Gravity - Debut Album by Jemma Rix

Gravity - Debut Album by Jemma Rix

Dubbed the best female vocalist in Australia, musical theatre superstar Jemma Rix has released her much anticipated debut album, GRAVITY, available now at www.jemmarix.com while it can soon be downloaded from iTunes. To launch her new album, Jemma Rix will also perform three ‘one night only’ concerts at Hayward Street Studios in Brisbane, the Hayes Theatre in Sydney and Chapel off Chapel in Melbourne.

After clocking up an astonishing 1200 performances as Elphaba, the misunderstood wicked witch in Wicked, the aptly named album is a compilation of Jemma Rix’s favourite musical theatre songs. From soaring power ballads including ‘Someone Like You’ to Queen’s ‘Somebody to Love’ as well as the iconic ‘Defying Gravity’, GRAVITY is a masterclass in vocal perfection.  The album also features two stunning duets with musical theatre favourites Rob Mills and Kane Alexander.

Jemma explains, “The songs that I have chosen come from a variety of musicals that I have either performed in or have a deep connection with. My first love was pop music, so this album features the songs you would expect to hear me sing but with pop undertones you weren’t. I hope you like it!”

Heralding from the Central Coast, Jemma moved to Melbourne to follow her dream of becoming a Musical Theatre performer. Following her first contract as a performer at Japan’s Universal Studios, Jemma was cast as Elphaba Standby in the original Australian cast of Wicked, and performed the leading role of Elphaba across Australia during both Australian tours, as well as in Singapore, Seoul, Auckland and Manila. She went on to star as Molly Jensen in Ghost: The Musical during the Australian tour, and made her Sydney Opera House debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra concert Witches. Jemma will next be reprising the role of the Wicked Witch in the upcoming GFO London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz that will begin its national tour in Brisbane in October.

The track list for GRAVITY is: 

1)      “Someone Like You”

From Jekyll and Hyde

Music by Frank Wildhorn and lyrics by Frank Wildhorn, Steve Cuden, Leslie Bricusse

2)      “I'm Not That Girl”

From Wicked

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

3)      “Raise The Roof”

From The Wild Party

Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa

4)      “Dangerous Game” (featuring Kane Alexander)

From Jekyll and Hyde

Music by Frank Wildhorn and Lyrics by Frank Wildhorn, Steve Cuden, Leslie Bricusse

5)      “With You”

From Ghost: The Musical

Lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin, Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard and Music by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard

6)      “I'm Here”

From The Colour Purple      

Music and lyrics byStephen Bray, Brenda Russell and Alee Willis

7)      “Defying Gravity “

From Wicked

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

8)      “Nothing Stops Another Day”

From Ghost: The Musical

Lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin, Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard and Music by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard

9)      ”Somebody To Love”

From We Will Rock You

Music and lyrics by Queen

10)   “Falling Slowly” (featuring Rob Mills)

From Once

Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová

GRAVITY is available NOW from www.jemmarix.com and will soon be available from www.itunes.com.au

TOUR DATES:

BRISBANE

DATES: 12 August at 7.30pm and 13 August at 7.30pm- NEW SEATS AVAILABLE

VENUE: Hayward Street Studios, Stafford

BOOKINGS: www.haywardsstreet.com.au

PRICES:  $35 ticket or $45 ticket and CD combo

SYDNEY

DATE: 20 August  SOLD OUT

VENUE: Hayes Theatre Co, Potts Point

BOOKINGS: www.hayestheatre.com.au or 02 80657337

PRICES: $40 ticket or $50 ticket and CD combo 

MELBOURNE

DATE: 27 August at 7.30pm

VENUE: Chapel off Chapel, Prahran

BOOKINGS: http://chapeloffchapel.com.au/ticket-sales/

PRICES: $40 ticket