“Emma has more poise on stage than any young person I know.”
— Bob Nesbitt, Founder and Creator, Ottawa Grassroots Festival
At only 18, Emma Lamontagne is a finalist of an international songwriting competition known as the "UK Songwriting Contest" in the Adult Contemporary division with her original song "All for One"
EMMA’S FIRST WORLDWIDE SINGLE "I DON'T SLEEP" (2017, CADENCE MUSIC GROUP) HAS SURPASSED 400,000 STREAMS ON SPOTIFY TO DATE
Emma began turning heads in 2016 after winning RBC Bluesfest’s “She’s The One” competition, a Canada-wide talent search for emerging female artists. The “She’s The One” judges were captivated by Emma’s voice and her ability to deliver an emotive live performance. Emma’s renditions of “Sweater Weather” by The Neighbourhood and “Life of the Party” by Shawn Mendes earned her top honours, along with a chance to produce her own material. Since winning the “She’s The One” contest, Emma has worked with some venerable names in Canadian songwriting, including Rob Wells of The Fourth Floor writing team, as well as Robyn Dell’Unto, Kayla Diamond and Kevin O’Brien, to name a few, allowing her to hone her craft even further. Her debut single “I Don’t Sleep” has surpassed 400,000 streams on Spotify since its release in July 2017. It peaked at number 16 on the CBC Radio 2 Top 20 chart, and reached number 1 on CKDJ 107.9’s first Top 10 of 2018. She has been spending lots of time in the studio since July recording live off-the-floor videos and producing in Toronto with Rob Wells. She has also written with Alan Frew of Glass Tiger in Toronto and went down to Nashville in October to write with Robyn Dell'Unto.