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 and winning the South African Music Award (SAMA) for ‘Best Global Dance Album’ in 2011, it is a collaboration that can best be described as working - swimmingly.
Emily is also the voice of 'Choose your own adventure', 'In Too Deep', 'Woman's a Devil', 'He's Crazy', 'Brush your hair', 'Humbug', and 'Late Night People'.
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, 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. She spent 4 years as lecturer at the SACM, UCT from 2012-2015.
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'.
Emily has toured with GOLDFISH to celebrated shows in Amsterdam and London, as well as Mauritius and Sao Paulo, 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 more.
Dominic Peters, Blinky, David Poole, and Emily Bruce
- Durban, South Africa