The word Gemtarra is derived from two Italian words: gemelli which means twins and chitarra which means guitar.
From Philadelphia Gemtarra is a female oriented alternative rock/pop band with a groove. The band features the songwriting/guitar playing of twin sister’s Gina and Tina. Bryan Feddish on bass, Sunny Dee on drums, Tawana Simons percussion.
Gina and Tina formed the band originally named Prima Donna. In 2018 the time was right for a change and Gemtarra was born.
The band’s first full length CD under the Prima Donna name, "Not Having Fun” has received rave reviews and has been played by over 200 college radio stations across the country charting in the top 10 on many including, WIIT, (Chicago, IL), and KAOS, (Olympia, WA). It also received internet radio airplay and commercial radio airplay on WSTW in Delaware. “This authoritative trio made up of young women has their act together. You will hear a CD chock full of great guitar licks with hooks galore filling in every track” Keith “Muzikman” Hannaleck, musicdish.com. “Restored” was the second release from the band in 2011 which also received rave reviews: “Reminiscent of some of the greatest rocker chicks out there, Prima Donna stands strong on their own with sensational sound and a genuine mix of playful/heartfelt lyrics.”- MusicPerk Team, MusicPerk.com. “A moving an elegiac artistic statement from start to finish.”- Michael Rand, Rocknrollview.com. “Prima Donna will restore your faith in music again. Their latest CD “Restored” delivers a highly passionate 10 track catalog via top flight musicianship, amazing songwriting and music that covers all the bases.”-Michael Keith, IndependentMusicPromotions.com.
In early 2019 Gemtarra will release their debut EP, Fired Up. Recorded at the legendary studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA the band worked with Grammy award winning producer/engineer Phil Nicolo on the four tracks.