September 20 2011

Gemma is involved in writing music for a new film "Janie Jones".

“Gemma Hayes, an incredibly talented Irish singer-songwriter who wrote the songs that Abigail plays and sings, has an ability to put herself in the head of a 13-year-old girl and write in that mode—write some simple songs that still have heart and still have something going on. She did a fabulous job of that." ~ David M. Rosenthal


September 4 2011

Gemma plays at the Electric Picnic 2011 festival on Sunday.


August 2011

Brilliant new video for "Keep Running". "This chanteuse from Ire produced some of the folk sounds of 2011. This is the standout track and single from her album Let It Break."

August 7 2011

Gemma's stylist look is featured in the Irish Independent this week:
"We’ve long been fans of Gemma Hayes’s natural, laid-back style, but it’s nice to see her in something a little dressier than jeans and Converse."


March 13 2008

New dates for the single and album have been released but are still to be 'officially' confirmed, 'Out Of Our Hands' has a release date of 5th May and 'The Hollow Of Morning', Gemma's 3rd album, will follow on the 12th.

Gemma is playing some UK and Ireland dates in late April/early May so please get along and support her if you can! Dates are shown below:

Wed 23 - Cork - Cyprus Avenue
Thu 24 - Limerick - Dolans Warehouse
Fri 25 - Castlebar - Royal Theatre (Ruby Room)
Sun 27 - Galway - Róisín Dubh
Mon 28 - Belfast - Spring & Airbrake
Tue 29 - Dublin - Academy

Thu 1 - London - Hoxton Bar & Grill
Fri 2 - Manchester - Academy 3
Sat 3 - Glasgow - Òran Mór
Sun 4 - Nottingham - Bodega


October 19 2006

RTE: Eye2Eye gives young fans the chance to get up close and personal with some of their favourite artists.

This four part series, presented by Liam McCormack, features gigs with Aslan, Republic of Loose, Gemma Hayes and Roesy who perform LIVE for their fanbase.

Tipperary born singer song writer Gemma Hayes performs on next Thursday's Eye2Eye, October 19. Don't miss her perform some of your favourite tracks and answer questions from the audience.

The idea behind Eye2Eye is to bring quality live music to an audience that can't get into many of the country's live music venues.

The audience of 100 young people was selected through an open call to win tickets to each performance. These fans not only watched their musical heroes live on stage but they also got an opportunity to ask the questions they have always wanted to ask.

Don't miss it on Thursdays on The Den at 4.30PM.


October 12 2006

Gemma will appear on Tom Dunne's new RTE One show 'This Note's For You'.

It's a six week series and starts tonight at 10:15PM and is billed as exploring the "intricacies of song writing".


July 2006

Gemma Hayes brings it all back home with a concert in The Village, showcasing songs from her new album, The Roads Don't Love You with support coming from Choice Music Prize nominee, Joe Chester.


September 2005 "The countdown has begun to the eagerly-awaited new album from singer-songwriter Gemma Hayes. The sublime 'The Roads Don't Love You' is released through Virgin Records on October 31st. The album was recorded in Los Angeles over the summer and is a fitting follow-up to acclaimed debut 'Night On My Side.'


July 2005

July 14 Largo, L.A., USA (Gemma Hayes opening for Jude)


June 2005

Gemma is rumoured to be doing some promotional radio work in August with a new single due out in September 2005.

Magnet's 'Lay Lady Lay' featuring Gemma Hayes has been used on the soundtrack for "Mr. And Mrs. Smith" featuring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.


May 2005

Glen Hansard (of the Frames), Gemma Hayes
Thursday, May 26, 2005 (8:00 PM)

9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood, California 90069
Glen Hansard, frontman of the Frames, to perform a solo gig at the Troubadour with opening act Gemma Hayes. Tickets are $14.


February 2005

Friday 18 March, 2005, at 1.10 pm
Ó Riada Hall, Music Department
Admission free

"Originally from Ballyporeen, Co. Tipperary, Gemma Hayes took the contemporary music scene by storm in 2002 with the release of her album 'Night On My Side'. Following rave reviews for the album and her live performances, she won the Hotpress Award for Best Female Singer before receiving a prestigious UK Mercury Prize nomination. Gemma comes to UCC from Los Angeles, where she is currently recording her new album."


November 2004

Gemma's debut album 'Night On My Side' has charted at number 74 in Hot Press's Top 100 Irish albums poll.

Gemma Hayes' version of John Martyn's 'Head and Heart' is now available on the FM104 compilation CD 'The Best of... Strawberry Alarm Clock."


September 2004

Gemma Hayes is a special guest of Joe Chester's at Hard Working Class Heroes 2 in Dublin.


June 23 2004

Gemma Hayes played support to Glen Hansard (The Frames) in Vicar St., Dublin on June 23 2004.


April 2004

Gemma Hayes plays the Ruby Session, Doyles, College St., Dublin on April 13.


February 2004

Gemma appears on "Other Voices" on February 24 on Network 2. The set list: Ae Fond Kiss, Back Of My Hand, The Walk Away, Evening Sun and November.

01. 10th February 2004 Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club
02. 17th February 2004 Paddy Casey
03. 24th February 2004 Gemma Hayes
04. 2nd March 2004 Simple Kid
05. 9th March 2004 David Kitt
06. 16th March 2004 Bell X1
07. 23rd March 2004 Rodrigo y Gabriella
08. 30th March 2004 Glen Hansard
09. 6th April 2004 The Jimmy Cake
10 13th April 2004 Christy Moore]


December 2003

Gemma appeared on the Other Voices 2 series on December 10 in Dingle, Co. Kerry. The series will be broadcast sometime in February 2004.

Gemma also appears on Mark Geary's new EP "It Beats Me".


June 2003

Gemma is also due to play throughout the USA, including the inaugural Field Day Festival in Calverton, Long Island, New York on June 7.


May 2003

Gemma's May mini-tour of Ireland.

May 6 Half Moon Theatre, Cork
May 7 Dolan's, Limerick
May 9 Olympia, Dublin


February 2003

Sirens is the title of an 18-song anthology that brings together some of the most original and independent female artists currently operating against the consensus of mainstream music: Patti Smith, Sinead O' Connor, Stina Nordenstam, PJ Harvey, Margaret Healy, Lucinda Williams, Beth Orton, Lisa Germano, Tanya Donelly, Gemma Hayes and more.

The album is the brainchild of Irish singer, songwriter, actress, activist and all round renaissance woman Maria Doyle Kennedy, who released the debut album Charm on her own Mermaid label some 18 months ago.


January 18 2003

Gemma plays with support to Counting Crows at The Point, Dublin.


November 29 2002

Gemma plays with a host of other artists & friends at Skylarkin, the Mic Christopher tribute gig in Vicar St. She performed The Mary Janes' song "Queen Of My Heart" with her band.]


August 2002

Nominated for Mercury Music Prize in the UK.


December 31 2000

The gig is officially moved to Vicar St. (from RDS).

Shelter Stage
9.30pm Mic Christopher
10.15pm Gemma Hayes
11pm David Kitt
12.45pm Bell X1

Vicar St. Stage
9pm Revelino
9.45pm Relish
10.45pm The Four Of Us
12.30pm The Frames


November 2000

Nov 14th UCD Students Bar
Nov 15th Temple Bar Music Centre w/Mic Christopher
Dec 1st Whelan's w/Damien Rice
Dec 16th Lobby Bar, Cork w/Mundy & David Kitt
Dec 21st Whelan's w/Mundy & David Kitt