Emily Hope is a smiley singer/songwriter, guitarist, and ukulele player. She believes whole-heartedly in music's power to inspire, encourage, and enact change. Above all, she values music with a message and strives to write songs that people can relate to. Her music features cheerful ukulele and catchy acoustic guitar tunes inspired by a variety of country, folk, and pop influences that are sure to get your feet tapping.
Emily released a self-titled EP in August of 2017 including five original songs and is currently working on recording a full album. Since then, she has released 5 singles, Father's Song, Lovely Thoughts, Can't, Better, & Got It From My Mama.
Emily offers acoustic performances as well as full band shows. She has since been joined by band mates Will Alexander on drums, Shawn Reischauer on bass and keys, and Alec Troemel on electric guitar. Check out their latest performance at Six Strings Club in Bloomington, IL.
Growing up as a shy and insecure pre-teen, Emily secretly used music and songwriting as a way of expressing herself. She serenaded her bedroom walls, unbeknownst to all her family and friends before realizing God’s call on her life. After taking a step of faith and performing Taylor Swift's, "Stay Beautiful" in her 8th-grade talent show, Emily knew singing was her purpose.
During high school, she began participating in choirs, other talent contests, and eventually (after picking up ukulele and guitar her senior year of college) started playing her original songs as well as covers from a variety of genres at coffee shops, restaurants, bars, community events and music festivals across the Unites States.
Emily has experienced an array of musical opportunities, opening for artists such as country artist, Eric Paslay, Christian rock band, Stars Go Dim, Christian duo, Love & The Outcome, and singer-songwriter/mandolin prodigy, Sierra Hull.