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23 Oct, 2016

Meet Emmi.  She’s the British-Australian singer-songwriter whose fans include Taylor Swift.  We caught up with her to chat breaking into the industry, what she packs on tour and celeb wardrobe steals…

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What was your big break into the industry?

I started out in music as a songwriter for other artists. I was signed to a publisher in Australia and travelled the world writing for artists in pop, rap, folk… you name it! It was through writing for others that I gradually found the courage and inspiration to become an artist myself.

What are you working on at the moment?

I have another couple of singles ready for release before the end of the year. I have over 200 songs collected for my project now, so I am absolutely bursting to put an album out. I continue to write on other artist projects too.

What’s on the agenda for the rest of 2016?

Hopefully the release of my debut album! That’s what I’m working on. I also have a couple exciting features in the bag.

Who’s your guilty pleasure?

I’m a bit of a Craig David ‘Born To Do It’ era girl. I know every word and note. Not sorry.

What’s the last thing you listened to?

Christine and the Queens ‘Tilted’. Love this lady.

What song do you want to be playing as you walk into the club?

Probably ‘Ignition’ R Kelly. I’m not a serious clubber.

What item of clothing can’t you live without? 

A good hat.

What items do you make sure you pack on tour? 

A comb. I love a good back comb before I go on stage. Hair can never be big enough. I always carry pics of my family too. And one massive comfy jumper.

Who is your style icon and why? 

Diane Keaton. She rocked the androgynous look and blazed a trail. She’s so comfortable in her own skin and that’s the sexiest thing going to my mind.

Where do you look for fashion inspiration? 

I’m a huge fan of Japanese culture, so I tend to take a fair bit of my inspiration from that. There is a Japanese philosophy called Wabi Sabi that celebrates ‘beautiful imperfection’. I love that.

What best describes your style on stage? 

Old world meets other world. People often say ‘Stevie Nicks!’ when they see me, but I’m guessing that’s the hair.

What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why? 

I love cut out shoulder tops. I think they’re very sexy in a really sophisticated way.

If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be? 

Daenerys from Game of Thrones.

Leather or denim? Leather

Tattoos or no tattoos? No tattoos

Heels or flats? Flats

Red lips or nude lips? Red

Instagram or Twitter? Instagram

Kylie or Kendall? Who now?

Rock or rap? Rap

Rihanna or Beyoncé? I can’t. Please don’t make me. I’d like to write for them both one day.

Festivals or clubs? Festivals

Ibiza or Vegas? Ibiza

Music or food? Food. Purely practical. Although I’d prefer not to live without either.

Beach or pool? Beach

Dogs or cats? Cats. But only mine. I imagine they’re like kids. You only like your own.

Nights out or nights in? Nights in

Gold or silver? Silver

Maxi or mini? Maxi. I’m not so daring.

Wanna know more? Follow Emmi on Insta @emmi

…and listen to her tracks on Soundcloud…