Just a few subway stops from Broadway, the Lower East Side of Manhattan will be a fitting setting for folky singer-songwriter and talented actress Emma Charleston as she makes her highly anticipated NYC debut at Rockwood Music Hall on Saturday, June 24 (Stage 3, 8:30 PM). The multi-instrumentalist Charleston will be performing on piano with a full backup band. More information on Charleston and her upcoming show at Rockwood Music Hall is available on her official website.
Centered at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Charleston recently composed an album of soaring anthems and poignant ballads that reveal a maturity beyond her years. Her sophomore effort will soon be available digitally via iTunes, Spotify, and other online sites.
Listen to the full EP “Enjoy the Ride”:
Emma recently released her new single “Enjoy the Ride”–feel free to repost:
The most recent member of a musical family spanning multiple generations, Charleston is influenced by her mother, the award-winning jazz singer, lyricist, and songwriter Rondi Charleston. Charleston’s grandmother, Elsa Charleston, was, in her day, a leading contemporary classical singer based in Chicago.
Charleston grew up in a music-filled house, one that fostered creativity. Starting early at violin and piano in the Suzuki method, she made her musical debut at age five. At age eight, she made guest appearances at Lincoln Center, singing background vocals with her mother’s jazz quartet. Charleston has since created, performed, and interpreted different styles of music, resulting in her development as a classically trained singer who can also belt out pop, R&B, jazz, and rock anthems.
Charleston has always combined her musicality with her theatrical talents. Her wide array of skills has allowed the multi-talented Charleston to star in, direct, and produce local and regional theatre productions of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Hair, Sweeney Todd, Avenue Q, and Urinetown. She recently produced West Side Story at Berklee.
Fueled by a seemingly endless passion for and commitment to her music, Charleston is also currently promoting her new EP on SoundCloud, posting cover songs on YouTube, and studying performance and songwriting.