about emma

being different makes a difference

 

Ever since the age of 8 years old performing her first song on stage with Michelle CRawfords Performing Arts School at the Gold Coast Performing Arts Centre in 2008, Emma believed her dream would become a reality with her rare gift. Her raw talent of what started from passionately singing and dancing since the age of 5, by the age of 13 became a professional pursuit.  

Sunshine Coast’s 24-year-old singer/songwriter and triple threat performer Emma Tomlinson is an Artist who not only accompanies herself with piano but uniquely blends pop, pop-classical crossover, RnB and alternative pop to another level. Her New Single ‘ELECTRIC BLUE’, was released in December 2023 with an Alternative indie/pop style that positively empowers love in all forms through diversity and equality as Emma is a young female Australian Artist on the Autism Spectrum. ELECTRIC BLUE in January 2024 was recently nominated as a feature release in Music Victoria’s Listen Local Playlist on Spotify with Emma nominated as the Spotify Playlist Cover Star Artist for 2024. Her Single SOUR HEART released January 2023, is an Electric Pop genre that illustrates positivity and empowerment around neurodiversity and difference.  SOUR HEART’s release featured Emma as one of the featured introducing Artist’s in Scenestr February 2023 Edition, ABC Television & iView, ABC Radio Brisbane, 4zzz radio, Radio Metro, Sunshine Coast 91.7 and The Singers Company in Toronto landed her among Australia’s top ten female musicians in February 2023. Since the beginning of 2023, Emma Tomlinson is currently rated as one of Brisbane’s Top 5 best Singer – piano players and ranked in Melbourne as the No. 1 female Singer – Piano player. Recently Awarded the special commendation Patronage Award in Autism Queensland’s 2023 Recognition Awards by the Governor of Queensland, Emma has made numerous appearances on the national stage performing recently at Caloundra Music Festival 2023 featuring Peter Koppes & First Nations Artist Tio Kurun Warun playing the didgeridoo, Feature Artist in Brisbane Festival 2023 Undercover Artist Festival, performing with Brisbane Symphony Orchestra as a Soprano in duet, feature Artist at the FIFA Fan FestivalTM Brisbane / Meaanjin for the FIFA Womens Australian and New Zealand World Cup 2023, performing the Australian National Anthem at the Australian of the Year Awards 2023 for the Queensland Nominees. Performing the Australian National Anthem at the opening ceremony of the Virtus Oceania Asia Games 2022 and nominated artist by Queensland’s Premier for the Green and Gold Runway 2022 Olympic 2032 Games pre-celebration event. Performing on ANZAC DAY 2022 – 2023 performing the Australian National Anthem &New Zealand’s National Anthem at the Tewantin RSL Dawn Service & morning service with the New Zealand Military Band, and performing as the opening act and main entertainment for the Australian event awards 2018.  Headline act for new single GHOST Brisbane’s Woolly Mammoth | Ivory Tusk in Fortitude Valley, Woodford Small Halls 2019, Buskers by the Creek 2015, Buskers by by the Lake 2021,The X-Factor 2014 at age 14, Headlining in Noosa Alive 2019, awarded youngest achieving entrepreneur of Noosa 2019 after featuring her self produced show OPERA FUNK at Noosa’s annual arts festival Noosa Alive 2019 and was nominated as one of 24 finalist’s in Brisbane’s QUBE EFFECT 2022 for her music video CONTROL nominated for Brisbane’s “People’s Choice Awards”.  A crowd entertainer with eclectic flair, the 2DArtist is known for her twist and unique pop art style after the fabulous Blue Haired Girl was featured on the cover of In Noosa Mag 2019. 

Emma successfully completed a Bachelor of Creative Industries; Majoring in Music and Minoring in Drama and Social media at the University of the Sunshine Coast.  She was awarded the High Performance Music Student scholarship, training alongside some of Australia’s best athletes with tailored career and academic support.

 

 

ambassador for autism 

In December 2019 Emma was named a young ambassador for Autism Queensland (ASD), a recogition which came after she painted her ‘Blue Haired Girl’ , apainting which she hopes will spread the message of diversity and highlight awareness of high functioning girls on the spectrum.

“So many girls on the spectrum fall through the cracks and my painting, “The Blue Haired Girl”, illustrates that being different makes a difference”.

Emma’s vision is to spread more awareness about young women and girls with ASD. She wants to encourage acceptance at school, at tertiary education and in the workplace and to celebrate their difference. Her message is that people on the Autism spectrum are just like everyone else but neurologically are wired differently. They can be highly intelligent in how they think and process. Recently Emma ongoing support to the organisation is highly commended as Autism Queensland Awarded the special commendation Patronage Award in Autism Queensland’s 2023 Recognition Awards by the Governor of Queensland

Emma’s artwork of the ‘Blue Haired Girl’ has been reproduced on a tote bag and is available for sale HERE as a fund-raiser for Autism Queensland.

“I see myself as an advocate for females with ASD and that with determination & love you can achieve your dreams”.

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