Welcome to the Official website for Emma Scott Presents!

The best bands. The best venues. The best photographers and reviewers. Playing an Emma Scott Presents gig will get your bands name out there! Voted Promoter of the Year at the Pure Rawk Awards 2011 and 2012 Sign up to the mailing list  to hear about gig slots before anyone else. Hear the bands who are playing - check out the Emma Scott Presents Radio Show each week.

Quick update!

4th November 2014 by Emma Scott

This year has flown by and we’ve seen so many great bands and artists play for us this year. Thanks to all of those!  We’re gonna take a small break from the gigs until 2015, but will be booking up for next year soon, so keep an eye on the site and make sure you join our mailing list to get updates before anyone else!

In the meantime, Emma Scott has just released her new book – “If It Was My Band” which was written for bands and musicians to help them climb the music industry ladder.  It has over 300 tips on various topics like “getting gigs”, “building a buzz” and “making music your full time job”.  Emma has received so many positive reviews so far for the book and you can find out more here:

Enjoy – and we’ll catch you on the other side:-)

Emma signing her book

We do radio plugging too:-)

12th February 2014 by Emma Scott

As well as putting on live shows, our Emma is now doing radio plugging. Her new business is called Pluggin Baby and it’s going really well.

She’s been working with many bands and artists since last summer and getting them all played on various radio stations – all over the globe. Have a look at the website to see what she’s been up to.

If you’re releasing your music and would LOVE to hear it played on the radio, make sure you get in touch with Emma via the website and she’ll talk you through the benefits of plugging and the process of booking a campaign with Pluggin Baby.

 

Our next gig:-)

11th July 2013 by Emma Scott

We have a small wait until our next gig due to holidays, but we’ll be back at the O2 Academy 3 on Saturday August 10th.

Fight The Bear are headlining, with support from Reap (who used to be called The Formula) Alavano (all the way from Glasgow) The Borgias and Stuart Woolfenden.

We’ll kick the night off at 7pm, tickets on sale now here:

See you there!

We will be announcing our September and October dates soon.

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The Joy Formidable Review

10th April 2013 by Emma Scott

Emma Scott Presents: Joy Formidable – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall

Support: Kill It Kid

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Meteorologically speaking, March 1st is the commencement of spring. The Friday evening chill contradicts this theory.

Fortunately, the latest offering from Emma Scott Presents is enough to warm the body and the soul.

Kill It Kid are a peculiar, idiosyncratic bunch who combine elements of roots, rock and blues to create intriguing soundscapes that recall a cross between Nirvana’s more reflective moments and The White Stripes.

Siblings Chris Turpin and Stephanie Ward share vocal duties, producing some eccentric interplay to provide a compelling backdrop to the bluesy anthems.

There’s enough character and distinct musical flavour to interest the Joy Formidable fanbase to see them again.

A week earlier, The Joy Formidable were playing a support slot to Bloc Party to respectful applause, but tonight their display elicits far more reverence and energy from a crowd clearly in thrall to the enigmatic bundle of playful rock ‘n’ roll abandon that is frontwoman Ritzy Bryan.

For a three piece, they can make one hell of a cacophonous noise. Their futuristic indie-rock pounds the gloomy confines of the Wulfrun Hall, creating a communal bouncing at the front that feels friendlier than the brutal moshpits that you can encounter.

A turbo-charged barrage of ‘Cholla’, fan favourite, ‘Austere’ and ‘This Ladder is Ours’ set the tempo for the majority of the evening, with the occasional interlude for something lighter and plaintive. I’d like to see this side employed more in future, as despite the visceral thrills of the harder stuff, you get a better idea of Bryan’s vocal capability on the tender tracks.

As the opening to their encore, they dedicate ‘Bats’ to a long-serving fan who is celebrating his 71st birthday. It is touching to know that a septuagenarian is still rocking out, particularly when you hear twentysomethings expressing their gig fatigue.

The Joy Formidable play with boundless energy, Welsh spunk and a ferocious drive that makes you think they’re playing the gig as if it is their last.

By the end, the insane closing track ‘Whirring’ left everyone safe in the knowledge that most of us have got a few decades left in us to rock hard.

Thanks to Jamie Brannon

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Promoter of the Year – again;-)

10th March 2013 by Emma Scott

 

Wow! We’re back from the Pure Rawk Awards 2013 and were thrilled to win Promoter of the Year for a third year in a row. The event gets better every  year and was once again a great night out. Loads of great bands played and some very deserving people won awards, whilst drinking and dancing into the night and raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

We are over the moon at our third win and thank everyone that voted – and of course all the ace bands we work with at Emma Scott Presents!

Thank you

 

Can we make it the treble?

25th February 2013 by Emma Scott

We are very excited to be nominated for Promoter of the Year award again at the Pure  Rawk Awards, which will be held in London on Friday March 8th.

We won this very award in 2011 and 2012, so winning it in 2013 would be an amazing achievement!

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If you haven’t voted already, please do! It will take about 2 minutes to do and you don’t have to register or become a member.  Just vote for whichever bands you like (or like the sound of!) and please give me a tick for PROMOTER OF THE YEAR……… and……..

In addition to this, we were over the moon to receive a nomination for “Underground Record Label of the Year” for In At The Eye Records – this is the label I run with my husband, Jase Burns.

We have some excellent bands on the label and care for them like family, so nabbing this award would really mean a lot.

Click this link to vote!

Voting closes on Friday March 1st 2013, so don’t delay!!

Thanks in advance!

 

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Wanna support The Virginmarys?

13th February 2013 by Emma Scott

We love this band and we’re sure you do too, so how do you fancy supporting The Virginmarys at the Hare and Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham on Tuesday March 5th?

We’re looking for 2 cool alt/rock bands from the Birmingham area to play on this line up, so if you fancy it, send an application in via the contact page of the site.

We’ll email you if you’re short-listed.

Good luck!

 

Emma Scott Presents Skunk Anansie

13th February 2013 by Emma Scott

It’s been a mega exciting week! We’re very pleased to announce the legendary Skunk Anansie will be playing for us on Thursday March 21st at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall.

You can by tickets here.

Support comes from Beware of Darkness.

Excuse us while we go and have a celebratory pint;-) See you at the gig!

 

 

 

Emma Scott Presents The Joy Formidable

13th February 2013 by Emma Scott

 

We are thrilled to present The Joy Formidable on Friday 1st March at the Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall. Support comes from Kill It Kid and Denuo. Tickets are available here.

We hope you can make it!

 

 

 

Wanna play with Voodoo Six?

29th January 2013 by Emma Scott

We have the amazing Voodoo Six playing for us on Sunday March 31st at the O2 Academy 3 in Birmingham and are looking for a West Midlands rock band to support.  If you’re up for it, send an application over asap!

Check the gig terms on the contact page first.

Look forward to hearing from you