Ember is an exciting, young duo with a love of music and travel. Over the last five years they have journeyed and played in Spain, Ireland, Holland, Wales, Mexico and the Western U.S., often allowing the wind to blow them where it will, other times settling down for a few months to focus on crafting new tunes. The simple yet moving music grows up around the miraculous blending of two very different voices: that of Welsh songstress Emily Williams, who also soars through the mix with her violin, and sets up chunky rhythms with her nylon-strung, and that of Rebecca Sullivan of Utah, who fingerpicks a sparkling steel-strung, and breaks out the harmonica for a song or two.
Whenever possible, the duo call on Welsh cellist Emma Bryden, who brings depth to the music with her beautiful, moody strings.
"Musically this is the finished article -- justifying the whole folk movement."
Ian Davison, Lomond Folk Festival, July '05
"Multi-instrumental virtuosity. . ."
Noiseville, Summer '04
"Songs that stay in your head for days because of their melodic charm."
Oor Magazine, Netherlands, January '03
"Simply beautiful, soul-stirring music."
Tivy-Side, Wales, November '03
"Folk with a sexy makeover."
Noiseville Magazine, Wales, Summer '03
"an enchanting discovery . . .talented musicians"
Women In Tune festival newsletter, Wales, Autumn '03