Emma & The Professor
Emma Heath (Vocals and Guitar) and Mark Davies (Bodhran and Cajon)
hail from the Shropshire borders.
Their mix of original tales of myths and folklore sit happily side by side
with definitive versions of more well-known material.
The songs radiate with the energy that lies within the ancient lands
of the Welsh Marches and tell tales of sorrow, loss, hope and love
and are all delivered with deep passion and soul.
"The music is quite honestly so amazingly good." - FATEA
"This is refreshing, compulsive and vital acoustic music at it's best." - Musicport Festival
Emma has worked with Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead and Faustus)
with his first band 'The Hedgerows' and they featured on the first Evolving Tradition album.
“Emma Heath is a real voice to listen out for in Folk, merging the haunting sensitivity of
Sandy Denny with the commanding battle cries of Robert Plant.”
Mark Davies (The Professor) has recorded for Miles Hunt (The Wonder Stuff)
on his album with Erica Knockalls 'Catching More Than We Miss'.
He has also performed with Mark Chadwick (The Levellers) who said,
“I don’t normally like the bodhran...but you’re extraordinary!"
They have appeared at many festivals. Listed below are just a few...
Belper, Bromyard Folk Festival, Both Sides of the Tweed, Black Horse Festival, Celtic Connections, Chipping Norton, Clun Green Man, Cornwall Folk Festival, Farmer Phil's Festival, Festival at The Edge, Folk on The Pier, Fishguard, Glasson, Middlewich Folk & Boat, Musicport, Moor & Coast, Nozstock, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Sheep Music, Sidmouth, Square Festival, Solfest, Southwell Folk Festival, Stonehaven, Warwick, Wheaton Aston, Wistful and The Workhouse Festival.
They have supported Show of Hands, Flook, John Renbourn & Jacqui McShee,
The Oyster Band, Vin Garbutt, Hazel O'Connor, 3 Daft Monkeys,
Hobo Jones and The Junkyard Dogs and many, more.