Emmie (singer)

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Emmie
Birth name Emma Sarah Morton-Smith[1]
Born 1977[1]
Origin Stockport, England, UK
Genres Pop, dance
Occupation(s) Singer, presenter
Years active 1998–present
Labels Manifesto, Indirect, Telstar, Decode, Concept Music, Sony Music[2][3][4]

Emma Sarah (Emmie) Morton-Smith (born 1977 in Stockport, England) is an English singer-songwriter and presenter.

Music career[edit]

After completing a GNVQ qualification in Fashion Design at Stockport College,[5] Emmie became known for the UK #5 hit single, "More Than This" in 1999,[6] a cover version of Roxy Music's 1982 song. She became the singer of the track when she met record producer Mark Hadfield (of bands Loveland, Urban Cookie Collective, Rhythm Quest, Lucid & Lovefreekz) at a party in their hometown. Bryan Ferry gave his blessing.[7]

Also in 1999, she was featured in the video for the single "Your Caress" by DJ Flavours.[8]

While a student at Stockport College, she frequented the same nightclub that Sarah Harding from Girls Aloud used to promote.[5]

Another solo single, "I Won't Let You Down", with W.I.P., was released on 4 February 2002,[9] a cover version of the 1982 song by Ph.D. This reached #53 in the UK Singles Chart.[10] Apart from that, only two other low-profile releases appeared under the "Emmie" name, which were on vinyl record only, "You Only Hurt (The One You Love)" (1999) and "I Thought It Was You" (2000).[2]

Under the name Indien, with producer and husband Mark Hadfield,[5] the single "Show Me Love" was released on 28 July 2003, and reached #69 in the UK Singles Chart.[11][12] Then, the single "Who's The Daddy?" was released, with her as part of the group Lovebug, on 29 September 2003, and was featured in an advertisement for Asda's George clothing range in the same year.[13][14] This reached #35 in the UK.[15]

Presenting career and other projects[edit]

Since 2004, she became focused on her presenting career.[16] In late 2004, won a competition for 'Traffic Idol' on the North West regional radio station, 105.4 Century FM, to become the new afternoon traffic and travel presenter on Century, and on the Manchester frequency of Capital Gold. However, as of 2008, she no longer works for GMG Radio as a co-presenter on Century FM.[8] She is a celebrity reporter on Channel M, has a regular presenter slot on QVC, and does web presenting, for example on videotile.co.uk.[17] She has also presented shows such as Singled Out for MTV, Mad For It for ITV, and Noddy's Electric Ladyland for Granada.[8]

She has started her own fashion business called www.bigwardrobe.com.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Births England and Wales 1984-2006". findmypast.co.uk. 
  2. ^ a b "Emmie". discogs.com. 
  3. ^ "Indien". discogs.com. 
  4. ^ "Discogs - Lovebug". 
  5. ^ a b c "Emma Morton-Smith". associatepublisher.com. 
  6. ^ Template:Cite book. Emmie did have an album in the pipeline, scheduled for release not long after the success of the single, however it never materialized.
  7. ^ "YouTube". youtube.com. 
  8. ^ a b c "Emma Morton-Smith - Red 24 Management". red24management.com. 
  9. ^ "There's more than this for our Emmie". South Manchester Reporter. 
  10. ^ "Chart Stats". chartstats.com. 
  11. ^ "Indien". discogs.com. 
  12. ^ "Chart Stats". chartstats.com. 
  13. ^ "Forums". uktvadverts.com. 
  14. ^ "Forums". uktvadverts.com. 
  15. ^ "UK Top 40 Hit Database". everyhit.com. 
  16. ^ "Presenters". e-presenter.tv. 
  17. ^ "Presenters". videotile.co.uk. 
  18. ^ "Emma Morton-Smith". starnow.co.uk.