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Emily Antonacci (she/they), known musically as "emily," is a twenty-year-old queer singer-songwriter from Peoria, Illinois. Her sad-girl ukulele pop tends to include lines straight from her diary and melodies written on her bedroom floor. Since releasing her first single, “messy,” in September 2019, she has accumulated over 400,000 listens across streaming platforms. Her debut EP, "living room," was released on April 23rd with arrangements by Cami Proctor and produced by Connor Billard.
She enjoys wearing many hats in the Peoria music scene. In addition to making and performing her own music, she is the manager for The Blank Stairs and the marketing manager for Sarah & the Underground.
by Caspian Voss
By Caspian Voss
Must credit Caspian Voss for photos and Ginger Batton for album art. Click to download via Google Drive.
Peoria Magazines, April 2021: “Sad-Girl Ukulele Pop: Q&A with Emily Antonacci”
WCBU, April 2021: “Peoria-Based Singer-Songwriter emily Releases Debut EP 'Living Room'”
WCBU, May 2021: "Emily Antonacci Releases Debut EP 'living room'"
“Emily Antonacci hails from the Greater Peoria area and it took roughly one song of their first appearance at a virtual open mic for me to become a rabid fan. Expertly crafting some of the catchiest tunes I've ever heard with nothing more than a ukulele and a masterful vocal flourish, they left me frustrated that the pandemic meant that I couldn't immediately book them on all of the shows.”
-Mike Ingram, co-founder of Pygmalion