The Across The Tracks dectet had a wonderful time playing at the Blues at Bridgetown festival. Many thanks to everyone who came and grooved with us.
I'm part of a one-off performance of Tom Waits' classic Rain Dogs album hosted by the Newport Record Club. Really looking forward to this mammoth production.
Really looking forward to playing with the family band in December - a rare opportunity to play with both my sons at the Perth Blues Club.
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)