Emily Dolan Davies - Cher Lloyd, Tricky, Bryan Ferry
Of her pop session experiences, Emily told Rhythm: “I was 16 and had been called in to do a studio session. I thought, ‘This is it! I’ve made it!’ There were seven songs to do and I’d had a bit of studio experience, so I thought, how difficult could it be? We didn’t even get past the second tune before the producer took me to one side and told me it wasn’t working, so with tears in my eyes I packed up my stuff and went home. I was heartbroken. I decided to pick myself up and learn from it! It gave me a whole new work ethic and knocked any hint of cockiness that could have existed in me right out.”
“This will be my career for as long as I am physically able,” Emily tells Rhythm. “I could never think of doing anything else. From here I’d like to continue touring, playing with lots more people, keep learning along the way and get into more studio stuff. Just keep honing myself as a drummer and getting those grooves phatter and those pockets deeper!”
Here’s Emily doing some serious blues grooving to John Mayall.