced by Scott Horscroft (Silverchair, Birds Of Tokyo) and written with Jaymes Young (London Grammar) is one such example of Gresham expanding beyond his already popular aesthetic. With a soulful tenor that bounds over his placid acoustic guitar, Gresham is a favourite for laidback listeners raised (as he was) on the sounds of everyone from Ben Harper to Paul Simon. “The fondest memories [I have] are hearing my mum sing and my brother play guitar at some of our back yard jam sessions when I was about 13,” he reminisces. “I was so attracted to the sound of an acoustic guitar and hearing my brother play.” As Gresham relocates temporarily to Los Angeles to write with new collaborators and a run of US shows, there’s an ocean of possibility before him. It’s the beginning of a new journey for the one-time Western Australian surfer who has been independently recording, touring and playing around Australia for nearly eight years. “I try to stay open to genres and listen mostly to the writing and tones of instruments,” says Gresham. “Small Voices is a song about a man in jail missing his daughter, but I've also been thinking it could be about someone trapped in a city life who wants to break out and live in the forest.” With an EP on its way and 'Small Voices' set to make further waves for Gresham back home, it looks like 2016 is going to be a big one. Jonny Stemphttps://soundcloud.com/jonnystempHuman encompassing upon the journey of Music.