Emily Burns Live

Emily Burns is supporting Gabrielle Aplin at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on the 22nd of March 2022. Peter Gray reports.

Is It Just Me singer Emily Burns is back in London this May for a gig at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. The singer, who has amassed several million streams with tracks like Bitch, Cheat & Damn Good Liar, will be supporting fellow pop star Gabrielle Aplin at the gig, which will also feature Nick Wilson.

Burns has made a name for herself in recent years with her insanely catchy brand of pop and clever lyrics. Is It Just Me is a good example, with the simple yet emotive piano ballad giving the singer her biggest hit to date. The track, which tells a heartfelt story of unrequited love, is poignant and stark, with Burns’ able to show off the full range of her singing voice on the track.

The singer came to London when she was just 18. As Burns recalled in a recent interview, the move was a risky one. With no job and little idea of how to get one, the would be singer’s prospects seemed bleak. Fortunately, Burns had several musical connections in the city, and it was through one of these connections that the would be singer was able to gain employment – at Abbey Road, no less.

Even while working a five day week, however, Burns maintained her desire to forge a career in music. Voice recordings made in the mornings before work would be transformed into complete tracks once the working day was done. It was these recordings which would form the basis of her earliest releases.

Burns had met the influential producer, Rob Cass, years before at Abbey Road. The two had struck up a friendship and the pair were to be reunited when Burns began to work at Abbey Road. Cass took the young musician under his wing and the two recorded numerous demos together, from which Burns’ earliest single, Plasters, Glitter and Glue, came. 

Emily Burns will be performing at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on the 22nd of March 2022, For information on this gig, please click here.

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-London's Best Music-
What: gig
When: 22 Mar 22
Where: Shepherd's Bush Empire
Website: Emily Burns