Emma Gillespie was once a typical Glasgow busker; a talented singer/songwriter who spent any free time she had playing under her stage name “Emma’s Imagination” to shopping strangers on Buchanan Street while dreaming of stardom.

Emma’s dreams became a reality when she entered Sky 1’s answer to “The Factor”: TV talent show, “Must Be The Music” in late 2010 with Jamie Cullum, Dizzee Rascal and fellow Scot, Sharleen Spitiri judging the fate of the contestants.

Emma Gillespie was born in Edinburgh but was raised in Dumfries by her mother and stepfather before spending the bulk of her teenage years travelling and crafting her songwriting.

With her unique songwriting style, it surprised no-one when Emma won over the judges and gained the support of viewers across the nation and went on to win the talent show and a £100,000 prize.

Emma Gillespie signed to Gary Barlow’s music label Future Records and released her debut album, “Stand Still” in January 2011 which charted at #14 in The UK Album Charts.

2012 sees Emma’s success set to continue with her working on a brand new studio album due for release next year; proof to all young buskers in Glasgow and further afield that dreams are achievable and a Scottish success story that the whole country is very proud of.

For more infomation, visit www.emmasimagination.com

 

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