"the soulful voice...seems to convey this sense of the symphonic"
- U & I Magazine, April 2013
"She’s an exceptionally talented lady with a bit of a Regina Spektor vibe to her music."
- Niamh Hegarty, Across the Line - "That New Band Smell" with New Noise (May 08, 2013)
Emma O'Reilly is a Dublin based singer-songwriter. Since graduating from Trinity College Dublin with a BAHons in Music she's been gigging around the country with her own material & band in venues like Bewley's Café Theatre, The Village, Whelans, The Twisted Pepper, The King's Head (Galway), The Mercantile, Crane Lane Theatre (Cork), Hard Rock Cafe, The Ruby Sessions, Milk&Cookies Festival (Kildare) and many more. Whether performing solo or with a full band Emma's shows are powerful, emotionally soaring and uplifting. Her music marries the fun of pop, the sultry tones of a singer-songwriter, the power of R&B and the beauty of classical music into a catchy, truly original sound that's a pleasure to listen to whether it's played in a crowded venue or over late night iPod earphones. In a feature in Tabitha magazine, it is described as 'beautiful music', while U&I magazine said 'the soulful voice...seems to convey this sense of the symphonic'. Fergal D'arcy of iRadio's described her as “a powerful new presence on the Irish music scene.”
In 2012 Emma decided to release a mini-album and in a matter of weeks put together the songs that became iCBERG, which was entirely written and produced on Garageband for iPad and for which she also created orgininal artwork. While in London later that summer she collaborated with producer & double bass player Donal Sweeney to put together the song 'Mad'. Recently Emma went back to her roots in Ballinasloe, Co.Galway to write and record an E.P., which features re-arranged versions of some of the excellent tracks from iCEBERG and 'Mad' as well as really great new, previously unreleased songs. The E.P. will be released early in the winter of 2013. When she's not writing or performing her own material Emma sings and performs as part of Stu Daly's band and the Irish Youth Chamber Choir.
For more information about Emma, please visit emmaoreilly.ie.