Reading's Black Emerald don't go in for labels on style - if we like it we'll play it. And play it hard, fast and with passion. We like to think that we combine elements of southern rock, stoner metal, doom, blues, thrash, progressive and a smidge of hard rock to create a truly unique sound that cannot be found easily elsewhere. Each member of the band brings their own style and influences into the music which gives Black Emerald a distinctive and collaborative sound. The band comprises of founding member guitarist and vocalist Edd Higgs, bassist and lead vocalist Simon Hall and drummer Connor Shortt.