Glanmire, County Cork
Emmo is a unique and intelligent singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who cites Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey, Hozier, Phil Collins, Joni Mitchel and rap artists known as lil Dicky and Childish Gambino among his influences.
It's hard to exactly pinpoint where Emmo's genre lies as his true songwriting ability often leads him to create incredibly different songs. Take "Calla Lily" - A song about a turbulent relationship with a sonic marriage of Vulfpeck and Ed Sheeran. Whereas "Still" has an epic folk feel reminiscent of The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons.
Most recently Emmo took on the challenge of writing a song for a whiskey advertisement which lead to the creation of his song "Uisce Beatha" - a track that has an air of Brian Deady and Nathaniel Ratecliff.
While Emmo is continuing to develop his sound from one song to the next he most certainly is not letting the constraints of being "Genre Specific" hinder his creative spirit, which makes him an excitingly unpredictable rising artist of 2019.