Been enjoying a quiet winter beside the fire, and a huge gas bill. But we have a bunch of gigs with the Across The Tracks Band lined up for September. This time we have a slightly smaller band (only seven people!), and we welcome back the amazing Andrew Winton on guitar. Also some new blues and gospel tunes freshly minted. Nice to be writing again.
And there's more! Some gigs in the pipeline with Bill Lawrie and the Mama Red Band. Life is rich. Bring on spring!
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)