ArtistRack brings to you ‘Great North Road’ by the talented Emiko:
Known best for her styles on the Hammond Organ and her keytar (a custom Alesis Wireless Vortex that she lovingly named Carlos), Emiko is an internationally recognized, award winning songwriter and recording artist. With what can only be called a “whoppingly paramount” catalogue of over 3,000 songs including #1 pop/rock songs, R&B/soul songs, full theater and film scores, and J-pop, Emiko has composed for over 20 TV series and is currently composing for a documentary and a forthcoming feature film.
Deeply rooted in classical music, Emiko began her career at the tender age of just two and a half, retiring as a concert pianist by age 12. Her impressive catalogue has been put to good use; recognized by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in her early 20’s, it was clear Emiko would make her mark as a songwriter and performer. She’s graced the pages of Billboard, Music Connection, FM Sound, Keyboard Magazine, and countless other publications as a songwriter for SONY/ATV, Universal Music Group, InGrooves, Fontana, and now 37 Records/McJames Music Publishing.
Known for her incredible ability to write complete songs on the spot (yes, music and lyrics), Emiko serves as Hammond Organ’s songwriting clinician giving lectures and workshops at Sam Ash Music Stores nationwide, educating and inspiring songwriters of all levels, ages and genres. She is a roster artist for Hammond Organ, Alesis, Baldwin Pianos, Daisy Rock Guitars, On-Stage Stands, and most recently, Monheim Microphones.
Emiko’s songs have hit #1 spots on radio charts and fan charts across the world and her concerts have had celebrity and foreign dignitaries in attendance, performing at festivals worldwide and sharing the stage with superstar artists such as Cyndi Lauper, Jackson Browne, Keb Mo’, and more.
Of her live show, MTV was enthusiastic, saying, “Emiko is incredible live. She totally sucks you in!”
Keyboard Magazine has said “”Invoking Billy Preston as much as Billy Joel, synth-slinging Emiko proudly doesn’t fit into the “singer-songwriter” box … we expect to hear a lot more from her in the coming months.”
Currently, Emiko is in production for her upcoming album, “Fighting Under Water,” recording at the legendary Cherokee Studios in Hollywood, CA with the equally legend record producer, Bruce Robb.
On days when she is not at Cherokee, Emiko works with her team at her own studio on film and TV projects they produce as well as serving as brand ambassador for multiple music and lifestyle companies.