Gemma is a trained, experienced and versatile studio and live singer. Gemma has qualified with an MA and BMus in classical vocal performance but has gone on to specialise as a pop and jazz vocalist and vocal coach. Her background as both a classical and contemporary vocalist and vocal coach make Gemma a very well trained and technical singer with a deep understanding and control of her instrument which allows her the freedom to respond expressively and stylistically live and in the studio to almost any genre of music.
Gemma can provide backing vocal arrangements but also works well with notated parts, demo recordings and on the spot direction from producers, music directors and songwriters.
Check out some of the clips from Gemma’s live performances as lead and backing vocalist:
Clap Both My Hands with the Brian Deady band on The Late Late Show
Me and My Friends with James Vincent McMorrow on The Late Late Show
In My Nature – Gemma Sugrue & The Julien Colarossi Quartet
Everybody’s Free with Jenny Greene and the RTE Concert Orchestra
Backing vocals provided for album Non-Fiction, Brian Deady
Backing vocals provided for album Dream Catcher, Jack O’Rourke
Backing vocals provided for album So Long Gone, Loughy
Backing vocals provided for album No Time Like the Present, Mike O Donovan
Lead vocals provided for By My Side by George Micansky/Ken Hayes
Vocals provided for TV Advert 2016 for Hickey’s Home Focus
Jack O’Rourke (Singer/Songwriter)
Brian Deady (Singer/Songwriter)
Stevie G (RedFM)