When I think about the UK, I think Brexit (yes, it’s finally happened), the Queen and her cupcake-like attire, and bad weather.
I also think about musical greats like Sir Paul McCartney, Adele, Eric Clapton, Amy Winehouse, and the list goes on – something about whatever’s in their water really does something special to the music they make and I’m here for it.
A relatively newcomer to the Brit music scene is singer/songwriter, Emily Capell, but her success has been all but overnight.
With three EPs and an album under her belt, Capell has been steadily at it for a decade, and the rest of the world is waking up to her in a big way.
In 2018, she won the “Jools Holland Best Newcomer”, a big deal accolade to say the least, and an achievement that seems to have given her career a well-deserved boost in the right direction, touring the world with her guitar.
She’s played Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, and Reading Festival to name a few, and in 2018 she played in Cape Town for the Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts.
Her style is fresh – think Dolly Parton meets a more soulful Lily Allen – an interesting blend of country, doo wop, ska and pop – old school meets new school in the perfectly packaged, infectiously catchy melodies that she writes. Her lyrics deal with everything from life and love to politics.
Emily will be returning to Cape Town to play a couple of shows in March, touring her debut album, “Combat Frock”, so hop aboard the Capell train sooner rather than later.