For the first time, live on the Café Roux stage, alt-pop duo EMERGER will be bringing their celebrated debut mini-album ‘Bloom’ to life, with it’s dreamy, synth-driven melodies, cinematic progressions, powerful pop vocals, and punchy beats.
Formed by Emma De Goede, who is the lead vocalist and pianist, and Gerrit Matthee, who is a multi-instrumentalist and the duo’s producer, both alumni of the University of Cape Town’s South African College of Music (Emma graduated with a BMus in Jazz Performance, while Gerrit completed his BMus in Classical Composition).
Their debut single, ‘Break & Fall’ was a winner of the Avid and Abbey Road Studios International Song Contest, picked from nearly 5000 international entries. They had the opportunity to travel to Abbey Road Studios in London for the mastering of this winning song, as well as their mini-album ‘Bloom’.
They were also selected as Apple Music South Africa’s New Artist Spotlight for the month of July. ‘Break & Fall’ has been playlisted on several Apple Music playlists and the album was also featured in Apple Music’s 10 Albums You Must Hear This Month (July). ‘Break & Fall’ is currently featured in Apple Music’s Best of 2018 Editor’s Picks playlist.
Their single ‘Hindsight’ has been played on BBC Radio 6 Music as part of the BBC Introducing show. ’Hindsight’ and ‘Urban Wilderness’ was also selected as a “Fresh Fave” on the UK blog Fresh on the Net.
EMERGER is currently in studio, working on a ‘Break & Fall’ Versions EP, as well as new singles that will be released in early 2019. Catch them on 30 January, live at Café Roux for the very first time.
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM