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Emmett Tinley: News

Emmett to play at ICELAND fundraiser event in L.A. - February 2, 2016

Emmet will play a 30 minute set as part of a fundraising event for a musical theatre project he is co-writing with O-Lan Jones, entitled 'Iceland'.
The event takes place on Saturday, February 27th from 6-8.30pm at the historic FARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK, 401 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, 90013

Please follow the link below for more information about the event and to reserve your tickets.

'ICELAND' at the Ford Amphitheater - October 10, 2015

Emmett is currently co-writing a new musical theatre project with O-Lan Jones entitled 'ICELAND'. We are thrilled to announce that a concert version of ICELAND will premiere at the Ford Amphitheater as part of the Ford Theatres grand reopening 2016 summer season. The concert will take place on October 7th, 2016.

Irish Arts Center, New York - September 1, 2014

Emmett will play the Irish Arts Center in New York on November 1st, 2014 as part of the SongLives series, along with Lisa O'Neill.

Album release in Benelux - October 14, 2011

Great news! October 24th 2011 is the Benelux release date for the new album (Mass Market Recordings/V2 Benelux). From November 19th, Emmett will be touring Holland with a semi-acoustic combo. Please chech the 'live' section for details.

New Album finished! - April 18, 2011


They say the first casualty of war is usually the plan. Well, it has taken much longer than planned to get this album finished but it is finally done! Not that I’ve been working 24/7 on it (far from it!) but, long story short, since we ran out of time in L.A. it was necessary to do some more recording in Denmark and the album kind of went off in a different direction. So I decided to follow it and I’m happy that I did. I think it’s a better album for it. But it was necessary to pull the two sides of the album together sonically in the end and that has taken some time also.

So, we now we have a September release scheduled and I’ll be on the road shortly after that with a cast of musicians. Not sure yet of all the specific territories but Benelux, Ireland, US and Canada are confirmed. Completing a new record is a satisfaction in itself but it really feels great now to have the tour to work towards and bring this music to as many people as I can. Tour dates and other news will be announced regularly from here on ;)

Peace and revolution,


L.A. gig - Bardot Hollywood - November 7, 2010

Emmett will be playing a set tomorrow night Monday 8th November at Bardot Hollywood in L.A.

check for info and to RSVP for free entry to the show.

Special guest on the night will be Colin Devlin

Videos of Emmett in LA - May 14, 2010

Check out these unique impressions of Emmett's stay in LA. Not just recording in a dark studio, but also chilling and playing some new tracks in the sunny garden: Marvellous Day, Same Bright Heaven and Song of Angels.

Note from Emmett - May 14, 2010

First, a little update on progress with the new
album. Back from warm and sunny LA to cold and
rainy DK. While that's probably a good thing for
Emmett Tinley songs there's still nothing like a
strong coffee in the early morning sun! As
expected the 'acoustic' album has taken on a life
of its own and may go in any number of directions.
We are still on schedule for a September
release. So at this point I'd just like to say
thank you to those who have commented on the
rough demos and previews we have posted. It's
encouraging to know that there are people out
there waiting to hear some new music and I
greatly appreciate it. I'll post more updates as
things progress.

Thanks, Emmett.

Demo number 2: Floating Out - May 3, 2010

At the moment, Emmett Tinley is recording his second solo album in sunny Los Angeles. Everything is going great! The album is scheduled for a September release. But here at we think September is too long a wait... Therefor we reveal some unique demo material exclusively on this website. Go to the MUSIC AND VIDEO-section, scroll down and listen to the second demo: Floating out. Enjoy!

Airplay Belgian Radio 1 - April 16, 2010

Polichinelle, the title track of The Prayer Boat's re-released album, gets huge airplay on Belgian Radio 1. For 7 weeks in a row now, the song is A1-listed, meaning: you hear it a lot!

Demo number 1: Marvellous Day - April 16, 2010

By the end of April, Emmett will fly to Los Angeles to (finally) record his second solo album! The album will be co-produced by Robert Shahnazarian Jr. who worked with a.o. The Killers, David Crosby/Graham Nash, John Legend, Keane, Snow Patrol and Silver Sun Pickups. It's gonna be an acoustic album: no full band but just guitars, some strings and basses here and there and Emmett singing the most beautiful songs you heard in a very long time.

Check the MUSIC AND VIDEO-section to listen to an exclusive demo recording of Marvellous Day!

Website relaunch - April 12, 2010

As of today, you see a new More videos and pictures have been added. 

On this site, you will find regular updates about a.o. the recording of Emmett's second solo album and upcoming tour late 2010. Join our email list to keep yourself up to date!

Recording New Album - April 7, 2010

Emmett just recently signed a record deal with new Dutch label Mass Market Recordings. A new solo album will be recorded in LA in April and May and is scheduled for release towards the end of the summer. More info soon….

Emmett supporting Arid at Paradiso - February 23, 2010

Emmett has confirmed a solo show at Paradiso, Amsterdam supporting Belgian band Arid on Wednesday, March 10th.
The concert will be on the main stage and Emmett's set will start at 19.30.
Many people couldn't make it to Emmett's sold-out show at Paradiso in December because of the snow so here is another chance to hear him play.

Polichinelle Benelux release - December 11, 2009

A 10th Anniversary Edition of Polichinelle will be now be released in Benelux through Mass Market Recordings and selected Benelux shops from the beginning of 2010. This edition contains 5 bonus tracks, 4 of which are previously unreleased. It has also been remastered and contains additional sleeve notes. Pre-release copies will be available at the concert in Paradiso, Amsterdam on 20th December. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

The following day, December 21st, Emmett will also play a solo acoustic concert at Literary Theatre Branoul, a small and intimate theatre in The Hague, presented by Wijnlokaal 1900. Tickets are limited and available from Wijnlokaal 1900. (

New Concert Dates - August 24, 2009

Emmett has confirmed some new concert dates which will be with a full band.....check the LIVE section.

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