16 year old Country/Pop crossover singer/songwriter Megan Louise or Em/elle, as she now prefers, from Merseyside released her debut single called ‘Train Song’ (on MLB Records) in August 2018 to great success and critical acclaim. Going straight in to the new UK iTunes Country Chart at number 3 and also in the top 40 overall iTunes UK Country Chart, ‘Train Song’ has been a resounding success as a debut for the young artist. With over a million listeners reached with radio play in her first 3 weeks, Em/elle has performed live sets and been interviewed on many of the biggest National/Regional radio stations in the UK, including BBC Radio 2, Under the Apple Tree Sessions with “Whispering Bob Harris” and Chris Country. Em/elle is soon to release two new singles and will be showcasing these alongside more original material at the British Country Music Festival & Millport Country Music Festivals in September, amongst many other National and European live dates. The video for ‘Train Song’ has also been featured on several shows on Europe’s only Country TV station, ‘Keep it Country’. Most recently Em/elle has been featured on regional TV channel Granada TV, performing live and being interviewed for “Granada Introducing”.
With comparisons to Taylor Swift, LeAnn Rimes and Britney Spears, following her last two sold-out gigs in Germany in April and December 2018 the newspapers were hailing her as ‘the UK’s answer to Taylor Swift. Vocally, Em/elle has also been compared to LeAnn Rimes and the similarities don’t end there, both girls went to vocal and dance classes from a very young age and both started their careers in Musical Theatre. Em/elle at the age of seven performing in ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ in her hometown of Liverpool at the Liverpool Empire.
Between the ages of 11-13 Em/elle grabbed every opportunity at performing in front of a ‘live’ audience and continued to write songs. It was during this time many people mentioned the country tone in her voice. This encouraged her to start listening to other Country Artists and she was hooked – major influences include, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, The Shires, Maddie & Tae, Kelsea Ballerini, Dolly Parton and Rascal Flatts.
When she performed on the ‘Voice Kids’ at the age of 14 – Will.i.am said she reminded him of “a younger Britney Spears”. Her appearance on ‘Voice Kids’ made her even more determined to make music her life.
Em/elle has been fortunate to have recorded in many studios, sung on albums for other artists and performing ‘live’ in the UK and Europe. Not forgetting the importance of education Em/elle has been balancing her music and education, as she is currently studying for her A Levels in the UK. She dreams of song writing in Nashville and making music her life. She certainly looks to be making this a very likely reality so far.