Fri, Dec 15|
FIrst Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa
A Miss Emily Christmas in Ottawa
”An angelic voice with just a hint of sultry devilishness. This gal is a rocket ready to take-off!” – Rob Baker (The Tragically Hip
Time & Location
Dec 15, 7:00 p.m.
FIrst Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Ave, Ottawa, ON K2A 4A1, Canada
About The Event
”An angelic voice with just a hint of sultry devilishness. This gal is a rocket ready to take-off!”– Rob Baker (The Tragically Hip)
“Miss Emily, who has the best pipes we have ever heard, in an unsigned artist!”
– Gene Simmons -KISS-Simmons/Universal Records
In February of 2020 at the Maple Blues Awards in Toronto, Miss Emily walked away with Female Vocalist of the Year, New Artist of the Year and the Sapphire Canadian Blues Music Video Award. Now Miss Emily is a 2022 Juno Nominee and going strong. This national recognition hearkened back to her early days of county fair singing competitions. In 1993 a then 12 year- old Emily Fennell was winning accolades not by emulating Whitney Houston or Celine Dion like her peers but by channeling Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin; belting out song choices that belied her age. Those traditional influences would be the foundation of a career characterized by fearless honesty and a constant connection to the roots of popular music.
Along the way, she acquired an unparalleled work ethic by playing night after night in bars along Ontario’s 401 corridor while refining her songwriting and gaining a loyal following. This approach paid off as she grew her audience and advanced to theatre and festival appearances with performances at Montreal Jazz Fest, Harvest Jazz and Blues, Ottawa Bluesfest, and Beaches Jazz Festival in Toronto.
Miss Emily has captivated fans across Canada, the US, the UK and Western Europe with her unique combination of impassioned performances and incomparable vocals that soar to emotional heights and span the genres from soul and classic Motown, to jazz, gospel and blues.
Today, in her adopted hometown of Kingston, she holds the record for sell-outs at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts and has gained the respect of Canadian music industry veterans like The Tragically Hip and Downchild Blues Band as well as the recent national recognition by the Maple Blues Awards.
General Admission Adult
18 and up
13-17 years of age
12 and under