November 6, 2016

The G-Ray US Tour Dates start this Monday in Chicago, with  new dates added, and please note Houston venue change. See below or over at the Live page.


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2 Meter Session now online.

October 4, 2016

Gemma and band visited Electric Monkey Studios in Amsterdam to record 6 songs for the legendary Dutch radio/TV show 2 Meter Sessies. For more info, visit their website here:

You can stream it below.

OCT 7th: OTTERSUM, Roepaen
OCT 9th: BREDA, Mezz

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September 9, 2016

The Exodus Suite rolls in to the United States in November!


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UK Dates Announced!

September 7, 2016

Gemma will tour the UK in October/November. Dates below. Sharing the bill will be the inimitable Joe Gideon. Tickets available here:

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WE DO WAR – New video released

July 27, 2016

A new video for We Do War has been released today. The video was filmed and directed by Steve Gullick, and the song is taken from “The Exodus Suite”. Click on the link below to view. The video was also premiered on Tone Deaf, so head here to read more about it.



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June 13, 2016

A German tour has been confirmed for September, as well shows in the UK, Netherlands and Denmark this summer, plus a special Radio Eins Berlin concert in August. See below for the dates.

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22.07.16 – UK-Gateshead, Sage (with Howe Gelb)
07.08.16 – NL-Arnhem, Park Open Festival
08.08.16 – NL-Amsterdam, Paradiso
10.08.16 – DE-Berlin, Bikini Hotel (Radio Eins concert)
13.08.16 – DK-Copenhagen, Pumpehusets Byhave
03.09.16 – DE-Dresden, The Sound Of Bronkow Festival
17.09.16 – DE-Wredenhagen, Scheune                                                                                                                                               18.09.16 – DE-Hamburg, Hafenklang
19.09.16 – DE-Bremen, Club Moments (Radio Bremen live)
20.09.16 – DE-Halle, Objekt 5
21.09.16 – DE-Erfurt, Museumskeller
22.09.16 – DE-Schorndorf, Manufaktur
23.09.16 – DE-München, Milla
24.09.16 – DE-Rosenheim, Asta
25.09.16 – CH-Baden, Royal
26.09.16 – DE-Freiburg, Jazzhaus
27.09.16 – DE-Wetzlar, Franzis
28.09.16 – DE-Oberhausen, Druckluft
29.09.16 – AT-Vienna, Waves Festival
30.09.16 – LU-Luxemburg, Gudde Wellen
01.10.16 – DE-Köln, King Georg                                                                                                                                                           02.10.16 – DE-Haldern, Pop Bar

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May 20, 2016

The Exodus Suite is out today, and to celebrate here is brand new video for the song The Original One, directed by Steve Gullick!

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May 6, 2016

Berlin’s finest record store Dodo Beach are offering tickets for the May 27th Columbia Theater album launch, together with signed vinyl, 7″ and MP3’s for €25.  Check it out here:


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March 22, 2016

To download a taster from the forthcoming album “The Exodus Suite”, here goes:

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March 21, 2016

Gemma Ray performs a handful of shows in conjunction with the release of her new album “The Exodus Suite” (out May 20th). For more details head over to the live page.

May 15th: CANCELLED – HAMBURG, Knust (About Songs Festival)
May 27th: BERLIN, Columbia Theater – Tickets.
May 31st: LONDON, Servant Jazz Quarters – Tickets.


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First Shows of 2016 Announced

February 12, 2016

Gemma embarks on a 2 week tour of France in April, but also joins JSBX in March to  fulfil the rescheduled JSBX dates that were cancelled due to illness back in November. Some extras have been added.

March 2: DE, Wiesbaden – Raucherkammer (with JSBX)

March 3: AT, Dornbirn – Conrad Sohm (with JSBX)

March 4: CH, Zurich – Rote Fabrik (with JSBX)

March 5: CH, Lausanne – Les Docks (with JSBX)

March 6: FR , Lyon – L’Epicerie Moderne (with JSBX)

March 8: FR, Toulouse – Le Bikini

March 9: FR, Grenoble – La Belle Electrique

April 14: FR, Clermont Ferrand – Le Baraka

April 15: FR, Périgueux – Le Sans Réserve

April 16: FR, Limoges – Le Zic Zinc

April 17: FR, Le Havre – Le McDaid’s

April 18: FR, Paris – Espace B

April 20: FR, Rouen – Le Kalif

April 21: FR, Lille – Le Biplan

April 22: FR, Strasbourg, Le Mudd Club

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November 25, 2015

Gemma composed the soundtrack for the German comedy film Vorstadtrocker (directed by Martina Plura), which gets its TV premiere on NDR in Germany on Thursday, Nov 27th at 10pm. More details (and stream) here:,sendung447534.html

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Love & Other Crimes: The Songs of Lee Hazlewood

September 23, 2015

On October 25th, Gemma will be performing at the Barbican, London at a concert celebrating the genius of Lee Hazlewood.   Curated by Wyndham Wallace and Ed Harcourt, the concert will also feature Mark Lanegan, Josh T PearsonAdrian Utley (Portishead), Jim Sclavunos (The Bad Seeds), Romeo Stodart (The Magic Numbers) and Tom Herbert (Polar Bear), Matthew E. WhiteCaitlin RoseLawrence (Felt), Kathryn WilliamsFran Healy (Travis), Gemma Ray, Flo MorrisseyDuke GarwoodJoe Gideon and Patrick Watson.





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November Dates with JSBX

August 5, 2015

Gemma will join The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion for a run of dates in France, Spain and Belgium.

November 3rd: (BE) Antwerpen, Trix

November 4th: (FR) Paris, Le Gaîté Lyrique

November 5th: (FR) Bordeaux, Le Rocher de Palmer

November 6th: (ES) Bilbao, Santana 27

November 7th: (ES) Madrid, Joy Eslava

November 8th: (ES) Barcelona, Bikini

November 9th: (FR) Toulouse, Le Bikini

November 10th: (FR) Lyon, L’Épicerie Moderne

November 11th: (FR) Grenoble, La Belle Electrique

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Concerts en France, Juillet

June 21, 2015

8 summer shows in France. Dates below, more info on the Live page.

July 28th: PARIS, L’International

July 29th: EVREUX Gibert Joseph (12.30 daytime)

July 29th: BERNAY, Les Terrasses de l’Abbaye

July 30th: ROUEN, Le Rêve de l’Escalier

July 30th: ROUEN, Les Terrasses du Jeudi

July 31st: BORDEAUX, Festival Relâche # 6

Aug 1st: PERIGUEUX, La Démothèque

Aug 1st: CHIRAC-BELLEVUE, Festival Jungle Blues

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Lead Belly Fest @ Royal Albert Hall

June 3, 2015

Gemma plays the Royal Albert Hall on June 15th as part of Lead Belly Fest, playing 2 Lead Belly songs solo, plus joins the cast for the finale in a line-up that includes Van Morrison, Billy Bragg and Jools Holland. Tickets here:…/lead-belly-fest/default.aspx

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Netherlands Shows this month.

April 1, 2015

Gemma jumps straight from her current North American tour to do 4 dates in Holland. Check out the dates below (and head to the live page to buy tickets).

April 22nd: Haarlem, Patronaat

April 23rd: Rotterdam, V11

April 24th: Groningen, Der Spiegel

April 25th: Hengelo, Heartland Festival @ Metropool

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A Week of Wim Wenders

February 13, 2015

Gemma has proudly taken part in the restoration of the the early works of legendary film maker Wim Wenders. A making-of documentary by Wim, entitled “Restoring Time” (and featuring an appearance by Gemma) was unveiled this week and can be seen HERE.

Wim Wenders was this week awarded the Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement at the Berlinale Film Festival, and Gemma performed at the celebratory event held in his honour. Photos to follow soon.

For more information on the restoration project, visit

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North American Tour Announced

December 3, 2014

Gemma tours North America in March/April 2015, as special guest to Kitty, Daisy and Lewis. Dates below.

March 26 – Crocodile Cafe – Seattle, WA
March 27 – Doug Fir – Portland, OR
March 28 – W.O.W. Hall – Eugene, OR
March 29 – Hopmonk Tavern – Sebastopol, CA
March 31 – Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA
April 1 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
April 3 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
April 6 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
April 7 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
April 8 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
April 9 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
April 10 – The Magic Bag – Ferndale, MI
April 11 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
April 14 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
April 15 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
April 16 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
April 17 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
April 19 – 3rd & Lindsley – Nashville, TN

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