Press Kit

Location Base: Rochester, NY

Genre: Soul, R&B, Acoustic Rock, Blues (Covers and originals)

Bio

Meg's been a Rochester, NY music-scene staple for over 20 years.  She fronted the very successful cover band, Meg and the Clams for the first 12 of those years.  Meg has also been a founding member of the bands Big Backyard, This Other Life, Meg Gehman and the Influence, and currently, The Starlings.  She and guitarist Ray Bellizia also form the eclectic duo Meg and Ray.  She's a singer, a songwriter, a guitar player, and a hell of a performer.

In addition to the above, Meg has played in the duo Inner Loop and the trio The Howling Divas, and has played countless solo shows. 

 

She has recorded a total of 8 CDs, the 6th of which, the lyric and hook driven pop record "Leap", recorded in 2016, was crowd-funded by Meg's fans.  Leap was co-written and produced by platinum-selling R&B recording artist David Chance of the duo Ruff Endz (think 2002's R&B hit "Someone To Love You"). 

 

Meg often draws comparisons to artists such as Phoebe Snow, kd lang, Joan Osborne, Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, and Rickie Lee Jones. 
 

Quotes & Media

There is something comfortingly familiar about singer-songwriter Meg Gehman's voice — smooth yet sultry, clear yet spunky. Gehman is an amalgam of some of music's greatest and most enduring spirits, from Van Morrison to k.d. lang and Bonnie Raitt.

Daniel J. Kushner / CITY Newspaper

“Meg sings with a sultry style that will make you melt and Ray's guitar work is articulate and uncluttered and inventive to the point of being somewhat magical...”  Bill Hooper - Sound Engineer/Musician

  

The Influence - video

Midnight In Harlem (cover)
Midnight In Harlem (cover)

The Trio - video

Angel From Montgomery (cover)

Past Performances

Angel From Montgomery (cover)

Venues

Abilene, Rochester NY
B-Side, Fairport NY
Bar Louie, Henrietta NY
BarLee’s, Mamaroneck NY
Billsboro Winery, Geneva NY

Buttonwood Grove Winery, Romulus NY
Casa Larga, Fairport NY
Club 86, Geneva NY
Colloca Estate Winery, Sterling NY
Fox Run Vineyard, Geneva NY

Hook and Spoon, Conesus Lake, Lakeville NY

Hot Shots, Rochester NY
Johnny’s Bar and Grill, Rochester NY
Lemoncello Cafe & Lounge, East Rochester NY
Lovin’ Cup, Henrietta NY
Midtown Athletic Club, Rochester NY
Open Tunings on WRUR with Scott Regan

Plotty's Hometown Tavern, Webster NY
Record Archive, Rochester NY
School of The Arts, Rochester NY
The Rabbit Room, Honeoye Falls NY

Toro Run Winery, Ovid, NY
Towpath Grille, Fairport NY

Waterstreet, Rochester NY

Festivals/Events

 

Fairport Music Festival

Corn Hill Festival
Park Ave Festival
Waterfront Art Festival
Fringe Festival, School of The Arts
Brew Festival - Lovin' Cup
Rochester International Jazz Festival-Abilene Stage
Burning of The Canes Festival, Fox Run Vineyard
Garlic Festival, Fox Run Vineyard
Benefit for Hillside Children’s Ctr, Record Archive

The Influence - video

Can't Find My Way Home (cover)

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