Emma Saville is an evocative British singer/songwriter based between London & Sheffield, UK. Having relaunched as an independent artist in December 2020, Emma’ssoulful, Latin-infused pop” has received highly positive international acclaim.

Emma’s best known for her chillout/downtempo single, Be as One. Produced by MinusBlue, the original song and several remixes are on over 200 compilations worldwide with over 5 million combined streams on YouTube & 2 million on Spotify [13 Feb 21].


With her Greek / Italian roots & myriad of musical influences, Emma’s sultry music is a rich blend of soul, jazz, Latin & pop.

Emma writes empowering songs about love, loss & overcoming life’s obstacles. She’s performed across the UK, & in Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cuba, Australia & New Zealand.


Emma’s music has been streamed millions of times worldwide, & her memorable voice is still finding new fans.


Having fallen in & out of love three, (possibly four), times, survived three car accidents, moved city seven times & moved country an additional three times, Emma has plenty to write about.

Emma has worked with a variety of musicians & producers throughout Europe & internationally. She sings a wide range of musical genres, & plays the ukulele, guitar, piano & clarinet.

Having lived in Latin America for 3 years (mainly in Brazil, Cuba & Costa Rica), Emma speaks & sings excellent Spanish & Portuguese.


Emma is currently writing her first solo album to be released in 2021. The first soul/big band jazz single, Out The Door, debut record with CCBeats of BAFA Productions, was released on December 8th 2020.

Saudade Unplugged was released on January 18th 2021, & Saudade (a more upbeat Música Popular Brasileira, or MPB, version) was released on January 26th & Ontem (also MPB) was released on June 4th 2021. The first “soulful, Latin-infused pop” singles, Nostalgia, Love Wasn’t Enough & Though The Storm (released May-August) have also received positive international acclaim.

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Discography:

Singles:
Revolutionise (TBC)
The Other Side (TBC)
What If (28/10/2021)
Not Forgetting (23/09/2021)
Through The Storm 19/08/2021)
Love Wasn’t Enough (14/07/21)
Ontem (04/06/2021)
Nostalgia (04/05/21)
Saudade (26/01/2021)
Saudade Unplugged (18/01/2021)
Out The Door (08/12/2020)

Albums:
Clear Blue Eyes, Minusblue (2012, Mustard Music Publishing Ltd): Be as One, Ocean SkyClose Your EyesSouvenir, Sweet HarmonyIn Your Arms
– Living Life in Phases, Minusblue (March 2013, Seamless Recordings): Breathe & Watching the Sky

Emma’s music career began at a young age, when she wrote & performed, Be as One, produced by MinusBlue. This highly successful track & 5 others (Ocean Sky, Close Your Eyes, Souvenir, Sweet Harmony & In Your Arms) were incorporated into MinusBlue’s first album, Clear Blue Eyes.

The album went on to feature highly in many downtempo charts & has been successful on Spotify, iTunes & YouTube, with millions of streams to date.

Clear Blue Eyes was signed by Mustard Music Publishing Ltd in 2012 & is available from Apple Music / iTunes, Amazon & other outlets.

The second MinusBlue album, Living Life in Phases was signed to Seamless Recordings & released in March 2013. On this album Saville wrote & sang Breathe & Watching the Sky.


All singles are available on all streaming platforms.

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Extended Bio

Prior to writing Be as One”, Emma sang with a local Sheffield-based choir headed up by Head of Performing Arts & Choral Coordinator, Andrew Nimmo. She performed the lead in the opera, Brundibár, & appeared in several musicals at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, UK. Emma later received jazz vocal coaching from British singer/songwriter, Sally Doherty.

Between 2012 & 2016, Emma was one of the lead singers of Orquesta Estelar, one of the hottest Latin bands in London, UK:

Orquesta Estelar bring their energy & live brilliance to a range of gigs across the UK with a dazzling array of percussion, horns, flutes, guitars, vocals & strings.”

This spectacular Cuban Big Band includes over 25 members. Orquesta Estelar play all the Cuban classics, in a variety of venues, from upscale West End clubs (e.g Café de Paris), to diplomatic & cultural events.


Sara McGuinness & Elpidio Caicedo lead a stunning band line-up, setting the Festival stage alight with cha cha cha, son, mambo & Latin jazz, in original arrangements that showcase every instrument in the band.

Singing with Orquesta Estelar developed Emma as a performer, & gave her a deeper love & appreciation for Latin music.

Additionally, Emma lived in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba for 9 months, where she trained with the internationally acclaimed choir, Música Áurea.

This was an incredible experience & further developed Emma’s understanding of how vocals can be used as a percussive instrument.


Furthermore, Emma spent 8 months between 2018 & 2019 living in Salvador, Brazil. As well as studying Afro-Brazilian dances, Emma took a series of percussive workshops led by world renowned composer & conductor, Letieres Leite.

Inspired by locals rhythms, Emma wrote three songs, Saudade, Saudade Unplugged & Ontem in Brazilian Portuguese about past & current love, which were released in January & May 2021.


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Emma has been lucky enough to travel to over 60 countries to date, & always tries to absorb as much local music as possible on her travels.

Emma will continue to incorporate inspiration from her global explorations into her much anticipated forthcoming solo album.

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