Solo singing career for Emily
AN EX-PUPIL from Helena Romanes School could be bound for stardom as she embarks on a solo singing career. Emily Jordon, 22, completed her GCSEs at the Dunmow school six years ago and will release her first single, Bring it Back, into the UK music charts
AN EX-PUPIL from Helena Romanes School could be bound for stardom as she embarks on a solo singing career.
Emily Jordon, 22, completed her GCSEs at the Dunmow school six years ago and will release her first single, Bring it Back, into the UK music charts on the December 3.
Although she has performed all over the country including venues in Scotland, she said: "Probably the biggest venue I have done is the Circus Tavern in Purfleet [home of the World Darts Championship]."
Emily had humble beginnings, after passing her GCSEs she moved to a job in a car rental company at Stansted Airport.
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Her break came ironically when she was made redundant.
"I wasn't too bothered about the job and to be honest it really gave me the wake up call to go and do something with my life" she said.
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"Everyone would like to make a living from their hobby, now I have that opportunity."
The singer, who lives in Broxted, writes all her own material and has produced the record herself. Her promotion work has reached companies such as HMV who will be stocking it on the shelves of 211 stores nationwide.
"I'm really excited about the single, I would love it to make the Top 40, that has become a real ambition of mine."
Emily has gone as far as New York to achieve her goals: "I have been out there to record an album, it's pretty much done now, it's a really good mix of ballads and modern stuff, I'm very happy with it."
By ignoring talent shows such as X Factor, on ITV, she feels she has gained more satisfaction from doing it on her "own two feet". She said: "I don't believe in shows like The X Factor. I'm far prouder because I am achieving it all by myself, it really isn't the money I'm interested in, I want to get my music heard."
The single to be released is a ballad in-keeping with Christmas songs from years gone by.
"I will be over the moon if it does well, it's my birthday two days after and it could be the best birthday of my life," she added.
The single is already being well received by local radio stations as they add it to playlists, and Dream FM invited her to sing at the switching on of the Harlow Christmas lights on Saturday.
If you want to get behind Emily, you can buy her single from HMV in Harlow priced at £2.99. Alternatively, it will be available on iTunes, by typing Emily Jordon into the search engine, from December 3.
By Nick Thompson