“If the city of London had a house band it would of course be Gemma and the Mil Men…..They are sexy, wity and sometimes beardy. “
Madani Younis. Artistic director, Bush Theatre.
Latest review from Plays to See for London Town the Musical from the preview at Hackney Picturehouse in August. Click here
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Reviews from 503Fusions at Theatre503 in Jan 2015
‘Gemma Rogers and her Mil Men mix poetry and music into a rare kind of urban groove. This mesmeric and original performer will make you dance and think and feel. A modern musical wordsmith of the highest order! See her!’
Edward Hall. Artistic Director, Hampstead Theatre.
“Welcoming Gemma and the Mil Men to the Bush Theatre for RADAR 2014 was a highlight and her unique blend of wit, lyricism and absolutely fresh take on storytelling through music fitted our ambitions here to bring the best artists under one roof.”
Rob Drummer. Associate Dramaturg, Bush Theatre
“The quirky sound of Gemma Rogers and The Mil Men, can only be the bastard child of storytelling mixed with music. Gemma’s engaging prose sets vivid scenes usually only found at readings, only for her side splitting humor to pounce on you when you least expect it. Place her alongside the humble and talented Mil Men and you have recipe for an hour of delightful entertainment. At times dark and emotional, at others irreverent and hilarious there not much this naughty lady doesn’t have hidden up her sleeve. Watch her space, there’s a lot more to come from this young fireball of talent.”
Freddy Drabble. Artistic director, Artful Badger
“Gemma Rogers’ live performance exemplifies the high standard of new, cutting edge talent that the Rabbit Hole Stage seeks to present. With a songbook of original work based on the artist’s personal experiences, the audience is drawn into Gemma’s world, wrapped in her stories, firmly on her side. One to watch.”
Rich Poshratz. The Rabbit Hole Stage, Glastonbury Festival
“Gem Stone rocks. Wish I lived in London so I could see her play live.”
James Frey. Author of A Million Little Pieces
Gemma Rogers & The Milmen bought their wacky blend of punky folky wordy rapping to the hood a couple of weeks back. Crowd interacting, got the whole place reacting, positive, jumpy and up for it. Gemma’s Songs have meaning (loaded with more reality than anything ITV4 could ever churn out) wickedly supported by a proper good band. They are welcome back with open arms and more rum for sure.
Dan Heath. Founder & Cider Crusader. The Cider Box
‘Gemma Rogers’ live shows are totally unique. It’s something more than just music or a monologue; it’s a story, a story with passion, confidence and a piece of real life’. Can’t wait to have them again at Proud.’
Maria Antoniadou, House Promoter at Proud Camden, London
Gemma Rogers is a Skilful, gutsy, sassy and brilliant story teller. Her words zip, fizz and dance in your imagination with sheer delight.
Daniel Cockrill. Head Gun-slinger, Bang said the gun.
“Gemma & The Mil Men are a riotous assembly of storytellers; their infectious folk sound combined with spoken word that’s so full of honesty and humour had us all joining in with the chorus like we had known Gemma and her Mil Men for years. We felt like part of their journey as well.”
Ellie Barr. Scratch That Hackney.