emma Hatton 

biography

She may be 5’2 but there’s nothing diminutive about Emma Hatton. From her recent International residency as guest vocalist for the world renowned Post Modern Jukebox, her invites to perform at the world renowned Cheltenham Jazz Festival, a sell out show which she then brought to the world famous 606 jazz club earlier this year and to support Jools Holland for selected dates on his UK tour as well as being invited back to open for him at The Royal Albert Hall, and back to her earliest
forays into jazz and blues, Emma’s impact upon the music scene is undeniable. An invitation to sing with Nile Rogers for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber at The Other Palace saw her find her sweet spot between musical theatre and her jazz/blues roots. She is also making a name for herself as a songwriter, having written and performed the title track for the film 'The Corrupted' starring Sam Claflin, Hugh Bonneville and Timothy
Spall 

Influenced and inspired by legends of song Eva Cassidy, Sarah Vaughan, Etta James, Carole King and Fleetwood Mac among many more, Emma’s origins have left her as
comfortable singing blues as she is soul, jazz and country. What defines her is that she resists being defined – her versatility creating demand for Emma worldwide as a solo artist.


Following the release of two critically acclaimed debut EP's with Anthony Strong, 'Merry Christmas, Darling x' and 'Thirty Three and a Third' , the latter released on
vinyl, both of which went straight to Number 1 on the iTunes Jazz and Blues chart, Emma has sold out solo shows at the Hippodrome Casino, The 606, Crazy
Coqs, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, Holborn, and Birmingham and The Pheasantry to name a few.


Equally at home in front of thousands as she is in an intimate setting, Emma is much sought after for high-end corporate work, performing all over the world and as a regular vocalist at London’s premier establishments including the Royal Albert Hall and The Savoy. She has been invited to collaborate with many esteemed musicians including Joe Stilgoe and Leo Green, and has provided lead vocals for numerous film and television projects, such as Finding Your Feet, the Marvel series and NBC Universal.


Emma’s soaring voice and transformative abilities as a performer mean she has also amassed a huge fan base in the world of stage, having starred in the West End as Eva Peron in Evita, Elphaba in Wicked and Scaramouche in We Will Rock You. Her reputation as a Leading Lady has led to invitations to appear on This Morning - during
which she both performed Defying Gravity and collected the Olivier Award on behalf of Wicked – and the Andrew Marr Show. On radio, Emma has been a guest artist on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 2 Live and the Elaine Paige Show. This year, she had the honour of being chosen to perform as Eva Peron in the BBC
documentary celebrating 40 years of Evita. She also performed the lead role of Grizabella in Kilworth House Theatre's critically acclaimed revival of ‘Cats'in 2019.

 

She works regularly as a presenter on both radio and TV for Magic FM on their ‘Magic at the Musicals’ channel and as a sports host and presenter for Swim England (BBC). She is a proud Ambassador for leading music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins and she has also recently launched her own podcast ‘Dear Music...’ which explores our collective lover affair with music whilst raising awareness of the many varied music charities in
the UK. Emma’s passion to pass on what she has learned to the next generation means that she works consistently leading masterclasses and workshops in Musical
Theatre throughout the UK 

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