Sunday April 5, 2020

On Song . . . Gemma Hayes

It’s been more than a decade since your first album Night On My Side was nominated for the Mercury Prize – how do you feel when you look back at your early career?

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

1st March, 2015
Gemma Hayes: ‘With hindsight, I was a bag of nerves’

With hindsight, I look back at this young girl who took everything very seriously. I was sure of myself musically. But when it came to everything else, I was a bag of nerves. When the Mercury Prize nomination happened,, it was all about the press and photo-shoots. It was terrifying. They think that you should know how to deal with it, even how to speak at an interview and what not to say, but I...

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