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Emily Chick

Emily is an extremely relaxed performer, it's like she was born on stage and just takes each performance in her stride. There is no fuss, it's just what she does. Unlike many other performers Emily does not rely on showmanship to perform but relies entirely upon each song being delivered perfectly. She closes her eyes and immerses herself in the words she sings, giving the audience an insight in to Emily's soul. with her soothing vocal style Emily sings a selection of songs that all seem to document her experiences of love. Emily also included a few cover songs including Dolly Parton's 'Jolene' this was an excellent interpretation. Emily took a song which has become a bit of a guilty pleasure for many and made it cool again. She didn't try to over complicate it, she kept her rendition simple and in my opinion it was perfect.

 

WHY DO YOU PERFORM AT OPEN MIC NIGHTS?

 

It's a chance to get feed back. For example I like to perform a couple of original songs to see the reactions of people in the audience. You can get a true sense if they like it or not. It's this that helps me to get a set together for paid gigs. I'm trying to get some gigs at the moment to earn a little money because it's hard to get a job.

 

HAVE YOU ANY UP COMING GIGS?

 

I'm organizing a charity event called ROCK THE TOWN to raise money for mouth cancer. My Grandad was diagnosed with throat cancer at the end of 2010, He's had a big operation which he is recovering from now. The event is being held at the Exchange in Sturminster Newton, on the 16th of March 2012. There will be other band playing but I'm also putting together a three piece band but have not decided on a name.

 

DO YOU HAVE ANY PLANS FOR AN ALBUM?

 

In the last two or three months I have been writing quite a lot in such a short space of time, the last couple of weeks in particular. I've been doing an E.P with Tom Clements which has been a huge motivation.

 

DO YOU HAVE A SONG WRITING PROCESS?

 

I tend to write the chorus (the catchy part) first and write the verses around it. I do find it hard to perform it the first time because you don't know if people will like it. A lot of my songs are about how I'm feeling and it's odd giving people that insight. But in some ways it's good because  after I have met people I may write a song which explains how I feel about them. I can sing them the song rather than have to explain how I feel.