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Gemma M: Lead Vocals & Songwriter
Robert P: Guitar, Songwriter & Producer
Marcus C: Drums
Alan B: Bass
Kevin H: Saxophone (Tenor & Baritone)
This album is about love, about fighting for human rights, accepting that we are not perfect human beings, enjoying life doing what we really want to do even if sometimes we think it is too late, but it’s better late than never. Also, I talk about the real love, the one that has never gone, the one which gives you the power and strength every day of your life, the one which is always present, even when you do not see it anymore but then you realise that it is there in front of you for the rest of your life! Love is the answer, love is everything. Love conquers hate! Love is Funk & Soul !
Gemma & the Travellers gives a nod to the early deep Soul, R&B, Northern Soul and Funk of the 60's but the unique songwriting gives a refreshing twist. Gemma has a powerful and immediately recognisable voice with personality. Although she is inspired by the likes of Dusty Springfield, Julie Driscoll, Etta James & Aretha Franklin, she has a voice like no other. The debut album “Too Many Rules & Games” was released on 28th April 2017. The second album “True Love” is due out in May 2019. Gemma & the Travellers’ soulful tunes get regularly aired, particularly on Radio France FIP “Into the Groove” and on BBC radio’s “Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show”. The outfit has toured throughout Europe and are no stranger to large stages with the majority of the dates in Germany, France and the UK. A memorable concert was opening for Lee Fields & the Expressions and Mickey and the Soul Generation (DJ Shadow sampled a lot of their work), who are quoted here: “First time hearing the group and I gotta say you guys really captured that funk/soul beat." Funk On!.