Emma Cole Rocks The Moroccan Lounge With Friends and Lovers Jen Awad and Liam McCormack Join Emma Cole For A Truly Special Performance
LOS ANGELES, CA- I’ve been following Emma on social media for about year, but even though she’s an L.A. based artist, it wasn’t until July 29th … 2018 … that I finally got to see her perform live. Finally.
I’d been anxious to catch her live show because I’ve really been digging her 2018 extended EP “If You Don’t Holler, No One Will Hear” which is a collection of music that she has been working on for the past two years. She touches on several different musical styles, but especially fond of the retro-soul/Motown vibes that she infuses into her compositions (i.e. “While We’re Young” and “What’d You Say”).
Her inspired performance opening for Wolf Bay featured many of the songs from “If You Don’t Holler” and she sounded just as good live as she does on her record. Her energy on stage was ebullient, sassy and playful, and was a true joy to watch.
She also shared a good portion of her time on stage with other vocalists as well. Her duet with Liam McCormack (who accompanied her on stage as her guitarist and is also lucky enough to be Ms. Cole’s boyfriend) on “Strop Draggin’ My Heart Around” had Emma admirably divining Stevie Nicks essence to give a classic rock performance to be proud of, and the retro soul/Motown vibe that I spoke of earlier really came to the forefront when she sang background vocals for a special guest performance by Jen Awad of Ms. Awad’s new burner of a track “Basic Bitch”.
But even without the help of others, Emma easily gave a memorable performance made me wish I had only caught her sooner. Better late than never, right?
Her next performance is August 25th for Chinatown’s Summer Nights. If you’re just learning about Emma Cole now, I suggested heading out to this free concert. Trust me, you don’t want to wait a year.
Proceeds from the evening’s performance (and event raffle) were donated to The Trevor Project, and raised just enough to fund two crisis counselors’ training through the money from the door. Raffle sponsors include Wanderlust Hollywood, The Spare Room, Behmor and Venice-based artists Bo Spencer and Gubby Beck.