About – The Music
Emma is a singer/songwriter based in Cape Town, South Africa whose brand of post-modern indie-folk is self-aware, smart and emotionally authentic. Pretty, poignant and quirky; her sound has been likened to artists like Suzanne Vega, with an emphasis on lyrical craftsmanship and nostalgic story-telling, and early Jewel, with an intensely emotive vocal delivery and hints of pop-country and bluegrass influences.
Her sound is sweet but her subject matter is real and her delivery has the right amount of wit and self-deprecating humour to steer clear of saccharine. Her live performances showcase a strong stage presence and a huge empathic capacity for connection.
“The talent that is Emma du Preez has been one of my biggest discoveries (and highs)… Her singer/songwriter sound moves me to reflect, to smile, to dance and I try to catch her live in Cape Town whenever she performs…Exceptional”
– Cathy Lund, Editor Cosmopolitan SA
“Emma du Preez is one of those artists who shuts you up when she opens her mouth and starts to sing. Her songs reach toward you in a simple, direct way that touches and moves you immediately. ”
– Toast Coetzer, Bush Radio