The Burney Sisters, a talented duo comprising Emma (16) and Bella (13), craft music that defies their youthful years. Their songs, infused with emotional intelligence, resonate deeply with listeners. These soulful siblings blend their voices in harmonies reminiscent of First Aid Kit, Lake Street Dive, The Staves, and Joseph. While drawing inspiration from various genres, they hold a special affinity for Motown and soulful melodies.
Their journey has taken them to grand stages, intimate venues, and festival stages such as Blissfest, Shoe Fest, Shipyard, Moccasin Creek, Columbia's Roots N Blues, Ozark Amphitheater, and most notably the Cayamo Music Cruise (2023). They’ve shared billing alongside luminaries like Wynonna Judd, Brandi Carlile, Jo Dee Messina, Jeff Tweedy, Willie Nelson, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crowe, Larkin Poe, Del McCoury, and Sawyer Fredericks from ‘The Voice.’ Beyond the spotlight, the Burney Sisters have cultivated a strong bond with their fanbase through over 200 house concerts across the US and Canada.
Their music is available on platforms like iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and Amazon. Stay connected via Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube, and join their journey behind the scenes on Patreon.com
Emma has established herself as not only a vocal powerhouse, but highly skilled with multiple instruments. Her first love was the guitar, but it was followed quickly by bass, fiddle, cello, piano, banjo, and basically anything she can get her hands on. She has recently added more of her own original songs to the set, and continues to be a major voice in arranging all of the songs the girls perform.
Bella, the youngest of the songwriting duo, adds not only her vocal talents, but also rounds out the girls' harmonic sound and rhythm on bass, as well as piano, guitar, and cajon. Bella has also started writing songs of her own, and adding them to the show as she and her sister breathe life into her creations.