Gemma is an experienced Soprano specialising in the classical crossover genre. She performs during wedding ceremonies, corporate events, memorial services and birthday events to name a few. She will take the time to tailor her set to your requirements and prides herself on her versatility as a performer.
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 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.
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, the agency is called Stand Proud Music. Also in 2016 Gemma released her first solo album entitled " Vera Voce".
Natasha Roadley• July 14, 2018
"Gemma's singing was superb and it made our day so special - all of our guests commented on this afterwards.
She was also very professional both in the lead up to the wedding, and on the day itself. She was happy to help
with all of our questions and I really appreciated her advice on the timings of my entrance song!
Natasha Roadley (Private Wedding) 10/10"
Nigel Furmston• May 11, 2018
"Gemma was absolutely fantastic and performed an outstanding set that brought my friends and family totheir feet applauding her wonderful soprano expertise. She specially researched and prepared two songs that she had never performed before but were on my wish list and this was amazing. I will definitely recommend her to anyone else.
Nigel Furmston (50th Birthday Celebration at Ashdown Park Hotel, West Sussex) 10/10"
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Wedding Ceremonies , funerals and corporate events
Who are your previous clients?
Private clients for weddings, funerals Various cruise lines including Royal Caribbean Various hotels including Thomson Gold
How long do you play for?
Wedding Ceremony - up to 4 songs Funerals- up to 4 songs Corporate events- 1 x 50 min, 1 x 20 min or 2/3 songs spread out throughout the evening Birthday events - 1 x 30 min or 2 x 30 min
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Own PA system
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
I have public liability with musicians union and all my equipment is PAT tested
How much space do you require?
Standard space to set up x 2 speakers, mixer and mic stand
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Yes I offer a unique service where I can arrange your favourite song into a classical style
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
It really depends on the event as for example for wedding ceremonies I am there for the ceremony only.
• Up to 5 songs Solo with backing tracks/organist £300
• Wedding Ceremony Up to 5 songs with live pianist £450
• Wedding Breakfast 2 x 30 Min sets with background music played in-between sets -Solo with backing tracks £400
• Wedding Breakfast 2 x 30 Min sets with background music played in-between sets With Live Pianist £600
• Wedding Ceremony/Breakfast Package Solo with backing tracks £650
• Wedding Ceremony/Breakfast Package With live pianist £1000
• 3 songs performed with backing tracks during the evening - £350.00
• 1x 20 Min set performed with backing tracks- £375.00
• 1 x 45 Min set with backing tracks- £450.00
Extra £50 to provide PA system Example Packages
• Other Services
• Birthday Parties 3 x 30 Min sets with background music in-between.Solo with backing tracks £350.00
• Fully live option available with Pianist for an extra £250
• Bespoke Packages also available.Please note all prices are including travel within 20 Miles of E17 8HD Travel costs after 20 miles are charged at 0.70pence per mile
• Funeral services- up to 4 songs accompanied by organist or with backing tracks £200
Gemma Ashley Repertoire
The Prayer- Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli
Ave Maria- Charlotte Church ( Schubert)
Ave Maria- Hayley Westenra ( Bach)
Pie Jesu- Hayley Westenra
Panis Angelicus- Josh Groban
A Thousand years- Christina Perri
Per te- Josh Groban
I Will Always Love You (Italian)- Katherine Jenkins
Hallelujah- Katherine Jenkins
Nella Fantasia- Il Divo
Vero Amore ( Your Song, Italian)- Johnathan and Charlotte
Quello Que Faro- katherine Jenkins
House Of No regrets- Katherine Jenkins
Time To Say Goodbye- Sarah Brightman
Wake Me Up Inside- Evanescence ( Katherine Jenkins Version)
Canto Della Terra- Andrea Bocelli
Vissi Darte- Tosca
Nessun Dorma- Turandot
O Mio Babbino Caro-Gianni Schicchi
Quando me'n vo-La Boheme
Poor wandering one - The Pirates of Penzance
Unexpected Song,-Song And Dance
Tell Me its not True -Blood Brothers
What I Did For Love-A Chorus Line
Think Of Me-Phantom Of The Opera
Secret Love- Calamity Jane
I Could Have Danced All Night-My Fair Lady
I Feel Pretty -West Side Story
I dreamed A Dream- Les Miserables
Bring him Home- Les Miserables
A unique Classical version of your favourite song can be arranged
at an extra cost
Feel free to send an email request