Emily Maguire is an independent English singer-songwriter whose strong, thought-provoking lyrics and “the kind of vocals that will melt your stereo” [Scene Magazine] have won her fans across the globe.
Originally classically trained as a cellist and pianist, Emily taught herself guitar from Bob Marley songbooks and when illness forced her to give up work, she started writing songs about life and the world outside her window. Years later, back on her feet and fed up with grey skies and concrete, she gave up her flat in London for a shack in the Australian bush where she recorded and released her debut album ‘Stranger Place’ to critical acclaim by the Australian media.
Combining “wisdom, hard-hitting social commentary and beautiful poetry” (Tsunami Magazine), 'Stranger Place' was ABC Radio ‘Album of the Week’ across 3 states. The first track ‘The Real World’ secured her an invitation to perform at the 2005 Singer-Songwriter Festival at The Borderline in London, where she opened for David Bowie’s renowned bassist Gail Ann Dorsey. She made such an impression that promoter Barry Everitt booked her for 2 more gigs on the spot and after she returned to Australia, he wrote on the venue website: “There is always a place for her on our stage. Her superb songs have grown on all who have seen her and we need her back soon.”