Emma Birdsall is a young Australian performer who has enjoyed almost a decade of commercial success as a singer, songwriter and actor in the Australian scene. Described by the Sydney Morning Herald as having “a knowing directness that is, quite frankly, hard to resist”, she is a true asset to the Australian music scene both in talent and character. Her story began with a string of dazzling performances on the first season of The Voice (Australia's highest rating TV show of all time), followed by numerous features in 9's hit drama 'Love Child’…and who could forget “that” Woolworth’s ad of a young, spot-lit Birdsall so elegantly singing the words to “Monday Tuesday Wednesday…I Love You”?
A class act on and off the screen, Emma has a gift with words as both a singer-songwriter and a polished public speaker. She has spent time training at reputable Sydney acting studio 'The Actor's Pulse'; performed as the character Miriam Aarons in a sold out season of the critically acclaimed 1936 play 'The Women' for Sydney Fringe festival; lead a month-long children’s stage show in Indonesia and collaborated with some of the best Australian writers, producers and musicians on her work. She is also a talented voice over actor.
Emma has toured as a support act for US band One Republic, performed in front of 90,000 people at Sydney's Carols in the domain and was a featured soloist with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra for their Noel Noel series. She absolutely loves a grand stage, but says she feels most at home when she can see and hear her audience, performing in intimate settings. She has played multiple sold out shows with her jazz quintet at the iconic Sydney venue ‘Venue 505’ and recently performed at Melbourne’s hottest new venue ‘The Jazz Lab’.
On screen, the 27 year old has made dazzling appearances in all four seasons of 9’s smash hit ‘Love Child’. Channeling the soul singing chanteuses of the 60’s and 70's, Emma’s performances of classics such as ‘This Girl's In Love’, ‘Wild World', 'What A Man' and 'Dark End Of The Street' have been mesmerising, capturing the attention of not only the public, but some of Australia’s most reputable acting agents. She hopes to further pursue film and television in the near future.
Among her creative pursuits, Birdsall is also a compassionate soul and has taken on seasonal ambassadorial roles for projects with Compassion Australia, Barnardos Australia, Stand Tall youth events, SunSCHine, The Reach Foundation, Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation and OzHarvest.
When this beautiful singer opens her mouth and croons so beautifully, it's clear those early days listening to The Greats have had their effect. Her smooth blend of jazz, soul and RnB comes through in all genres she puts her hand to, making her one of the country’s top choices for luxury corporate events and private functions. Emma is a polished professional with a real warmth, depth and openness that shines bright when she performs and blends perfectly into other roles, whether it be hosting/MC'ing events, recording voiceovers or engaging in radio and live television appearances.