A story of creativity
Emm Gryner (Music Industry Arts, 1995) is one of Canada's best-known singer-songwriters, with 10 albums, three Juno nominations and an independent record label to her credit.
After releasing her first album shortly after graduating from Fanshawe, Emm went on to write and record nine more albums (two of which were nominated for Junos in the Best Pop Album of the Year category), play and tour with David Bowie and sign several important artists to her own Dead Daisy Record label, including Royal Wood and In-Flight Safety.
Along the way she made her acting debut in the Canadian indie film One Week, and co-hosted the CBC radio show Under the Covers. In 2012 Emm founded Trent Severn, a Canadian folk-roots trio with fellow songstresses Dayna Manning and Laura C. Bates. In 2013 Emm made international headlines collaborating with astronaut Chris Hadfield on his thrilling space-station version of Bowie's Space Oddity. The video became the first music video ever shot in space.
In 2013, Emm was named a Fanshawe College Distinguished Alumni Award winner.
Emm and Chris Hadfield performed together at Songs and Stories at London's Grand Theatre in October 2015. She made her official theatre debut in The Grand Theatre's production of Joni Mitchell: River in 2016.