Gemma Ashley is one of the UK’s most requested sopranos for wedding and events throughout the UK. With Classical and Musical Theatre training she has 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 spanning over twelve years, 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 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” and various other UK TV shows. Since 2012 Gemma has been receiving vocal training under highly experienced vocal coach David Barrett. Barrett is training her around the operatic “Bel Canto” tradition of ‘good singing’ and beauty of tone.
Since 2015 Gemma has been a key member of the Caamora Theatre Company and performed the roles of Ustane (2015, 2016) and Queen Ayesha (2016) in Clive Nolan's first musical 'She'. In 2016 she was cast in the lead role of Eva Bonaduce in Nolan's third musical 'King's Ransom” and recorded the vocals for the forthcoming CD. Gemma accompanied Clive Nolan in a series of acoustic shows performed around Europe including France, the Netherlands and Norway. The Norwegian show 'An Evening with Clive Nolan and Friends' was released on DVD in 2017.
In September 2016 Gemma launched her very own Music agency, Stand Proud Music. The music specialises in female classical crossover singers for wedding and events throughout the UK.
In 2016 Gemma released her first solo album entitled “ Vera Voce”.
Cheltenham UK 2017