BIG HAIR, EVEN BIGGER VOICE.
ABOUT MISS EMILIA
Reflective music for the soul, honey lathered in roots and jazz. Big hair, an even bigger voice.
AUS born, this Eastern European rooted Jewess uses music as a healing tool to grapple feelings of grief, misunderstanding, growth and healing with growing up being a chronically ill and disabled woman. Storytelling and calls for equality are intertwined with feel-good grooves, old-school soulful influenced vocals and quiet moments of vulnerability.
Though-out the years, Miss Emilia has played alongside names such as Kylie Auldist (The Bamboos), Nketchi Anele (Saskwatch) Kingswood, Jazz Party, Chelsea Wilson and Maya Vice; and is one of the front women and manager of cult-followed act The Mamas, and apart of the reputable Women of Soul collective. Having been mentored by American soul royalty Rodney Jones and Carla Cook in her youth, her songwriting and musicality is embedded with deep connection and virtuosity.
Known for the endless range, vocal mastery and infectious originals, Miss Emilia has been packing out iconic venues such as the Night Cat and Paris Cat, and playing the likes of Bello Winter Music Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Stonnington Jazz, FOJAM and traveled to Indonesia for the Ubud Village Jazz Festival, while having won various jazz voice and composition prizes.
Most describe Emilia as 'sunshine', and she is always trying to embody that in herself, her music and her messages.
What They’re Saying
(Dizzy Gillespie Band, Lena Horne Band)
"Pure talent and skill, but most of all a golden heart that shines through"