ABOUT EMILY V
L.A. Based Rock 'N' Roll Violinist, Emily V, is one of the most unique, eccentric, and exciting violinists of our day. Her style is commonly described as a guitarist taking the lead much like Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, and Warren Haynes. She currently performs as an exciting solo experience, along with her explosive drummer, Kyle Hughes, while looping her instruments and creating a rock n roll drama that unfolds before the audience’s eyes and ears. She has toured the USA and been a featured performer at festivals, clubs, business conferences, and private events.
She began playing violin at age eleven and has been an unstoppable force since. Awarded a scholarship in Violin Performance, Emily studied Classical music, Theory and Composition, and World Percussion music (African and Brazilian) at Cal State Long Beach. Emily’s love for Rock and Roll, and Blues music began to show when she would sit in with musicians at venues in the Los Angeles and Orange County area. This led to performing both as a solo and side musician for over 15+ years now.
Emily was the electric violinist in the rock super group The Kevin Sousa Band. Most recently, Emily V was a featured artist for the sixth annual “Rock To Recovery” benefit concert, performing along side Miyavi Ishihara, Sonny Mayo (Hed PE, Snot), Wes Geer (Korn), and Acey Slade (Dope, Murderdolls) to name just a few. Emily has also toured with the iconic, world-renowned punk band The Adicts and has performed with Walter Trout (The Walter Trout Band, John Mayall (Canned Heat), Lukas Nelson and The Promise of the Real, Willie K, Johnny Avila (Oingo Boingo), David Shelton (Don Felder), Stevie (Crosby, Stills, Nash, David Gilmour, Loggins and Messina), Wade Biery (Joe Cocker, Roger Paltry, Don Felder), Jorgen Carlsson (Gov’t Mule), Travis Warren (Blind Melon), Todd Wolf (Beth Hart), Jimmy Paxson (Stevie Nicks), Mike Malinin (Goo Goo Dolls). Michael Leasure (Walter Trout), Matt Hughes (Warren Haynes), Donovan Frankenreiter and Steelheart. In between touring with other artists, she continues to have local residency gigs at venues in her home area. Emily is “Not Your Typical Violinist”.