electronic press kit

band bio

emily the band is a three-piece queer girl group based in Peoria, Illinois, composed of Emily Antonacci (vocals, ukulele, songwriting), Cami Proctor (guitar, vocals, melodica, arrangements, composition), and Abbey Haste (drums, percussion). They have played sad-girl ukulele pop at venues in the Peoria area, Champaign-Urbana, Bloomington-Normal, Galesburg, and more since April 2021.


Emily, Cami, and Abbey originally joined forces to play their first set as a trio to commemorate the release of Emily's debut EP, "living room." The three friends became emily the band, and they have been living their rockstar dreams ever since. Since their first show, the group has played headlining shows across Illinois and supported acts such as The Accidentals, Sarah & The Underground, and New Souls. With sets full of original songs and covers of Olivia Rodrigo, beabadoobee, and qq, they strive to show audiences that there is a space for everyone in the music industry. 

press & reviews

Peoria Magazines, April 2021: “Sad-Girl Ukulele Pop: Q&A with Emily Antonacci” 


WCBU, April 2021: “Peoria-Based Singer-Songwriter emily Releases Debut EP 'Living Room'”


WCBU, May 2021: "Emily Antonacci Releases Debut EP 'living room'"


“Emily Antonacci hails from the Greater Peoria area and it took roughly one song of their first appearance at a virtual open mic for me to become a rabid fan. Expertly crafting some of the catchiest tunes I've ever heard with nothing more than a ukulele and a masterful vocal flourish, they left me frustrated that the pandemic meant that I couldn't immediately book them on all of the shows.”

-Mike Ingram, co-founder of Pygmalion 

social media

  • Spotify
  • iTunes
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • TikTok
  • Twitter