Emily Hanks is a soul, pop, funk, blues and jazz specialist. Her sound is earthy, gritty and rounded in all the right places. Her voice has been described as ‘listening to honey coated velvet’. She has graced the stage of many Sydney venues and events including at Thredbo Jazz Festival 2014 & 2015, Soulfest 2014, the official Earth Hour 2013 event with Peter Garrett and Telstra Stadium, singing the national anthem for the Rugby World Cup. In 2017 she reached #8 on the iTunes charts with her Ministry of Sound collaboration track ‘Horses’. Apart from Sunset Sessions you can catch Emily performing with various Sydney-based bands including; Press Club, Pocketful of Soul, Clever Little Secretaries, Funkstar, The Uncle Dan Duo and many more.
Lily Guerrero’s childhood influences include Chilean and Mexican folklore as well as Andean music. Lily co-founded the band “Libelle” writing and performing original music that was influenced by Cumbia, Salsa and Folkloric rhythms mixed with storytelling lyrics. Lily’s passion for salsa led to eventually teaching and performing the dance. Current projects include performances with ‘Salsa Kingz’ Latin Show Band and with Lily and Ange duo as a singer, musician and entertainer. Lily’s acoustic set will take you on a Latin music journey and perhaps even get you dancing.
Ellie Drennan will join the line-up of powerful voices at this week’s edition of Sunset Sessions.
The 17 year old singer-songwriter from the Central Coast of NSW has been playing guitar since the age of 8 and singing since the age of 10. Ellie has been the youngest performer to win ‘The Voice Australia’ in 2015 and has performed extensively on the Central Coast and Newcastle. She has been involved in Youth In performing Arts for the last 3 years, and was a recent recipient of the ‘Star of Tomorrow’ Scholarship awarded by Gina Jeffrey’s and Rod McCormack. Ellie will wrap up this week’s line up and perform as the sun sets on Hornsby.