Thansk to all the people who came to Blues was meant to be Barrelhoused with Bill, Jessie Gordon and Lucky Oceans at the Kidogo. Gig was sold out. Absolutely special night.
Bill and I are playing at the Mt Hawthorn Streets and Lanes festival on May 6th.
See the gigs page for more details.
Praise for Dead Cat Blues
"...a fantastic album" Paul Gough, Inside Sleeve, Radio National
Praise for Blue Sky
"Lithe, scintillating piano, a stellar band, exquisite vocals" - Rhythms Magazine
"...superb" - John Carver, PBSFM
"...as good as I’ve heard Australian originals in a long time." - Brian Elliott, 94.1FM
Stuff people have said
"Gioia’s music is as expansive as the sky..." (Rhythms Magazine, May 2013)
"...a piano style that could be straight out of a steamy, whitewashed church in Alabama." (West Australian, 31/01/06)
"...rich, big band arrangements and thrilling vocal harmonies. ... a voice that is tough and deep, perfectly complemented by the sweet, supple harmonies of Kris Arnott and the skills of seasoned blues players Paul Novosel and Bob Thomson on drums and string bass." (West Australian, 09/05/08)