Singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gem Andrews writes and performs alt-country music with an honesty and rawness that gets straight to the point.
Her songs take the listener on journeys, across countries, continents and oceans, seamlessly blending the shifting landscapes with the ups and downs of life. Her own music is firmly rooted in her beloved Alt Country and Americana, with influences from Kitty Wells, K.D Lang, Neil Young and Townes Van Zandt. She is also a fine interpreter of other peoples work covering numerous songs by an array of different writers.
A much travelled musician Gem has taken her music around the UK, Canada and across numerous European countries. Gem was born in the Liverpool suburb of Woolton, Merseyside and now works out of Berlin, fans and new to the Gem experience can hear live performances later this year.
Gem Andrews, Fri 15. Saltaire Festival Showcase, Saltaire United Reformed Church, Victoria Rd, Shipley Yorkshire BD18 3LF. Tel: 01274 437942.
Gem Andrews, Sat 4. Halloween Hoedown, The Barn at Easington, Thorpe Lea East Farm, Easington Colliery, County Durham. Tel: 0191 5273704.
Gem Andrews, Sat 2. The Cumberland Arms, Byker Buildings, James Pl St, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1LD, Tel: 0191 265 6151.
Gem Andrews, Sat 9. The Slaughtered Lamb 34-35 Great Sutton St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 0DX. Tel: 020 7253 1516.