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Gemma Ashley

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About Gemma

Soprano with over 15 years experience. Based in Hertfordshire, willing to travel worldwide. Performing regularly at Weddings and Events
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Originally from Wirral, Gemma has been one of UK’s most requested singers for over 15 years now. With Classical and Musical Theatre training she has had a diverse singing and music background. She is also a trained dancer and has stunned audiences with her exceptional on stage performances. During her career Gemma has had the opportunity to work as a Guest Artist for various cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean and Holland America. She has also served as the onboard Showteam’s lead vocalist for some of the leading and most popular cruise lines. Gemma’s contribution in the field of music and crossover singing is simply phenomenal and worth acknowledging. She has not only sung the National Anthem at Wembley Stadium, on several occasions but she has also appeared on BBC1 “The Voice UK” where she sang “Habanera” from the Opera Carmen. Gemma is also a key member of the Caamora Theatre Company and participates in numerous musical theatre shows organised by the company on a regular basis. Currently, Gemma is receiving vocal training under highly experienced vocal coach David Barrett wherein Barrett is training her around the Bel Canto tradition of ‘good singing’ and beauty of tone. In December 2016 Gemma released her first Solo album entitled “ Vera Voce”.

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Gemma's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Hayley S
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Gemmas performance was absolutely stunning with everyone commenting on how special she made the occasion. She was extremely professional and prompt with all of our communication making the entire process as easy as possible.

Bobbi W
4 years ago
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5 out of 5


Lana W
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

Gemma and Brendan were amazing! Totally professional, excellent communication and not to mention superb performers!

Javier B
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

Difficult to describe with word she is definitely out of this world. No only good but fantastic and above all sublime. Thank you Gemma with all my soul. With respect Javier Flores

From other customers:

Alex A
5 years ago, for a Wedding anniversary in Engel Park
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5 out of 5

I had Gem and Yue provide entertainment at my parents anniversary. They were really easy to talk to and made the whole process simple and straightforward. Gem and Yue were the highlight of the evening. Everyone was blown away by how talented they were and as a duo they work so well together. They were really friendly and everybody loved them. They are so versatile, able to provide a soft backdrop while we ate, and then later get everyone up on their feet dancing and singing along. They are a unique act and I am so grateful to them for making my parents anniversary a night no one will forget!

Laurance Y
5 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 42 Orford Rd
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5 out of 5

We booked Gem and Yue for Valentines night and I have to say - after six years of running the Queens arms - it turned out to be exactly what we’ve been missing in the previous years. Gem and Yue performed so well together that they had the guests completely absorbed from the opening bar. From up tempo songs like Jolene to the beautiful moon river. The singing, playing and harmonies were performed brilliantly and you could see that these two have a great understanding and joy at performing together. Although they have a strong repertoire, requests weren’t a problem either. I can’t wait to get them back. Gem and Yue are now the first people I turn to when booking for weddings and birthday bashes.

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Gemma's Song list

Gemma Full repertoire
Musical Theatre
I Dreamed A Dream- Les Miserables
Bring him Home- Les Miserables
Unexpected Song-Song And Dance
Tell me it’s not True -Blood Brothers
Tale As Old As Time – Beauty And The Beast
Climb Every Mountain – The Sound Of Music
Can You Feel The love Tonight– Lion King
Think Of Me-Phantom Of The Opera
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again - Phantom Of The Opera
Love Never Dies – Love Never Dies
I Whistle A Happy Tune – The King And I
You’ll Never Walk Alone - Carousel
Secret Love- Calamity Jane
I Could Have Danced All Night-My Fair Lady
Wouldn’t It Be Loverly – My Fair Lady
I Feel Pretty -West Side Story
Classical Crossover
Per Te- Josh Groban
I Will Always Love You - Katherine Jenkins
Nella Fantasia- Il Divo
Time To Say Goodbye- Sarah Brightman
Canto Della Terra- Andrea Bocelli
Quello Que Faro- Katherine Jenkins
Parla Piu Piano – Katherine Jenkins
The Prayer- Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli
A Thousand years- Christina Perri
Hallelujah- Katherine Jenkins
House Of No regrets- Katherine Jenkins
Wake Me Up Inside- Evanescence ( Katherine Jenkins Version)
Traditional Classical
Ave Maria- Bach
Ave Maria- Schubert
Pie Jesu - Requiem - Faure
Pie Jesu - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lascia Ch’io Pianga - Handel
Eternal Source Of Light Divine - Handel
Panis Angelicus - César Franck
Habanera- Carmen
Nessun Dorma- Turandot
O Mio Babbino Caro-Gianni Schicchi
Quando me'n vo-La Boheme
O Sole Mio - Pavarotti
Glamourous Night – Ivor Novello
Waltz Of My heart – Ivor Novello
I’ll Follow My Heart – Noel Coward
Don’t know why
Cry me a river
Moon River
Wade in the water Night and day
Puttin On The Ritz
Cheek To Cheek
The nearness of you
Ain’t no sunshine
I’ll be seeing you
Under my skin
Besame Mucho
Closest thing to crazy My funny valentine
At Last
Mambo Italiano
Why Don’t You Do Right The Look Of Love
Blue moon
When I fall in love
Let there be love
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps Fly me to the moon
Que Sera Sera
Route 66
Secret Love
Close to you
Let It Be
True Colours – Tom Odell Version
Midnight Train To Georgia
Son Of A Preacher Man
I Only Want To Be With You
Out Of Reach - Gabrielle
What's Love Got To Do with it - Tina Turner
Postmodern Jukebox
Like A Prayer Toxic
Stay With Me
Don’t you worry child We Found Love Barbie Girl
I Kissed A Girl Material Girl
Don’t Speak
Cabaret Style Songs
Man Wanted
Big Spender! Diamonds are Forever
All That Jazz
Licence to thrill
Uptempo Party Songs
I Just Want To Make Love To You
My Girl
Be My Baby
You Can't Hurry Love
Build Me Up Buttercup
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Dancing in the street
Dancing Queen
Mamma Mia
Ladies Night
Car wash
Young Hearts Run Free
Mercy - Duffy
Lady Marmalade
Simply The Best
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
My Guy- Mary Wells
Proud Mary
You To Me Are Everything
It’s raining men
I Will Survive
Cold Heart - Dance Version
Freed From Desire- Gala Mamma Mia
Blame it on the Boogie Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan We Are Family
ABBA Medley Karaoke
1950’s Songs
Stupid Cupid
How Much Is That Doggie Only you - The Platters
A Teenager In Love
Who’s Sorry Now
That’s Amore
Mambo Italiano
La Bamba
Why Do Fools Fall In Love Blue Suede Shoes
The Black Hills Of Dakota Where The Boys Are
***Wartime songs also available***

Gemma's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£250
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£500
4 songs and leading of the hymns during the service
recording session
Up to three hours
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
1 Hour performance during your drinks reception
Birthday Party
1 x 45 Min set with backing tracks
Corporate Event
Up to 45 minutes of Live Music
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception
Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. I hour performance during the drinks reception.
1 x 45 Min Headline show with charts or backing tracks
2 x 30 Min sets accompanied by a pianist
New Years Eve
1 x 45 Min set with backing tracks


Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The way that I am able to connect with my audience.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Many stunning venues including weddings At The Savoy Hotel and The Royal Horseguard.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Sarah Brightman Andrea Bocelli Josh Groban

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Performing at Wembley Stadium singing the National Anthem !

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

If timings change just let me know, it shouldn't be a problem.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes absolutely. I provide this for no extra charge.

How much time do you need to set up?

1 hour 15 min - Full PA System 30 Min - Wedding Ceremony and Funeral Service

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Yes and I am happy to learn special song requests if given in advance.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes !

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Of course, I can learn up to two songs for no additional charge.
Classical crossover, Classical, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Opera, Musical theatre, Early music, Christmas, Traditional church music, Baroque, Medieval music, Renaissance, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, World music, Traditional English folk, Ibiza club, Heavy metal, Power rock, Progressive rock, Avant garde, Experimental, Originals
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event
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Other skills:
Perfect pitch, Dancer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Music therapy, Fluent improviser, Actor, Musical comedy
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