sabato 3 novembre 2018

EUROPEAN TOUR - FALL 2018

Hello everyone!

I'm very excited to be leaving for my European Tour!

On this road trip I'm gonna hit a bit of France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and the UK (for the first time!), playing with Bob Wayne at Academy O2 in London, sharing three Belgian shows with my friend Gipsy Rufina and, in the midst of the tour, teaming up with Joost Dijkema for two shows in the Netherlands as LOST HEYDAYS.

THE BLUES AGAINST YOUTH
FALL TOUR - NOVEMBER 2018

* shows as Lost Heydays

sun 4 – La Charité-sur-Loire (F) @ La DolcEvita
thu 8 – London (UK) @ Academy O2 w/ Bob Wayne
fri 9 – London (UK) @ Resonance 104.4fm ("Balling The Jack" radio show)
sat 10 – Rugby (UK) @ Town and County Club
sun 11 – UK - HELP
mon 12 – Mons (BE) @ Le Lab w/ Gipsy Rufina
tue 13- Brussels (BE) @ Muzah Tattoo w/ Gipsy Rufina
wed 14 – Lille (F) @ Imposteur w/ Gipsy Rufina
thu 15 – Herselt (BE) @ Pallieter
fri 16 – Nijmegen (NL) @ Thiemelood*
sat 17 – Rotterdam (NL) @ Lato Uno*
sun 18 – Liege (BE) @ Lou’s Bar
wed 21– Saarbrucken (DE) @ TBA
thu 22– Nancy (F) @ Les Seigneurs
fri 23 – Besançon (F) @ Bar De L’U
sat 24 - Saint Etienne (F) @ Old Guns Tattoo

Push the blues against youth!

giovedì 13 settembre 2018

TBAY LIVE AT CHARLEY PATTON'S GRAVE!


Last week, when traveling through Mississippi heading to New Orleans we drove out of the highway and took a gravel road to Holly Ridge MS, where Mr. Charley Patton's grave is located. Once we got there standing before his tombstone I couldn't keep from taking my guitar and pick one of my John Fahey's most favourite tunes "Poor Boys Long Ways From home" so I could pay my tribute to the father of Delta Blues. Hope Charley liked that!

venerdì 24 agosto 2018

TBAY IN THE USA


TBAY IN THE USA


Dear friends and TBAY supporters,
the reason why I haven't been updating my page is that I had no exciting news to bore you with...
Now I've got some! And they are absolutely thrilling!

10 years ago, around this period, I grabbed my guitar and took my first steps as The Blues Against Youth one man band... Ever since then it has been a endless riding up and down the European highways and byways, nearly 1000 shows played in so many places, developping my style, putting out records and living on the road for the most part of the year.
It's been lots of fun and such a mind-opening experience, but touring can be tough at times, it can lift you up, it can bring you down and sometimes even burn you out... so at one point I came to realize there wouldn't have been a better way to celebrate my tenth touring anniversary with a... long and deserved vacation! 🙂
To make a long story short... I took a flight to Chicago and stepped on to the US soil the other day. From now on I'll be travelling around in Midwest and South for the whole month, visiting friends and those places where the music I play was born.



Sure I'm gonna play some shows too, and two of them are already confirmed!

Tomorrow evening I will join Kevin and Hell, Headache and Wicker Park for a gig at @ Cafe Moustache in Chicago, and the morning after I'm gonna catch my bus to Nashville, Tennessee, where I'll be doing a short set opening for Sierra Elizabeth Ferrell and Lucas Denton at the Little Harpeth Brewing on Saturday night.

THE BLUES AGAINST YOUTH
"DRIFTING IN THE USA" TOUR 2018


Fri 8.24 - Chicago, IL @ @Cafe Moustache


Sat 8.25 - Nashville, TN @ @ Little harpeth brewery 


I've got a guitar and a backpack, and a song in my head!

More shows would possibly pop up so stay tuned to the next updates!

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push the blues against youth!
Gianni TBAY

domenica 27 maggio 2018

May 2018

Hello everybody!

The last months have seen me pretty busy playing shows in all Europe, promoting my last "Good Morning Bad Feeling" 10" EP as well as concentrating on Lost Heydays, a new-born duo project with my friend Joost Dijkema

Talking about this new adventure Lost Heydays, we still don't have a record out, but we have already toured together on Joost's Italian tour back in February and laid the foundation for a promising live set, which includes some original songs and other "forgotten tunes" that we have saved from the oblivion and brought back to light with a touch of our own personal style.

We will tour again from next week, playing a bunch of shows in Switzerland, Austria and Italy. It will be a triple-feature show consisting of Joost Dijkema's solo acoustic set, my Gianni TBAY's country blues rendevouz and eventually together on stage as Lost Heydays, armed with banjo, guitar and our vocal pipes that sing in harmony.


shows scheduled as follows:

31.5 – Biel (CH) @ Cafe Du Commerce
1.6 – Basel (CH) @ Renèe Bar
2.6 – Andelsbuch (AT ) @ Bahnhof
5.6 – Trento (I) @ Balcony TV
5.6 - Riva Del Garda (TN) @ Beach Point Sabbioni
7.6 – Rendola, Arezzo (I) Private House Show INFO: samba.presents@gmail.com
9.6 – S. Stefano di Sessanio (I) @ Sessanio FOLK Season https://www.facebook.com/events/2127020420860877/
10.6 – Roma (I) @ Luppolo Station

See you soon!

lunedì 26 febbraio 2018

TBAY NEWSLETTER - February / March 2018

TBAY NEWSLETTER - February / March 2018


Hello everyone!

Breaking news! My song "Medium Size Star Bound" has been included in Death Roots Syndicate's compilation "Volume VII" among other musicians such as Thomas Shoeffler Jr, Dead Bronco, Burn in Hell and many others. Have a listen here!







Here's the TBAY concerts for the next three weeks in Italy, France and Switzerland:


28.2 – Ferrara (I) @ Arci Bolognesi
1.3 – Bologna (I) @ Off
2.3 – Padova (I) @ Al Buscaglione
3.3 - Montebelluna (I) @ Osteria Da Tocchetto
5.3 - Milano (I) @ Gattò
8.3 – Torino (I) @ Café Des Artes
9.3 – Annecy (F) @ Bistro Des Tilleuls
14.3 – Biel (CH) @ Salopard w/ Weird Omen
15.3 - Basel (CH) @ Marina Bar w/ Reverend Deadeye
16.3 - Liebefeld, Bern (CH) @ H27 w/ Reverend Deadeye
17.3 – Zurich (CH) @ Gothard Bar
18.3 -  Saint Gallen (CH) @ Rumpeltum
19.3 – Winterthur (CH) @ Portier

See you soon!








28.3 – Strasbourg (F) @ Le Mudd Club
29.3 – Stuttgart (DE) @ Trash a go-go
30.3 – Frankfurt (DE) @ Feinstaub
31.3 – Mannheim (DE) Irish Harbourg Jungbusch
1.4 – Liege (BE) @ KulturA
2.4 –Bruxelles  (BE) @ Mue Tattoo
3.4 – Nijmegen (NL) @ Camelot
4.4 – Utrecht (NL) @ ACU
5.4 – Aarschot (BE) @  Café de Oude Tijd
6.4 -  Warneton (BE) @ La Malle Poste
7.4 - Arlon (BE) @ Broken Neck Festival 
Sun 8.4 – Aarschot (BE) @ Pallieter Cafe
11.4 – Kassel (DE) @ Goldgrube
12.4 – Hamburg (DE) @ Komet Club 
13.4 – Leipzig (DE) @ Zwille 
14.4 – Chemnitz (DE) @ Subbotnik
15.4 – Dresden (DE) @ Chemiefabrik w/Antares
Mon 16.4 – Berlin (DE) @ Hawaii Toast
Tue 17.4 – Berlin (DE) @ Speiches R & B Kneipe
19.4 – Konstanz (DE) @ Klimperkasten
20.4 – Freiburg (DE) @ Slow Club
21.4 –Besançon (F) @ Tattoo Festival
28.4 - Roma (I) @ Baraka Bistrot


giovedì 25 gennaio 2018

TBAY NEWSLETTER - January 2018


Hello everybody!

First and foremost, best wishes to all of you for this new 2018!

I'm sitting here and typing letters from TBAY secret headquarter,
trying to bring my usual quasi-monthly Newsletter back to life after months of silence... here we go!



This first months of 2018 will see me pretty busy as usual...
mixing the new album, playing lots of shows, festivals and tours to come...


read on! 

Joost Dijkema Italian Tour feat. Gianni TBAY 

My good friend Joost Dijkema is coming over Italy all the way from Groningen, NL to perform a string of shows across the Boot.

January 2018

wed 31 - Torino @ Sofa Cafe

February 2018

thu 1 - Pinerolo (I) @ Espresso Bar Italia
fri 2 - Genova (I) @ Giardini Luzzati
sat 3 - Bologna (I) @ Efesto House Show
sun 4 - Padova (I) @ Al Buscaglione
mon 5 – Milano (I) @ Gatò

JD is a truly talented musician who performs the best fingerpicking style I've ever seen! He's gonna pick his guitar and sing some of his great originals from his latest LP "Sacred Revelations".

Check him out here: https://joostdijkema.bandcamp.com/


By the end of Joost's set, I will join him on stage to play some numbers as duo, performing our not-named-yet duo project. It's 60s country/rock/bluegrass-influenced type stuff!

All this means you can't miss the show! 


TBAY European Tour


A few days later I'm gonna take my TBAY costume on and hit the road westbound to France, for three concerts, taking part to the One Man Band Festival in Montpellier on February Fri 9th.

February 2018

Thu 8 – Lyon (F) @ Le Trokson
Fri 9 – Montpellier (F) @ Secret Place/ OMB FESTIVAL 
Sat 10 – Marseille (F) @ La Tache

More shows in Italy and France will follow  in the weeks to come...

Sat 17 – Torino (I) @ Testa Balorda
Wed 28 - Ferrara (I) @ Arci Bolognesi



March 2018

Thu 1 – Bologna (I) @ Off
Fri 2 – Padova (I) @ Al Buscaglione
Sat 3 – TBA
Sun 4 – TBA
Mon 5 – Milano (I) @ Gattò
Thu 8 – Torino (I) @ Café Des Artes
Fri 9 – Annecy (F) @ Bistro Des Tilleuls

...and a full-on Swiss tour, sharing the stage with Weird Omen in Biel and playing two shows with the legendary Reverend Deadeye in Basel and Bern... Yeah!

Wed 14 – Biel (CH) @ Salopard w/ Weird Omen 
Thu 15 – Basel (CH) @ Marina Bar w/ Reverend Deadeye 
Fri 16 - Liebefeld, Bern (CH) @ H27 w/ Reverend Deadeye 
Sat 17 – Zurich (CH) @ Gothard Bar
Sun 18-  Saint Gallen (CH) @ Rumpeltum
Mon 19 – Winterthur (CH) @ Portier

thu 22 – Milano (I) @ KD House
fri 23 - Roncà, Verona (I) @ Jack The Ripper w/Superdownhome

And here is the almost-completed list of shows of my European Tour in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany. 

If you wanna book TBAY please contact:
Rootstown Booking at bookings@rootstown.be (Europe)
Rockin Dogs Booking at booking@rockin-dogs.com (ONLY France)

28.3 – Strasbourg (F) @ Le Mudd Club
29.3 – Stuttgart (DE) @ Trash a go-go
30.3 – Frankfurt (DE) @ Feinstaub
31.3 – Mannheim (DE) TBA

1.4 – Liege (BE) @ KulturA
2.4 –Bruxelles  (BE) @ Mue Tattoo
3.4 – Nijmegen (NL) @ Camelot
4.4 – Utrecht (NL) @ ACU
5.4 – Aarschot (BE) @  Café de Oude Tijd
6.4 -  Warneton (BE) @ La Malle Poste
7.4 - Arlon (BE) @ Broken Neck Festival
8.4 – TBA
9.4 – TBA
10.4 – TBA
11.4 –  Kassel (DE) @ Goldgrube
12.4 – Hamburg (DE) @ Komet Club
13.4 –Leipzig (DE) @ Zwille
14.4 –Chemnitz (DE) @ Subbotnik
15.4 – TBA
16.4 – TBA
17.4 – TBA
18.4 – TBA
19.4 – Konstanz (DE) @ Klimperkasten
20.4 – Freiburg (DE) @ Slow Club

21.4 –Besançon (F) @ Tattoo Festival

If you wanna book TBAY please contact:

Rootstown Booking at bookings@rootstown.be (Europe)
Rockin Dogs Booking at booking@rockin-dogs.com (ONLY France)

Push the blues against youth!

Gianni TBAY

martedì 9 gennaio 2018

Tbay 2018 updates!

THE BLUES AGAINST YOUTH
LIVE @ CACIO & PERE, SIENA, Jan 5th

by Vinyl Or Live

One man bands are a very popular thing at the moment: they're fun to listen to and it's easy and cheap to play music and organise a tour when you're on your own. These are probably the first two reason that made a music category so linked to the past and the tradition, spread again in the 21st century. Someone who's not familiar with the genre may ask how can one man only give you the emotions that a group emanates. And in fact this can be a problem: there are so many one man bands around right now that not all of them are good. And if you're not good enough and you play by yourself the result is that...well, you just suck!
Listening to THE BLUES AGAINST YOUTH though makes you want to turn the question around: how can one musician only give you the whole repertoire of emotions of an entire band?
The answer is very simple: he's just very good!
His blues goes way back to the American tradition oscillating from country music to the 19th/beginning of 20th century folk blues, always leaving you doubtful whether you're hearing to one of his original songs or to a traditional oldie back from the wild west. In a period in which a lot of people put the blues label on their groups just to play a couple of very catchy and popular tracks from John Lee Hooker or B.B. King that everyone in the club can sing along, it's very hard to listen to such a great set of songs that show you how deep the research of this guy from Rome must have been.
Going more on the technical side, The Blues Against Youth is a very simple and we'll executed concept of one man band: just guitar and percussions (plus a kazoo in a couple songs), so perfectly mixed and harmonious he has nothing to envy to the greats of the genre such as Reverend Beat-Man or Bloodshot Bill. No loop stations, no noise machines, just the instruments and his voice. And if you close your eyes you find yourself leaving this little club in Siena and waking up in Mississippi in the 30s in the middle of Cohen Brothers' movie set 'O Brother, Where Art thou?'. The last special mention goes to "Good morning, Bad feeling", the great new single that gives the name to his new 10" EP, and that could with no doubt be the perfect soundtrack for a 50s John Wayne western.