Alanna Glover

Alanna Glover was previously a church music director in Sydney and member of the band Garage Hymnal. She now lives in Oxford where she splits her time between working for Emu and being a mum. Alanna has developed the Word In Song online course for church musicians, as well as being a songwriter, song leader, graphic designer and trainer.

Philip Percival

Philip Percival is Music Minister at St Ebbe's Church, Oxford. He loves helping Church musicians grow in their gifts to serve their church, and teaches the Bible and practical skills at conferences and seminars around the world. He is the author of Then Sings My Soul, a book about Biblical music ministry for every Christian. He also writes songs, and is perhaps best known for the music for Consider Christ and Never Alone.

Liv Chapman

Liv Chapman has been writing and singing for Emu for many years and continues to be involved with the albums and the Word In Song UK team, as well as developing new music and resources for Emu Youth. Liv has a passion for youth and women's ministry and is available to speak and/or play at events (evangelistic or internal); please do get in touch!

Saturday Concerts

Yvonne Lyon

Yvonne Lyon is among the UK's brightest and best emerging singer/songwriters. Her most recent album Metanoia (link here) is her eighth solo studio release, further demonstrating her ability to deliver engaging original material with fresh imagination. Yvonne consistently combines poignant lyrics with strong, creative melodies demonstrating a voice that can be both fragile and intense.

Having supported Eddi Reader throughout the UK, performed with Beth Nielsen Chapman and co-written with Boo Hewerdine, Yvonne continues to establish herself as an artist of considerable significance.

Yvonne's memorable and emotive performances have drawn and stirred audiences and she has also shared the stage with Patti Griffin, Karine Polwart, Karen Matheson, Luka Bloom, Steve Forbert, IONA and Juliet Turner.

She has guested on two live sessions with Bob Harris on his BBC Radio 2 show and recently completed a Masters Degree in Songwriting and Performance from the University of the West of Scotland.

'I love her, absolutely love her… great song beautifully performed'
Michael Ball, BBC Radio 2

'Just stunning music'
 Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

'Beautifully sung and played… a fine, fine album'
R2 Magazine

'Gorgeous voice'
 Q Magazine

'A fine voice... a fine album and one that is refreshingly positive'
 The Telegraph

'An awesome level of talent that I cannot compare'
 Maverick Magazine

'A wonderful talent… a lady with class'
Americana UK