Emily Rockarts is starting to catch on in Canada’s bustling music scene. Originally from Toronto and recently relocated to Montreal, her songs explore the wide-eyed optimism of moving to new cities, the expansive depth of oceans, and the stratospheres of space. Mapmaker, Emily Rockarts' debut release in 2016, was a collection of songs that were as sweet and light-hearted as they were thoughtful and full of longing. The five-track EP garnered her critical acclaim from taste-making reviewers, more than 30 cross-Canada tour dates, and a few top 20 appearances on !earshot charts.
Through her years of recording and touring, Emily also found her closest collaborators: her band members. including Dan Rougeau (guitar), Soren Nissen (bass) and Ian Wright (drums).
Always a strong composer and lyricist, in March 2018 Emily was invited to participate in the Banff Centre's three-week singer-songwriter residency where she wrote the bulk of her new record. She is currently working on her first full length album, Little Flowers, recorded at Montreal’s Hotel 2 Tango, set for Canadian release Fall 2019.
- Burdock Piano Festival, Toronto, ON (2018) - In the Dead of Winter, Halifax, NS (2018) - Revelstoke Street Fest, Revelstoke, BC (2017) - Go North Music Festival, Sault Ste. Marie, ON (2017) - Roots & Soul Music Festival, Fredericton, NB (2017)
Media & Critical Acclaim
Rockarts is enlightened and her new engaging single embodies that.
Emily’s ethereal and gorgeous voice is charming in every way.
– Music & Riots
Emily Rockarts is a name that we will be hearing for years to come.
Rockarts shows a vocal strength and radiates talent.
– Canadian Beats
Charts & Recognition
- Canada Council of the Arts (2018) - SOCAN Travel Grant (2018) - CBC Searchlight Top 50 Producers Choice (2018) - FACTOR Artist Development (2017) - Top 20 CFBX 92.5FM - Kamloops (2016)
Professional Development & Showcases
-Folk Alliance International, Montreal (2019) - Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity Singer-Songwriter Residency (2018) -Folk Music Ontario, Mississauga (2018)