Emily Bruce’s collaboration with world renowned house music duo GOLDFISH, on their 2010 album ‘Get Busy Living’, has exposed this remarkably talented singer to audiences around the world. It is Emily’s voice that you hear on the title track, and with ‘Get Busy Living’ hitting number one on the 5fm Top 40 in 2010 and in 2011 winning the South African Music Award (SAMA) for ‘Best Global Dance Album’ it is a collaboration that can best be described as working swimmingly. With her roots in Gospel, R&B, Funk, Soul and seventeen years experience as a classic Jazz singer, Emily has been performing with SA Jazz greats such as Mark Fransman, Kesivan Naidoo, Buddy Wells, Wayne Bosch, Dave Ledbetter, Shane Cooper, the Alvin Dyers Band and many more. She has graced several concert stages namely The Cape Town International Jazz festival 2009, Jazzathon, Silent Winter Revolution Jazz series and has worked as a session musician for various recorded projects.
Emily will graduate in June 2014 with a Master’s (MMus) in Jazz Vocal Performance from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and graduated at the end of 2011 with her BMus Honours in Jazz Vocal Performance in the first class. She received her Performers’ Diploma in Music with distinction in Jazz singing and Improvisation in 2007.
In 2006 Emily independently released her debut classic Jazz album ‘This Love We Share’. Together with her passion to record again and public demand Emily hosted a live recording in 2010 as her ’30th Birthday Concert’.
Emily has toured with GOLDFISH to celebrated shows in Amsterdam and London, as well as Mauritius, and various national shows namely the SAMA Gala Event, Nelson Mandela Bay International Music Festival, Sonic Summer Music Festival, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Durban Botanical Gardens and K Day.
As well as studying, touring and performing, Emily is also teaching part time at the South African College of Music, UCT, as Lecturer in Jazz Vocal Studies and is running a successful private