‘The Love Harder’
Song written by Emel Michael, Judie Tzuke, Richard Carwell
‘The Love Harder’
Song written by Emel Michael, Judie Tzuke, Richard Carwell
When having the chance to meet such a creative, one whom not only transformed music from producing jazz and big bands for Frank Sinatra, along with Count Basie , the diversity of his talents extended beyond to create music for artists such as Michael Jackson, Donna Summer and Patti Austin, all of which are artists of different genres.
Our meet was the first in 2016. I approached him with a open arms, to which he also did with a question ‘ What’s your star sign’? I replied with ‘Aries’. He congratulated me and complimented with ‘ loved the sound of your voice and performance’. I was taken back, humbled and so grateful for his praise. I enjoyed performing that evening to the Montreux crowd, especially to Quincy, Quincy Jones Productions, Jacob Collier and many more.
Our second meet took us to St Claudes Bar, where he was sitting with a OJ and some grub. Thankfully to my dear friend Marc Storey we managed to settle in with the gang, Patti Austin, and many others among the crowd. Much laughter and stories were shared, he spoke to me about where his music comes from
‘Music is a divine thing, it just runs through me and I create it’. We spoke about Frank Sinatra, many more stories and a little about my music.
To top things off, we ended the night with a mutual love for each others work as well as recognizing the soul within.
by Emel Michael
‘House Of Lions’, was a vehicle that helped Emel overcome her own experience in Domestic violence. Which awakened a new perspective, over coming this to write inspiring music, ‘ I am free speak truth, to spark the courage for many and myself, to know that it’s ok to speak out when you need’
The inspiration for the single & songs for the EP were brought to life by working with Judie Tzuke who had a hit in 1979, “stay with me till dawn” and Richard Cardwell on the project.
I had to go through the dark long winding roads to emerge from the depths and rise giving birth to a new perspective .. Which I’d like to encourage others too by being an example to follow..
Check out Emels Latest Single
VOYAGE - 🎥
Quincy’s 85th Birthday Show | 14th March invites an array of wonderful talents.
〽️usical Celebrations With Sol Family Afro and Emel Michael will perform live for Quincy in Switzerland.
Thank you ⚽️ #MarcusGale For Sponsoring Emel Michael. | Thank you @quincyjonesprod for having invited Sol Family Afro and Emel Michael
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S H O W Highlights
Was truly an honour to have been apart of the night. To have shared the stage at the 299 The Venue, with #LeeeJohn who carries such magic, charisma and talent along with his amazing band who have graced the stage with many of the greats.. Truly inspiring 🌟
Plus Special guest Level42 #MikeLindup
Here is a few highlights to share
L I V E P L A Y L I S T - The Pizzaexpress Holborn venue invites Emel Michael to sing once more.
Captivating the audience with her new material, lustful vocals with her stage performance which invites you into a world of wonder.
River Reeves Foundation
View photos from all three days of the Festival here: http://bit.ly/2xTBYw7
Find out more about RivFest and the River Reeves Foundation here:
Thanks to Martin Finnigan (Rainband) for having me take part after meeting him at the Celebrity football PRO Cancer charity event.
Come to see tomorrow’s biggest stars as they begin their journey to fame! November show with Emel Michael, Nathalie Miranda, Luca Manning, Crystal Stewart.
Every week in selected PizzaExpress restaurants, for the past two years, our Live Playlist musicians have been entertaining guests up and down the country. Unsigned Sessions takes this to the next level, giving four different acts a chance to showcase their own material in front of industry and audiences in London
EMEL MICHAEL took to the stage and performed three new originals for the BBC Club event. She had wowed the audience members and gave them a performance to remember. Much is to say that her stage presence is quite the something everyone should witness.
" Thank you for having me BBC CLUB 'Anything Goes'! I will be looking forward to the next show in August!" 😊 Says Emel.
A wonderful day takes place where Celebrities and the local team of Peterborough come together for the children charity. This day was full of smiles and set such a high example to the children who attended that we are all here for them. The evening followed where EMEL MICHAEL took to the stage to sing two originals. Playing on her guitar her music had had the whole room singing with her, taking her musical recognition to a place of importance with this Charity. More to come along with more pics and news.
Photography by Marc Wheatley Photography
Founder / Organisers - Raphael Frascogna, Lisa Leah and Kelley Harley.
Emel Michael and her band took to the stage on the 3rd June evening, and performed all her original material. Joined by John Cleeese, Peter Dukes and Stephen Colegrave (Founder of Byline) went down like a storm.. Her appearance next year will take place with the Byline Festival along with another great line up!
The success of the festival has already got bookers in for next year!
Emel Michael Band - Josh Bergson (Bass) Jack Gillen (Guitar) Dan Breaden (Drums)
A London based creative team had teamed up with me to create my STAGE SIGN. Being the first, this project will lead up to more wonderful props, and provide my festival sign for this coming year!
Sunday, April 9, 20177:00pm – 10:45pm
Red's True Barbecue , London, United Kingdom (map)
TICKETS OUT NOW HERE
Three acts will be putting on a show at REDS SHOREDITCH for a night to remember. You will get a chance to hear a couple of songs that Emel will feature on her EP.
The acts are EMEL MICHAEL, ENNE & ALEX CELLA.
Show starts at 7:00pm with Emel Michael on stage first.
Check out the Facebook event for more details on the night.
Wowing audiences with her charismatic stage performance, her vocals transcends with such a presence and tone that it has been compared to artists like Joni Mitchell, Carol King and Karen Carpenter.
Catchy melodies had people hooked, to top it off her cover of 'Blue Moon', accompanied by the legendary John Altman (Saxophone player, award winning composer) made it her own. "It was hypnotising" Vic Moont - Harrow Radio, Including a medley of covers including "Dancing on my own" sung recently by Calum Scott written by Robin, and "Human Nature" written by TOTO, sung by Michael Jackson.
Emel Michaels debut at the Dean Street Jazz Club has put her on the mark to becoming a successful, inspiring singer-song writer who is able to really make an impression with her musicianship, gaining recognition with artists like Omar, as well as Grammy award winning Patti Austin. Although Michael herself says she's a Soulful Pop/Folk artist, this gig clearly proves that she can transcend across genres with her musical abilities.
Omar the legendary soul star had joined her on stage for a duet performing ' Be thankful', which he had chosen to perform with the songstress.
Robin Banerjee, Guitarist (Who had supported Amy Winehouse throughout her musical journey) featured on three great songs with Emel.
Took to the studio based in Camden #voxbox (Voxbox) where miss Michael was songwriting & rehearsing for her album. Chris Hughes dropped by with his team and caught up with the singer, after their chat he soon had her under hypnosis! Chris not only had her forget her name, but also how to forget to play the piano too! Emel being the quirky and bright eyed songstress she is, was fascinated by it all. Show coming soon. T W I T T E R To see behind the scenes
Following on that day, Celebrity Sandi from Gogglebox came down, along with Paul Manners (Britons Got Talent) along with other guests on the day. The filming took to Camden Market where people were wowed in crowds, some volunteered to have a go, having their chance embrace how Hypnotist Chris works for themselfs (Seeing is believing).
Photography By DLPROPHOTO
WRITE UP - TRAMP gig in Mayfair makes an impression
Photos by @johnnyng201609
Emel performed at Tramp club three new original tracks and a cover, that was written by Rod Temperton & Quincy Jones and performed by the king of the pop Michael Jackson, Thriller. It was well chosen for the occasion as the world is celebrating Halloween.. READ ON HERE