Emily Millard is a Canadian singer/songwriter currently based in Montreal whose unique blend of art-folk has been called “inventive,” “haunting” and “beautifully ethereal.” Alchemically combining poetry with vintage keys, steel strings and found- instruments, Emily braves the space between silence and sound with her unmistakable voice.
Over the past ten years, Emily has released four records under the moniker Miss Emily Brown. October 2016 sees the release of a full-length record, By Heron & By Season, to be followed by a poetry collection sharing the same title. These come after the first release under her birth name, the March 2016 single “Paradise,” a collaboration with Martyn Heyne (Efterklang).
Written on a remote island on Canada’s west coast, By Heron & By Season is a colourful journey into the depths of memory and dreamscape. Produced by Sandro Perri, the album features some of Canada’s most innovative instrumentalists including violinist Jesse Zubot (Tanya Tagaq), cellist Peggy Lee (Veda Hille), drummer Dan Gaucher (Fond Of Tigers, Woodpigeon) and bassist Colin Nealis (Andy Shauf).
From the wildly percussive “Snake Charmer” to the magical musical forest of “Hunter,” By Heron & By Season is an intimate and courageous exploration of inner and outer nature.
“Her voice is a mercurial weapon.” – exclaim!
Emily Millard + Aerialists, Gabriola Isl. BC
Advance tickets available at North Road Sports on Gabriola Island.
Emily Millard + Aerialists, Cumberland BC
Advance Tickets in Courtenay at Bop City Records, in Comox at Church St. Bakery and Rider's Pizza in Cumberland.
Emily Millard + Aerialists
Advance tickets available through Mayne Island Music Society. $20