They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be more true for this multi-instrumentalist. An inspirational artist, Emmett Mulrooney has earned his reputation as a talented musician and skillful performer. From live gigs to studio sessions and more, Emmett Mulrooney continues to expand his repertoire and build a fan base in the Milwaukee area and beyond. Explore the site and check out his music below.
A guitarist from Les Paul’s hometown, Emmett Mulrooney plays hits and originals at pubs, markets, festivals, Summerfest, Pizza farms, and coffeehouses throughout Waukesha and Milwaukee. From “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Build me Up, Buttercup” to “Can’t Stop the Feeling” and “Hold Back the River,” Emmett entertains for hours. Blending jazz and finger-picking styles, he works the frets impressively while singing. Says Emmett, “When a guitarist plucks notes that aren’t ordinary, people are glued to the guitar and enjoy songs as if they are fresh and new.”
Shows pack in a lot of music. A seasoned performer, Emmett is a well-oiled tunesmith focused on playing a variety of songs every hour. As one patron said, “Emmett knows what he’s doing and doesn’t waste time.” Energetic and engaged with his audience, Emmett plays what his crowd wants to hear—from Zac Brown to the Beatles to ballads and dance hits. “I want people to dance, sing lyrics, and love the guitar. Every show is special, whether playing for a dozen or hundreds. I’m glad my passion makes people happy.”
Emmett is a charismatic vocalist with a range as low as Johnny Cash and as high as Justin Timberlake. His EP Dollars for Roses showcases an artist who writes with wit and heart and creates memorable hooks. Influenced by gunslingers like Willy Porter, John Mayer, Mac DeMarco, and Michael Bublé, Emmett blends “words and music” into songs that tell stories and feature strong melody. He continues to write more and more, and is hoping to release plenty of new tunes in 2020.