A Berlin-based singer whose new album ‘Psychogeology’ was released today (February 15) is heading to Ramsgate Music Hall this month as one half of a double headliner night.
Gemma Ray will kick off her string of UK gigs at the music hall on February 28.
The songwriter, guitarist, singer, film composer and producer has released eight studio albums on the Bronze Rat label and has collaborated with artists including Sparks and Alan Vega and members of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.
Her music has also featured on shows such as Netflix’s Russian Doll, The Killing, What Remains, Switch and Ringer, as well as films such as Sticky Notes and Sex & Crime.
Gemma has appeared on TV shows including Rockwiz, Spicks & Specks, Jam Sandwich and Top of the Pops 2.
Reaching back to pre-Beatles rock for inspiration — but tossing in a jumble of influences including the torch songs of Billie Holiday, film scores, flamenco, and more — Ray has sculpted a sound that is familiar and warm, but also appealingly off-kilter and full of noir-ish touches.
Also performing on the night will be Thomas Truax with his evolving “band” of bizarre self-made instruments including a motorized drum machine made of bike wheels called ‘Mother Superior’ and a pimped-up Dr. Seuss-ian Gramophone called ‘The Hornicator’, as well as his venerable resonator guitar ‘Hank’.
The gig starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £8.