1811 14th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20009
Performer, producer, and composer Emily Wells is known for her varied use of classical and modern
instrumentation as well as her deft approach to live sampling. Classically trained as a violinist, Wells
also performs using acoustic drums, synthesizers, and beat machines. She has toured extensively in
the US and Europe and will release her next full length album Promise January 29, 2016 via her newly
minted label "Thesis & Instinct".
Promise, a soul record in baroque clothing, is about friendship, romance, and risk. It is about forgetting
and desire. The title is derived from the installation "Promesa" by Cabella/Carceller, portrayed on the
album's cover, which depicts abandoned sites of pleasure. The eleven songs carry this same
sentiment in their orchestral tones and unhidden vocals. So many have tried to define Wells' one
woman experience as future classical, down tempo hip hop, greased-up blues, spectral folk, etc. It
doesn’t matter. By the time their creative label goes to print, Emily Wells is pouring gas on her former
self and lighting the way.
Wells has recorded and produced several albums including the critically acclaimed Symphonies: Dreams,
Memories & Parties and Mama. As a composer she contributed to the soundtrack and score for Park Chan-
Wook's Stoker and scored the forthcoming film Here Is Something Beautiful (etc.
Be Steadwell is a singer songwriter from Washington DC. With roots in jazz, acapella and folk-Be composes a soulful blend of genres into what she calls queer pop.
In her live performances, she utilizes loop pedal vocal layering and beat boxing to compose her songs on stage. Be's self-produced albums feature her earnest lyricism, proud LGBTQ content, unapologetic silliness, and the art of the simple love song.