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mily Maguire is an acclaimed singer-songwriter whose songs have been played regularly on Radio 2 and has toured with the likes of Don McLean, Eric Bibb, Roddy Frame and Glenn Tilbrook. Originally from London, Emily was classically trained on cello, piano and flute before she discovered Bob Marley, and taught herself to play his songs on the guitar. When a chronic illness left her stuck at home for months on end, she started writing her own songs to pass the time.
A few years later, back on her feet and fed up with grey skies and concrete, she decided to give up her flat in London for a shack made from recycled wood, tin and potato sacks on a goat farm up in the hills behind the Sunshine Coast, Australia. There she overcame her snake phobia and recorded her critically acclaimed debut album 'Stranger Place' followed 2 years later by 'Keep Walking', writing and performing all the string arrangements for both albums. She set up her own record label Shaktu Records with partner Christian Dunham, financing her albums by making and selling goats cheese on the farm.
In March 2008, 'Keep Walking' was released through Universal in the UK and Ireland. The title track was playlisted on Radio 2 in the UK and on ABC Radio across Australia. From touring clubs and pubs in 2007, Emily was asked to support Don McLean on his UK tour, performing at all the major concert halls in the country including the Royal Albert Hall in London. In 2008 she played the Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury Festival and toured with Roddy Frame, Eric Bibb, The Blue Nile and Glenn Tilbrook.
Best-known for her strong, thought-provoking lyrics and "supremely expressive vocals” (Rock’n’Reel Magazine), Emily’s songs have won her fans across the globe. She released her third studio album ‘Believer’ in November 2009 to critical acclaim with rave reviews in Uncut, Maverick, Rock’n’Reel and Guitarist Magazine among others. The singles ‘Lighthouse Man’ and ‘I’d Rather Be’ were both playlisted on Radio 2.
While her second single ‘I’d Rather Be’ was being played every day on Radio 2 at the start of 2010, Emily was touring the country as ‘Artist of the Month’ for the Caffè Nero chain, playing her songs in coffee shops up and down the country. She was also secretly coping with a breakdown, which she revealed in October 2010 when she published a remarkable book called ‘Start Over Again’. A collection of her poetry, prose, song-lyrics and some very personal diary entries, the book is Emily’s account of her experiences of living with bipolar disorder. It was launched on Radio 2 on World Mental Health Day and provoked a huge response from listeners.
Emily puts her classical training and cello-playing to good use, writing and recording all the string arrangements for all her albums. On her MySpace page she cites Bach, Bob Marley and Buddha as her influences. A practising Buddhist for over 10 years, her albums ‘Stranger Place’, ‘Keep Walking’ and ‘Believer’ are all dedicated to her teacher Lama Jampa Thaye. After finishing a 7-month UK tour in 2011 with the former lead singer of Dr Hook, Dennis Locorriere, Emily has been writing and recording her 4th studio album which is due for release in spring 2013.