Emily Askew is a truly unique artist, creating a new style of music inspired by her eclectic musical life. Her professional career spanning fifteen years has involved collaborating with inspiring artists around the world. This has included musicians from a variety of genres, including folk, medieval/renaissance, contemporary, jazz and classical music, as well as dancers, actors, authors and visual artists.
Each and every person has made their mark, providing inspiration and creativity which has made Emily the exciting visionary musician that she is today.
The Emily Askew Band is her latest project, bringing together an adventurous collective of well reknowned musicians, breaking boundaries with their creative contemporary folk and early music. Their lively performances excite and captivate audiences with their wild dance tunes, haunting vocal harmonies and beautiful lyrical melodies.
The use of early instruments including the vielle, viola d’amore, bagpipes, shawm, frame drums, medieval bells and recorders, with modern folk instruments such as the guitar, violin, cajon and electronics, creates an innovative musical experience unlike any other bands on the folk scene today.