Hailing from Bridgetown, Western Australia, Emily Barker is a compelling songwriter with a gift for weaving melody and words. Together with her band The Red Clay Halo, she has recorded three a...lbums, dazzled audiences at music festivals and seen her song ‘Nostalgia’ become the Bafta-winning theme tune to BBC One drama Wallander starring British actor Kenneth Branagh. February 2011 saw the release of Almanac, attracting loads of plays on BBC 6 Music, Radio 2 and Radio 4’ Loose Ends. A stream of sold-out UK tour dates followed, culminating in a rapturously received show at London’s St Giles-In-The-Fields church at which Almanac was performed in its entirety including a stunning, stark version of Pause. This song has since been used as the theme tune to the BBC2 noir thriller The Shadow Line which received critical acclaim. The band’s albums are entirely self-financed and released on Emily’s own imprint Everyone Sang.
“This is a gorgeous, sincere voice that grabs you and won’t let go” - The Sun
“Stripped free of studio frippery and all the better for its carefree simplicity” **** - Q Magazine
"The hills have yet to be emptied of gold if you know where to look.” - The Times