Emma Victoria Jane Anderson was born June 10th, 1967, Raynes Park, Wimbledon, London. She is best known for being a songwriter, guitarist and backing singer for Lush (1988-1996). As a keen music fan, she used to write a fanzine called Alphabet Soup with school friend Miki Berenyi when she was a teenager. She attended Ealing College of Higher Education from 1986-1990 in London and joined a band called the The Rover Girls as a bass player.
She has one half-brother who lives in Germany.
She has a bachelor's degree in art history.
Below are Emma's responses to a questionnaire she was given while on tour with Lush in France -
She likes dogs, cheese, Japanese food (esp. sushi) and the countryside.
Her dislikes are celery, tea, Tori Amos, the Cranberries, mosquitos and liars.
Her fave Lush song is 'Last Night'
Fave bands are Amee Mann, Cocteau Twins and the Beatles.
Fave songs are 'Sign Up Maybe for Being' by Richard Davis and 'Hong Kong Garden' by Siouxie and the Banshees
Fave Records are Forever Changes
First record ever bought was 'You're the One That I Want' by Olivia Newton John and John Travolta
Fave drinks are chocolate milk and margaritas (yeah!)
It didn't take Emma long to jump back in to the musicic industry, Formed in London in 1997 Emma innaugerates Sing-Sing, with vocalist Lisa O'Neill. The band released 2 albums (The Joy of Sing-Sing & Sing Sing and I) and a variety of singles and finally on their own self created label, Aerial. They toured the States twice in 2002 taking in both SXSW in Austin and CMJ in New York. In 2006 Emma had moved to Brighton, East Sussex where she is involved in music publicity. At the end of December 2007, they announced via their mailing list and website that they had decided to disband.
Since the time that Lush made it's final bow and Sing-Sing made their last release, Emma has more recently found time to settle down and is now happily involved with raising her new baby, Iris born in January 2010. Cheers Emma!
Emma's Setup @ Guitar Geek
Interview: Emma Anderson of Lush and Sing-Sing - Aug 2010