May 27, 2005
As Musician: Emily's first instrument was piano. Classical was her focus with a brief stint at Berklee studying jazz. While being a cook at the punk rock club The Rat, she was turned on to electric guitar, (her main instrument now) and hasn’t put it down since. Other instruments she’s played/performed with, include saxophone, bass guitar, drums and harmonica. Bands she’s played in (Boston Bands): Emily Grogan (vocals/guitar/keyboard/harmonica), Red Chord/ (Alto Saxophone/Guitar/backup vocals), Heidi Saperstein (Bass Guitar), Angeline/ (Guitar/ vocals/ harmonica), Inky Spoon, Thumb Cramp,/ and Mr. Butch Experience (Guitar); (NYC Bands): Black Madonna, Screaming Venus (drums). As a Vocalist: Besides fronting her own band-Emily shares vocal duties in her new side project Angeline. She’s also done studio vocal work for : Andrea Gillis, Natalie Flannagan, Josh Lederman and Los Diablos,/ and the The Dirty Truckers. As Songwriter: Her song "No Hitch" was in the Sony Pictures movie Jawbreaker. She co-wrote a song for vocal powerhouse Andrea Gillis for her new CD. Emily’s new side project Angeline, has her sharing writing duties with Linda Viens. All the songs/music on her self released 1st CD False-O-Meter and her new CD iO, a One Way Productions release, are written by Emily. She is signed to One Way Productions. Her new 13 song CD, titled "iO" is scheduled for a late May, 2005 release. "Io" was produced and written by Emily, engineered and mixed by Darron Burke at Makeshift Studios. It contains some great local musicians: Scott Dakota, Andrea Gaudette, Scott Murawski, Josh Hagar, Mark Bowden, Shawn McLaughlin, Dave Grogan, Tom Halter and Julie Avallone/. Emily also has a new side project, Angeline, with Linda Viens and Asa Brebner.
“Emily Grogan, who may well turn out to be the next big thing out of Boston’s music scene…The singer/guitarist is a Botticelli beauty in a pink dress, with a sweet smile and self-effacing social manner, but anyone expecting a set of wan singer-songwriter introspections about boyfriends and rainy days is in for a bracing surprise.”
- Robyn Vaughn, The Boston Herald
“…well-structured songs with great guitar hooks, catchy lyrics…Much of her strength is harnessed in her distinct and powerful set of pipes, simultaneously aggressive enough to take a bite out of your arm, and the next moment, to be as soothing as a hospital nurse.”
- Keith “Rev.” Harris, The Northeast Performer
“…As a songwriter, Grogan's work is a mix of right-brain creativity and left-brain precision…”
- David Wildman, Boston Globe