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Miss Emily, is in part the brainchild of Cliff Fabri, who is mostly known for his work with Napanee megastar Avril Lavigne. Fabri met Fennell after he saw her play at a small gig on Wolfe Island. 

"(Cliff ) had this idea of me singing original music, more of my soul/rock stuff, sitting at a piano for half the set and the other half with my electric guitar," said Fennell. 

"It grew legs pretty quickly and it was really easy for me to ... write according to that kind of vibe. It was very natural for me." 

Fennell debuted her solo act to a sold-out crowd at Kingston's Grand Theatre in December. 

"It was really cool because obviously I've never had my own concert in a concert hall of that size," she said. 
Fennell entered the Lilith Fair contest after receiving some encouragement from a friend to put her song,The Sellout,on a website for people to judge. As of voting Thursday, she sits first among 1248 entries with one day left of voting in the quarter-final round. 
"I don't know if funny is the right word -- it doesn't seem like the right word -- but it was really one of those (things where) someone sends you a link and you submit a song. 
"When I saw the song sitting in first place I thought, 'I really have a chance at winning this,' " she said, "and the fact of the matter is, everyone is switching positions but (The Sellout) has been No. 1 for the past 24 hours. 
"It's just funny to me." 

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There is an artist I think you should know about:
Miss Emily. I saw her perform at the Cisco Ottawa
Bluesfest about a month ago and I played a festival
gig with her in Toronto this past weekend
(think Janis Joplin meets Alicia Keys)..
Has played a few shows with The Tragically Hip
who are big fans, and I have a feeling about her like I haven't had about a new artist in a long time. 


INTRO: With an ironclad backbone and a ladylike approach to life's little obstacles, Miss Emily forges together her very own brand of vocally intense soulful/rock tunes.

A Miss Emily show is like watching a flurry of high performance ninja kicks, all while keeping her pretty yellow dress in decent order. That's a hard feat to accomplish especially
when your hitting note after perfect note...
Top Booking Agent - 20yr veteran of the Music Industry

"It was fantastic!!

She has an unbelievable voice.. I did get a quick second to say Hi to Em and she seems so genuine"..
15yr veteran of The Canadian Music Industry
"We grow very cynical in this business of hearing this is a must see! But, this is a must see! Phenomenal talent, rivals anything this great Country has ever produced musically"..
(Gene Simmons-KISS-Simmons/Universal Records)
"We saw: Miss Emily, who has the best pipes we have ever heard, in an unsigned artist. We are moving ahead, and want to sign Miss Emily to our label.
Major Label SR.VP. A+R
"We want to sign her yesterday"
"The awesome thing about Miss Emily is that you have a throwback vocal with this modern twist. You immediately think Amy Winehouse minus the baggage..This is a Touring, TV appearance, viral type act. Imagine a really hot Susan Boyle"...
From entertainment blog posted Feb.2011.
A huge congratulations goes out to Miss Emily for blowing the minds of

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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Artist: Miss Emily
Album: The Struggle
Style:Soul/ Rock
© 2011 333 Music

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

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Artist: Miss Emily
Album: The Struggle
Style: Rock
© 2011 333 Music
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Saturday, February 12, 2011

A can't Miss talent..

Emily Fennell is one of Kingston's busiest performers. It seems like scarcely a weekend goes by in which isn't playing with one of several groups.
That may be ending soon because it looks like the rest of the world is finally figuring out what the Limestone City has known for a while -- that she is a giant talent.
Gene Simmons thinks so.

Yes, the KISS legend, who is now also a record mogul, is a fan. He's offered Fennell, who now operates under the stage name Miss Emily, a recording contract. He's not alone, though, as so have other record companies, which has left Fennell and her team sifting through offers to figure out the right one.
On Simmons Records website,,Fennell was recently praised.
On the home page is a news update that reads:
"We were recently in Toronto as Keynote Speaker at Adweek Conference. And we had some time to go see some terrific, new Canadian talent.
"We saw: Miss Emily, who has the best pipes we have ever heard, in an unsigned artist. We are moving ahead, and want to sign Miss Emily to our label.

Miss Emily / Gene Simmons (Toronto, Canada)

Fennell's career took a jolt upward a year ago when she got a new manager, Cliff Fabri, the man who shepherded Napanee native Avril Lavigne to fame. Fabri had moved to Wolfe Island and heard Fennell playing at the Wolfe Island Grill. He learned that Fennell had a rock band as well as a country band.
"I write all different types of music, but there were several songs I had written on the piano which were rock soul songs but I wasn't performing them," says Fennell. "He wanted to hear different stuff so I played him 'The Sellout" . After hearing it he said, "holy _ _ _ _ !!!" Miss Emily!"
Fennell says Fabri opened doors for her that previously had remained firmly closed.

"I am the artist, but 50% of what I'm doing now is because of Cliff," she says.
"I go about my life, but the business is 24 hours a day non-stop and that's what Cliff does. I get an e-mail from Gene and it's Sunday night at 1:30 a.m."

No one is really sure how Simmons heard about Miss Emily. In December, she played at a showcase in Toronto for reps from several record companies including Warner and Universal, and Simmons has his own Simmons label with Universal.

"Then on January 3, I get a message from the Universal rep that Gene wanted to talk to me," says Fennell. "He told me he was coming to Toronto later in the month and would I play a showcase for him."

Fennell told Simmons that as Miss Emily, she played solo or with veteran keyboardist Chris Brown. The KISS leader asked her to do a couple of things for the showcase.

"He asked me to have a full band and that it have 25-year-old soul players in it," she says.

The showcase would be on Jan. 27 in Toronto, and two days before, the Universal rep asked Fennell if she wanted to meet Simmons so she wouldn't be as nervous on the day of the show. It was to be at the venerable Horseshoe Tavern, where Simmons was checking out another act. Miss Emily discovered only when she arrived that she was part of a taping for Simmons' TV reality show Gene Simmons Family Jewels.

"The act on stage they completely ignored," says Fennell. "At one point, Gene said let's go into the washroom, we go there, along with the cameraman and the entourage. And he's showing me what to do with my hair to make my eyes look better.

"He's a great man, funny, odd and powerful."

So now Fennell waits. She's been told to clear her schedule for March, but she has a fundraising concert for Helen Tufts Nursery School on Feb. 25 at Sydenham Street United Church, which may be her last local appearance for a while.

"The record industry has changed even since Cliff was with Avril," says Fennell. "The major labels aren't offering what they used to so you have to be very careful whom you sign with. There are other offers out there besides Gene's."
Rob Baker (The Tragically Hip), Miss Emily, Van Sheen )
"It would take a lot to knock me on my ass," she says frankly. "I'm thrilled about it all, but I wouldn't go back on my personal values just to make Gene Simmons happy."