Emmy The Great dedicates song to Elton John

Singer/songwriter bigs up the Rocket Man as she kicks off UK tour

Emmy The Great kicked off her UK tour last night (January 31) with a dedication to Elton John.

Playing at Oxford‘s O2 Academy with a four-piece backing band, the singer/songwriter performed a stirring 50-minute set, which featured fan favourites ‘First Love’, ‘Gabriel’ and ‘The Hypnotist’s Son’.

Set closer ‘Two Steps Forward’, meanwhile, was dedicated to the Rocket Man.

The singer/songwriter, whose debut album ‘First Love’ is released next week (February 9), was in a cheerful mood, talking at length to the packed crowd between songs and dedicating several songs to friends who were present at the gig.

Emmy The Great played:

‘We Almost Had A Baby’


‘Easter Parade’

‘First Love’


‘Short Country Song’

‘The Museum Island’



‘Bad Things Are Coming, We Are Safe’

‘Everything Reminds Me Of You’

‘The Hypnotist’s Son’

‘Two Steps Forward’

The lengthy tour now continues at Exeter Phoenix tonight (February 1), culminating in a date at London ULU on February 27.

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