It's been quite the journey.
Never easy, but worth it all the while, and each and every day new reason for rhyme,
new subjects for stories,
and fresh perspectives for poetry.
It's nice to be here so... please let me do my thing.
Born and raised in Lincolnshire, and subjected to a healthy Northern upringing & plenty of good cups of tea from an early age,
Farrah (Emily to her Nanna) made quite a first impression on the world when she arrived on a summer day in 1991.
With her Mum claiming she had, "the loudest yell I've ever heard in my life...",
Em took is as a blessing in disguise & went on to make use of her outstanding set of pipes as best she could, beginning her life-long love affair with music at her local church choir and children's theatre group, developing a passion for theatre, music and performance which she still remains true to up until the present day.
Encompassing a vivacious imagination and a love of the English language, she has written stories, poetry and lyrics since she became able to squeeze the nib of a pencil, and absorbed everything and anything she could possibly read from the moment her eyes first prised themselves apart.
Now, 20-years-on, she combines her creativity to bring you a project of music and spoken word, peppered with jazz inflections, blues licks, soul grooves and a hint of punk mentality...
"I like to observe everything," She says,
"From daily bus journeys packed full of strangers to epic cross-country train rides alone, from awkward small talk in the morning to the deepest heartfelt conversations at night, and from fleeting acquaintences in the street to the most life-changing true loves and back again... everything inspires, and deserves some kind of backdrop... a story, a performance, a soundtrack.
Something to remember that moment by, perhaps... something to eliminate the mundane frivolities of life, even only for a second.
Something to write, ignite, delight... Why not?"
Why not indeed.
Farrah, the stage is all yours, tonight.
Take it away...