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Too Many Rules & Games / Save Me

by Gemma & The Travellers

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Sam Tweaks
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Sam Tweaks Great modern funky soul dancer. Favorite track: Too Many Rules & Games.
Joe Moran
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Joe Moran Top side is a cracker but the b-side is off the scale. Gemma in fine form nailing this Aretha track in every way possible. Favorite track: Save Me.
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Save Me 04:01


Gemma & the Travellers give a nod to the early deep Soul, R&B, Northern Soul and Funk of the Sixties but add a refreshing twist with their unique songwriting. With her powerful and distinctive voice, Gemma M. is a true Soul woman who left the south of Italy as a teenager with a small bag in her hand and a bit of cash in her back pocket. Travelling through Europe, she met Robert P., an Anglo-Swedish guitarist living in Germany at the time and formed a travelling duo, which ended up returning to Robert’s hometown London. After many years getting sick and tired of the city’s distractions, they looked for a more creative environment beside the sea and fell in love with Northern Brittany, where they formed the band Gemma & the Travellers with friends and musicians from down the road.

Contrary to the “Motown” or “manufactured” model where the singer is rarely the songwriter, Gemma M. writes all of her songs with the help of Robert P. on the guitar. Her influences are Aretha Franklin and Julie Driscoll - genuine vibrations where life is your own creation! Recorded live at Lemoncake Studios in northern Brittany, producer Robert P. strived for an authentic and original Soul sound with a certain crunchiness and analogue distortion, like that of an old vinyl from the Sixties without falling under the overused retro banner.

The title track of Gemma & The Travellers’ upcoming debut album “Too Many Rules & Games” also is their first single, backed by a cover version of the Aretha Franklin classic “Save Me”, available on 7inch vinyl and the digital version only.


released March 31, 2017


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