She may be 5’2 but there’s nothing diminutive about Emma Hatton.
From her recent International residency as guest vocalist for the world renowned Post Modern Jukebox, her invites to perform at the world renowned Cheltenham Jazz Festival, a sell out show which she then brought to the world famous 606 jazz club in 2020 and to support Jools Holland for selected dates on his UK tour as well as being invited back to open for him at The Royal Albert Hall, and back to her earliest forays into jazz and blues, Emma’s impact upon the music scene is undeniable. An invitation to sing with Nile Rogers for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber at The Other Palace saw her find her sweet spot between musical theatre and her jazz/blues roots. She is also making a name for herself as a songwriter, having written and performed the title track for the film 'The Corrupted' starring Sam Claflin, Hugh Bonneville and Timothy Spall
Influenced and inspired by legends of song Eva Cassidy, Sarah Vaughan, Etta James, Carole King and Fleetwood Mac among many more, Emma’s origins have left her as comfortable singing blues as she is soul, jazz and country. What defines her is that she resists being defined – her versatility creating demand for Emma worldwide as a solo artist. Following the release of two critically acclaimed debut EP's with Anthony Strong, 'Merry Christmas, Darling x' and 'Thirty Three and a Third' , the latter released on vinyl, both of which went straight to Number 1 on the iTunes Jazz and Blues chart, Emma has sold out solo shows at the Hippodrome Casino, The 606, Ronnie Scotts, Crazy Coqs, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, Holborn, and Birmingham and The Pheasantry to name a few. Equally at home in front of thousands as she is in an intimate setting, Emma is much sought after for high-end corporate and concert work, performing all over the world and as a regular vocalist at London’s premier establishments including the Roy-al Albert Hall and The Savoy.
She is currently a lead vocalist with Queen Rock Sym-phonic and as part of the Leo Green band at The Green Room; a new music residency within brand new hotel ‘Middle Eight’ in the heart of Covent Garden. She has been invited to collaborate with many esteemed musicians including Joe Stilgoe and has provided lead vocals for numerous film and television projects, such as Finding Your Feet, the Marvel series and NBC Universal.
Emma’s soaring voice and transformative abilities as a performer mean she has also amassed a huge fan base in the world of stage, having starred in the West End as Eva Peron in Evita, Elphaba in Wicked and Scaramouche in We Will Rock You. Her reputation as a Leading Lady has led to invitations to appear on This Morning - during which she both performed Defying Gravity and collected the Olivier Award on behalf of Wicked – and the Andrew Marr Show. On radio, Emma has been a guest artist on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 2 Live and the Elaine Paige Show. In 2019 she had the honour of being chosen to perform as Eva Peron in the BBC documentary celebrating 40 years of Evita. In the same year, she also performed the lead role of Grizabella in Kilworth House Theatre's critically acclaimed revival of ‘Cats'.
She works regularly as a presenter on both TV and radio for Magic FM on their ‘Magic at the Musicals’ channel and as a sports host and presenter for Swim England (BBC). She is a proud Ambassador for leading music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins and has also recently launched her own podcast ‘Dear Music…’ which explores our collective lover affair with music whilst raising awareness of the many varied music charities in the UK. Emma’s passion to pass on what she has learned to the next generation means that she works consistently leading masterclasses and workshops in Musical Theatre throughout the UK.
'Her voice has an extraordinary dynamic range, dropping to a manipulative liquid loveliness'
''A pint-sized powerhouse. She has grit, she has growl and her voice has the most amazing dynamics... she has that ability to send a genuine shiver down your spine'
'Hatton sings up a storm'
'Emma Hatton is a diminuitive powerhouse'
'With a sold out one-night-only gig, West End sensation, Emma Hatton proved, once again, that she is more than just a renowned star of musical theatre'
LONDON THEATRE WEEKEND
'Wren-like figure of Emma Hatton singing the lead, proves irresistible, thanks to Miss Hatton it is worthy of its West End run'
QUENTIN LETTS , DAILY MAIL