lunedì 9 maggio 2016

TBAY NEWSLETTER # 10 - May 2016

Hello brothers and sisters,
it's me again, with my almost-monthly newsletter, letting you know about my next moves...

The second leg of the "Apprentice" Tour will kick off in Marseille on May the 11th and it's scheduled to conclude in Milano on the 22nd. Dates scheduled as follows:

Zuma Booking & Deer It Yourself proudly present:

THE BLUES AGAINST YOUTH
"Apprentice" Tour Leg II - May 2016
France - Suisse - Italia

11.5 – Marseille (F) @ Machine A Coudre
12.5 – Toulouse (F) @ Le Ravelin
13.5 –  Bordeaux (F) @ Wunderbar
14.5 – Saint-Brieuc (F) @ Café de la Poste
15.5 – Saint-Brieuc (F) @ Café de la Poste
18.5 – Rennes (F) @ Bistrot de la Citè
19.5 – Paris (F) @ La Mecanique Ondulatoire
20.5 – Saint Etienne (F) @ Thunderbird Lounge
21.5 – Geneve (CH) @ Le Cabinet
22.5 – Milano (I) @ Upcycle

for any update check my website anytime at
www.thebluesagainstyouth.com

lunedì 29 febbraio 2016

TBAY's new album out and upcoming tour!



The wait is over… again! 

But this time for real, not a mere marketing trick, but a real announcement!

Apprentice”, my third  full length album is out today on Beast Records


THE BLUES AGAINST YOUTH
"Apprentice" | LP (BR192)

A1 - Keep It Goin'
A2 - Medium Size Star Bound
A3 - Barbed Times
A4 - Instead Of Nothing
A5 - Somebody Settles Down
A6 - Lonesome Whistle Blow

B1 - Call It Quits
B2 - Boundless
B3 - Wish Pile Blues
B4 - Got Blood In My Rhythm
B5 - The Lake
B6 - Apprentice

buy LP here (Beast Records)
buy CD / digital here





For such important and exciting event there’s no better celebration than a 3-weeks tour around Europe, riding with a 80s Westfalia van named Ennio and its owner, mister Belly Hole Freak. He’s a long time friend and a talented musician I’ll have the pleasure to share the stage and travel with.  
So we ’ll be hitting the road (actually we already are NOW) and playing a fistful of gigs around Switzerland, France, Belgium and Holland… We’re really motivated to rock the hell out of you so make sure you godless people come over and party with us!

Amazing poster by Susanna Doccioli, shows scheduled as follows:

THE BLUES AGAINST YOUTH & BELLY HOLE FREAK
European Tour - March 2016


1.3 – La Chaux De Fonds (CH) @ La Machine à Trucs
2.3 – Inns (CH) @ Shouxenhaus
3.3 – Delemont (CH) @ Sas Music Club
4.3 –  La Louviere (BE) @ Taverne Du Theatre
5.3 – Amiens (F) @ Acqueil Froid
7.3 – Kortrijk (BE) @ The Pit’s
8.3 – Paal (BE) @ Durango Sessions (radio show)
9.3 – Meppel (NL) @ Café Clouso
10.3 – Bruxelles (BE) @ Eno Atelier 
11.3 – Antwerp (BE) @ Bar Bakeliet
12.3 – Aarschot (BE) @ De Witte Giraf
13.3 – Helmond (NL) @ Lokaal 42
15.3 – Rouen (F) @ La Tavarne De Thor
16.3 – Nantes (F) @ La Scéne Michelet
17.3 – Basel (CH) @ Renee Bar
18.3 –  Zurich (CH) @ Gonzo Club
19.3 – Luzern (CH) @ The Bruch Brothers
20.3 – Saint Gallen (CH) @ Rumpeltum


 
Just returned home, I will play Magazzino Sul Po in Torino as official release party and on the next weekend I’ll be performing at the One Man Band Festival#2 in Selestat, France opening for Reverend Beat-Man

25.3 – Torino (I) @ Magazzino Sul Po – “Apprentice” Release Party
1.4. – Selestat (F) One Man Band Festival w / Reverend Beat-Man
So far so cool!
Push the blues against youth!

venerdì 12 febbraio 2016

Hello everybody!

As if the new year couldn’t get any better, here I am with a bunch of juicy updates for your leisure and shiny new calendars. It took me a while, I know, but while all was quiet in the TBAY camp, a new record was in the works and I was only waiting for the time to be right for me to share the news with you all.

So, it is with great pleasure, and an excitement I can barely contain, that I am proud to introduce you to my third full-length LP, “Apprentice”, which will see the light of day on March 1st by the capable hands of Beast Records.


THE BLUES AGAINST YOUTH
"Apprentice" | LP (BR192)

tracklist:

A1 - Keep It Goin'
A2 - Medium Size Star Bound
A3 - Barbed Times
A4 - Instead Of Nothing
A5 - Somebody Settles Down
A6 - Lonesome Whistle Blow

B1 - Call It Quits
B2 - Boundless
B3 - Wish Pile Blues
B4 - Got Blood In My Rhythm
B5 - The Lake
B6 - Apprentice

Recorded by Guglielmo Nodari at Snake's Studio.
Mixed by Manuel Volpe. Mastered by Marco De Tommasi. Produced by Gianni TBAY.


pre-order LP here (Beast Records)
pre-order CD / digital here


Distributed in Europe by Cargo Germany



12 highway-flavoured brand new tracks from yours truly, including a dark-tinted, bluesy cover version of Hank Williams' classic "(I heard that) Lonesome Whistle Blow". "Apprentice" delivers a huge dose of raw, high-voltage blues-rock tunes blended with some old time finger-picking country music!

Two different types of set follow one another: a more intimate sound, somehow closer to its roots than its predecessors, performed with acoustic guitar, a stomp-box and a tambourine, and the classical TBAY straight-in-your-face sound performed with drum kick /hi-hat and electric guitar.

This time round, I wanted some close friends to appear by my side, and I can’t even begin to say how grateful I am to them for enhancing the Rock and putting up with me during the various recording sessions (and - at times -in life too). They are: Marguerite Patrignanì (backing vocals), Andrea M. Cruciani (harmonica), Yuri Pierini from Antares (guitar) and Guglielmo Nodari (electric organ and sound engineer).


The LP, released by Beast Records, includes download codes.
The Di
gipack CD version will be released through TBAY's own Deer It Yourself Records.

PRE-ORDER STARTS NOW!

LP from Beast Records

CD and digital from TBAY's bandcamp pageYou'll be able to download one track right-away and the whole album on the release date, March the 1st.
 

TOUR
On the same day of the album release I will leave on tour along with my friend Belly Hole Freak. We'll jump in his Volkswagen van "Ennio" and hit the road to spread our crappy music around Switzerland, France, and Belgium..

THE BLUES AGAINST YOUTH & BELLY HOLE FREAK
European Tour March 2016

1.3 – La Chaux De Fonds (CH) @La Machine à Trucs
2.3 – Inns (CH) @ Shouxenhaus
3.3 – Delemont (CH) @ Sas Music Club
4.3 –  La Louviere (BE) @ Taverne Du Theatre
5.3 – Amiens (F) @ Acqueil Froid
7.3 – Kortrijk (BE) @ The Pit’s
8.3 – Paal (BE) @ Durango Sessions (radio show)
9.3 – Meppel (NL) @ Café Clouso
10.3 – Bruxelles (BE) @ Eno Atelier 
11.3 – Antwerp (BE) @ Bar Bakeliet
12.3 – Aarschot (BE) @ De Witte Giraf
13.3 – Helmond (NL) @ Lokaal 42
15.3 – Rouen (F) @ La Tavarne De Thor
16.3 – Nantes (F) @ La Scéne Michelet
17.3 – Basel (CH) @
Renee Bar
18.3 –  Zurich (CH) @ Gonzo Club
19.3 – Luzern (CH) @ Bruch Brothers
20.3 – Saint Gallen (CH) @ Rumpeltum
20.3 – Saint Gallen (CH) @ Rumpeltum

25.3 – Torino (I) @ Magazzino Sul Po - only TBAY - Apprentice Release Party

Thanks so much to Susanna Doccioli for drawing this amazing poster for us.

As you can see, we still have some days off  to fill. If you can help us booking those dates, please get in touch!

In April I'll be back on the road for a two-weeks headlining tour over Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Holland and Denmark. More shows will be confirmed.

Apprentice Tour April 2016

14.4 – Biel (CH) @ Café Du Commerce
15.4 –  Arlon  (BE) @ L’Entrepot
16.4 – Helmond (NL) @ Muziekcafe Helmond
17.4 – Baars (NL) @  Speelclub
18.4 – Groningen (NL) @ tba
20.4 – Bremen (DE) @ Rock & Wurst
23.4 – Copenhagen (DK) @ Lygtens Kro
24.4 – Copenhagen (DK) @ Mojo Club
28.4 – Furth (DE) @ Kunstkeller 027
29.4 –  Mannheim (DE) @ tba
30.4 – Bern (CH) @ Voodoo Rhythm Store (early show)
30.4 – Bern (CH) @ Raum Terrassenweg

check tour updates anytime at www.thebluesagainstyouth.com



sabato 10 ottobre 2015

TBAY Upcoming European Shows

Hello everybody!

After a non-stop-touring Summer, I'll be back on the road again for a fistful of shows in Switzerland, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Czech Republic and Austria. "Who's Got The Blues Now?" Tour starts off next wednesday October 14th in Bern and is scheduled to conclude in Wien on November the 7th.


"Who's Got The Blues Now?" 
European Tour - Fall 2015

14.10.15 -  Bern (CH) @ Reitschule
16.10.15 – Strasbourg (F) @ Le Mudd
18.10.15 – Izegem (BE) @ Private Boat Party
19.10.15  - Aarschot (BE) @ Live in de Loods
21.10.15 – Lille (F) @ El Diablo
22.10.15 – Roeselare (BE) @ De Mooie Molen
23.10.15 – Breda (NL) @ One-Two-Trash
24.10.15 – Antwerp (BE) @ 219
25.10.15 – Liege (BE) @ Lou’s Bar
27.10.15 – Groningen (NL) @ Cafe de Zolder
29.10.15 – Hamburg (DE) @ Komet
30.10.15 - Delmenhorst (DE) @White Lion
31.10.15 - TBA
2.11.15 – Berlin (DE) @ Wowsville
3.11.15 – Berlin (DE) @ White Trash Fast Food
4.11.15 - TBA
5.11.15 – Prague (CZ) @ Malkovich Bar
6.11.15 - Trebic (CZ) @ Hudební klub B
7.11.15 – Wien (AT) @ Einbaumöbel
8.11.15 - TBA



Once returned, I will keep gigging around Italy till the end of the year...
 
13.11.15 – Varazze (I) @ Osteria Dell’Amor Cieco
14.11.15 – Pinerolo (I) @ Espresso Italia 
17.11.15 – Torino (I) @ Blah Blah
19.11.15 – Parma (I) @ Circolo Arci Zerbini
20.11.15 – Cremona (I) @ Circolo Arcipelago
21.11.15 – Schio, Vicenza (I) @ Old Barrel 
26.11.15 – Carugate, Monza (I) @ Circolo Arci Area
27.11.15 –  Vicenza (I) @ Groove 
5.12.15 – Novara (I) @ Old Tower
18.12.15 – Cicagna, Genova (I) @ Ciminiera
19.12.15 – Fucecchio (I) @ Limonaia
27.12.15 - Pescara (I) @ Scumm
29.12.15 - Roma (I) @ Baraka Bistrot
More shows will be added soon. So check my website anytime for updates. www.thebluesagainstyouth.com

mercoledì 8 luglio 2015

Binic Festival, Freak Show, Summer Tour, 600th show celebration and more...

Hello everybody!
This month I've got some fresh updates about my Summer live shows!
I'll be playing a few in Italy in the next two weeks, right before leaving for a 10-days European Tour whose highlight will be the prestigious Binic Folk Festival.
August won't be sleepy either, as I will make some noise at two more Italian festivals,  What Is Rock and Rock Your Head. It looks like it's gonna be a hot summer!



On the course of the tour I will have the great pleasure to be once again a part of the Freak Show Rock 'n' Roll Circus. It's been two years since I joined the guys and travelled with them through Switzerland. It was one of the coolest tour experiences ever, thus I can't wait to rock in Biel and Strasbourg and team up with the freaks once again!

In Montreuil, Paris I will play at the One Man Band Mayhem III alongside my friend Sheriff Perkins, Shake it Like a Caveman and Bang Bang Band Girl.  Check out this awesome poster drawn by the Sheriff!
I will then play two shows at the Binic Folk Festival on July the 31st and August the 1st. I'm very excited about performing there, as I will be sharing the bill with such cool artists as Go!Zilla, Urban Junior, Hipbone Slim and Son Of Dave, among many others. Check the program here.

By coincidence, the show at Binic will be the 600th gig I perform as TBAY... a must-celebrate-or-die event!

To help me keep sane on this umpteenth road bash I couldn't find a better roadie than my friend Marco "Monkey Motherfucker" Ferrarese. The Malaysian-based punk musician, travel journalist, novelist, and general man of many amazing hats (www.monkeyrockworld.com) is gonna come along, shoot and write some real gonzo shit about this ramblin' time around France and Switzerland. We haven't seen each other in a long time and I'm really looking forward to spending some together.
Shows scheduled as follows:

TBAY SUMMER TOUR 2015

10.7.15 - Torbole (I) @ Bar Hotel Aurora
11.7.15 - Vicenza (I) @ Tony's - house show
12.7.15 - Santi Angeli, Treviso (I) @ Benicio Live Gigs   
15.7.15 - Senigallia (I) @ La Casa Della Grancetta
16.7.15 - Macerata (I) @ Roxy Bar
17.7.15 - L'Aquila (I) @ I Santi 
27.7.15 - Biel (CH) @ Freak Show Rock'n'Roll Circus
29.7.15 - Montreuil, Paris (F) @ La Nouvelle Comedia
30.7.15 - Rennes (F) @ La Bernique Hurlante
31.7.15 - Binic (F) @ Binic Folk Blues Festival
1.8.15 - Binic (F) @ Binic Folk Blues Festival
4.8.15 - Strasbourg (F) @ Freak Show Rock'n'Roll Circus
8.8.15 - Portomaggiore, Ferrara (I) @ What Is Rock? Festival
9.8.15 - Morrovalle (I) @ Drunk In Public
13.8.15 - Montebello Di Bertona, Pescara (I) @ Rock Your Head Festival  

See you on tour soon!

Push The Blues Against Youth! 

lunedì 4 maggio 2015

TBAY back to Spain, Portugal and France soon!

Hello everybody!
Time has come to announce my upcoming tour dates! I’m going down south this time! 
The tour kicks off next Thursday in Sopelana (ES) and it’s scheduled to conclude in Saint Etienne, France on May the 24th. I will play several gigs in northern and central Spain, heading to Portugal where I‘ll take part to the One Man Band Festival in Abrantes and Portalegre. Then a few more shows in Spain and France on the way back and I’ll be done. See you at the shows!

"Dotted White Line" Tour - Part III
Spain / Portugal / France

7.5 – Sopelana (ES) @ La Triangu
8.5 –  Bilbao (ES) @ La Nube
9.5 – Gijon (ES) @ Toma 3 (early show)
9.5 – Villaviciosa (ES) @ TBA
10.5 – Leon (ES) @ Rockin Charla
12.5 - Ponferrada (ES) @ King Kong Bar
13.5 - Vila Real (PT) @ Club
15.5 – Abrantes (PT) @ Cine Teatro São Pedro - OMB festival
16.5 - Portalegre (PT) @ CAEP - OMB festival
19.5 – Madrid (ES) @ La Leyenda
20.5 – Gerona (ES) @ Bar L'Ancora
21.5 – Montpellier (F) @ Up & Down
22.5 – Saint Etienne (F) @ L'Assomoir  

SEE YOU SOON! PUSH THE BLUES AGAINST YOUTH! 

lunedì 13 aprile 2015

European Tour / News / Binic Folk Festival confirmed

Hello fellas!

Time has come for me to hit the European roads again! So I'll be spreading my music around in Germany and Switzerland for a couple of weeks, in promotion of my last 7" release "Dotted White Line", out on Bloodysound Fucktory.

On this tour I'm gonna deliver three different types of set: my usual electric one, an acoustic more slidy-bluesly one and, at the end of the show, I will team up with my friend Guglielmo Nodari on lap-steel guitar to perform some old time country numbers.  On the Erfurt and Berlin shows I will be sharing the stage with Belly Hole Freak one man band. He's a long time friend o'mine and his project is very cozy! check him out here.




TOUR

"Dotted White Line" Tour 2015 - Part II
Italy / Switzerland / Germany

4.15 – Trento (I) @ CS Bruno
4.16 – Zurich (CH) @ Gonzo
4.17 – Saint Gallen (CH) @ Rumpeltum
4.18 – Kauffbeuren (DE) @ Cafe am Fünfknopfturm
4.19 – Karlsruhe (DE) @ Alte Hackerei
4.20 – Chemnitz (DE) @ Subway To Peter
4.21 – Dresden (DE) @ Chemiefabrik
4.22 – Leipzig (DE) @ Bermudadreieck
4.23 – Eisenberg (DE) @ Mitropa
4.24 – Berlin (DE) @ Salon Remise w/ Belly Hole Freak
4.25 – Erfurt (DE) @ Café Tikolor w/ Belly Hole Freak
4.26 – Furth (DE) @ Babylon Kino


 
 
 
 
 
The second leg of the tour will be in May in Spain and Portugal. I will play the One Man Band Festival in Portalegre and Abrantes and some other shows mostly in the north of Spain.  It's been a long time I haven't played those countries, so I'm truly looking forward to kickin' and pickin' over there! On the way back I will rock a bit of France and Switzerland...

5.7 – Sopelana (ES) @ La Triangu
5.8 –  Bilbao (ES) @ La Nube
5.9 – Gijon (ES) @ Toma 3
5.9 – Villaviciosa (ES) @ TBA
5.10 – Leon (ES) @ Rockin Charla
5.11 – TBA
5.12 - Ponferrada (ES) @ King Kong Bar
5.13 - Vila Real (PT) @ Club
5.14 – TBA
5.15 – Abrantes (PT) @ Cine Teatro São Pedro - OMB festival
5.16 - Portalegre (PT) @ CAEP - OMB festival
5.17 – Portugal TBA
5.19 – Madrid (ES) @ La Leyenda
5.20 – Gerona (ES) @ Bar L'Ancora
5.21 – Montpellier (F) @ Up & Down
5.22 – Saint Etienne (F) @ L'Assomoir

Some more shows will be confirmed soon, so check my website for further updates:
www.thebluesagainstyouth.com



TBAY CONFIRMED AT BINIC FOLK FESTIVAL 2015

Good busy in Bretagne next summer time!

I will play Binic Folk Festival 2015, performing two shows on July the 31 and August the 1st.

The complete program hasn't been announced yet but there will be great acts such as Hipbone Slim and the Kneetrembers, James Finch Jr, Harlan T Bobo and my pals Go!Zilla. It's gonna be fun!