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GEMMA SUGRUE MA, Bmus, LRSL
Gemma Sugrue is a vocalist and vocal coach based in Dublin, Ireland. She is the director of a vocal tuition centre, Voiceworks Studio, which she co-founded in 2011 and now has 2 branches in Cork and 1 in Kerry, run by a team of 14 diverse and inspiring vocal coaches training singers of all ages, levels and styles.
Gemma is classically trained and holds a 1st class Hons MA and BMus from CIT Cork School of Music. She hosts masterclasses in Ireland and the UK in schools and colleges including BIMM Manchester, BIMM Dublin, UCC and UL and festivals including Cork Choral Festival, Gospel Rising, Summer SingSing Out Loud, Perform Ireland and more! Gemma recently received her teaching diploma and is thrilled to be a board member at ViP, a global network of voice experts.
Gemma got her first job as a professional vocalist aged 17 when she toured Australia and Europe for 2 years with various Irish dance show companies. She most recently featured as the soloist with Jenny Greene and the RTE Concert Orchestra, recreating 90s dance classics at Electric Picnic and sold out shows at the 3 Arena Dublin, The Marquee Cork and Galway Arts Festival.  Gemma released her debut album In My Nature with The Julien Colarossi Quartet in 2018 and also loves working as a hired vocalist for TV, radio and events including The Late Late Show and Dancing with the Stars. She has performed as a backing vocalist with artists including Bon Iver, Gilbert O’Sullivan, James Vincent McMorrow, Mark Feehily of Westlife, Brian Deady, Jack O’Rourke and has supported acts including Chic and Billy Ocean.

2FM at Dublins 3 Arena with The RTE Concert Orchestra + Jenny Greene

I’m so thrilled to perform again with 2FM DJ Jenny Greene and the RTE Concert Orchestra conducted by Gavin Murphy at the 3 Arena on Sunday November the 13th with support from Irish Djs Dave Treacy and Mo K.

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“Gemma Sugrue is a singer’s singer. Her voice takes me away. Gemma’s tone is exquisite – full bodied, capable of great emotion and also great restraint, her use of dynamics and her incredible versatility – soulful, raw, tender, whether singing rhythm and blues, folk and roots music, opera and even rock are all incredible strengths. You suggest a style and she’s there like a Valkyrie of singing.. However, it’s Gemma’s unique ability to simply serve the song that captures my heart. When singing on my music, she wraps her voice around mine like all the great singers – Aretha, Emmylou, Billie Holiday with fire and passion and love. She’s is in the moment. Gemma is a beautiful and real and authentic voice.”

Jack O’Rourke (Singer/Songwriter)

“Gemma has worked with me in many different scenarios over the years and I’ve found her stellar in all of them – super professional and great fun. She’s is a wealth of knowledge as a vocal coach and I have called on her advice many times.”

Brian Deady (Singer/Songwriter)

“I’ve co hosted many wonderful events with Gemma over the last few years, including our annual Summer Jam in Fitzgerald’s park, and our weekly Summer Breeze sessions in that venue too. Gemma has sang at loads of my other shows aswell and she has appeared on my radio show a number of times too! She is my favourite singer plus a great friend and a total professional to work with, so I can recommend her 100%”

Stevie G (RedFM)

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