In a career spanning over a decade and a half, Emm Gryner has amazed fans and critics alike with her daring forays into various genres and collaborations and for calling her own shots. The myriad of milestones achieved during the eight years since she was unceremoniously dumped by a major label mere months after releasing her sophomore album, Public, are proof that she excels in her chosen musical journey.
Gryner can name-drop a diverse roster of collaborators and admirers that includes everyone from Nelly Furtado and Lou Barlow to Rob Zombie and Def Leppard; the last repaid her for covering "Pour Some Sugar on Me" on 2001's Girl Versions by inviting her to play piano on their own covers record, Yeah in 2006. In addition, Emm spent a year and a half as one of David Bowie's hand-picked backup singers and one of Gryner’s many admirers is U2 front man Bono, who named Gryner's power-pop ballad "Almighty Love" as one of five songs he wishes he'd written. (Q Magazine's 20th-anniversary issue)
In addition to recording the new album, Gem and I, Gryner also found the time to embark upon two more full tours; as well as a starring role in the hit indie film One Week in which she shares the screen with Joshua Jackson, (Dawson’s Creek, Fringe). Earlier in 2010, Emm became a new mother of a baby boy.
With a career highlighted by a multitude of industry and artist kudos as well as three Juno Award nominations (two for Best Pop Album), Gryner remains a business woman of high caliber, fiercely devoted to her fans. House concerts in fans' homes, revealing journal entries (emmgryner.com) and handwritten personal notes that go out with albums all help Gryner stay close with her followers.
Upon the release of Gem and I and with a collection of devoted fans and colleagues alike, Gryner is poised continue to be recognized as one of the top songwriters around today.