In the last two years, Emily has quit her day job to pursue music full time, recorded and released her first solo EP, moved into a 1983 Dodge camper van, and completed two US tours.
Chambers’ 2016 EP Magnolia “follows in the tradition of impassioned soul records. It has the warmth, intimacy and confessional tone of classic soul. The horns float like an Otis Redding album, her singing sometimes recalls Etta James, the vibe is Motown.” – The Montreal Gazette
Produced by John Raham and recorded at Afterlife Studios in Vancouver, Magnolia was released in the Fall and immediately taken on the road. Chambers’ performed in LA, Oklahoma, Dallas, Austin, New Orleans, Nashville, New York City and more. Some shows of note include her performance at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, sharing a bill with R&B artist Andy Allo at The Mint in LA, opening for Jessica Childress at West Hollywood’s Peppermint Club, and opening up for the New York based soul-pop group Lawrence at Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver last Spring.
Chambers’ has been singing the Sister Act soundtrack since she was 3 years old. She trained with Canadian Jazz singer Joani Taylor from the age of 8 to 18. After attending Berklee College of Music on a vocal scholarship, Emily busked across the South of France and Italy. Returning home to Vancouver she formed a 5 piece soul-pop-funk band called Champagne Republic. The band released their self-titled EP produced by BCMAA Producer of the Year Paul Shatto in 2014. After 5 years together Emily decided it was time to go solo and get back to her roots. Chambers’ has recently relocated to Nashville, TN and is working on material for her next album.