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Music-maker / trouble-maker


Gemma released several EPs and albums as 'Woodpecker Wooliams', touring Europe, Russia and the Baltics extensively and performing at multiple festivals around europe and the uk -including the Meltdown festival curated by yoko ono- before putting this particular guise to rest in 2013,


HER MUSIC HAS APPEARED IN TWO Independent FILMS ('ANNI', 2011, and British council-funded 'the voice of the unicorn', 2019) AND Two BBC DOCUMENTARies:  'THE DISORDERED EYE' (BBC4) 2020, and 'Targeted: The Truth about Disability Hate Crime (BBC2) 2021.

she continues to perform with a number of musical projects. 


harp, vocal, clarinet, synths, noize




and appearances

Arts Council England Developing Your Creative Practice project 2023 (Becoming Bigger, Dropping Deeper: Clowning and Musical Drag) / EDWIN HEADWIND

WOODPECKER WOOLIAMS Primary solo project (2009-2013) THE GUARDIAN 'New Band of The Day' 06/09/12 'A stunning find.’ SUNDAY TIMES "Musically and emotionally, it’s belting." BBC.CO.UK ‘Enchanting solo masterpieces are laced with lo-fi murder folk and droning harps which are more like P J Harvey’s foray into the autoharp than Joanna Newsom’s twee fixations.’ - THE INDEPENDENT

BECKY BECKY Electro-sex literary-synth duo "A gripping voyage in the dark” UNCUT MAGAZINE @BeckyBeckyMusic ONGOING

Mina Reischer - DREI HÖRSTÜCKE (Woodland Recordings) Sound collaboration for one of the three audio plays comprising this CD-R Artist Book and MR's live performances. May 2022

Targeted: The Truth about Disability Hate Crime (BBC2 Documentary soundtrack) January 2021

THE DISORDERED EYE (BBC4 TV documentary sountrack) Nov 2020

BRUSSIAN DOLLS lo-fi art-pop, cardboard covers band from Brussia with Brighton artist Bryony Bird. Ответ Brussia на Билла и Бенцветочный горшок мужчин , кормили на диете 90-х гранж и баллад власти . Либидо , горы , двоичный код . Otvet Brussia na Billa i Bentsvetochnyy gorshok muzhchin , kormili na diyete 90-kh granzh i ballad vlasti . Libido , gory , dvoichnyy kod . Brussia's response to Bill and Ben's flower pot men fed on a 90s grunge diet and power ballads.

The Voice of the Unicorn (OST)

THE VOICE OF THE UNICORN (OST) Musical score with Patrick Knill for British Council-funded art-film / documentary 2020

THE FICTION AISLE Lobby-bar jazz pop fronted by Thomas White (Electric Soft Parade, Brakes Brakes Brakes) Clarinet, Vocals on Heart Map Rubric / Live at Lick @thefictionaisle 2015

FEINT RECORDS Co-founder with Peter J D Mason (Artists: Becky Becky, JØTA, GRIP TIGHT, psch pshit) ONGOING

EMANATIVE: 'THE LIGHT YEARS OF THE DARKNESS' on Gilles Peterson's Steve Reid Foundation label Guest harp on 'Fire' @emanative 2015

BLACK HARE 'Ocean's Nerve' One-time collaboration with Michael Tanner (United Bible Studies, Plinth) for Jason Molina tribute album Vocals, Clarinet 2014

GHOSTPOET 'Meltdown' single Featured Guest Vocals @ghostpoet 2013

EYES AND NO EYES (Debut album of same name) Guest 'noise' on tracks 1,3 & 5 @EyesAndNoEyes 2014

ESBEN AND THE WITCH Remix of 'Wash the sins not only the face' 2013

BUTTON EYES London-based musical collective Lead Vocals: 'Coded' Vocals: 'Simple Days' feat. Rag'n'Bone Man Backing vox & clarinet : 'A Fever', 'Cold and Lifeless' + various @184Productions 2013

ANNI OST Film score collaboration with Rory Dickenson (OCDC / Conrad Clipper) for independent German short film 'Anni' ( (Released on cassette via Love Lion, Chicago) 2013

KING JAMES Dusty hymnal folk collaboration between the Diamond Family Archive and Thirty Pounds of Bone King James Choir vocals 2010

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