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 ('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
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
Targeted: The Truth about Disability Hate Crime
(BBC2 Documentary soundtrack)
THE DISORDERED EYE
(BBC4 TV documentary sountrack)
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)
Musical score with Patrick Knill for British Council-funded art-film / documentary
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
Co-founder with Peter J D Mason (Artists: Becky Becky, JØTA, GRIP TIGHT, psch pshit)
EMANATIVE: 'THE LIGHT YEARS OF THE DARKNESS'
on Gilles Peterson's Steve Reid Foundation label
Guest harp on 'Fire'
BLACK HARE 'Ocean's Nerve'
One-time collaboration with Michael Tanner (United Bible Studies, Plinth) for Jason Molina tribute album
Featured Guest Vocals
EYES AND NO EYES
(Debut album of same name)
Guest 'noise' on tracks 1,3 & 5
ESBEN AND THE WITCH
Remix of 'Wash the sins not only the face'
London-based musical collective
Lead Vocals: 'Coded'
Vocals: 'Simple Days' feat. Rag'n'Bone Man
Backing vox & clarinet : 'A Fever', 'Cold and Lifeless' + various
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)
Dusty hymnal folk collaboration between the Diamond Family Archive and Thirty Pounds of Bone
King James Choir vocals