November 12, 2018
“Psychogeology”, the new album by Gemma Ray, is out on 15th February 2019! You can take a listen to the first teaser track “Blossom Crawls” right away at Spotify and iTunes. More news to follow, so watch this space.
October 28, 2018
Gemma and band perform two songs from the forthcoming album (yes) exclusively on the Florian Schroeder Satireshow , live from Tipi-am-Kanzleramt, Berlin, and broadcast on Radio Eins, live streamed too, plus broadcast on RBB and ARD. Tonight (Oct 29th). More info here: https://www.radioeins.de/veranstaltungen/tipp/satireshow20181029.html
Tickets for the event here: https://www.tipi-am-kanzleramt.de/de/programm/programmuebersicht/radioeins-satireshow.html
September 6, 2018
Gemma’s debut performance in Poland will be at Opole Songwriters Festival on Sep 30th.
This is a solo show. Also playing on this night is Neil Halstead.
More info here: http://www.opolesongwritersfestival.pl
August 14, 2018
As part of Berlin’s Pop-Kultur 2018, Gemma will collaborate with post-krautrock/neo-psych trio Automat, featuring Jochen Albeit (of Einzturzende Neubauten), Achim Farber and Zeiblom, with a performance at the Palais this Friday August 17th. Gemma, Lydia Lunch and Paul St Hilaire will lend their vocals for a specially-commisioned one-off performance from the instrumentalists, based on a concept of modularity. Stagetime is 20:40pm. Tickets and more info here: http://www.pop-kultur.berlin/en/modules/automat/
August 13, 2018
Gemma and drummer Andy Zammit contributed to the Berlin edition of Mix The City, an interactive music-making website and cultural exchange programme. Check it out here!
May 31, 2018
Some straggler copies of the limited edition RSD coloured vinyl release of “The Leader” are now available to buy on the webstore of Bronzerat Records, by following this link: http://bronzerat.limitedrun.com/products/618289-gemma-ray-the-leader-ltd-edition-vinyl
April 5, 2018
On April 21st, Gemma Ray’s debut solo album, “The Leader”, will be released on vinyl for the first time ever, a Record Store Day release from Bronzerat Records. Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide, this edition features new artwork, includes an MP3 download card, and is printed on lucky dip coloured vinyl (you won’t know what ya get til you buy – this one here is marbled gray). The album was produced with Michael J Sheehy, and also features guest musicians James Fortune and Mary Epworth. More info here: https://recordstoreday.co.uk/releases/rsd-2018/gemma-ray/
(There will also be a coinciding RSD performance on April 21st in Berlin, details to be announced soon.)
March 14, 2018
Gemma Ray and band will be performing one additional (unofficial) show at SXSW:
Thursday, March 16, 7pm @ TOMS, 1401 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704.
It is the free entry We Are One Festival presented by Girlschool L.A. + Community.
February 28, 2018
Gemma and band will be performing at the following shows at SXSW Festival 2018 in Austin, TX.
Mon March 12th, 10.30pm: BARRACUDA BACKYARD (Berlin x Hamburg Interactive)
Tue March 13th, 7pm: ST DAVIDS HISTORICAL SANCTUARY (with Low, Josh T Pearson, SYML)
Tue March 13th, 10pm: CHEER UP CHARLIES (Greenbelt Showcase)
Weds March 14th, 7pm: HILTON CANNON & BELLE (SXSW Second Play Stage)
Thur March 15th, 7pm: TOMS @ South Congress (Girlschool L.A. We Are One Festival)
For more info visit here: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2018/artists/18910
November 30, 2017
Some extra shows have been added in Switzerland and Germany at the following locations **UPDATE – Saarbrucken show is cancelled, replaced now with Mannheim :
Feb 3: DE – Halle, Objekt 5
Feb 9: AT – Innsbruck, Brennpunkt
Feb 15: CH – Basel – Parterre
Feb 16: DE – Mannheim, Kulturbrücken
Feb 17: DE – Dusseldorf – Kassette
Feb 18: DE – Dresden – Groovestation
October 31, 2017
Gemma and band will join legendary garage rock pioneers The Sonics for a run of European dates in February 2018. Dates below..
May 16, 2017
After a very succesful tour of Australia, New Zealand and Bali, Gemma once again hits the road this June. Alongside festival appearances in Switzerland and Germany (B-Sides Festival and Maifeld Derby), there are three free shows in Winterthur, Düsseldorf and Berlin.
14.06.17 – CH – Winterthur, Hörbar im Bloom (free show)
15.06.17 – CH – Luzern, B-Sides Festival w/Agnes Obel
16.06.17 – DE – Mannheim, Maifeld Derby Festival
17.06.17 – DE – Düsseldorf, Kassette (free show)
24.06.17 – DE – Berlin, Schloss (free show)
April 25, 2017
The good people at Convicts wandered about with the Gemma Ray entourage in NYC and LA on the Nov/Dec 2016 US tour. The result is this ‘We Are All Wandering‘ short film, which was shot at Amoeba Music, The Bootleg Theatre, The Owl Music Parlor and N.Y. HED Studio.
April 10, 2017
Gemma Ray and James Johnston (he of Gallon Drunk and PJ Harvey fame) recently collaborated on a brand new duet version of James’ song ‘I’d Give You Anything’. Steve Gullick directed the video, which you can watch over.
April 6, 2017
Gemma Ray found time to record a session for Amoeba Music whilst on tour in the US last year.
Filmed on location in Hollywood, the session features performances of ‘Ifs & Buts‘, ‘How Long’ and ‘The Switch‘. Check it out below:
April 3, 2017
Gemma Ray’s tour Down Under this Spring has been extended with dates in both New Zealand and Bali in May. Also just announced – Gemma will play on Friday April 28th at Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).
Tickets and more details for the New Zealand leg are available at UnderTheRadar here.
The full dates for the Australasian leg of The Exodus Suite Tour are as follows:
April 21: PERTH, Four5Nine
April 22: ADELAIDE, Wheatsheaf Hotel
April 24: SYDNEY, Leadbelly Newtown
April 28: MELBOURNE, National Gallery of Victoria
April 29: OAKLEIGH, Caravan Music Club
May 3: AUCKLAND, The Kings Arms Tavern
May 5: NAPIER, The Old Mill Napier
May 6: WELLINGTON, Caroline
May 7: CHRISTCHURCH, Blue Smoke
May 11: BALI, La Laguna Bali
March 3, 2017
Ahead of the Australian tour this April (dates here), The Music.Com.Au are premiering a brand new video for ‘The Switch’.
Filmed in France, the video sees Gemma performing in a caravan. Read the article here and watch the video above.
February 16, 2017
Gemma Ray brings The Exodus Suite to Australia this April!
Dates and ticket details below:
Gemma Ray AU Tour
Friday 21st April – Four 5 Nine, Perth. Tickets.
Saturday 22nd April – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide. Tickets.
Monday 24th April – Leadbelly, Sydney. Tickets.
Thursday 27th April – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne. Tickets.
Saturday 29th April – Caravan Club, Oakleigh (Melbourne). Tickets.
January 18, 2017
The Exodus Suite tour continues into 2017 with some extra dates in Germany , Switzerland and Italy.
Jan 31: DE – Giessen, AK44
Feb 01: DE – Stuttgart, Cafe Galao
Feb 02: CH – Luzern, Neubad
Feb 03: DE – Offenbach, Hafen 2
Feb 04: CH – Zurich, El Lokal
Feb 05: CH – Bern, Rössli
Feb 07: IT – Livorno, Ex Cinema Aurora
Feb 08: IT – Sora (FR), Deliri
Feb 09: IT – Campobasso, Brickout
Feb 10: IT – Naples, Club Mamuna
Feb 11: IT – Avellino, Godot Art Cafe
Feb 12: IT – Roma, Le Mura