Emily Mac Rockwood Music Hall NYC

Emily Mac Rockwood Music Hall NYC

EMILY MAC’S POWERFUL RAW VOICE IS LIKE THE FIRST FEW SIPS OF SCOTCH: IT’S SWEET, SEXY, SMOKY FIRE. WE NEED MORE FEMALE VOICES IN ROCK MUSIC AND EMILY BRINGS A FRESH MIX OF OLD SCHOOL VOCALS WITH NEW SCHOOL BOLD CONFESSIONAL LYRICS THAT WILL LEAVE YOU DYING TO HEAR MORE.

THIS PAST FALL EMILY'S ORIGINAL SONG "IN AWE OF YOU" WAS NOMINATED FOR A TORONTO INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD. SHE IS ALSO PART OF A COLLECTIVE OF INDIE FEMALE MUSICIANS CALLED "INDIGAL" WHO RECORD ALBUMS FOR CHARITY AND HELP TO EMPOWER WOMEN IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY THROUGH COLLABORATION AND COMMUNITY.

IN 2014, EMILY RECEIVED THE COMPETITIVE FACTOR DEMO GRANT, AN AWARD FROM THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT THAT SUPPORTS BUDDING MUSICIANS. SHE RELEASED “CALIFORNIA THIS WINTER” IN LATE 2015, AND IT RECEIVED NATIONWIDE RADIO PLAY ON INDEPENDENT CANADIAN RADIO AND CBC RADIO.

EMILY WAS BORN IN TORONTO AND RAISED ON MOTOWN. HER FATHER SPENT MUCH OF HIS HIGH SCHOOL YEARS SNEAKING ACROSS THE RIVER TO DETROIT TO SPEND HIS NIGHTS LISTENING TO LEGENDS LIKE THE TEMPTATIONS, ARETHA FRANKLIN AND OTIS REDDING. EMILY WAS MESMERIZED BY THIS MUSIC AND SPENT HER CHILDHOOD SINGING AND DANCING ALONG TO EVERY NOTE.

EMILY’S FIRST PERFORMANCES WERE IN THE THEATER. SHE MOVED TO NEW YORK CITY TO STUDY AT THE ATLANTIC ACTING SCHOOL, FOUNDED BY WILLIAM H. MACY AND DAVID MAMET. SHE WAS ALSO AN ENSEMBLE MEMBER OF THE AWARD WINNING RISING SUN PERFORMANCE COMPANY AND SPENT MANY HOURS HONING HER CRAFT WITH LIKE-MINDED ARTISTS. 

EMILY FELT HERSELF DRAWN INTO THE NYC MUSIC SCENE. SHE LIKED TO WANDER THE HALLS OF THE CHELSEA HOTEL AND SOAK UP THE VINTAGE VIBES OF THE ARTISTS & MUSICIANS WHO LIVED THERE BEFORE. SHE FREQUENTED THE GROOVE AND THE BLUE NOTE AND FILLED HER NIGHTS WITH MUSIC. 

EVERYTHING CAME TOGETHER ONE NIGHT AT B.B. KING’S BLUES CLUB WHEN EMILY WATCHED THE REVEREND AL GREEN PERFORM. HE STRUCK A CHORD WITH HER SOUL AND SHE KNEW RIGHT THEN & THERE THAT MUSIC WAS WHAT SHE NEEDED TO DO WITH HER LIFE.

EMILY HAS PLAYED IN FRONT OF THOUSANDS AT THE TD TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL, NIAGARA WINE FESTIVAL, THE BEACHES INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, INDIE WEEK AND SOUNDTRACK OF THE CITY. SHE HAS SUNG AT NYC'S OLDEST ROCK CLUB THE BITTER END AND THE ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL. EMILY BRINGS HER SOULFUL VOCALS, SULTRY SWAGGER AND FLARE FOR DRAMA TO EACH AND EVERY PERFORMANCE CAPTIVATING HER AUDIENCE.

CURRENTLY EMILY IS WRITING AND RECORDING SONGS FOR HER DEBUT ALBUM DUE OUT IN 2018.