Emma Moseley
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Emma Moseley

Saint Augustine, FL | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | AFTRA

Saint Augustine, FL | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2010
Solo Alternative Singer/Songwriter




"Singing Her Way to Success: Making Music with Emma Moseley"

Many kids growing up in Lincolnville don’t spend a lot of time thinking about what the next 30 or 40 years of their life will be like. That wasn’t the case with Emma Moseley. From an early age, she had a pretty good idea of where her life’s journey would take her. She was going to be a musician.

With the exception of a three year period spent in Georgia (her step-father was an Army Ranger stationed at Fort Benning), Emma has called St. Augustine home. While in Georgia, Emma’s mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, and Emma dropped out of high school to help care for her mom while her step-father was deployed overseas. During this time, Emma enrolled in online schooling and got her high school diploma at the ripe old age of 15. “I graduated three whole years before my class. I was working a 40 hour a week job at 16 years old and playing music full time on top of it. I had a much different upbringing than a lot of kids.”

While living in Georgia, she would regularly visit St. Augustine to see her father. It was during one of these visits, when Emma was only 13, that she was invited to play an “open mic” at Tradewinds Lounge. It was at Tradewinds where she met the people who would one day be her musical peers and she was welcomed with open arms. “I was there every Thursday, playing until they basically kicked me out.”

During the years between her first Tradewinds gig and a four-song demo recorded with Jim DeVito at Retrophonics Recording Studios in Crescent Beach, she formed a duo with friend Bobby Turner (who would later join The Emma Moseley Band) and went by the name The Southern Wailers. By the time she was 17 years old, Emma was touring. “We started touring and we made a living; made really good money, actually.”

Emma was around 19 when the idea of “The Emma Moseley Band” started being talked about. It was around this time when she met former Puddle Of Mudd bassist Sean Sammon. “We started writing together a little to see if it would work out, and it did.” With the release of the first album “Face South” in 2014 came a tour, consisting primarily of club dates. “We played a lot of free shows and a lot of empty rooms. We paid our dues.” It was when they were gearing up to record their second album, “949,” that the band started getting calls to not only play festivals like “Rhythm & Ribs” in St. Augustine but also “South By Southwest” in Austin, Texas where they played before a sea of 100,000 people. They also started getting calls to open for national touring acts like Ana Popovich and Ted Nugent.

At only 28 years old, Emma Moseley has driven down a musical road that takes some people a lifetime to travel, and she shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. - The Social

"Emma Moseley Band – Soulful Rock at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall"

From the local area, Emma Moseley Band brought their soulful rock to Ponte Vedra Concert Hall last night, opening for Ana Popovic.

Emma Moseley fronts the band with a great set of pipes and a lot of attitude, with Sean Sammon playing bass guitar; Bobby Turner on guitar; and Freddie Heater, Jr on drums. Opening with Lost, the band set the tone of southern soul rock with powerful vocals and great guitar riffs. Happy Feet showed off the intricate drums of Freddie Heater, Jr with a classic rock groove. Roux brought the emotion to the audience and garnered the Emma Moseley Band an enthusiastic response from the crowd. Pennies brought Emma Moseley on stage with her guitar, a haunting cadence and a hard-hitting beat along with fantastic vocals. Nyquil saw Emma on guitar again, dedicating the song to all the musicians who died the previous year Emma showed off both her softer side and her ability to produce powerful vocals while the guitars engaged in some amazing riffs.

This local group is destined for a greater, larger stage with their understanding of the core of rock – great music, meaningful lyrics that speak to their fans, and fabulous vocals. - Ignite Music Magazine

""949" in 904 - The Emma Moseley Band (June Cover Issue)"

"949" in 904 - The Emma Moseley Band (June Cover Issue) – Narrow Magazine South X Southwest now has a dual meaning for the local group known as Emma Moseley Band. Renting a bus and heading to Texas, the group was showcased twice during the festival and performed for thousands of people, with the band members taking stories back home to Florida that include an electronic DJ and a few cans of mace. The band also wrote a lot of songs and even had the time to band out a few while they went to and fro the successful event. This laid the ground-work for their next album, which is to be release later on this month. Article continued at: http://en.calameo.com/read/0038086829495e2405f98 - Narrow Magazine


Emma Moseley Band - "Face South" (2014)Emma Moseley Band - "nine-four-nine" (2016)



Singer-Songwriter Emma Moseley's voice comes from the deep places.
Her new solo songs rise from necessity to reach the surface.
Her delivery is an empowered confession pollinated with influences like Lucinda Williams and Chris Cornell.
The St. Augustine, Florida artist spent her early years playing northeast Florida bar rooms long before it was legal for her to be there. In her early twenties she cofounded the electric and loud Emma Moseley Band with guitarist Bobby Turner and bass player Sean Sammon. As a song writer and lead vocalist in EMB Emma spent eight raucous years playing original rock- n- roll at festivals like SXSW, Gentlemen of The Road, and St. Augustine's Sing-Out-Loud. The band released two full length albums, Face South (2014) recorded at Toes in the Sand Productions and nine-four-nine (2016) recorded at Fidelitorium Recordings studio. Both records received play on college radio across the country.
EMB performed in direct support for artists Ana Popovic, The Marshall Tucker Band, and Ted Nugent. Hundreds of shows put Emma on historic stages like Clearwater's Capital Theatre, Jacksonville's Florida Theatre, and the Uptown Theater in Kansas City. A personal highlight for the band was a riotous Saturday night roof top gig at the Blind Pig in Austin, Texas.
After a show at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Ignite Music Magazine wrote ''Emma Moseley fronts the band with a great set of pipes and a lot of attitude . . .Emma showed off both her softer side and the ability to produce powerful vocals."
The same emotion Emma displayed with EMB fills her new batch of solo songs. Turn off the amp stacks, lose the drum kit, and what's left is Emma's urgency, a feeling that she will not be denied her say. While the strength is still there, the stripped down version allows room for more subtleties of voice and phrasing.
Emma will return to the studio in August to record an EP of her new songs. In September she will be a guest performer on First Coast Connect, the NPR morning radio show in Jacksonville, Florida. Emma Moseley currently has several solo shows scheduled and is actively booking new opportunities to perform.

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