Multi-faceted artist Emjay Angeni has been making waves in the Australian roots scene for the better part of three years.
Since embarking on her solo career in March 2018 Emjay has hit the ground running, playing hundreds of shows, including debut performances at Nukara Music Festival, Fluffstival and WAMFest's regional showcase in 2018.
Overtures of laid-back reggae broadcast 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.
Earning notoriety within her home state of WA for her easy on-stage manner and ability to draw audiences into her own private universe, when watching Emjay perform one really gets the sense that they are witness to a channeling of sorts -the act of music flowing through an individual.
This point of difference has seen her support acts the likes of Saritah, Juzzie Smith, Karin Page and Little Quirks -a pattern set to continue through 2021 and beyond.
Having released a debut music video;“Dreamtime Arrows,” in September 2020, Emjay is maximised the "great hibernation" of 2020 to write new songs, start recording her debut Album and prepare herself for a summer full of shows, festivals and (fingers crossed!) the odd tour.
Her name seems to be popping up for all the right reasons as she readies herself to melt hearts and capture imaginations worldwide with her unique blend of soulful music and quirky amiability.
Emjay performs as one half of folk duo "Moon & Honey" with her partner Dan White, and this pair are set to open Good Day Sunshine Festival in the Margaret River Region this March; performing with the likes of John Butler, Xavier Rudd, Josh Pyke, Ainslie Wills and Kyle Lionhart.
In addition to this Emjay 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 and who have been busy on the festival and international touring circuit -recently playing Bendigo Blues and Roots, Nannup Music Festival, Nukara Music Festival and having supported such acts as Xavier Rudd, Sticky Fingers and The Cat Empire.