Emmie (singer)

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Emmie
Birth name Emma Sarah Morton-Smith[1]
Origin Stockport, England
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 7 August 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 No. 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] A second single "I Thought It Was You" was planned to be released in 2000 but was cancelled. The single would finally be released digitally in 2014.

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 PhD This reached No. 53 in the UK Singles Chart.[10] Apart from that, only one other low-profile release appeared under the "Emmie" name, "You Only Hurt (The One You Love)" (1999).[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 No. 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 No. 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] Emma is currently a presenter on Heart Yorkshire Radio where she co-hosts the Dixie and Emma Breakfast Show. 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 started her own fashion business called www.bigwardrobe.com, which is now defunct.[18]

Discography[edit]

More Than This '99 (Manifesto FES52, 1999 UK#5)

  • Radio Edit (3:10)
  • Original 12" (6:25)
  • Sunset Dub (5:27)
  • Translucid Vocal (7:18)
  • Tin Tin Out Remix (6:49)
  • Clear (Bonus Track) (3:59)
  • Loafers Oven Ready Mix (10:00) – originally issued on promo compilations in 1998

You Only Hurt (The One You Love) (Indirect Records IND05, 1999 unreleased)

  • Radio Edit (3:34)
  • Futureshock Vocal Remix (9:29)
  • Futureshock Dub Mix (6:58)

I Thought It Was You (Telstar STAS3144, 2000 unreleased until 2014)

  • Radio Edit (3:59)
  • JF Paris Edit (4:22)
  • Lucid Club Mix (7:27)
  • Dark Vocal Master (7:29)
  • Lucid Dub (6:58)
  • JF Paris 12" (6:46)
  • Rob Searle Mix (6:45)

I Won't Let You Down (as W.I.P. featuring Emmie) (Decode/ Telstar STAS3210, 2002 UK#53)

  • Darren Tate's Angelic Radio Edit (3:36)
  • Original Radio Edit (3:33)
  • W.I.P. Original Mix (7:34)
  • Soul Fader remix (8:26)
  • Darren Tate's Angelic Remix (8:43)
  • Jay Welsh Black Ice Remix
  • Yetari remix
  • JS10 Remix

Show Me Love (as Indien) (Concept Music CON40, 2003 UK#69)

  • Flip & Fill Radio Edit (3:12)
  • Flip & Fill Remix (5:45)
  • Red Room Main/ Original Mix (7:02)
  • LMC Remix (5:55)

Who's The Daddy? (as Lovebug) (Sony Music 674270 UK#35)

  • Radio Edit
  • 12" Mix
  • 12" King Remix

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Births England and Wales 1984–2006". findmypast.co.uk. 
  2. ^ a b "Emmie". discogs. 
  3. ^ "Indien". discogs. 
  4. ^ "Discogs – Lovebug". 
  5. ^ a b c "Emma Morton-Smith". associatepublisher.com. 
  6. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 183. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  7. ^ "YouTube". YouTube. 
  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. 
  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.