BIO

The Giallo Princess returns.

 
Raised into a unique pop­cultural landscape  surrounded by Giallo Comic books, whistling Morricone film
scores,  vibrant  religious  imagery  and  expensive  furniture  design,  Italian  born  Emma  Tricca's    childhood
playground formed a very different backdrop to that of the many whispery femme­folk revivalists that have
popped up and pooped­out over the last hum­strummed decade.

Emma Tricca didn't fall into a comfy kaftan via her parents bottle fed record collection during her pre­paid
college off­years nor was she torn out of a style mag via a few guitar lessons to decorate the post­club chill­
out festivals. Emma Tricca is the real deal, unaffected by whimsical press­penchants and influenced by long
European road­trips, heavy guitar cases and tough love relationships. In danger of spitting paganistic fluff,
Emma is simply an ergonomic reaction to her environments and their stories ­ folk music personified. While
splitting  her  time  between  Rome  and  London  she  awkwardly  melts  a  stiff  upper­lip  into  the  hot­blooded
passion which has fuelled her finger­picked momentum  through all of her adult life.

As folk slips from the newspaper colour supplements and becomes a four letter word once again, Emma
Tricca  basques  in  its  exorcism  and  stands  hand  in  hand  with  her  peers,  counting  the  likes  of  John
Renbourne, Bonnie Dobson and Judy Collins as friends and stage mates, while eerily drawing comparisons
with the lost music of English­Italian 70s acidic folk mystery Mark Fry.

 Tricca was first recognised by her long black hair, battered guitar case and sturdy Italian heeled boots by
Jane Weaver and Andy Votel on stage in 2006. It was ultimately her unique and infectious vocals talents
that inspired the Northern non­label bosses to release her unanimously five­star rated debut LP Minor White
via the Bird Records imprint, a family of which Emma has been a faithful friend and ambassador ever since.

Taking trips across central Europe to the West coast of America and stopping off at too many English, Irish
and Welsh Festivals to count in between (Jarvis Cocker's Meltdown, Festival Number 6, Green Man) the
emergence  of Emma's  new  set  of  songs­of­experience  come  from  a  creative  soul  that  has  travelled  far,
practiced long and shared a heart, through intimate songwriting, with unfaltering abundance. 

Previously  honing  her  craft  with  minimum  means  fuelled  by  maximum  motivation  her  ability  to
spontaneously exude yearning melodic handcrafted folk songs to dewy­eyed audiences still renders todays
hi­tech back­lines and expensive studios surplus to requirement. 2014 will see Emma undertake more live
commitments, as well as her first musical appearance in a film starring Sir Patrick Stuart as she winks back
to Cinecittà.

 On her new LP, Emma, for the first time, embraces the minimal use of mechanical percussion and home­
made orchestrations collaborating with Italian and English musicians such as members of Welsh proggists
Colorama,  Edwyn  Collins  producer  Carwyn  Ellis  and    Sam  Mcloughlin  (N.Racker)  who  brings  some
Northern rural radiophonics to this ROMANtic relic.


To subtitle a John Fahey song... behold the Giallo Princess.


UPCOMING



RECENT PRESS

It’s the kind of music that once belonged in Greenwich Village coffee shops – drawing on blues and country as much as folk traditionals – but here distinguished by Tricca’s ability to write simple, emotionally direct songs, combined with her rich, clear voice... ends up being pretty near perfect.
— Uncut
Powerful and emotional
— Mojo

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Emma tricca feat Marco fabi - southern star


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