Emma King - Schlagwerk

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Emma King

Emma King is a London based percussionist with experience in Folk, Pop, Rock, Musical Theatre and Classical genres. Since completing a Bachelors Degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Emma has been making her name well known on the UK music scene as a cajonero with performances at the Glasgow Drum show in 2015 and London Drum Show 2016.

Throughout her career Emma was performed in masterclasses with Tom Greenleaves (Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig) Chris Lamb (New York Philharmonic) and soloist Colin Currie. Within the pop industry Emma has worked with 2010 X Factor star Gamu Nhengu, Ralph Salmins (Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, Paloma Faith, Robbie Williams), Andy Gangadeen (The Spice Girls, Chase & Status) and gospel producer Nicky Brown.

Emma joined the West End/Broadway Percussion show STOMP in 2014 and has toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and South America with the company.
Emma is proudly endorsed by Schlagwerk Percussion.

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Why Schlagwerk?

Schlagwerk produce some of the finest instruments I’ve ever played. It’s a pleasure to have them by my side whilst playing music around the world.

Favourite Instrument?

Cajon la Perù

Musical Style

Folk, Pop, Rock, Musical Theatre & Classical


STOMP (www.stomp.co.uk)
Lost & Found Orchestra (www.lfopresents.co.uk)
Tribe of Tinkers (www.tribeoftinkers.com)

How to Mic?

For the Cajon, an AKG DM112 MKII at the back and a Shure SM57 at the front. For my percussion set up I usually add Hi-Hats, Djembe, Darbuka, chimes, shakers, jam block, tambourine (anything else I can throw in really!) and use a set of RØDE NT5 Condenser Microphones as overheads.

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