Gemma is an artist who creates a unique eclectic sound to thrill fans and critics alike. She embraces her favourite aspects of Pop music and meshes them with the finest, hand-picked sounds from R&B and Soul music. Taking inspiration from her mother’s record collection, including the iconic vocal prowess of Amy Winehouse, the distinguished rhythms of Bob Marley and the avant-garde creativity of Izzy Bizu, Gemma has created her own distinctive style of sweet and delicious authentic, Contemporary R & B Pop music.
Born in England and raised in the Sperrin Mountains in County Derry, Gemma’s song-writing artistry has developed at break-neck-speed since childhood. After working with Folk musicians throughout her youth, Gemma understands how fantastical and engaging stories can unfold in a few verses. Gemma’s raconteur skills are at the core of her song-writing. Each track paints a vivid picture. Gemma’s songwriting skills earnt her a place at the prestigious BIMM Institute in Dublin where she continues to hone her craft.
At the tender age of fifteen Gemma’s talents caught the eye of promoter Paddy Glasgowwho then booked the young singer for her first major festival slot. Gemma has since been featured on the Other Voices music trail and was a contender at the Big Music Project in London. She has also been crowned as the 2018 winner of the Christie Hennessy Song Contest. Her distinctive sound has piqued the interest of a number of radio DJs as far away as WPPM in Philadelphia as well as several slots on BBC Introducing and RTE shows.