Locals Lounge is proud to present the eighth instalment of our live music and interview series with the soul-wrenching tones of vocalist Emily Chambers.
No stranger to the Vancouver music scene, Emily will be joining us live on our stage at Belmont Bar to talk about her experiences touring the continent, and what it takes to make it as a solo artist in the city.
Doors open at 5, and the show starts at 7. Entry is a suggested $10 at the door.
Emily Chambers is a dynamic vocalist with a sultry tone and a powerhouse range. Inspired by classic soul and R&B, she combines an old school Motown vibe with hints of hip hop and a little bit of Southern grit, to give you a fresh sound that hits you in the gut.
After attending Berklee College of Music in Boston on a vocal scholarship, Emily honed her voice on the streets of Europe, busking her way across the South of France and Italy. Arriving home in Vancouver, Emily teamed up with a local producer to make her first album Feet on the Ground released in 2011. Thirsty to perform live again, Emily and her band Champagne Republic recorded and released an eponymous 6 track EP with producer Paul Shatto in the summer of 2014.
In the last two years Emily has quit her day job to pursue music full time and independently released her first solo EP Magnolia, produced by John Raham at Afterlife Studios. In the summer of 2016 she hit the festival circuit around BC, performing at Kispiox Valley Music Festival and Harmony Arts Festival among others. In the fall, Emily planned and completed a 10 week US tour, performing in LA, Oklahoma, Dallas, Austin, New Orleans, Nashville, New York City and more, releasing her solo EP Magnolia in September 2016, and making no stops on her way to the top.