Emily Bruce's collaboration with world renowned dance music duo GOLDFISH, on their 2010 album ‘Get Busy Living’, has exposed this remarkably talented singer to audiences around the world. It is Emily’s voice that you hear on the title track and with ‘Get Busy Living’ hitting number one on the 5fm Top 40 in 2010, winning the South African Music Award (SAMA) for ‘Best Global Dance Album’ in 2011, and several successful singles that have followed, it is a collaboration that can best be described as working - swimmingly.
With her musical roots in gospel, R&B, funk, soul and more than 15 years of experience as one of South Africa's celebrated jazz singers, Emily has been performing with SA jazz greats such as Mark Fransman, Kesivan Naidoo, Buddy Wells, Wayne Bosch, Dave Ledbetter, Shane Cooper, the Alvin Dyers Band and many more. She has graced several concert stages namely the Cape Town International Jazz festival 2009, Jazzathon, Silent Winter Revolution Jazz series, and has worked as a session musician for various recorded projects.
Emily graduated in 2014 with her Master of Music (MMus) in Jazz Vocal Performance from the South African College of Music (SACM), University of Cape Town (UCT) and also holds a Bachelor of Music (Honours) and Performers’ Diploma in Music with distinction in Jazz singing and Improvisation.
In 2006 Emily independently released her debut jazz album ‘This Love We Share' and together with her passion to record again and public demand Emily hosted a live recording in 2010 as her '30th Birthday Concert'. The full album is yet to be released.
Emily has toured with GOLDFISH to celebrated shows in Amsterdam and London, as well as Mauritius, and various national shows namely the SAMA Gala Event, Nelson Mandela Bay International Music Festival, Sonic Summer Music Festival, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Durban Botanical Gardens, K Day and many more.
One of Emily's passions is teaching and she has been coaching her students privately through her singing studio 'I Heart Singing' since 2014. She spent four years at the SACM, UCT as lecturer in Jazz Vocal Performance.
Emily’s original music project, Lady Ganache XXL is an evolution of 18 years in the music industry and 30+ years as one of the many
singers in her family.
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