Emily King

2 For The Road Presents

Emily King

  • Sat 10 November, 5pm
  • £5

‘One of the best songwriters around at the moment.’
Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio1

Special London appearance from one of New York’s most exciting talents. Emily King will perform a special set at the Soho Theatre.

After receiving a Grammy nomination for her debut album (East Side Story) in 2008, King parted ways with her record label and has continued her work independently. Her follow-up EP Seven was recorded in her home and released in July, 2011. It has received high praise from peers and critics alike (Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, Maroon 5). She is currently touring in support of it. In October she accepted an invitation from Maroon 5 to be the opening act on their European/Scandinavian tour in late 2011.

King’s carefully crafted compositions are the perfect vehicle for her polished, lush vocals that harbor both an innocence and honesty. A gentle mix of soul, folk and rock influences, King’s music emotes the kind of straight to the point storytelling that’s reminiscent of singer/songwriters of the 1970′s.

‘One of the best songwriters around at the moment…her new EP (Seven) just gets better with every listen.’
Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio1