Dynamic Vocalist with a Sultry Tone & Powerhouse Range Classic Soul, R&B & Motown
In the last two years, Emily has quit her day job to pursue music full time, recorded and released her first solo EP, moved into a 1983 Dodge camper van, and completed her first US tour.
Chambers’ 2016 EP Magnolia "follows in the tradition of impassioned soul records. It has the warmth, intimacy and confessional tone of classic soul. The horns float like an Otis Redding album, her singing sometimes recalls Etta James, the vibe is Motown."-The Montreal Gazette
Produced by John Raham and recorded at Afterlife Studios in Vancouver, Magnolia was released in the fall and immediately taken on the road. Chambers’ performed in LA, Oklahoma, Dallas, Austin, New Orleans, Nashville, New York City and more.
Some shows of note include her performance at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, sharing a bill with R&B artist Andy Allo at The Mint in LA, and opening up for the New York based soul-pop group Lawrence at Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver last Spring.
Chambers’ has been singing the Sister Act soundtrack since she was 3 years old. She trained with Canadian Jazz singer Joani Taylor from the age of 8 to 18. After attending Berklee College of Music on a vocal scholarship, Emily busked across the South of France and Italy.
Returning home to Vancouver she formed a 5 piece soul-pop-funk band called Champagne Republic. The band released their self-titled EP produced by BCMAA Producer of the Year Paul Shatto in 2014. After 5 years together Emily decided it was time to go solo and get back to her roots. Chambers’ has recently relocated to Nashville, TN and is working on material for her next album.
Chambers’ has a 10 episode series on Youtube called #VanJams with photographer Michael Clarke. It features her and her 1983 Dodge camper van called Bessie Blue going on adventures across Vancouver with weekly guests and they jam and discuss music in the van. Her channel also features various covers. Check it out…
"A Fresh, Captivating 21-Minute Listen That Pays Homage To Chambers’ Classic Soul Influences And Puts Her Soaring Voice At The Forefront. With Evocative Lyrics, Chambers Paints Vivid Pictures…That Are Coloured In By Her Compelling Vocal Delivery." -North Shore News
"Equally Influenced By Legends Like Etta James, Donny Hathaway, And Stevie Wonder, And Contemporary Artists Like Lauryn Hill And D’Angelo, Chambers Has A Smooth, Sultry Voice That Simply Oozes Soul." -Georgia Straight
"[Her] Sultry No-Bullshit Brand Of Classic Soul And R&B Reminds Me Of A Cross Between Diana Krall And En Vogue." -Beatroute Magazine
"Emily Chambers is a dynamic vocalist with a sultry tone and a powerhouse range. Inspired by classic soul and R&B, she combines an old school Motown vibe with hints of hip hop and little bit of Southern grit, to give you a fresh sound that hits you in the gut." -Global News