Gemma Mewse

Gemma Mewse

 London, England, GBR
BandPopRock

Gemma Mewse is a movement. With soulful yet punchy vocals that show off her melodic breadth and range, and unpretentious heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics charmed by her South London accent, Mewse is a force to be reckoned with and has the star-making qualities to prove it. Her debut album drops March '11

Biography

Coming from a childhood in dancing and musical theatre, Gemma set her sights on a career as singer straight out of secondary school, where she began writing and recording her own music. In 2009, Gemma debuted her pop-rock 4-track EP ‘Grounded’ at gigs around London to impressive acclaim, including not just a nod but a win for Best New Song with ‘Numpty’ at Camden Crawl’s Emerging Talents Awards. She built up her fan base playing high-energy gigs across England, had her tracks remixed by BomoBeats played in clubs around the UK and kept regular rotation on BBC Radio 1 and RTE Pulse (Ireland).

Not one for slowing down, Gemma joined forces with seasoned award-winning songwriter/producer Chris James Ryan in May 2010. The collaboration sparked a new creative phase for Gemma who honed in on her catchy lyrical talent and emotive vocal skills to write what would become her debut album. Along with her band she affectionately refers to as “the Boys”, the pair headed to Canada to record. The result is a sound that allows Gemma to stand out from the mass production pop that most of her contemporaries churn out. With soulful yet punchy vocals that show off her melodic breadth and range and unpretentious heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics charmed by her South London accent, her highly anticipated debut album is set for release in early 2011.

Lyrics

Daydream

Written By: Gemma Mewse and Chris James Ryan

Daydream
Wake up with the sunrise
Rubbing the sleep away from my eyes
And I wonder what I will do today
Maybe I'll go for a little sun bathe
Then I'll sip wine in the sunshine
Wipe away the troubles that are in my mind
Forget about my worries it'll be just fine
Take a deep breath and watch the clouds drift by

I love being on my own
Don't bother calling me when I'm all alone
The last thing on my mind is picking up my phone
The lights are all on but there's no one home
I just sit there with a blank stare
Moving back & forth on the rocking chair
Kicking back, cooling down without a care
Running my fingers through my hair

Cos I'm always in a daydream
Yeah, nothing's what it seems
I'm always in a daydream
A secret place just for me

I'm here in my own mind
Don't try and think to much cos you'll get left behind
I can go back to memories and press rewind
Re-live my favourite moments of all time
Like when my sister was a baby
And when my daddy came home from the navy
There in my head for all eternity
Stuck inside my mind just like a personal T.V

I can be what I want to be
And if ya want to you can come along with me
We will run with nothing on our feet
Get on a paddle boat and float down the stream
Or if you want excitement, jump on a rollercoaster pure delightment
Using imagination is so easy
We can even see our faces on MTV

Cos I'm always in a daydream
Yeah, nothing's what it seems
I'm always in a daydream
A secret place just for me

Please do not distract me
You're waking me up from this sweet dream
And what your doing is oh so mean
This to me is like therapy
Remember what I told you I ca always get back if I want to
It's just right here's where I wanna be
And if I clip my heels together I'll be home for tea

Cos I'm always in a daydream
Yeah, nothing's what it seems
I'm always in a daydream
A secret place just for me

Last to Know

Written By: Gemma Mewse and Chris James Ryan

I'm the one
Who's always left to work it out myself
Friday night alone
But no matter what I do, I still can't get to you
I want to be inside your head
Instead i'm always having to guess

Why am I always the last one to know?
I call you up and you're already about to go
Situations making it hard for me to show you
Exactly what it's like to be the last to know

I feel left out
Of social occassions but I don't think it's done purposely
I feel forgotten about
it's because I've set out to be something extra ordinary
I wish they'd see
It's not a 9-5 but instead forget that I'm alive!

Why am I always the last one to know?
I call you up and you're already about to go
Situations making it hard for me to show you
Exactly what it's like to be the last to know
The last to know

The list goes on
I could write forever the amount of stuff you've done wrong
I can't think why
I don't meet other people
The type that never make me cry
Inconsiderate
It's so easy to do
And I can't be arsed to row with you!

Why am I always the last one to know?
I call you up and you're already about to go
Situations making it hard for me to show you
Exactly what it's like to be the last to know
The last to know X 3

Take me as I am

Written By: Gemma Mewse and Chris James Ryan

Your arms are my shelter they keep me warm
You help stop my tears when they're about to fall
When problems come this is where I'll stay
When they get too much carry me away

And those 3 words are never quite enough to say
What I'm feeling it's getting stronger day by day
Every nice word that exists in the dictionary
They could never describe just what you mean to me

Cos you take me as I am
Yeah you take me for what I am
You take me as I am
And you love me for what I am

Hearing your voice aint enough for me
By your side is where I long to be
I'll travel the world it don't matter how far
I'll do anything to get to where you are

And those 3 words are never quite enough to say
What I'm feeling it's getting stronger day by day
Every nice word that exists in the dictionary
They could never describe just what you mean to me

Cos you take me as I am
Yeah you take me for what I am
You take me as I am
And you love me for what I am

Cos you take me as I am
Yeah you take me for what I am
You take me as I am
And you love me for what I am

And you love me for what I am
Yeah you take me for what I am
You take me as I am

And those 3 words are never quite enough to say
What I'm feeling it's getting stronger day by day
Every nice word that exists in the dictionary
They could never describe just what you mean to me

Cos you take me as I am
Yeah you take me for what I am
You take me as I am
And you love me for what I am

you take me as I am
Yeah you take me for what I am
You take me as I am

Discography

Grounded [Christ Bailey Club Mix] (BomoBeats) - BBC Radio 1/RTE Plus (Ireland)
Falling [Dirty B Club Mix] (BomoBeats) - BBC Radio 1/RTE Plus (Ireland)
Acoustic Demos EP - Web Release
- Take Me As I Am
- Last To Know
- Daydream

Set List

Take Me As I am
Wasted by the Wayside
Indecisive
Daydream
Numpty
Neverland
One Track mind
Last to Know