Emma-Louise was born in North London in 1982. She first started studying music at the tender age of six attending professional lessons for Violin and piano. After a good 5 years grounding in the rudiments of both these instruments, Emma at age 11 performed her first professional singing engagement. It was in this moment that Emma-Louise realised what it is that she was put on this earth for and she has never looked back since.
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About Soulful Emma-Louise
After completing her basic Music GCSE Emma furthered her studies in music and achieved her chosen subject “A-level Performing Arts” at Sir George Monoux college, which then lead her to Brunel University and completion of a Music Degree covering: theory, composition, music technology, performance, ethnomusicology, musical genres and music business. Along the way Emma-Louise has studied with such greats as: Frank Griffith and Sandra Dryer, Both legends in their own right. Between them they managed to sculpt Emma-Louise into the phenomenal talent that she is today.
Emma-Louise has a long and star studded C.V. and is certainly no stranger to the bright lights, cameras and large audiences associated with today’s modern professional performances. Having done vocal work for and alongside the Likes of: Soul2Soul and legendary JazzyB, Alicia Keys, Debbie Harry, Duncan James “Blue”, Omar, Jocelyn Brown, Caren Wheeler, Carleen Anderson, Kym Mazelle, Rose Windross, Emma-Louise understands what it is to give a professional commitment to her performance and those she works with.
As in demand as Emma-Louise is she still manages to find time between her professional engagements to give a little back and maintains a strong commitment to promoting education and opportunity through music in some of London’s least privileged areas. Showing that her heart is every bit as big and warm, as her voice.
Emma-Louise’s influences include: Jamiroquai, Brand new heavies, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and Billie holiday to name but a few.
“Emma is a tireless professional and an amazing voice, we were in no doubt what so ever as to what a star she really is from the first moment that we met her.” – Mike Scott (sector7g productions)
“S.E.L is a multi-talented singer and songwriter who possesses a musical depth that is rare in today’s music scene. With a smooth and silky voice, and a unique style that melds the best of soul, jazz and R&B, S.E.L is sure to make a strong impact both in the UK and internationally.” –Devin Arne (Songwriter)
“SEL is a very talented and focused artist as well as being a future great model for aspiring artists. I don’t think it will be too long before this wonderful vocalist is a household name.”– Kenny Wellington (Beggar & CoLight Of The World)