In the words of Rob Baker (The Tragically Hip) “Miss Emily is a truly gifted singer. Her voice is rich and soulful – she can slip from sweet and seductive to commanding and fierce and back again in the tradition of the finest blues and soul singers. And like those great and rare legendary talents she is well seasoned in the art of performance having paid more than her fair share of dues. Emily maintains a very high level of musicianship and integrity in everything she does.”
In 2011 Kingston, ON based ‘Miss Emily’ received accolades from Gene Simmons (KISS) & Matt Wells (MuchMoreMusic) and played to 25,000 people alongside The Tragically Hip, Sam Roberts Band & The Trews in Bobcaygeon, ON. 2012 included some work on an upcoming album with producing contributions by The Tragically Hip’s Gord Sinclair, a great summer festival season and a spot on Canadian Pacific’s cross-country touring Holiday Train with Doc Walker.
After a year of re-organizing, Emily has released her fourth original full-length album ‘Rise’, featuring contributions by The Hip’s Gord Sinclair and Rob Baker, Chris Brown of Bourbon Tabernacle Choir and Eric Schenkman of Spin Doctors. ‘Rise’ is the first full-length album under the ‘Miss Emily’ moniker.
Miss Emily performs in front of a full rock band or in a down-scaled, more intimate sounding duo featuring band leader Chris Koster, depending on the event. Miss Emily has played a range of venues from large festivals to small theatres in both Canada and the United States.
Emily spends as much time as possible using her talents to fundraise for local, provincial and national charities, as well as mentoring and encouraging young artists to pursue their dreams.
Emily’s full-length albums to date include: Miss Emily – ‘Rise’ (2014), Emily Fennell Band – ‘Red’ (2009), Sugarplum – ‘Miss Twisted’ (2009) and Emily Fennell – ‘Green’ (2004).