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Gemma Farrell

Years Active 2005 - Present

Genre Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop

Members Gemma Farrell Quartet: Gemma Farrell (Saxophones/EWI), Ross Dwyer (Guitar), Robin Murray (Double/Electric Bass), Elliott Smith (Drums). Gemma Farrell Group: Gemma Farrell (Sax), Robin Kahl (Trumpet/Flugal Horn), Filippo Vignato (Trombone), Nico Maas (Guitar), Thomas Goralski (Piano/Hammond Organ), Theo Balbig (Electric/Double Bass), Richard Struck (Drums) Say What?!: Gemma Farrell (Sax), Thomas Goralski (Hammond Organ), Gianluca Liberatore (Double Bass), Stefan Franssen (Drums)

Describe Your Sound

Jazz/Funk/Stanley Turrentine/1960s Groove/Maceo Parker/Gary Smulyan

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Formation

Gemma Farrell Quartet is my latest creation since moving back to Perth in July after 3 years of living in the Netherlands. I formed the Gemma Farrell Group in Amsterdam to play my septet arrangements which we recorded in Dusseldorf. Say What?! was formed in 2011 with some of my fellow students at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

Influences

Carl Mackey, James Sandon, Sandy Evans (Sydney), Marty Pervan.

Shared Bills With

James Morrison, Sharon Jones, John Farnham, De La Soul

Career Highlights

Recording our albums.

Current Activity

Gemma Farrell Quartet is still new. Gemma Farrell Group will reform with Perth musicians, and Say What?! still exists, we are planning future Australian/European tours.

Shared Members With

Lysistrata (Jimmy Murphy and Randa Khamis), P-Family All Stars (Marty Pervan), Chameleon Brass Band and currently Junkadelic

Releases by Gemma Farrell

Vicissitude

Independent

2013

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Get It Together

Independent

2013

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