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Gemma Ray (UK)

May 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm NZST


Gemma Ray (UK) brings her band and reverb drenched atmospheric sound to NZ this May, with shows in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Berlin based/Essex born, Gemma’s sound has been described as Gothic-folk,and pop-noir – a moody mix of psychedelic blues with a hefty nod to her sizzling cinematic side.

She has collaborated with Sparks, the recently departed Alan Vega (from New York legends Suicide), and Thomas Wydler, drummer from The Bad Seeds. She has also opened for the likes of Grinderman and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and was described by Jimmy Page upon seeing her open for Mott The Hoople in the UK in 2009 as ‘not to be missed’.

Gemma Ray’s latest opus The Exodus Suite (released on Bronze Rat Records in May 2016) is a dramatic 52-minute odyssey, reflects the personal-political themes of the songs within.

Gemma Ray’s lyrical explorations of love for all life, exile and relocation, nature’s sovereignty, technology, class and most of all the need for human empathy are unforgettable.

Don’t miss the opportunity to catch this show on May 7th 2017 at Blue Smoke, with special guest Gris-de-Lin.


May 7, 2017
7:00 pm
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