Emily Capell in Leeds
Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
Friday 19th April 2019, £10.00
Emily Capell is a singer/songwriter from North West London with a story or ten to share. Raised on a diet of Johnny Cash, The Clash, The Smiths, Mod culture and the top 40, Emily's approach to song writing is eclectic. Featuring a mixture of blues, indie, pop and punk. Her musical stylings draw from a pool deep and wide and is affectionately described as sounding like the adopted daughter of Jamie T and Billy Bragg, and a distant relative of The Clash and The Libertines.
She tells blues inflected indie pop tales of life's frustrations and elations. Whether she's railing against the wrongs of the world, getting a little frisky or inventing a new dance craze Emily will pull you in and spin you round so quickly you'll wonder why you ever bothered with dull generic boys with guitars.
Emily states "I wouldn't do music if it wasn't for Joe Strummer, Joe was one of a kind in his song writing, performing and way of life. He could do all genres: rock, reggae, rap, ska, country, punk, everything! He never sold out either. His last gig was a benefit gig for the fire fighters, he wasn't interested in money he was interested in music and people. Joe was the last true rock star, the definition of a legend. RIP my hero Joe!"
Emily has had her tracks played on stations including BBC 6Music, Radio X and BBC London.
Live, Emily performs as a 4 piece with her band. In the past she played across London and beyond, including monthly residencies at Proud Galleries and at the Dublin Castle in Camden Town. Emily has played at Glastonbury, Latitude, Secret Garden Party, Beautiful Days amongst many others.
Her debut album is planned for release in Spring 2019.
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