At only six years old, Emme Lentino was performing in her hometown of Salem, Oregon and was ready to travel across the U.S. to follow her passion in music and entertainment. She received a music scholarship to Seattle Pacific University where she developed her talents further and, upon graduating, joined the Missoula Children's Theatre. Her work with the theatre saw her perform in 30 states, after which she headed to San Diego, signing with the Shamon Freitas Talent Agency as an actress/singer/model and the San Diego Junior Theatre as a teaching artist.
Continuing to seek growth as an artist, Emme moved to New York City where she played Lucille Ball in a successful off-Broadway production. Emme found herself collaborating with DJ/producer Vasili Gavre, where they wrote, recorded and performed a song that was included in the Victoria Secret's National BioFit Ad advertisement campaign airing across all of the major networks in the U.S. Two years later they released the single "Do You Have A Girlfriend" (Clubstar Records) which went on to be remixed nearly 20 times by DJ's all over the world.
Emme then teamed up with Tina Schafer's New York Songwriters Circle (Norah Jones, Rachel Platten). While in NYC, she also garnered significant national airplay on Sophie 103.7 and Gold Coast Radio with her band Emme & The Swedes for their single, "You're Caught Up."
Emme continued her songwriting journey across both the East and West coasts. In sunny Los Angeles she began a collaboration with the amazingly talented Richard "Wolfie" Wolf, a multi-Platinum selling music producer, songwriter and remixer, and an Emmy-winning film and television composer. Emme was thrilled to sign as a vocalist/songwriter with his boutique music production and publishing company, The Producers Lab, Inc. Her songs have been featured in various daytime shows, including ABC's One Life to Live and All My Children.
New York City also brought Emme together with her future husband Tony, which led to another move, this time to his home New Zealand. Once there, Emme crossed paths with international promoter and global tour manager Michael Hanuman, along with renowned songwriter, Bryan Bell. The connection produced a round of new material and propelled Emme back in the limelight, finding herself on network TV and singing both Australian and New Zealand national anthems acapella live on the grid at the New Zealand race of the Supercars V8 in 2015. The Satellite TV network Sky Sport also featured Emme's song "Super Black" as the anthem for New Zealand's own V8 Supercars Race Team. In 2016 Emme's husband lost his battle with cancer and she turned to music for emotional and spiritual healing, which produced the four song EP Shine.
An additional career peak for Emme includes being featured on New Zealand National Network Television TVNZ1 Good Morning show, debuting her song "Sixteen Candles," a song to encourage and support teens.
2017 has brought with it the birth of a new creative unit working with Emme. The Los Angeles-based team has been working out of the iconic Nightbird Studios and Plyrz Studio put together by Michael Hanuman and bassist/producer Dan Antunovich (Kitaro) which includes guitarist, songwriter, composer and producer Michael "Fish" Herring (Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey) who was featured in the film Hired Gun; keyboardist Ric'key Pageot (Madonna, Cher); and drummer Nick Gaffaney (Dimmer, Goldenhorse, Cairo Knife Fight).
Emme's new recordings evoke a deep personal and emotional musical journey, that is authentic, as it is passionate and powerful. Emme will release her new music in the coming months.