Adjacent Meridian Point,
Gemma Hayes’ on the childhood gift that just keeps on giving…
I was the youngest of eight children and found myself as a kid in a house full of teenagers with varying tastes in music.
I remember hearing Davey Spillane blaring from one room and Iron Maiden blaring from another. I loved the different feeling each type of music would conjure up in my head and heart.
Once I reached my own disillusioned teen years I would sneak into my sister’s room and play her acoustic guitar. Then place it back exactly as I found it. Eventually she realised what was going on and actually gave me the guitar to keep. That changed my life.
I then began playing every hour I could even in the middle of the night if I couldn’t sleep.
I reckon my sister’s gift at that point is the reason I became a songwriter.
Gemma Hayes plays The Whale on Saturday, June 25th.