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Emily A. Smith Biography.
Emily A. Smith, born in 15 of October of 1987, is an international singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist who live in England.
Emily joined a band while in high school at the age of 16. After playing gigs in around with friends, Smith decided to drop her courses for doctor school to pursue a career in music! ''My mother's first reaction was: I didn't know you could sing!’’ says Smith with a smile on her face. However, her father also a musician and producer advised her to go to school and learn music. Emily studied classical Piano with Heloisa Zani, a University of Sao Paulo, Classic piano professor, and the professor of the state of Sao Paulo Philharmonic orchestra pianist. At the early age, Smith also took singing, ballet and theatre lessons.
Emily's great-grandparents emigrated from Italy to Brazil. Although Smith was born in Brazil, Smith is also an Italian and European citizen. In 2007, Emily moved to Toronto, Canada, to begin her solo career. With the support of her father, an Italian Canadian producer, recording engineer and musician, Smith recorded her first single: Empty New World, released in 2009.
After the release of her first single Empty New World, Smith had 2 serious health problems; therefore, she was forced to stop her career for 2 years to undergo 2 surgeries. She began writing new songs for a new album and traveling to Brazil and Italy. In November of 2012, Smith restarts her music career. In 27 of January of 2013, she releases her second album through Island & Def Jam Digital Distribution in 70 countries. Emily has written over 30 songs in 3 years and plans on writing more for new albums to come. Smith speaks English, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish.
As a singer, I can say Brenda Lee, by her music history and simplicity, is my big inspiration! As a teenager, I also have listened to Dido, Evanescence, U2, Sting, Bruce Springsteen Coldplay, and REM. As a pianist and songwriter, Elton John and Chopin have been my biggest inspiration when it comes to keys. I have learned so much from their songs, says Emily A. Smith sitting close to her piano in London!