ABOUT

Multi-instrumentalist, artist, song-writer, bee-keeper, creator.

 

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 AND A BBC DOCUMENTARY, 'THE DISORDERED EYE' (2020).

she continues to perform with a number of musical projects. 

 

harp, vocal, clarinet, synths, noize

 

 

 

projects
and appearances

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 woodpeckerwooliams.bandcamp.com

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

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

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

GHOSTPOET 'Meltdown' single Featured Guest Vocals @ghostpoet 2013

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

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

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

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

ANNI OST Film score collaboration with Rory Dickenson (OCDC / Conrad Clipper) for independent German short film 'Anni' (vimeo.com/77793543) (Released on cassette via Love Lion, Chicago) 2013

BRUSSIAN DOLLS lo-fi art-pop, cardboard covers band from Brussia with Brighton artist Bryony Bird. 2015/16

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

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

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THE DISORDERED EYE (BBC4 TV documentary sountrack) Nov 2020

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Gemma Williams music

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 woodpeckerwooliams.bandcamp.com

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