Emerson were a London based NWOBHM/Hard Rock five piece formed in 1982 and named after founding members & brothers Bri & Stu Emerson. The band's sound shifted from more straight forward heavy riffing during the next couple of years, with a more AOR influenced sound surfacing. Their only release was the 1984 "Something Special" 7" for Neat Records. The record didn't exactly set the charts alight, and following several personnel changes, they called it a day in 1985. Following the band's demise, two former EMERSON vocalists Steve Blewitt and his replacement, Mick White, later joined PAUL SAMSON's project. Blewitt, a former member of AXIS, walked out on EMPIRE prior to their first gig leaving the post vacant for White to fill.
Blewitt later changed his surname to Blue appearing on YA YA's second album. The singer also worked with former STAMPEDE/UFO guitarist LAWRENCE ARCHER on his "L.A. Secrets" album for Japan. Guitarist Stu Emerson himself was involved with the MEAT LOAF championed MRS. LOUD in 1995. Bassist Bri Emerson joined TYGER TYGER whilst latter day EMERSON drummer Charlie McKenzie (formerly of BLACK ROSE), enrolled into SAMSON.