Emily Mercer is a Manchester-based singer-songwriter creating rich, piano-driven arrangements. Her music is a genre-bending fusion of her jazz, pop, folk and R&B influences, full of striking harmony, soaring melody and punchy grooves. Mercer’s songs have a flair for the dramatic and an ongoing theme of truth: millennial angst, self-sabotage, confronting personal agendas – each song acts as a call for an end to our self-limiting beliefs.
As co-runner of Manchester Women Songwriters, a community of female identifying musicians, Emily is motivated by connection and collaboration, demonstrated by the host of Manchester talent involved in her solo project.
“Her jazzy, quirk-pop creations are full of surprising twists and turns, as packed with charming idiosyncrasies as they are big, hummable tunes.” – Manchester Evening News