Gemma Hayes supporting Joe Jackson on US tour

Gemma Hayes has announced details of four shows supporting Joe Jackson in the USA, starting in San Francisco on Wednesday 15th October 2008:

15th Oct – Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
17th Oct – The Grove, Anaheim, CA
18th Oct – Ovation @ Green Valley Resort, Las Vegas, NV
21st Oct – Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO

Meanwhile, Gemma is releasing her album ‘The Hollow Of Morning’ in the States on 30th September via Second Motion Records and will be playing a few shows next week in New York and Boston to coincide with the record’s release:

21st Sept – All Tomorrow’s Parties, Monticello, NY
w/ My Bloody Valentine, Mercury Rev, Mogwai, Dinosaur Jr and others.

22nd Sept – The Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
23rd Sept – Virgin Union Square, New York, NY (instore 7pm)
24th Sept – Great Scott’s, Boston, MA
26th Sept – Supermarket, Toronto, ON (Canada)
29th Sept – Schubas, Chicago, IL

Gemma Hayes covers Broken Social Scene in Oxford

Gemma has been covering the Kevin Drew (of Broken Social Scene fame) song ‘TBTF’ on her tour around the UK last week. Here’s a YouTube video below of her playing it at the Jericho Tavern in Oxford (on Wednesday 10th September 2008). As the video poster ‘seajohnster’ notes Gemma wrongly introduces the tune as ‘Farewell To The Pressure Kids’ (which is on the same Spirit If… album):

Youtube link: Gemma Hayes – Too Beautiful To Fuck

You can buy the Kevin Drew album Spirit If… featuring TBTF from HMV

Broken Social Scene are pretty much my favourite band, so I’d love to see Gemma Hayes collaborate with Kevin Drew one day :)

Official site confirms Gemma is not playing Lisdoonvarna Festival 2003

The official site has confirmed that Gemma wont be playing at Lisdoonvarna (despite her name being used in all promotion for the festival!)

Meanwhile, david360 posted on the official msg board that: "The debut Magnet single will be “Lay Lady Lay” (with Gemma Hayes) released this Autumn, it’s been remixed by Steve Fitzmaurice & Dave McCracken and will be backed with exclusive new tracks & mixes". Magnet’s debut album ‘On Your Side’ which includes Lay Lady Lady was released on July 7th. See the official Magnet website for more info


This is an archived post from my Gemma Hayes artist card on thewonderwall. Originally posted: Tuesday 29th July 2003 @ 19:01pm

Is Gemma Hayes playing the Lisdoonvarna Festival 2003?

Confusion continues over whether Gemma is playing at the Lisdoonvarna Festival. Laura on the forum posted that: "It’s a definite no show for Gemma according to the management. Apparently her name had been included in an Irish newspaper but they say she’s not playing". However, the official Lisdoonvarna Festival website (which has been redesigned over the past 24 hours) has Gemma down on the line-up for the main stage, and she even has her own artist page here


This is an archived post from my Gemma Hayes artist card on thewonderwall. Originally posted: Friday 25th July 2003 @ 00:39am

Listen to Gemma Hayes Witnness Festival 2003 set

Thanks to deanpky for posting on the official msg board that Gemma’s set from Witnness Festival was broadcast on Tuesday’s Radio Ulster/Across The Line show. You can use the ‘listen again’ feature to hear the set – click here and use the fast forward button to 1h26m

The songs broadcast were:
01. Work to a Calm
02. Evening Sun
03. Back of My Hand
04. Hanging Around
05. Let a Good Thing Go
06. Gigantic (Pixies cover)

Alternatively, we’ve captured the show to 96k mp3 files which you can download for a very limited period. Check out the downloads section

Also, rumours on the official msg board suggest Gemma may be playing at the Lisdoonvarna Festival, which will take place on Saturday 30th August at the Dublin RDS. Confirmed acts so far include: Christy Moore, The Frames and David Kitt. Tickets are approximately 60 euros and can be purchased from (although remember that Gemma isn’t confirmed yet!)


This is an archived post from my Gemma Hayes artist card on thewonderwall. Originally posted: Thursday 24th July 2003 @ 01:00am