3 May 2017

Gemma Ray in Session

From RNZ Music, 3:00 pm on 3 May 2017
Gemma Ray

Gemma Ray Photo: Luke McPake/RNZ

Born in Essex, but based in Germany, Gemma Ray is a songwriter, guitarist, singer, film composer and producer.

Her sound references a whole panorama of retro references making for a cinematic psychedelic sound that she has made her own.

She has released six studio albums on the Bronze Rat label and has collaborated with a number of artists including Sparks and Suicide's Alan Vega.

Recorded in RNZ Auckland studio, Gemma Ray is accompanied by songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Gris-de-Lin and Andt Zammit on drums, and speaks to Trevor Reekie.

Gemma Ray and Gris-de-Lin

Gemma Ray and Gris-de-Lin Photo: Luke McPake/RNZ

Catch Gemma Ray on tour:

Friday 5th May - Napier ... A Sitting Room Session at The Old Mill
Saturday 6th May - Wellington at Caroline
Sunday 7th May - Christchurch at Blue Smoke

Songs: There Must Be More than This, If You Want To Rock n Roll, We Do War

All songs written by Gemma Ray, engineered by Andre Upston.

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