martedì 20 settembre 2016

TBAY Newsletter # 11 - September 2016 - New Videoclip and Fall European Tour


Hello everybody! 
Here's Gianni TBAY with my almost-bi-montly, quasi-random newsletter, catching you off guard with a fistful of TBAY's juicy news!

First off, I have made a new videoclip!
The song is called "Medium Size Star Bound", which is also the opening track of my last album "Apprentice".
 
My friend Stefano Mutolo from Berta Film wrote and directed it and called up some friends to make it happen. So we moved to the countryside, and shot all the scenes in two days.
The result, we might describe it as a grotesque modern western comedyfull of nature and animals, it totally exceeded our humble expectations!  
 
 
 
My best thanks go out to Stefano, Stefano Petti, Carolina, Guglielmo and all the humans and animals involved in the project. The videoclip will be officially premiered in Roma @ Baraka Bistrot next wednesday and it will be available a bit later on Youtube!
For now you can check this mysterious trailer beside. Click on it!  
Watch it after eating!
Hail to the Pigs! 
 
 
Anyway, other than those cinema star swaggering...
I'm here to say that I'm back on track and bound to hit the road again!
 
Right before embarking on my next European Tour, I'll be warming up with four shows in Italy...

including the opening show for Joe Buck Yourself in Torino!

21.9.16 - Roma (I) @ Baraka Bistrot
23.9.16 - Terranuova Bracciolini, Arezzo (I) @ QQ Social Caffè
24.9.16 - Ancona (I) @ Hangover
30.9.16 - Torino (I) @ Radio Black Out w/ Joe Buck Yourself

"Apprentice Tour - Fall 2016" will start on October the 6th and is scheduled to conclude on the 29th.

 
 
...Here's the shows! 
 
 
 
OCTOBER 2016

Thu 6 – Linz (A) @ Kapu
Fri 7 – Wien (A) @ Einbaumöbel
Sat 8 – Prague (CZ) @ Klub Famu
Sun 9 - Leipzig (DE) @ Zwille
Mon 10 – Chemnitz (DE) @ Subbotnik
Tue 11 – Dresden (DE) @ Chemiefabrik
Thu 13 – Saarbrücken (DE) @ Fasanerie
Fri 14 – Solingen (DE) @ Waldmeister
Sat 15 - TBA
Sun 16 - Nijmegen (NL) @ Opoe Sientje (early show)
Mon 17 – Bruxelles (BE) @ Chaff
Tue 18 – Torhout (BE) @ private house show
Thu 20 – Lille (F) @ Le Lyautey
Fri 21 – Rouen (F) @ Le 3 Pièces
Sat 22 – Rennes (F) @ Bistrot de la Cite
Sun 23 – Nantes (F) @ No Man’s Land (early show)
Wed 26 – Montreuil, Paris (F) @ La Comedia Michielet
Thu 27 – Reims (F) @ Appart' Café
Fri 28 – Lorrach (DE) @ Heimathafen
Sat 29 – Bern (CH) @ Voodoo Rhythm Store

This amazing Tour Poster has been drawn by my pal Sheriff Perkins' unmistakable hand.
It really blows my mind!

And sure, I'm gonna make a T-shirt out of it...
and possibly a silk-screen-printed poster in limited edition!

I'll bring some with me on tour and...
you'll be able to get yours at the show!
 
check my shows anytime at www.thebluesagainstyouth.com

...talkin' about shows, playing bars, rock'n'roll etc...
there are more dates confirmed in November...
Check them out and mark your empty calendars! 

5.11 – Besançon (F) @ Bar de l'U
7.11 - Lyon (F) @ Le Trokson
12.11 - Geneve (CH) @ Le Cabinet
14.11 - Milano (I) @ Gattò
17.11 – Ponte Buggianese, Pistoia (I) @ La Taverna Della Musica
18.11 – Livorno(I) @ La Bodeguita
24.11 – Brescia (I) @ Red Dog
25.11 – Feldkirch (AT) @ Graf Hugo
26.11 – Novara (I) @ Old Tower
 
 
Meanwhile, my latest LP "Apprentice" has been doing good and gaining gratifying responses from international press...

Here's some extracts...
“[...] that rarest of beasts, a blues album that appeals to purists and neophiles alike. Firmly rooted in delta and country blues but infused with a 21st century suss and swagger, it's suitable for back-porch or boutique festival alike.” Harmonic Distortion (UK)

“[...] With The Blues Against Youth, Gianni doesn't just do the one-man band scene proud in specific; he also possesses a great deal of worth in the international roots scene in general. And the Apprentice release further proves this.” James G. Carlson, No Depression (US)

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!