A singer-songwriter and musician from North West London. Emily Capell has it all, the voice, the talent and the beehive.
With a wide range of influences from Dolly Parton to The Clash, Emily has brought a new genre of country, ska, doo wopp and pop to the music scene.
Since starting out in 2010 Emily has released 3 EPs entitled ‘Who Killed Smiley Culture?’, ‘Who Framed Winston Silcott?’ and ‘Who Stands With Latasha Harlins?’.
The much-anticipated debut album ‘Combat Frock’ was released in October 2019 which included Emily’s single ‘I Found A Footballer To Marry Me’. The album was a huge success only growing her fanbase and cementing her credentials as the new singer to watch.
Although a lot of the 2020 shows were postponed, Emily has had a highly successful year including writing and recording for established acts such as Dreadzone and getting a presenter slot on Totally Wired Radio. With support slots lined up with Madness in the UK and abroad and a new album and full headline tour planned for 2021 is already shaping up to be a big year.
Emily’s unique personality and independence have earned her a dedicated and loyal following across the UK and abroad including Middle East, Africa and Asia. This following has come from her own tours and when she has been on support to artists including Texas, Rhoda Dakar, Glen Matlock, The Blinders, Roddy Radiation, Mari Wilson and most recently The Selecter on their 40th Anniversary 2019 UK tour.
In 2018 Emily won the ‘Jools Holland Best Newcomer’ award at the Boisdale venues. She has been record of the week on Radio X, 6 music and BBC radio London with her floor filler infection track ‘Bonanza’.
‘Her trappy, snappy lyrics echo some of the great female solo artists like Winehouse and Allen but Capell is very much her own women and one who will make a big impression on the minds of the many in 2020.’ - Move On Up.
‘Combat Frock captures Emily perfectly, her personality, her opinions, refusal to be silenced and desire to stand as a strong independent woman coursing through each of these songs. But it’s done with an intelligence and wit that makes her stand out from the crows and which pays tribute to her musical heroes.’ - Even The Stars.
‘waif-like post-Amy Winehouse charisma and powerful voice dealing out a thirty minute set of great classic pop songs. The band are razor tight with ska chops entwining with the perfect tumbling sixties choruses and big melodies that dominate the songs making them all sound like perfect hits’- Louder than War.
'Talented young lady. Great tune'
- Joey Barton, Premiership footballer