Emma Adams is manager and synth player in Perth based indie rock outfit Big Orange, and more recently the manager of alternative rock band The Wilds. Raised in regional WA, Emma spent her childhood between the sleepy south west town Harvey and the recently fire devastated town of Yarloop.
Her burgeoning love of music found her mining her older brother’s record collection at a young age. After high school, Emma took a job at famed local music venue the Prince of Wales in the nearby regional city of Bunbury. A mainstay in contemporary music, the Prince facilitated her passion for live music and taught her the best and worst of band and music industry life.
Eventually making the move to the big smoke, Perth City, with lifelong friends Daniel Davis and Tom Garvey, the trio would later become bandmates in Big Orange. As regional artists starting afresh, slowly inking themselves in the metro music scene, and discovering the hardships behind any fresh start, Emma realised that every band needs to have a manager, and music makers need support.
Immersing herself in the live music scene and culture whilst doing a diploma in music management, working full time in hospitality looking after bookings & entertainment for various venues, Emma steered Big Orange through various member changes, regional tours, the release of multiple singles and their debut EP. Scoring the band extensive national radio play, festival spots and national support opportunities, Emma has solidified the band’s place in the Australian music scene.
Emma has travelled the world extensively taking in as much live music and building networks as she goes. If she’s not on stage with her band you can probably catch her on the airwaves for community radio station RTRFM, donating her time to WAM or maybe even doing the door for a gig around town.