April 8, 2019
Two live appearances/sessions happening at the BBC in the next week.
Firstly, Gemma will chat with Robert Elms, and give a solo song or two , on his BBC London show, this Thursday April 11th at 1.00pm GMT. Tune in here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7kb
And, Gemma and band will be performing a live session on the wonderful Marc Riley’s BBC 6Music show at 7pm GMT on Monday April 15th. More here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000470n
March 8, 2019
Gemma Ray will headline a special concert at Berlin’s Volksbühne on Friday, May 3rd. She will be performing the new album with her band, with some surprises in store.
January 28, 2019
Pre-save Gemma Ray’s upcoming album ‘Psychogeology’ on Spotify to be in with a chance of winning one of two exclusive swag bags. The winners will be announced on Feb 15th, the same day ‘Psychogeology’ is released.
To enter, please visit: https://presave.io/t/psychogeology
Swag Bag contents:
– Signed test pressing of ‘Psychogeology’ album.
– Signed full colour A1 ‘Psychogeology’ Album Launch poster.
– Original handwritten lyric work-in-progress note sheet.
– Limited Edition ‘Psychogeology Society’ Tour T-shirt or Jacket.
December 11, 2018
Gemma Ray and band will be playing concerts in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, France and Netherlands in support of the forthcoming album, PSYCHOGEOLOGY.
Head over to the Live page, for more information and tickets.
All the UK dates are a double-bill with the wondrous moon-man of Wowtown, Thomas Truax.
November 20, 2018
Gemma Ray and band (and special guests) celebrate the release of the upcoming album ‘Psychogeology’ with a concert on Friday, 15th February 2019 at Muzik & Frieden, Berlin.
Tickets are available here: https://bit.ly/2DM6sXU
Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/615395308876837/
See you there!
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.