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
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
Electro-sex literary-synth duo
"A gripping voyage in the dark” UNCUT MAGAZINE
Co-founder with Peter J D Mason (Artists: Becky Becky, JØTA, GRIP TIGHT, psch pshit)
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
Featured Guest Vocals
BLACK HARE 'Ocean's Nerve'
One-time collaboration with Michael Tanner (United Bible Studies, Plinth) for Jason Molina tribute album
London-based musical collective
Lead Vocals: 'Coded'
Vocals: 'Simple Days' feat. Rag'n'Bone Man
Backing vox & clarinet : 'A Fever', 'Cold and Lifeless' + various
EMANATIVE: 'THE LIGHT YEARS OF THE DARKNESS'
on Gilles Peterson's Steve Reid Foundation label
Guest harp on 'Fire'
EYES AND NO EYES
(Debut album of same name)
Guest 'noise' on tracks 1,3 & 5
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)
lo-fi art-pop, cardboard covers band from Brussia with Brighton artist Bryony Bird.
Dusty hymnal folk collaboration between the Diamond Family Archive and Thirty Pounds of Bone
King James Choir vocals
THE VOICE OF THE UNICORN (OST)
Musical score with Patrick Knill for British Council-funded art-film / documentary