A singular talent among singer-songwriters, Emily King fuses R&B, soul, and jazz to create a sound all her own. Rocking a fauxhawk bouffant and a watercolor-painted guitar, King always impresses with her inimitable style and vocal prowess. From the romantic down-tempo track "Every Part" to her '70s throwback tune "Distance", King proves her sound is diverse as ever, and fans can hear it on full display as she warms up the stage for Sara Bareilles on a number of tour dates.
Born in Manhattan, Emily King was inspired by her singing parents at an early age, often going on tour with them as they performed throughout the states. At 16 she left school in order to pursue music full-time and started playing local gigs around New York City, eventually attracting attention from label exec Clive Davis who signed her to Sony Music in 2004. Three years later she broke out with the smashing debut East Side Story, earning herself a Grammy nod for Best Contemporary R&B Album and praise from new fans including John Legend. Since then, she's toured alongside Alicia Keys, Maroon 5, and Emeli Sande, to name a few, and she'll continue to captivate audiences with her impressive vocal chops as she opens for Sara Bareilles this summer.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
"Wonderful energy and great vibes! Definitely see her if you can."
"The performance was jaw dropping. Her rendition of some classic songs were amazing. Her voice is a soulful mix of jazz and folk... I became a fan shortly after Emily began!"
"Overall the show was great. She's such a lovely spirit and a pleasure to see and hear."