Emily Yates is an upstate New York native who transplanted herself to the Bay Area after a six-year stint in the U.S. Army. She learned to play the ukulele in 2011, and started writing folk-style songs (generally about her opinions) while practicing. After minimal urging, she started performing the songs in public, which became addictive. She needed a stage name, so added "Eventual Ukulele Superstar" - because, dream big. Since then, Emily has written dozens of songs about topics ranging from noise control ("Shut Yer Face"), the economy ("Plant Some Weed"), and social justice ("Try Not To Be A Dick") to nostalgic reminiscences of her time in the military ("Smoke Break," "If You Ain't Cheatin'") for audiences all over America. She loves spontaneous collaboration, which means she has taught numerous other musicians around the country how to play "Try Not To Be A Dick" half an hour before/during performance. She also has picked up the tenor banjo, an extremely effective communication tool. Her debut album, I've Got Your Folk Songs Right Here, was released in June 2012. Her shows are all part of her perpetual Eventual World Domination Tour, and her goal is to spread the Global Try Not To Be A Dick movement to the furthest corners of the earth - because, again, dream big.
Current projects include a children's album and a second full-length album, along with live performances.