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"BROWNIAN MOTION" EP
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Out of the beating heart of England, Footworkz Music is proud to release "BROWNIAN MOTION" onto the waters of contemporary music, in the full expectation of creating a ripple.
"BROWNIAN MOTION" is the three-track debut EP by Warwickshire-based singer-songwriter Emily Browne, and its release surely turns on a bright new light in the cultural firmament. Compelling, soulful and unmistakably English, Browne's vocal prowess is fully revealed across three strikingly original compositions. From the ironic jazz-tinged dynamics of "Stood Still" through the porcelain-fragile danse macabre of "She Crazy" to the exuberant funk of "Snap and Crackle" which somehow thrives without pop, this EP offers a bold, original and wholly feminine take on 21st century love and loss. And with Browne's live set already showcasing an album's worth of equally memorable material, "BROWNIAN MOTION" is only the take-off point for a talented young artist booked in for the long haul.
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“The lead track on the EP ‘Stood Still’ is the standout track, and with the re-emergence of Jazz and Folk to the charts especially with acts such as Lianne La Havas and Mumford and Sons getting critical acclaim, it could well be that Emily has timed it perfectly to make her debut, with her warm, deep velvety tones also injecting a contemporary feel to these classically jazz infused tunes. Keep your eyes peeled as it surely can’t be long before Emily is singing alongside Jools Holland on ‘Later’!” Jackie Nutt - Lyric Lounge Review
“..chuck the 26th November into your indie diaries folks: 'Brownian Motion' is set to hit the UK with a triple dose of musical medicine...three tracks that span a solar system of abstract musical genres, from Folk, through hazy Lo-Fi to pseudo Jazz. Adjectives don’t really work with Emily Browne nor her music, so just have a listen...” Ian Horrocks, Editor - turnon-tunein.com
“...I’m glad I took the time out to listen to these three tracks, and kept a patient and open mind when listening to them. They are simply excellent! ” LOUD HORIZON
Crazy Jazz with well-crafted songs!!!
“...Brownian Motion is the presumably random moving of particles suspended in a fluid a liquid or a gas resulting from their bombardment by the fast-moving atoms or molecules in the gas or liquid. I am pleased to say there is nothing random about the three well crafted songs on the debut EP by Warwickshire based singer Emily Browne. Each song shows a slightly different side of her obvious talents.
The first track 'Stood Still' shows the Blues and Jazz roots, rather than sat in front of a laptop this song should be placed in a smoky French bar with a nice of glass of something as smooth as the vocals......'She Crazy' is a more traditional singer songwriter style song, very acoustic guitar driven, but with those jazzy elements still sneaking in via the piano. 'Snap and Crackle' pops up as the final track again displays similar leaning perhaps showing the strength of the voice a bit more. Overall a good set of songs for a debut EP as it shows there is a lot of breadth to this new artist.....while there are some strong influences showing this EP shows an act capable of producing very good original tunes too... ” Jon Cooper - www.musictrespass.com
6th June - Warwick Arts Centre
Free & Live in the Foyer (5-7 pm)
15th May - The Lamp - Leamington Spa
Censor Yourself music evening - starts 8pm
28th April - CYM presents - Acousteque - Stratford-upon-Avon
Live acoustic music @ The Picture House - 8pm - free entrance
30th March - Road to Blissfields - Leicester
Festival competition @ The Shed - 7.30pm - free entrance
23rd February - Footworkz presents - Folkin' Roots - Stratford-upon-Avon
Live original music @ The Buzz - 5pm til Midnight - £4 entrance
18th February - SongSmith @ Mr Wolfs
SongSmith acoustic evening from 8pm , Mr Wolfs, Bristol
21st January - Live New Music @ The Bedford
"A selection of the finest new talent" , The Bedford, Balham, from 8pm - free entry
9th December - Lazy Sunday @ The Crown & Sceptre
Lazy Sunday presents Emily Browne from 8pm , Kensington, London
21st November - Hotvox @ The Underbelly
Emily on stage at 8.30pm, The Hoxton Underbelly, London
25th October - Acoustic Night
Cox's Yard, Stratford-upon-Avon - starts 8pm
14th October - Female Acoustic Showcase
Picture House Terrace Bar, Stratford-upon-Avon - starts 8pm
29th August - Showcase of Midlands female singer/songwriters
The Jamhouse, Birmingham
24th August - "Festival Friday" with Emily Browne
RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon 3rd Floor Restaurant 9.30pm – 11.30pm
Born in England in 1985, Emily Browne's musical journey began as a school-age clarinettist and drummer, and it is only in recent years that she has found her true calling as an acoustic guitarist who sings her own song. Indeed, it was not until 2009 that she first stepped out into the gigging scene of her native Warwickshire as part of guitar-bass duo "Brownian Motion."
Since then, Browne has played well-received sets across the Midlands and around the country, while expanding her musical range in the studio with her own session band. With the recent release of her debut EP – “Brownian Motion” - Emily Browne is poised for breakout success in the months and years ahead.
A broad slate of influences - including Gomez, Turin Brakes, John Martyn and Joan Armatrading - makes the pigeon-holing of Emily Browne's music an exercise fraught with the risk of misunderstanding. That said, her work can be placed into a broader female vocal category alongside such contemporary singers as Lianne La Havas and Anna Calvi, while Emily's voice itself carries more than a suspicion of classic British female singers like Sandy Denny.
Emily continues to gig as a guitar duo and is planning a single release later in the summer followed by her first album by the end of the year.