Emma Wilson

Singer - Songwriter - Arranger


... proudly from the beautiful North East of England. Emma's mother promoted jazz bands and her father was a charismatic raconteur. Emma was destined to perform in some way. She possesses a truly fabulous voice and uses it skilfully to move effortlessly between heart-wrenching sweet soul licks & raw, real, powerful blues.

Emma's unique, tender vocals & gorgeous tone lend themselves beautifully to recordings with shades of early Aretha Franklin & hints of another of Emma's all time favourites Ann Peebles.

Live Emma Wilson concerts are vibrant & visceral delivered with true passion, heart & soul with Emma giving all of herself to her audience.


Emma Wilson’s incredible vocal talent and songwriting were brought to the attention of an international audience with the 2022 release of her all original ten track debut album “Wish Her Well”, winning the title of “Emerging Blues Artist of the Year” at the UK Blues Awards in 2022. She describes the title track, which to date has reached hundreds of thousands of streams and plays worldwide, as her 'little hero' song.

Emma with Gary Burr
Emma with Gary Burr

For her follow up album "Memphis Calling", Emma spent time in Nashville co-writing with multi-ascap award winning and Nashville 'Hall of Fame' inductee - Gary Burr. Two songs from that session - the soulful "A Small Word" & Americana classic "Watching You Leave" are on the album.

Emma with Terry Reid
Emma with Terry Reid

British songwriting icon Terry Reid (famed for "Seed of Memory") and Emma co-wrote the beautiful "I'll See You in the Morning" by chatting on the 'phone & sending files back and forth - with Emma in the UK and Terry in Los Angeles. They have a dear friendship and enjoyed creating this lovely song.

Scott Bomar (who produced "Memphis Calling") and Emma developed the song "Drug" from a lamenting ballad, which Emma had sung into her phone, into a powerful deep funk which features legendary drummer Steve Potts


Emma wrote the horn arrangements for "A Small Word", the opening track on 'Memphis Calling'. She also edits and arranges music for other artists.

As a result of her incredible talent, dynamic performances, on and off stage presence, deeply personal connection to her fans, DJs, photographers and promoters; as well as her involvement in all aspects of the blues and soul scene, Emma's following has grown exponentially. All of this combined has ensured her a well earned place amongst the best of British blues and has earned her dozens of radio interviews, worldwide radio play, awards, accolades, excellent press and fabulous reviews.

An Evening for Jack
Emma on stage at "An Evening for Jack"

Emma is also a well loved guest singer which in October 2016 saw her join an incredible line up of artists at the 'An Evening For Jack' tribute concert for Jack Bruce at the Shepherds Bush Empire, London. The supergroup also included Bernie Marsden, Terry Reid, Mick Taylor, Steve Hackett, Dennis Chambers and many more incredible artists.