Emily credits her immersion in folk music from an early age as her inspiration to take up playing the guitar at the age of nine, Thirteen years on, Emily is an outstanding guitarist, and dabbles with the banjo, melodeon & keyboards. Her study of English has led to a natural development of her songwriting talents, her songs are captivatingly fresh and original in style, but despite her skills as a writer Emily has not turned her back on her musical roots. Emily's repertoire is vast and flexible, ranging from traditional and contemporary folk music to self penned songs & popular contemporary music. Her musical arrangements bleed an interwoven fusion of styles, showing traces of traditional folk with a rock and blues tilt. Emily has supported some top name artists including Martin Carthy & Norma Waterson, Show Of Hands, Fairport Convention, Martin Stephenson & even ex Feelgoods guitarist Wilko Johnson. "this gifted singer-guitarist .... is a name to watch out for, as she is manifestly heading for wide appeal & great demand" (Linda Fryd, Hollybush Folk Club). Emily has released a demo cd of 5 songs entitled 'Small Talk, Grand Ideas' For more information about this talented young performer visit the Emily Slade website