Emily Farrar [Harborough] 9/9/22
“Undoubtedly the best I’ve heard in a long time. You’ll want to hear this.”
Emily Farrar has made quite an impact on the UK jazz scene, being asked to sing at many leading venues across the country, including Ronnie Scott’s.
She has held contracts with her own jazz quartet at hotspots such as Quaglino’s, Le Pont de la Tour and Soho’s 100 Wardour Street, alongside the position of resident vocalist with her trio for the Kensington Hotel in West London. In addition, she has entertained at galas such as the Henley Regatta and exclusive events for designer brands such as Whistles Fashion.
Over the past few years, she has performed for Seabourn Cruises, Holland America Line, P&O and Princess Cruises. On board the P&O Arcadia, she hosted her own “Women of Jazz” show, including music from the greatest female vocalists of the genre, which went down a storm; receiving significant praise and packed audiences every night.
Emily’s striking vocal conviction embraces a wide range of material. Her delivery will seamlessly alternate between the robust, forthright & strong and the tender, emotional & gentle. She will draw on all her influences but leave you with her own indelible interpretation ….all reasons why “When it comes to vocal performance, Em is the real deal”.
She is guaranteed to create an evening to remember and leave you wanting more. Having made an impression wherever she has appeared, she has a wide and extensive repertoire, drawing inspiration from artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Dinah Washington, Eva Cassidy, Etta James, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Frank Sinatra and Amy Winehouse.
FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ SESSIONS AT STRAY’S ARE SPONSORED BY PRIMEPRINT…
HOW IT WORKS:
Doors open at 7:30pm and food is available to order from this time, until 9:00pm. Seats are unallocated, so get in early if you have specific requirements – please note, we always give priority to elderly, single and customers with disabilities.
We want you to have a great night with us! However, one man’s boogie is another man’s dirge, so we operate a minimal talking policy during the performances. We ask you to consider your neighbours in this respect.
We offer incentives to buy tickets on the night, to forthcoming gigs and recommend buying these in the interval, to save you waiting at the end of the night.
Lastly, from the staff at Stray’s and the house band, we look forward to seeing you and sharing some fabulous jazz with you…