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Emily Greene

Emily Greene

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In just one year, Miami native Emily Greene was able to pull off more than most New York musicians can pull off in five years. She self released her debut album "Is This What You Had In Mind" to a sold out show at NYC's Joe's Pub, her music was featured on nationally aired tv shows such as Covert Affairs, the hit new TV series on the USA Network which shares soundtrack credits with other illustrious singer-songwriters and artists like Brandi Carlile, Florence & The Machine, Ray LaMontagne, Broken Bells, and Wilco. She's toured nationally and been chosen as an opening act for folk favorite Dar Williams to Pop UK soul songstress Eliza Doolittle and has played packed shows at notorious New York City rock clubs to silent and mesmerized fans. Not to mention her collection of glowing reviews- some saying she is a 'snarkier Tori Amos', and another saying that same comparison is too cliche for her. Time Out New York states she is a mix between "Liz Phair’s brusque gal-rock and Norah Jones’ husky coffee-tableisms.”; The bottom line is Emily Greene climbed her way out of the pool of hundreds- maybe thousands of singer/songwriters in the big city alone and has been getting tons of the right kind of attention.

Before Emily even released her debut album, a number of industry leaders gathered behind her, beginning with Dan Romer, producer behind artists like Ingrid Michaelson and Jenny Owen Youngs. Dan teamed up with Emily to self release her debut album, Is This What You Had in Mind on June 1st, 2010. She began touring shortly thereafter and booking residencies at major New York clubs like Rockwood Music Hall. Gail Marowitz, Grammy award-winning art director, created original earth friendly one of a kind artwork for the album packaging.

The album boasts layered harmonies and slow grooves, with memorable hooks like "Oceans and Waves" mixed with heavier pop anthems like "Starting Fresh." The title track, "Is This What You Had in Mind," is a dissonant melancholic confession that resolves in arpeggios and harmonies that haunt the corners of your mind long after the song ends.

Emily credits the uniqueness of her sound to the jazz and experimental rock circles she connected with while attending Berklee College of Music. Entering as a pianist, she became a staple in the Boston music scene, starting with her independent rock project, Imoto, and then branching off to create her own solo project gaining attention from jazz legends such as Terri Lyne Carrington and Joanne Brackeen. Her experience in the jazz world paired with her emotive and catchy songwriting led her to being a favorite in the community, and with an album in the works she left for New York City to pursue the dream of developing and sharing her music more widely.

Emily Greene is now working on recording a follow up album and is collaborating with renowned pianist Pascal Le Bouef on a trip hop album under the name 'Kissy Girls'.

Discography:

Is This What You Had In Mind (2010)

"She's really very good" - Emily's Dad
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Emily Greene "It's Good To Be King (Tom Petty Cover)"
Album: Indaba Covers
Moods: Ambient, Eerie, Inspiring, Mellow, Sexy
Emily Greene "Be Patient"
Album: Kissy Girls EP
Genres: Electronic, Indie
Moods: Calm, Compassion, Empowering, Mellow
Emily Greene "Blue Melody"
Album: Kissy Girls EP
Genres: Electronic, Indie
Moods: Calm, Comforting, Empowering, Mellow, Optimistic
Emily Greene "Get Home Safely"
Album: Kissy Girls EP
Genres: Indie, Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Trip-hop
Moods: Calm, Comforting, Compassion, Dramatic, Empowering, Inspiring, Mellow
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