Emily Capell is a singer/songwriter from North West London with a story or ten to share. Raised on a diet of Johnny Cash,The Clash, The Smiths, Mod culture and the top 40, Emily's approach to song writing is eclectic. Featuring a mixture of blues, indie, pop and punk. Her musical stylings draw from a pool deep and wide and is affectionately described as sounding like the adopted daughter of Jamie T and Billy Bragg, and a distant relative of The Clash and The Libertines.
She tells blues inflected indie pop tales of life's frustrations and elations. Whether she's railing against the wrongs of the world, getting a little frisky or inventing a new dance craze Emily will pull you in and spin you round so quickly you'll wonder why you ever bothered with dull generic boys with guitars.
Emily states "I wouldn't do music if it wasn't for Joe Strummer, Joe was one of a kind in his song writing, performing and way of life. He could do all genres: rock, reggae, rap, ska, country, punk, everything! He never sold out either. His last gig was a benefit gig for the fire fighters, he wasn't interested in money he was interested in music and people. Joe was the last true rock star, the definition of a legend. RIP my hero Joe!
Emily has found her tracks played on stations including BBC 6Music, Radio X and BBC London.
Live, Emily performs both solo and with her band. She regularly plays across London and beyond, including monthly residencies at Proud Galleries and at the Dublin Castle in Camden Town. Emily recently played Glastonbury on the Strummerville Stage and Billy Bragg's Leftfield stage with Billy. She also played at Keith Allen's stage at Latitude to a packed audience and two sets at the Secret Garden Party.
Emily also has a jam packed 2018 summer where she'll be performing at festival and gigs including, Into The Wild, Boomtown and Beautiful Days!
The fine looking chaps behind Emily in this photo are collectively known as The Three Pete Suite. Individually they are (from l-r) Pete Feldon (bass), Pete Abernethy (drums) and Pete Lamont (trombone).