Roxanne Emery (born 4 October 1984, in Southampton, England) is an Amsterdam-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. She is the sister of the DJ and producer Gareth Emery. Her music has been featured in episodes of several popular television shows, including Cougar Town, Awkward, and Keeping Up with the Kardashians. She also runs her own label, LATE Records which manages other independent artists.
Roxanne was born in Southampton, England, although she is half Welsh, alongside English, Italian, and Macedonian heritage. She attended Brookfield Community School and Itchen College before going to Warwick University to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Roxanne worked at an investment bank for three years after graduating from University.
On 6 June 2011, Roxanne Emery released her debut EP titled “An Introduction to Roxanne Emery” on LATE Records. It charted at number 54 on iTunes.
On 6 September 2011, an acoustic recording of her original song “LATE” was uploaded to YouTube. Within hours the video went viral, and became the #1 – Top Favorited and Rated video in the UK, and #3 Top Favorited globally. In December 2011, her YouTube success continued when she uploaded her performance of Enrique Iglesias’ “Hero” at The Royal Festival Hall, the video received over 100,000 hits in its first week.
On 15 April 2012, Roxanne released her second EP entitled “Turn Back” on LATE Records. It charted at number 17 on the iTunes chart.
On 2 August 2012, Emery released her third EP entitled “Live in London” on LATE Records which features live performances London’s Hammersmith Apollo. The EP charted in the Top 10 iTunes singer-songwriter chart and Top 20 overall.
On 5 November 2014, Emery released her full length album “For Weddings and a Funeral”
Roxanne is the sister of international DJ and producer Gareth Emery. Her vocals feature on the club anthem “A Day That Fades” by chart topping dance act Cosmic Gate. The track received support from Judge Jules and was played on Radio 1. The track also received support and radio play from world no.1 DJ Armin Van Buuren. as well as being included on Ministry of Sound’s Ibiza Annual. Roxanne also co-wrote a track with and featured on brother Gareth Emery’s début artist album “Northern Lights”, which charted at Number 1 on the US iTunes Dance Chart. Another collaboration is with Luke Bond for the track “On Fire”; it was premièred by Gareth Emery at Governor’s Island and was released in early 2014. In 2014, she again collaborated with Gareth Emery on the song “Soldier”, on the album Drive.
In December 2014, Roxanne collaborated with the star DJ Dash Berlin and the result was called “Shelter”, in the beginning of 2015, Roxanne Emery teamed up with trance trio Easton and released the track Healing Rain. This single, in the Bryan Kearney Remix, reached the Beatport Nr. 1 trance chart and got featured on Armin Van Buuren mix-compilation A State of Trance Yearmix 2015.
Roxanne has since then worked on tracks with globally renowned DJs/producers.
In 2018 Roxanne brought up a new trance act “HØLY WATERS” together with Ciaran McAuley.
On 17 August 2018, “HØLY WATERS” released their first single “Amsterdam”.
In December 2018, Roxanne was present two times in the A State of Trance 2018 TOP50 Special, with “MaRLo & Roxanne Emery: A Thousand Seas” at number 48 and “Craig Connelly feat. Roxanne Emery: This Life” at number 17. Both tracks were used in Armin Van Buuren’s A State Of Trance Year Mix 2018.