Isn’t It Time You Discovered UK Singer-Songwriter Emily Maguire?

UK Singer-songwriter Emily MaguireAcclaimed singer-songwriter Emily Maguire is performing at Artrix Arts Centre on Saturday 28th September 2013.

Best-known for her strong, thought-provoking lyrics and ‘supremely expressive vocals’ (Rock’n’Reel Magazine), Emily’s songs have been played regularly on Radio 2 and have won her fans across the globe.

Classically trained on cello, piano and flute, Emily taught herself the guitar and started writing songs when she found herself stuck at home with a chronic illness.  A few years later, back on her feet and fed up with grey skies and concrete, she decided to give up her flat in London for a shack made from recycled wood, tin and potato sacks on a farm out in the Australian bush.  There she set up her own record label Shaktu Records with partner Christian Dunham, and for four years lived an eco-friendly, self-sufficient lifestyle, financing her music by making and selling goats cheese on the farm.

Following the release of her critically acclaimed albums ‘Stranger Place’ and ‘Keep Walking’, Emily returned to the UK touring extensively with some of the world’s great singer-songwriters including Don McLean, Eric Bibb, Paul Brady and Roddy Frame.  The title track of ‘Keep Walking’ was playlisted on Radio 2 in the UK and on ABC Radio across Australia.  Emily’s third album ‘Believer’, a ‘masterpiece’ according to Maverick Magazine, won rave reviews in the music press with 2 songs playlisted on Radio 2.

After 7 months on the road in 2011 with the former lead singer of Dr Hook, Dennis Locorriere, Emily took time out from touring in 2012 to write and record her fourth studio album ‘Bird Inside A Cage’.  The album was produced by Nigel Butler (k.d. lang, Will Young, Robbie Williams) known to TV lovers as one of the producers on X Factor.  With its release funded entirely by Emily’s fans, ‘Bird Inside A Cage’ is a bold departure from her previous recordings while still retaining all the underlying trademarks of her emotive, lyric-rich songs.  The album was released in July 2013.

Emily will be performing at Artrix Arts Centre, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove on Saturday 28th September 2013.  Tickets are £10, available from the Box Office on 01527 577330 or online at http://www.artrix.co.uk.

www.emilymaguire.com
www.facebook.com/EmilyMaguireMusic
@emilymaguirehq

“Exquisite”
UNCUT MAGAZINE

“A class act”
THE MIRROR

“Assured…intelligent…enjoyable…a true artist”
R2 MAGAZINE

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Contact: Christian Dunham at Shaktu Records
Email: christian@shaktu-records.com
Phone: 07910 332393

High-res downloadable photos available from the press-pack at http://www.emilymaguire.com.

All Canadian booking enquiries:
Christine Bode, Scully Love Promo
Email: scullylovepromo@gmail.com
Phone: 613-531-9549 (office)
613-453-2419 (cell)

Emily Maguire Starts Over Again

This morning I received this newsletter from English singer-songwriter Emily Maguire, whom I adore.

“Hi everyone,

As promised, I can now tell you about the writing project I’ve been working on these past few months.

I’ve written a book called ‘Start Over Again’. It’s based on the verses of that song (from my album ‘Believer’) and is a collection of poetry, prose, song-lyrics and some very personal diary entries. It tells the real story behind my songs…

You might have heard me talking about it yesterday morning on Radio 2. If you want to know more, click here. The book is available now to order from Amazon or direct from Shaktu Records.

Hope all’s well in your world.

With best wishes,

Emily”

www.emilymaguire.com

I have been so inspired by the fact that the very brave and beautiful Emily has just revealed to the world that she suffers from bipolar disorder and she has written this book, Start Over Again about her experiences, that I’ve been sharing it with my entire social network.

Everyone has dealt with depression at some point or another and I have several friends who have bipolar disorder – some who are willing to talk about it – and others who are not. While I am not bipolar, I am very emotional, have suffered with depression, lacked the self-confidence to manifest my dreams, and can’t deal with a lot of stress very well any more. When I’m stressed out, I can’t sleep and we all know how hard it is to function properly when we don’t sleep well.

I’m someone who is not afraid to talk about most things, but many people are and they need the kind of inspiration and encouragement that someone like Emily can provide.

One of the things I struggle with most is trying to not put out negative thoughts and words in public and thereby manifesting more negativity into my life (The Law of Attraction scares the hell out of me sometimes!). I’m not an optimist by nature and I have to work hard at seeing the light in a dark situation.

We should concentrate on taking care of ourselves first and then focus on what it is that we truly want to do. I know that my focus has been really scattered for a while now and I have to work extra hard at keeping it on track just to get the things accomplished that I need to do in a week. I can’t imagine how hard Emily’s struggle has been (or any of my friends who have bipolar disorder) and I can’t wait to read her book because I think it will be extremely inspirational.

These are the lyrics to Emily’s song Start Over Again from her latest album, Believer:

START OVER AGAIN
(Emily Maguire)
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Caught in the muddy waters, falling down
If I could breathe then I would drown
I’m fifteen, I feel older than God
I got dreams and a hole in my heart

And he said
Go slow, be kind, be wise
Start over again

Out of the muddy waters, I come round
I said I’m off to London town
My love is strong, the years roll by
But now it’s gone in the blink of an eye

And he said
Go slow, you need time, be wise
Start over again

Thrown in the muddy waters, I come down
And you were waiting there on the ground
And then you put your hand in mine
You put your heart on the line

And you said
We’ll go slow, you need time, be mine
And start over again

So pour on the muddy waters, I won’t drown
I’ll be walking a hilltop town
And I will make the most of time
And someday to a child of mine

Well I’ll say
Go slow, be kind, be wise
Start over again, just start over again

If you haven’t already discovered this amazing and talented woman and her gorgeous pop/folk music, drop by her Facebook page to see her and listen for yourself.