MUSICIAN & VISUAL ARTIST
Emjay Angeni is a musician and visual artist based in the
Margaret River Region of Western Australia.
Musically, Emjay’s sound showcases overtures of laid-back reggae and broadcasts elements of her still-strong Kiwi roots, which over time have been inflected by the soft, storied style of Australian Folk and an ongoing affinity with Jazz, Hip Hop and World Music.
Emjay performs solo as "Emjay Angeni," with her partner Dan White as one half of folk duo "Moon & Honey," and appeared as a feature vocalist with Fluid Groove act "Blue Child Collective" who were awarded "Best Regional Act" at the 2019 West Australian Music Awards.
Through her work with these acts, Emjay has shared the stage with the likes of John Butler, Xavier Rudd, Eskimo Joe, Saritah and Juzzie Smith, and performed at Good Day Sunshine Festival, Nannup Music Festival, Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival, Nukara Music Festival, Fluffstival and as a part of a WAM regional showcase.
Artistically, Emjay works both in watercolour paints and digitally,
with a focus on the human form.
Her illustrations have seen her collaborate with the likes of Xavier Rudd (AUS), Larry Mitchell (USA), Blue Child Collective (AUS) and Michael Triscari (AUS) on their album artwork, as well as ongoing work with
Strings Attached: The West Australian Guitar Festival and The Augusta Community Resource Centre (Augusta Presents, Augusta Whalesong Festival, Augusta River Festival).
Currently, Emjay is working on launching a surf apparel label and re-imagining her live music setup, along with ongoing artistic commissions and scripting her first children's book.
Emjay hopes to add animation to her basket of tricks in the near future and is excited at the creative prospects open to her in 2022.