Gem Andrews is a singer songwriter based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Her own self-‐released debut album was released in August 2012 and was received with much critical acclaim.
The collection pays homage to Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Lucinda Williams, Jess Klein and Jolie Holland. A live performance of this album was recently aired on the BBC Newcastle's Introducing show.
Gem returned from Vancouver a few months before recording 'Scatter' where she spent six months writing and performing new material.
In 2012, Gem has toured Germany, France and Switzerland twice, with 'And All Because the Lady Loves' and Canadian performance poet and musician; Tanya Davis.
Gem is has been steadily building a committed fan base in Europe and is currently planning a festival and showcase tour of the US and Canada in 2014. She has already been accepted in Toronto's esteemed festival, the NXNE Showcase.
Gem also founded and directed the Muma Moonshine Festival, which has taken place in Durham, UK for the past four years and actively supports independent, queer and LGBT musicians and artists.
'Gem has supported us quite a few times now, and we're becoming huge fans of her music! She's a songwriter that captures your imagination and a performer that makes you sit up in your chair. She's going from strength to strength' -- Stacey Earle'Lush arrangements and good songs from Liverpudlian singer‐songwriter' ---The Americana UK
'Gem Andrews is an engaging country singer, she managed to silence a rowdy audience with a beautiful and haunting performance. A must see' ---Liverpool Public Reviews