Glanmire, County Cork
An artist who defies genre, EMMO is a unique and intelligent singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Cork. His influences include Hozier, Phil Collins, Joni Mitchel and Gerry Cinnamon.
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" for example - A song about a turbulent relationship that has a sonic blend of Vulfpeck and Ed Sheeran.
Whereas "Still" has an epic folk feel reminiscent of The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons.
His song "Uisce Beatha" - which could easily be mistaken as a Brian Deady or Nathaniel Rateliff track, was featured in an advertisement with a distinguished Irish whiskey brand.
Most Recently, EMMO was invited by Ovation Guitars to perform at The German Songwriter Awards in Berlin. His song "Little Bird" received critical acclaim from a panel of industry judges including Universal Music & Sony Music making it through to the semi-finals.
Fresh off the stage from a packed out Headline show in Whelans followed by another sold out show in The Workmans Club, EMMO is at the cusp of an industry breakthrough.
EMMO has also shared the stage with other up and coming artists such as Stephanie Rainey & Funk Pop sensations Toucan, while also returning from a series of performances in New York.
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 exciting, unpredictable and fresh-sounding newcomer to the Irish Music scene
EMMO will be touring Ireland, the UK & Europe throughout 2020