The Story Behind

EMERALD

The story behind the band name "Emerald" started when i was about 10 years old. My older brother Joe, came home one day with an LP of the 70's rock band “Thin Lizzy – (Jailbreak)”. It was the first time i can remember hearing the electric guitar sounds of a real rock band.

I can remember watching the retention arm drop the LP on to the playing surface. Then the needle drop and play the tunes. One of the songs on that album was called "Emerald", and it is one of my favorite songs of all time.

Not to mention that the band members were Irish. I’m 60% Irish myself.

Brian Edwards – Founder of “EMERALD”

Micro Scopic Huge

About a year ago, while brainstorming for a band name. Myself and a friend somehow zoned in on rapper’s band names.

“Biggy Small” was mentioned. I suggested “Smally Big”. He said, that doesn’t sound right.

Then i thought Micro Scopic Huge. (uScopic huGe).

I liked the way that sounded.

In the world of electronics, the symbol “u” means micro. At that point “uScopic huGe” came to life.

It had to be written or typed that way.

Micro Scopic Huge sounds like a small thing, that has potential.

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OUR STYLE OF MUSIC

I would have to say Rock is the style, even if some tunes are slow, they are still considered rock to me. I don’t really see any other applicable category.

Brian Edwards – EMERALD

I’m from a small town called Lawn, located in Newfoundland, on the east coast of Canada. Pretty well the most eastern point in North America. My main musical influence would have to be “Pink Floyd”, especially “The Wall” album. I consider that to be the all-time best album ever. It’s like a movie for my ears.

Then Ac/Dc obviously for the guitar, and raw Rock n Roll. Thin Lizzy, Rush, Yes, Tea Party. To name only a few.

John Prine is right next to Pink Floyd though. For his simple, but effective style, and ability to get his message across to anyone, in any age group. And the fact that his stage presence was pretty well the same as he was in real life.

The only thing that held me back musically, in the early days, is the fact that i was left-handed. That prevented me from playing guitar until i was 19 years old or so. Typically most instruments are made for right-handed people. Another older brother Julian bought me a lefty electric guitar eventually.

Not sure if i ever paid him for it.

uScope huGe

Brian Edwards

John (Scotty) Lorimer – EMERALD

I’m a Scottish born Canadian, from Dundee, Scotland. I started drumming when i was about 9 years old. I moved to Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada, at the age of 20.

As a teenager, i often helped roadies set up the stage gear at Dundee’s "Caird Hall" venue. Iron Maiden, Ozzy, Judas Priest, Motorhead, to name a few.
My influences growing up were groups like Ac/Dc, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Rush, etc..

My younger brother is also an accomplished musician, in his own right. He currently plays in a number of successful bands in London England. His skill covers various instruments, but percussion is his expertise.

I would like to think that i had something to do with that.

For no particular reason. I took a hiatus from drumming for several years, until i met Brian. I expressed a desire, to not only play, but to create, and be part of something original.

Now thanks to the creative Mr. Edwards, i am back in to it once again. My hope is to deliver music, that people will enjoy, and relate to.

And say..........I Like That.

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Scotty Lorimer