Hailing from Liphook, Hampshire, EMMAY are a sibling trio consisting of Aimée Mackenzie on electro-acoustic guitars and lead vocals, Freya Mackenzie on violin and backing vocals and Ross Mackenzie on Cajon.
The trio have recently supported Nizlopi, Show of Hands, Sean Lakeman/Kathryn Roberts, Blair Dunlop, Luke Jackson, Miranda Sykes/Rex Preston, Sheelanagig, Phillip Henry/Hannah Martin and Josienne Clarke/Ben Walker.
An outstanding BBC Introducing panel review of “Lesson Learned”, one of EMMAY’s self-penned songs, resulted in an invitation to record a session for the BBC which was broadcast live right across the South of England.
“Songwriting and musicianship of the highest calibre and harmonising together as only siblings can. Just about the best young English acoustic band I’ve heard” – Steve Knightley (Show of Hands)
“EMMAY are undoubtedly hugely talented folk and acoustic musicians. They performed at the Southdowns Folk Festival in Bognor Regis in September 2013 and literally brought the house down. They deservedly won the Sussex Young Folk Performers Competition and then went on later to wow the audience at the Alexandra Theatre, receiving as well fantastic praise from Steve Knightley from Show of Hands who were headlining that night. Their music is fresh, original and performed with great skill and competence – they will go a long way” – Roger Nash – Southdowns Folk Festival
“Hailing from Liphook is the vocal prowess, lyrical genius and sheer musicality of EMMAY” – Haslemere Fringe Festival