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Emilyn is a metro-Vancouver-born Filipino-Canadian multi-instrumental backup musician turned independent singer/songwriter and artist. Gaining musical knowledge in choirs all throughout her teens, she started teaching music and vocal coaching to the other members of her grade 12 musical. That inspired her to begin teaching singing lessons with various professional music schools around the lower mainland while she completed her bachelor’s degree at SFU and then her teaching degree with UBC. She join various groups and clubs and started a brand new open mic at the SFU local pub, eventually leading her to meet many amazing musicians in many different genres of music. From there Emilyn started singing backup vocals and playing percussion for her best friend Josh Job, eventually getting noticed by other artists and groups wanting someone who could harmonize on a dime and have fun on stage while doing it. Indigenous (Indie-Rock) group Sister Says took her to her first festival stages, while the Travis James (Pop/Folk) band played Granville Street on weekends. Then she played with Maria Cenzina (Rnb/Alternative), Victoria Groff (Pop), Tess Anderson (Alt-Rock) and more. She met Adrian Fitzpatrick, a local bassist with similar ambitions, as well as Keely Rammage-Scott, Jeremiah Gowen, and more session musicians who were all noticing the same things. They noticed a lack of connection between all the different communities within the Vancouver music scene and set out to bring them together, culminating in the birth of “theprojectvancity”: an organization designed to bring musicians together across genres and sectors of the Vancouver music scene, being a bridge across barriers for musicians to come together and collaborate. With heartfelt lyrics, get-stuck-in-your-head melodies, funk-inspired bass, full harmonies, and summery Dua Lipa inspired dance vibes, Emilyn is here not just to create music, but community. With more songs always in the works and collaborations with her organization: theprojectvancity on the horizon, there is always more coming from Emilyn!

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Performing a Saturday night at the Fox Cabaret, Vancouver

Performing a Saturday night at the Fox Cabaret, Vancouver

Reflecting on her newfound identity as a solo artist, EMILYN.

Reflecting on her newfound identity as a solo artist, EMILYN.

Performing as a backup vocalist/multi-instrumentalist around Vancouver

Performing as a backup vocalist/multi-instrumentalist around Vancouver