January 26th, 2020 8pm Stage 2
Emily Afton & Friends
Emily Afton is a New York-based singer, actress, and dancer. She recently appeared on Broadway in the Original cast of AMELIE the Musical. She is the lead singer of 90s party band “Saved by the 90s” and Disney cover band “The Little Mermen”. Other credits include the Broadway and 1st National Tour companies of HAIR and 1st National Tour of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. She grew up in Salina, KS and received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Emerson College in Boston.
A New York City-based folk-fusion collective whose music sheds light on the dark side of the American dream, past and present.
When Emergency Tiara performs, crowds inhale a refreshing quality of pop vocals. The Tokyo-born performer, who evokes Victoria Beckham’s fashion savvy and En Vogue’s woman-empowered sultriness, can be described as Japan’s strike on the latest British soul music invasion. She is high fashion, high energy, and the girl next door. Audiences love her upbeat lyrics, bubbly stage presence, and unforgettable, couture model-like stage command. Emergency Tiara signals the rise of today’s cosmopolitan, sexy and glamorous woman, delivering lyrics that marry the groove of California rock with the timelessness of Motown R&B.
Fashion pop artist Emergency Tiara has packed spaces ranging from Canal Room and the Living Theatre, to the De Beers Christmas Event (for which she has done two solo performances) as well as at the Escada Christmas Gala and the Monaco Grand Prix Cruise.
Classically trained in vocals and piano, Emergency Tiara is inspired by the power of music to uplift audiences, having developed her love of singing through early performances with the likes of leading performers including Japanese vocalist, Ken Nishikiori, on La Damnation de Faust, conducted by Seiji Ozawa (now musical director of Vienna State Opera).
Emergency Tiara is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. Her influence ranges in genres from jazz and Latin, to African and hip hop. She has worked with artists and industry icons such as Tata Vega, Raheem DeVaughn, Bootsy Collins, Dontae Winslow and Valerie Simpson.
With a voice that crosses the fire of the Ronettes with the freedom of Gwen Stefani, Emergency Tiara defines girl power and is an experience that gives pop/soul music proper residence in the 21st century.