If you mixed up the raw rock n’ roll spirit of Janis Joplin with the soulful vibe of Etta James and the sweetness of Corinne Bailey Rae you would have Emily Mac’s diverse sound. Emily Mac is a soul singer whose influences run deep into the roots of modern music blending together Blues, R&B, jazz and Rock n’ Roll. She made her solo artist debut at the 2014 Wonderfest Festival which encourages empowerment through art and music. Having been bullied in high school Emily is passionate about empowering people with her music to have confidence and be true to themselves.
Emily Mac studied acting at the prestigious Atlantic Acting School in NYC and was member of the New York based Rising Sun Theatre Company. These experiences taught her the importance of storytelling and how to bring a flare of drama to her stage performances. She honed her chops while playing in cover bands like the Whitney Smith Big Steam Band, Emily and the Blue Callers and the 10 piece funk band Project Phoenix. Emily has performed for thousands of people at the Beaches International Jazz Festival, The Niagara Wine Festival and also in clubs like the legendary Bitter End in NYC. Emily Mac is inspired by gutsy raw performers who sing from the soul and leave it all out on the stage like a boxer in the ring. Her influences range from Amy Winehouse to Ray Charles to the Rolling Stones.
“My Father lived across the river from Detroit in the 1960’s and was a huge fan of Motown. I grew up listening and singing along to artist’s like Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and the Temptations. I am grateful to have been exposed to these legends of soul music at a young age which has helped to guide me through my creative journey. I love writing and singing songs with an old school vibe that have the power to touch people’s souls and inspire them.” - Emily Mac
The best way to get to know Emily Mac is through her music.