Q & A With Emma Garell

Q & A With Emma Garell

XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements?

EG: The latest and greatest news is that I have a new guitarist, Camden Harrahy.  That shit is cool. And new music is coming and another music video.

As for upcoming shows, our full band will be performing in Richmond, VA (aka RVA) at

–The Dark Room 7/10,

–The Camel 7/16 with Coagulate from Florida, other locals Tel and Kill the Druid

–Hardywood, RVA 7/26 with Deep Vinyl Groove

Unplugged at a few private parties as well as Crossroads 8/1 with Tony Farris on guitar and a special appearance at Richmondstock at The Burnout Pit on  8/17-18 where I will be trying something new with my producer, Rich Stine…honoring Woodstock of course. We hope to start stretching out towards TN (where our guitarist, Camden, will be at college) in the Fall but you never know what opportunities we may land on still in the RVA area.


XS ROCK: So how long has the band been together?

EG: Since September 2018 but we just had our first change out for lead guitarist.


XS ROCK: What was your main motivation for originally starting or being in a band?

EG: I actually didn’t think about being in a band after School of Rock, I had some interest in working at the school and going on to study cosmetology.  Which I was about to do when I went to a Pretty Reckless show and I saw Them Evils and I knew then that is the music I want to play and that people want to hear it. I literally started building a band the next day.


XS ROCK: What is your music background?

EG:  When I was 12 I started vocal lessons and started School of Rock vocal program when I was 14.  I have been in a few bands and now I am here.


XS ROCK: What image do you think your music conveys?

EG:  A tarantula in the desert? Classic AC/DC with sex, drugs and rock n’ roll laced with a little Sabbath inspired doom.


XS ROCK: What are your current music career goals?

EG: To have enough original material to start touring.


Q & A With Emma GarellXS ROCK: Which do you prefer? Writing new songs and recording or playing for a live audience?

EG: Performing, assuming it isn’t an empty bar room.


XS ROCK: What are your songs’ lyrics about? (What specific themes do they cover?)

EG: Destination Anaheim and Mojo Man are purely about the rock n’ roll lifestyle. My newer unreleased songs are a lot more personal with heartbreaks and other things that I am struggling with currently…universal feeling stuff that is up for interpretation.


XS ROCK: What is the single most important thing to you as a musician?

EG:  There is a lot that is important to me…because I am a musician. But if I can only pick one thing it would be making music that people can pull something from and relate to in their own lives.


XS ROCK: Do you have any outrageous tour stories from the road?

EG: What road?


XS ROCK: What’s the strangest request that you’ve ever received from one of your fans?

EG:  Nothing too weird yet.  Just “new” to me. You know, having people I don’t know coming up to tell me that they drove hours to come to see me play.


XS ROCK: Are your friends and family supportive of your choice to play in a rock band?

EG:  YES! A lot more supportive than I would have ever thought…even my grandparents are crazy supportive.


XS ROCK: What advice do you have for new bands trying to get started?

EG:  Don’t waste time, just go out and play…make a good set and go to the bars and get the experience the rest will fall into place.


XS ROCK: What are your favorite tracks to play live?

EG:  Destination Anaheim, the new stuff isn’t being played out too much yet.


XS ROCK: Which band or artist inspired you to perform? Why?

EG: Them Evils, not only are they bringing back the solid rock n’ roll but people are fuck’n loving it.  They get up there and have a good time.



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