- 08 Jul 03
She’s been a regular festival goer since she first attended Féile at the age of 14. Gemma Hayes waxes lyrical on the joys of those sprawling, big days out
“Everyone is saying, ‘you’re going to break America on this trip’ but that’s not the plan right now… this is just me basically saying hello to the country, playing nice, small venues…”
Speaking to Hot Press on the phone from Seattle, Gemma Hayes is not so much making a splash as a delicate yet perfectly formed wave over in the States.
“I was into the Seattle scene in a big way… Pearl Jam’s Ten was all I listened to when I was in boarding school. I was also a huge Nirvana fan, and I’m walking these streets now, thinking maybe Kurt walked down here at some point. I’m in two minds about going to see the house he died in… that might be kind of weird!”