Dutch anti-war music invasion in the USA

Total of four awards for this socially engaged anti-war music project

This easter-weekend Dutch renowned music-composer/artist Stephen Emmer received both the voxpop as the professionally judged award in the category Best Spoken Word Song for his song called Soil featuring Ursula Rucker (The Roots, King Britt a.o.) at the 16th annual anniversary of the Independent Music Awards (the IMA's) at an event being held in the Lincoln Center in New York City.

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Dutch anti-war music invasion in the USA

3rd nomination American Music Award in one year

Stephen Emmer nominated twice in Independent Music Awards

Stephen Emmer among this year's most exceptional music projects nominated twice In the 16th annual Independent Music Awards. Emmer is nominated for ‘Home Ground’ in the R&B/Soul Album category and for ’Soil’ featuring Ursula Rucker in the Spoken Word Song category.

 

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3rd nomination American Music Award in one year

Honored with the Humanitarian Award 2018

Global Music Awards

Each year Global Music Awards honors a composer/artist/musician with its annual Humanitarian Award for music dedicated to social justice, humanitarian causes or environmental issues. The 2018 award goes to Stephen Emmer for his contribution to peace and justice for displaced people from around the world. Stephen would herewith like to dedicate the award to War Child, for their relentless dedication in trying to make this world a better place by helping ‘our’ children – the best cornerstone imaginable for a future world at peace.

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Honored with the Humanitarian Award 2018

Under Your Spell ft Chaka Khan - The Remixes

Out now on Electric Fairytale Recordings

The original is a dreamy, lush and soulful affair. Chaka’s distinctive voice is draped in funky bass guitar, horns, strings and rhythm guitar, evoking Chaka’s ’70s heyday while giving over to a modern sheen. The remixes rightfully capitalize on this and send the song spinning in different directions. 

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Under Your Spell ft Chaka Khan - The Remixes

Spotlight In The Sky

Stephen Emmer is your music-host in the sky on all international flights of KLM during the last quarter of 2017. In an onboard entertainment special feature called KLM Spotlight he will tell about his life and career and a carefully chosen selection of his entire musical repertoire will be, literally, aired to travellers worldwide.

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Spotlight In The Sky

Golden Global Music Award for Home Ground

Noted composer and performer Stephen Emmer -- who scored a hit with SoulTracks readers earlier this year -- has won the prestigious golden Global Music Award for his latest album, Home Ground. With this he becomes the first Dutch composer who has won this international award.

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Golden Global Music Award for Home Ground

Stephen Emmer presents Home Ground in Los Angeles

Album Release Party at The Virgil

Following earlier release parties in Amsterdam and New York Stephen Emmer now presents his Global Music Award winning Home Ground album at The Virgil in Los Angeles.

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Stephen Emmer presents Home Ground in Los Angeles

Stephen Emmer presents Home Ground in Amsterdam

Album Release Party at Paradiso

On Monday 17 July at 22.00, Stephen Emmer presents his new Home Ground album through a special listening session. The event will take place at the small hall of the legendary venue Paradiso in Amsterdam, right after Chaka Khan performed Live in the main room.

 

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Stephen Emmer presents Home Ground in Amsterdam

Stephen Emmer presents Home Ground in New York

Album Release Party at the Bowery Electric

If you happen to be in New York City tomorrow, June 15th, the official album release party begins at 9:00pm at the Bowery Electric with a Special Performance by Ursula Rucker, hosted by Stephen Emmer. This is a free event and part of the venue’s Mobile Mondays series.

Stephen Emmer presents Home Ground in New York

Home Ground

Album Out Now

Stephen Emmer’s latest musical offering Home Ground combines the eloquence of contemporary orchestral soul music with socially conscious lyrics. It addresses contemporary concerns within the timeless musical excellence of classic soul combined with the sonic impact of the 21st century. The Home Ground songs are vocally performed by a careful selection of musical icons from the last 5 decades.

Featured Artists

Stephen is proud to announce an impressive line up, consisting of some of the best soul voices this world has on offer. Featured artists include Chaka Khan, Patti Austin, Leon Ware, Kendra Foster, Frank McComb, Mary Griffin, Ursula Rucker, Andy Bey and Dwight Trible.

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Home Ground

Deluxe Collection

Stephen Emmer

Limited edition (20 only) of the Stephen Emmer Deluxe Collection out now. 

The Stephen Emmer Deluxe Collection consists of his latest album, International Blue on CD and (sealed) Blue Vinyl as well as his previous (spoken word) album 'Recitement' on CD topped with the Time To Face The Music 4CD Box Set. The TTFTM box set spans over 3 decades (1984-2008) of music as composed for a variety of media.

 

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Deluxe Collection

Vogue Estate

2015 Remastered

Vogue Estate, as originally released on Idiot Records back in 1982, recently got re-mastered by Stephen Emmer at Zownd Studios (Leiden), resulting in a fresh and now sounding timeless masterpiece of new wave. 

The idea behind the mini album was to create a soundtrack for an imaginary film, featuring Dirk Bogarde. The late Billy Mackenzie (The Associates) appears on ‘Wish on’, where the legendary Michael Dempsey (The Cure) and Martha Ladly (Martha and The Muffins) also appear.

 

 

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Vogue Estate

WIN 3 Signed Albums

by Stephen Emmer

We’ll soon announce the availability of only 10 exclusive limited edition Stephen Emmer album packages. Package consists of a signed copy of each of these 3 albums; 

-Vogue Estate, featuring Martha Ladley & Billy McKenzie (mini album on vinyl),

-Recitement, featuring Lou Reed, Richard Burton, Benjamin Herman, a.o. (album on cd)

-International Blue, featuring Midge Ure, Glenn Gregory, Neil Crossley and Liam McKahey (album on blue vinyl).

Read more to find out how to win one of these 10 exlusive packages...

 

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WIN 3 Signed Albums

Blown Away

featuring Liam McKahey & Vanessa Contenay-Quinones

Blown Away featuring Liam McKahey and Vanessa Contenay-Quinones was selected as the first single release coming up in both Australia and New Zealand. 

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Blown Away

Deluxe Edition

Out Now

The digital Deluxe Edition of 'International Blue' comes to you with the 10 vocal versions from the original album with the 10 Instrumental versions on top, as well as a special booklet and 2 additional Bonus tracks.

 

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Deluxe Edition

Sleep For England

featuring Julian Lennon

‘Sleep For England’ is the third release from the critically admired, ‘International Blue’ album. The Xmas version of 'Sleep For England' is a vocal re-work by Julian Lennon, which featured on the physical release of the album on CD earlier this year.

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Sleep For England

International Blue

produced by Tony Visconti

After putting music to spoken word with the help of Lou Reed, Yoko Ono etc., Stephen Emmer returns with a new album, produced at Avatar Studios in the Big Apple and the famous Abbey Road Studios in London, feauturing some well know helpers in a tribute to the lost art en elegance of pop crooning.

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International Blue

#2 Best 2014 Album

De Telegraaf Best 2014 Album in the Netherlands

The most beautiful orchestrated, arranged and composed album of the year. Made as a tribute to and in a collaboration with some of the best crooners in history. Emmer easily competes with the biggest composers within the realm of pop crooning. The album is simply one of those timeless pieces of fine art.

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#2 Best 2014 Album

Untouchable

featuring Glenn Gregory

‘Untouchable’ is a poignant ballad of loss and epic heartbreak, combined with a celebration of life and love. The lyrics were written and performed by Glenn Gregory of the pioneering 80’s synth pop band Heaven 17 as a tribute to the late Billy MacKenzie.

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Untouchable

Taking Back My Time

Featuring Midge Ure

Half of Stephen Emmer's double A side single release is Midge Ure's contribution to International Blue, 'Taking Back My Time'. 

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Taking Back My Time
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