Title: Semi Precious
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: Gemma Louise Kirby
Genre: Country, Country Rock
Quality: Flac (image, log, .cue)
Total Time: 37:43
Total Size: 265 Mb
1. Coal Train
2. Deceiving Eyes
3. De-Railed Love
4. Fallen Soldier
5. Say Goodbye
7. Forbidden Love
8. Bad Side
9. Shouldn’t Be Like This (feat. Michael Cole)
10. Little Lion Man
Perhaps the most telling lyric on Gemma Kirby’s debut album, Semi Precious, is this one “Buckle up, boy, cause you’re in for a rough ride.” It’s emblematic of the brash, attitude-driven persona-most certainly a product of her profession as a coal miner-that has been the face of Gemma’s artistic output and broader musical career to date. Of course, backing up that talk has been the job of her other-worldly voice, something that is so chameleon-esque it can be soaring a mile high on an anthemic country track one minute and seducing listeners on a quiet love song the next.
So where did she start, and where have these gifts taken her It didn’t happen overnight, that’s for sure. Gemma Kirby first decided she wanted to make it in music when she was a child, and from that point set her life on a course that was most likely to make those dreams come true supporting countless country artists as an opener, honing her songwriting skills, and performing for audiences as large as 40,000 all by the time she was 16. This adolescent momentum was capped off with the crowning achievement of graduating from the CMAA Academy of Country Music in 2011.
But that didn’t remain her best musical accomplishment for long, because in 2012, she was selected to represent Australia in the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in America, an event that is essentially the “Talent Olympics” for aspiring performers and entertainers. Not only was she selected – she cleaned up. Winning 10 medals (1 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze) as well as the title of Overall Champion of the World for the Country and Western Division, Gemma launched onto the radar of music fans and industry executives far and wide immediately.
With the wind still in her sails from all that has happened to her in such a relatively short amount of time, and from losing a staggering 54kg so that she’d start being recognized as a talented singer instead of the fat girl, Gemma more determined now than ever before to accomplish her childhood dream of making it as a singer. Semi Precious, recorded with award winning producer Matt Fell, is out NOW!
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