Rockford musician Emily Bear “goes Hollywood” with new ‘Nancy Drew’ movie


Rockford has a connection with the new film “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase,” which is in theaters this weekend.

We found out this week that Rockford musician Emily Bear has two songs in the film.

“I’ve been keeping this a secret for so long and I’m so happy to finally be able to share it with everyone,” Emily said via a Skype interview. “This is the first time my music is actually going to be in a feature film. So, it’s insane. It’s definitely a huge check off my bucket list.”

On hearing her music for the first time in a movie theater, Emily said, “It’s kind of surreal. I still don’t think I connected ‘Oh, that music coming out of the speakers is…me.'”

Emily, since practically before she could walk, is known worldwide for jazz or classical style music. The music featured in “Nancy Drew” has more of a pop feel to it.

And, Emily sings.

It’s also not the last movie she’ll be a part of. Without spilling the beans, she says she’s working on a project for Steven Spielberg’s company, Amblin Entertainment.

“I’m also releasing my artist EP, where I’m going to be singing, late Spring,” she teases. “So keep your eye out. That’s going to be super fun.”

In fact, just this week, Emily debuted some of that music in Los Angeles. 

That’s where she spends a lot of her time, but her work takes her all over the country and the world.

“I’ve been to New York, Boston… I’m going to Switzerland next week. So, I can’t even tell you… I’m mostly in L.A… I was on tour with Melanie C from the Spice Girls, and Peter Cetera and Joss Stone [last year] and it was super fun.”

Emily’s also got another performance coming up soon at the Hollywood Bowl.

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