Emaline Delapaix is an Australian performing songwriter based in Toronto Canada who has a tremendous amount of experience in the music industry including five self funded tours with over 400 shows in Australia, Europe and North America over the past five years.
Her music is a unique blend of passionate and humorous folk/jazz infused alternative pop with influences from gypsy, roots, latin, rock and cabaret with a big love of orchestral arrangements, interesting time changes and clever lyrics.
Emaline's band of merry players called "The Delistocracy" includes four hand picked female musicians chosen for their talent, dedication to hard work, colourful sense of humour, similar ideals and a much needed ability to deal with having to listen to post 2001 Robbie Williams hits while trapped in a car together on very long tours. The band includes such instruments as viola, violin, percussion, drums, acoustic guitar, mandolin, piano, vocal harmonies and on special occasions celtic harp. Emaline and band also have the ability to play quietly when asked nicely.
Since beginning in 2001, Emaline has shared the stage with such fine performers such as Garnet Rogers, David Francey, Rob Lamothe, Tanglefoot, Kris Demeanor, Plaid Tongued Devils, Jonatha Brooke, Little Feat, Juan Carranza, Ember Swift, & many more showing her musical diversity and ability to play at many types of events.
Emaline has performed at many types of venues over the last five years including cafes, restaurants, art galleries, house concerts and more but really relishes discovering new alternative live music venues and some of the most interesting have included;
A Tuxedo Shop in NH USA, an Intentional Community in Nelson BC, An Organic Farm & Monkey Sanctuary in Cornwall England, an Eco Community in Steyerberg Germany, the Ferry Greeting Terminal in Prince Rupert BC, Lesbian Bed & Breakfast in NH USA, a Barn Concert in Grand Forks BC and a Burlesque Bar in Brooklyn USA.
Emaline's performances whether in a duo, trio or band format are fun, honest and captivating, and incorporate anything from lilting lullabies to funky folk, jazz roots, latin, gypsy flavours, rockabilly, bluegrass, lazy cabaret and lush eclectic pop/rock from an Australian perspective, as well as a handful of foreign and traditional songs.