Emily Chambers

Performed in Sofar Vancouver, Los Angeles, NYC, Nashville and San Francisco

When Emily steps on stage you can’t help but feel like you just met her. She is at ease with every soaring note, dancing arm, and two-step she takes, making you feel just as at home as she does. The Vancouver Native is always decked out in some 70s chic pants or a jumpsuit that compliments her lipstick. Her stage banter is both witty and vulnerable, and her tambourine playing is no joke. Influenced at a young age by soundtracks like Sister Act, Chambers was drawn to Gospel and Motown music. She trained with Canadian Jazz singer Joani Taylor from the age of 8-18 studying Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys and more. She sat in her room learning every Christina Aguilera and Lauryn Hill run she could. She wrote her first song (for her mom) when she was 9 years old; this turned into a love of writing pop music. After high school, Emily attended Berklee College of Music where she was introduced to artists like Amy Winehouse, Adele and Corrine Bailey Rae; thus began her obsession with the EU/UK R&B scene. After freshman year, Chambers took a three week trip to Europe that turned into a four and a half month adventure busking across the South of France and Italy. It was there she realized music was what she wanted to do. For 6 years Emily was running a band while working a 9-5 job in insurance, underwriting commercial property in Vancouver. She always dreamed of going solo, moving into a camper van and touring North America. In 2016 she made that dream a reality. Chambers has now completed two US tours in her baby blue 1983 Dodge 250B, performing in LA, Austin, New Orleans, Nashville, New York City and more. She has performed with the likes of Rayland Baxter, Nikki Lane, Delta Rae, Walker Lukens, Liz Cooper & the Stampede, Briston Maroney, Lawrence and more. Having released four singles last year, Emily is currently laying low in Nashville, TN performing, writing and recording new material with her bad ass band.

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