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London, England, United Kingdom
I am a singer, songwriter and piano player from Australia, primarily based in London where I live with my Hot Norwegian Husband (HNH) and my cat (The Jazzy Cat). I recently recorded and released an album independently called London Stories.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Its been a while...

Its been a long while since I blogged. I have deleted some posts so as to focus the blog on what you all know me best for, my songs. Long before I wrote songs I wrote poetry and it is still the starting point for 99% of the songs I write. In fact for every song you hear there is a note book full of poetry and rhymes written.

Since the last post the album has been launched. Norway has suffered a great and heart breaking battering. Amy Winehouse has died. England has experienced terrifying riots. And that is just 2 weeks in August. I will post about Oslo and London in a separate post.

What has finally prompted me to expose perhaps the most vulnerable part of my artistic process is this. My Grandmother is dying. She is 89 and I can't imagine a life without her. She is my history. My mothers history. My sisters and aunts and uncles and cousins history and without her I wouldn't have life.

I know we will mourn. Living so far away from home and knowing this was coming for some years now, I have mourned somewhat. Mostly because I have been back to see her twice in the last year and my heart breaks to see a strong willed, incredible and fascinating woman who gave birth to 7 children in the outback of Australia (and so many grandchildren and great grandchildren I have lost count) in so much pain and so frustrated with her helplessness. But I can choose how I want to remember her. So the first poem I will share with you, Reader, is for her. And for me.

Do you remember the orange trees, 
How fruit would sweeten in the winter?
Cold hard bullets of juice, 
Thats what I want to remember.

Remember standing in your dressing gown,
Arms wide when we came home?
A little sister for me was born!
Thats what I  want to remember.

Do you remember Vegimite sandwiches, 
Soft white bread and butter, 
I'd squeeze them flat before I ate them, 
Thats what I want to remember.

Remember swings in the back yard, 
Ice cream dipped in sprinkles?
You always knew a child's want, 
Thats what I want to remember. 

Remember taking us to Church
Giving each a coin?
Stain glass windows, velvet offering bag.
Thats what I want to remember. 

Remember the old toy box on the veranda?
Brightly jumbled, nothing matched.
Legacy of a happy child.
You're in my blood so I'll remember. 

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

We are nearly there....

The tracks have been recorded. The songs have been mastered and now the CD is off at the printers, trying to get the artwork just right!

For a little preview you can go to: http://soundcloud.com/emmanuella-grace
It will be available for purchase on the website from the 20th of April!

I am excited that it is almost done but I am also relieved. We initially had aimed to have it done August last year! Now I just want to get out there an play for you!

I have a few live sets coming up this month:

Wednesday, April 13 · 6:00pm - 9:30pm
109 Commercial Road, London

Live Acoustic Set
Wednesday, April 20 · 8:00pm
109 Commercial Road, London

Hope to see you soon!
E xx

Wednesday, 3 November 2010


SORRY that it has been so long since I posted. We have been frantically trying to get the album done in time for Christmas. In the mean time here is a little taster of what I have been up to!

It was absolutely FREEZING up on that roof top! And POURING down rain....Thank God I brought a marquee with me....I-An the cellist is playing a Cello made in 1786 for a Bohemian Princess.....I was freaking out that it would get wet....On Guitar is Josh Trotter who has played extensively and also Co-Produced on the Album....

More from me soon....til then....EMMANUELLA GRACE ON BALCONY TV!