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, inimitable voice, inspired by the likes of Dusty Springfield, Julie Driscoll, Etta James & Aretha Franklin.
Signed to “Légère Recordings”, one of Europe best Soul & Funk labels, their debut album “Too Many Rules & Games” was released on 28th April 2017.
Among the memorable concerts, “Gemma & the Travellers” played at the “Hook & Sling Festival” in London with the King of Funk, Rickey Calloway, who released many tracks with the Dap-Kings, and also part of the line up was Daptone’s Sugarman 3 & Mickey & the Soul Generation. A big tour is programmed for spring 2018 in Germany and the East of Europe. The Jazz Café in Camden, London was another special moment, opening for the “Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show” and sharing the stage with Daptone records “Saun & Sarr”. Craig aired the latest single on BBC radio numerous times and described it as a “tasty little nugget of Soul”.