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Scottish Singer-songwriter - on the 9th December 2001 Emma performed her first solo acoustic gig, and has since gone on to carve out a reputation for herself as a fine and much in demand singer songwriter. She has been compared with artists like PJ Harvey, Suzanne Vega, Kathyrn Williams, and Harriet Wheeler from The Sundays. Her first solo demo was recorded by Chris Thomson from The Bathers back in 2001, and as a result she went on to support various artists including James Grant, Fish, Midge Ure, Duke Special, Frank Turner, Rose Kemp, Astrid Williamson, The Wrigley Sisters, Julie Matthews, Brigitte Aphrodite, and many more all over the UK.
Emma has previously performed with various bands including The Awkwards, Bad Karma, Those Valentinos, The Love Spells, Elektra Spell, The Emma Forman band, and Baby Karma. Initially she was best known as the front woman from Bad Karma a pop punk band with a large following in the Aberdeen music scene from 1997 to 2001. After Bad Karma disbanded she embarked on a solo career and began to be more influenced by country music as well as pop music and this is when The Deviadas were formed.
After moving to the central belt she went on to form the all female pop punk band, Medusa's Curse, who supported The Hussy's at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. Then they also appeared on BBC Upstaged with Scott Mills back in 2008, where the band performed live for 6 hours in Bristol straight after performing their first gig live at Bannerman's in Edinburgh. After Upstaged the band had a few line up changes and gigged all over the UK and then changed name to The Lady Medusa. At this time Emma was also gigging all over with her acoustic pop band The Love Spells.
More recently as well as performing as a solo artist she returned to her love of country and pop music through her old band The Deviadas who were reformed back in 2015 when Emma returned back home to Aberdeenshire. Keith Watson from The Awkwards remained a close friend and big influence on her music until he passed away in 2017.