SINGER | SONGWRITER
PIANIST & GUITARIST
Over 435,000 streams on Spotify for "I Don't Sleep"
Over 160,000 streams on Spotify for "Uncomfortable Eye Contact"
She’s The One - 2016 RBC Ottawa Bluesfest Winner
Audio Engineering Graduate (TARA)
UK Songwriting Contest 2018 Finalist
Factor Award Recipient
Ontario Arts Council Award Recipient
OMIC REP613 Grant Recipient
Kingston, Ontario-born singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Emma Lamontagne landed a single’s deal the very first time she performed a bonafide gig in 2016, winning Ottawa Bluesfest’s She’s The One contest and recording “I Don’t Sleep” with songwriter/producer Robyn Dell’Unto.
The teenager at the time went on to achieve close to half-million streams for the song. Just out of high school, she released two more singles, “Love Games” and “The Art of Reality,” and her 2019 debut full-length, Uncomfortable Eye Contact.
Now, with an audio engineering degree under her belt and a new home studio, Emma is back with a sound that she wants: lyric-focused folk-pop. “I wanted it to feel very intimate and essentially the way how I perform on stage with a guitar and vocals,” she says.
A difficult diagnosis of Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) — a chronic blood pressure disorder — forms the basis of many of her new songs as well as her chronic hate of dating. You see, while managing her illness, Emma’s between song banter is downright hilarious. “You may have a career as a comedian who is also a singer OR a singer who is also a comedian,” wrote one fan on her Instagram.
“I wish I could predict what I talk about on stage but at least everyone is as surprised as I am by what I say,” Emma posted.
Alan Frew, Glass Tiger, Capitol – “Having worked with numerous young artists over the last 15 years or so I feel that Emma is one of the top talents to walk through my studio doors”.
Rob Wells, Sony ATV – “I have worked closely with Emma as her producer and co-writer on a number of occasions over the last year, and I’m extremely impressed by her talent”.
Bob Nesbitt, Producer, Ottawa Grassroots Festival - “she really has talent and I predict she’ll go far”.