“Hailing from Reading, England, a place known for its massive music festivals and not taking any B.S. in their music, enter Black Emerald.” Bucketlistmusicreviews.com
Reading’s Black Emerald don’t go in for labels on style – if we like it we’ll play it. And play it hard, fast and with passion. We like to think that we combine elements of southern rock, stoner metal, doom, blues, thrash, progressive and a smidge of hard rock to create a truly unique sound that cannot be found easily elsewhere. Each member of the band brings their own style and influences into the music which gives Black Emerald a distinctive and collaborative sound. The band comprises of founding member guitarist and vocalist Edd Higgs, bassist and lead vocalist Simon Hall and drummer Connor Shortt.
We like to be out on the road as much as possible and have played all over the Midlands, South Wales and SE England. Last autumn we played two dates for the Rock Diabetes Charity: the warm-up gig Stoking The Fire and the Fire and Forge Festival in Trowbridge. We were also stoked to play the first ever Facebarmageddon event in Reading in December supporting Divine Chaos. This March we played the first One Eyed Toad Presents Monthly Metal Showcase before heading out on the Spreading The Fire Tour to promote the Rock Diabetes Fire & Forge Festival. See our events page for more details.