About Emile Welman
Singer | Songwriter | Composer
In 2006, performer, songwriter, composer, and South Africa native, Emile Welman, co-founded a Capella band, Overtone. In 2009, Overtone performed a Queen tribute show in Cape Town, South Africa. As luck would have it, Dina Eastwood, wife of legendary actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood, was in the audience. Enamored with Emile's exceptional vocals and the band's powerful stage presence, The Eastwoods relocated the band to the US, Overtone landing performances immediately throughout the Golden Coast. Simultaneously, Emile helped score the music for Clint's latest feature "Gran Torino,” also collaborating with him on scoring the upcoming “Jersey Boys,” feature.
While with Overtone, Emile worked with artists like musical icon Tony Bennett (who later compared Emile’s vocals to that of Frank Sinatra); his past performances include concerts with OneRepublic, Grammy Award-winner Corrine Bailey Rae, and 16 time Grammy Award winner, producer David Foster. Emile’s new solo project, influenced by Foster’s mentorship, resonates Emile’s love of mixing genres through his dynamic music—a hybrid of hip-hop and R&B, but with a little twist, or rather, swing. Emile debuted his innovative sound during his California “Love Away Tour” in spring 2013, with featured guest Michael Norwood.
Captivating audiences across California, Emile’s magnetic stage presence solidified his mark as a one of kind multi-faceted artist. Emile has mesmerized fans and peers with his ability to walk in the footsteps of talents like Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, and Justin Timberlake, while still carving a unique name for himself with his eclectic music style of modern meets classic presence.
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