Emma Dean is an imperfect, romantic
and passionate human-being who loves to write theatrical
pop songs about love and the human spirit. She has performed
in North America, Germany, Costa Rica and all over Australia,
and has released over ten independent original albums.
just right. Move over Rufus and Tori. You have company."
- Noel Mengel, Courier Mail
Emma has performed with
Kate Miller-Heidke, Katie Noonan, Placebo, Macy Gray, Jinkx
Monsoon, Amanda Palmer and The Dresden Dolls, as well as
playing lead roles in theatre shows such as Cabaret and
The Tempest. Her original show ‘Imaginarium’
was performed on Off-Broadway and she has been listed as
‘one of ten artists to watch’ by The New York
Post after featuring on the US specialty radio charts alongside
PJ Harvey and REM. She is also a recipient of the prestigious
‘Under Our Wing’ cabaret award alongside musical
comedy superstars, Tim Minchin and Sammy J.
2018, Emma was a featured soloist in The Commonwealth Games
opening ceremony, singing John Farnham’s iconic song
- You’re The Voice.
When Emma is not on
stage, she can be found writing choral arrangements for
choirs and musicians, including John Farnham, Kate Ceberano,
Katie Noonan and Glenn Shorrock (Little River Band). She
is a passionate advocate for the magical healing qualities
of group singing and proudly leads a colourful community
choir in Brisbane called Cheep Trill who she considers to
be her extended family. This year, Cheep Trill took part
in the Cork International Choral Festival in Ireland. The
choir won the hearts of the locals and it soon became apparent
that the adjudicators loved them too! Despite signing up
as a non-competitive choir, Cheep Trill ended up winning
the International Choral Competition PEACE Award for the
choir that most embodied the spirit of the festival!
"....Just sample her monster Broadway single “Sincerely
Fearful,” which is 50% “Wicked” and 50%
Tori Amos and 100% addictive, and you will find an unavoidable
sound worthy of the repeat button." – The New
Emma’s new show,
Broken Romantics: A Unicorn’s Quest For Love is currently
touring after being performed around Australia and in Edinburgh
Fringe in 2018.
"A highlight of the fringe"
5/5 Ed Fringe Review
"Dean’s unicorn-ego is no wilting cupcake,
it’s forged in the fire of heartbreak, and bathed
in the fury of her own awakening."
4/5 Musical Theatre Review