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REVIEW: LOVEHEART EP RELEASED 11th DECEMBER 2020

"IBBA PRESENTERS PICK JANUARY 2021"

"CAPTIVATES FROM START TO FINISH"

- JOHN REED (FATEA MAGAZINE)

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LOVEHEART EP
"SUBLIME" - PAUL WINN (BLUES FROM THE OUSE)
"I RECEIVED 1,000 NEW RELEASES IN 2020, EMMA WILSON MADE MY TOP 30" - RICK STUART (ROOTS & FUSION)
"A SHINING STAR, CONTINUING TO RISE" COLIN McNEILLIE (BEAR BLUES SHOW)

INTERVIEW: MARITIME RADIO

A SHOT OF RHYTHM & BLUES - MARITIME RADIO - EMMA WILSON MUSIC & INFLUENCES.
EMMA RECENTLY DID AN INTERVIEW WITH LEGENDARY SOUL DJ CLIVE RICHARDSON. THE FULL INTERVIEW CAN BE LISTED TO HERE



REVIEW: The Blues in the South Magazine

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HARRY SIMPSON'S "STILL GO THE BLUES" SHOW

ZETLAND FM (Live Session)
Emma Wilson [VOCAL] Al Harrigton [GUITAR]

Wish her well - Harry Simpson




REVIEW: BLUES MATTERS MAGAZINE

LIVE & ACOUSTIC - Emma Wilson

Emma is a Tees Side based vocalist of some note who will be familiar among festival and gig goers as she has fronted her own Emma Wilson Band and shared stages with many other top-level performers. On this mini album she gets to showcase the purity and range of her vocal prowess. This is just Emma with acoustic guitar provided by Al Harrington, joined on two tracks by additional guitarist Paul Donnelly. Four of the five tracks are well chosen covers but for me the original opener Wish Her Well is the stand out. It's a well written song about lost love but with a slight twist that sets it apart and Emma delivers the vocal beautifully, her voice has a sweetness and clarity and unlike many singers out there, her diction is tremendous. Next up is I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down by Earl Randle. The version I`m most familiar with is by Graham Parker but Emma puts her own stamp on it, showing great control on what is a difficult lyric to sing. Following this is the Screaming Jay Hawkins classic I Put A Spell On You. This version definitely takes the song to a different place, the slight menace of the original replaced and turning it into a plaintive love song. The final two tracks are more traditional blues numbers and with Paul joining the party the raunch level goes up a little. The old Roosevelt Sykes number, Night Time Is The Right Time finds Emma showing a bit more grit without losing any of the distinctiveness or clarity of her vocal, really opening up and hitting the ceiling on the outro. Emma continues in the same vane on her version of the Willie Dixon penned Hoochie Coochie Mama sounding load and proud. I hope the radio play this has garnered, especially for Wish Her Well encourages Emma to record more and to write more, there is gold waiting to be discovered and I'd love to hear an album of originals with a full electric band.



REVIEW: STEVE YOURGLIVCH

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"BLUES MATTERS MAGAZINE"
1ST YORK BLUES FESTIVAL APRIL 2019
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REVIEW : STEVE BANKS


Middlesbrough has been the home to some legendary Blues artists and the Emma Wilson Band is a strong contender to join them. Emma is heavily influenced by Ann Peebles and her opening number I'm Going To Tear Your Playhouse Down was a fine example of the soulful side of the blues. Chain Of Fools followed and then came Every Day I Have The Blues. Those two North East Blues classics Bring It On Home and (a funky version of) House Of The Rising Sun further demonstrated why Emma's reputation is steadily growing. Slipped, Tripped and Fell in Love was a popular number with the audience, as was the duet with the talented guitarist Al Harrington. The last number, Mojo was a real crowd pleaser and would prove to be a very hard number to follow.



"BLUES MATTERS MAGAZINE"

BLUE BLOOD : EMMA WILSON : WORDS BY STEVE YOURGVILCH




INTERVIEW: GARY ALIKIVI

SONG FOR THE SIREN
MAY 2019
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Radio Sessions

House of the Rising Sun

I put a spell on you

Got my mojo working

Wish her well



blues matters magazine feel good review


REVIEW: Reckless Tram

Feelgood EP

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Sketch by Ian McHugh

"Emma's EP "Live & Acoustic" is one of the best releases of 2019, I can't wait for her new full electric album" Ian McHugh "Blues is The Truth Radio"


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