The London-based indie singer-songwriter graced the Brick Lane venue for an in-store gig she announced on her Twitter. The gig promoted the release of her new album Virtue.
Emmy the Great played a free gig at Rough Trade East on Tuesday (14th June). Buying the album allowed you to get it signed and pick up a free copy of Virtue Demos From Summer 2010.
The intimate venue was packed with fans of the beautiful Emma-Lee Moss. Personally I’ve been a fan for about six years, since I got hooked on her original demos like ‘Canopies and Grapes’, ‘Atoms’, ‘My Guitar’ and ‘My Party Is Better Than Yours’.
The gig was really relaxed with injections of Emmy’s wit between tracks. She began with her new material, ‘Dinosaur Sex’ was a standout track which kicks off both the album and demos.
Emmy also played ‘First Love’, a fan favourite which went down well with the crowd. She then ended the gig by taking requests for older tracks. The most popular song was ‘24’ and it was a dream come true (for more than just me, I’m sure).
After the gig I queued for the signing but trying to get someone to take our photo turned out to be a shambles. I was completely embarrassed but it turned out he’d taken the photo correctly and just didn’t know it. Fangirl dream come true.
Have you ever met one of your idols? Were you a dork like me? Any pics? Who would you like to meet?