giovedì 2 novembre 2017


It looks like I'll be back on the road for two weekends in Italy!
More shows will be on soon!

16.11 - Pinerolo (I) @ Espresso Italia
17.11 – Genova (I) @ Giardini Luzzati
18.11 – La Spezia (I) @ Distrò
19.11 – Cuneo (I) @ Birrovia

23.11 – Roncà, Verona (I) @ Jack The Ripper
24.11 - Venezia (I) @ TBA
25.11 - Montebelluna (I) @ Brusada Wines
26.11 - TBA

Push the blues against youth!

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martedì 10 ottobre 2017



Tue 17 – Chambery (F) @ Brin De Zinc
Wed 18 – Lyon (F) @ Le Farmer
Thu 19 –  HELP
Fri 20 –   Montreuil (F) @ the Armony w/ The Cuckoo Sisters

sat 21 –  Gent (BE) @ Muziekcafé 't Schoon Zicht
Sun 22 – Groningen (NL) @ Het Kantoor

Thu 26 - TBA
Fri 27 - TBA
Sat 28 - TBA


martedì 8 agosto 2017

TBAY Summer Tour

Howdy from the road ladies and gentlemen!  

Here' yours truly Gianni TBAY with his month's Newsletter, keeping you informed about my next moves, new record release, Summer Tour and much more stuff to come!

Well, I've just come back from Binic Folks Blues Festival that was real fun and magic time! An injection of pure freedom, friendship and music that kept a smile on my face for three days straight. Here's a picture to give you an idea... 

New Album Out On Beast Records

My new 10" album "Good Morning Bad Feeling / Deprecation Road" is out on Beast Records and it was premiered at Binic Folks Blues Festival last week.

This latest effort o'mine includes the hit-single "Good Morning Bad Feeling" and a selection of new and old TBAY's tunes, plus two covers to pay the tribute to two of my heroes David Allan Coe and Doc Watson...

For now it's only available on vinyl on Beast Records and digital on TBAY Bandcamp page. Get your copy! 

Summer Tour

This month I'm gonna be very busy road dogging in Europe... Here's the shows as scheduled!

10.8 - La Chaux De Fonds (CH) @ L'Entre Deux
11.8 - Basel (CH) @ Marina Bar
12.8 - Winterthur (CH) @ Die Villa Rosa
16.8 – Amsterdam (NL) @ Checkpoint Charlie
19.8 - Groningen (NL) @  De Souffleur

20.8 - Eindhoven (NL) @ Crust Bar
24.8  – Solingen (DE) @ Waldmeister
25.8 - Mannheim (DE) @ Fermac's Irish Pub
26.8. – Lixing-lès-Rouhling (F) @ One Night Of Live Music #427.8 - TBA
29.8 - Strasbourg (F) @ The Soul Town
30.8 - Bern (CH) @ Reitschule (early show 19h)
31.8 - Bern (CH) @ Matte Brennerei
1.9 - Lustenau (A) @ Private Show

Some more shows might be popping up in the next days, so check my website for further updates:

New Live Videos

Here's a video of me performing "Spike Driver Blues" at Binic Festival... More live video added in the Video page of this site.

lunedì 12 giugno 2017

TBAY Summer Tour

Hello everyone!

I've just returned from the last leg of the "Barbed Times" tour; a journey that took me toSouthern France, with a quick encroachment in the Basque Country and Spain... Although everything started off with somebody crashing my car glass in Torino just before we left, the rest of the ride was smooth and fun, and the weather conditions - very important thing - were comfortably/reassuringly sunny with high temperatures...
Thanks everyone for welcoming me and my friend/sound-engineer/driver/roadie Gigi at any place we stopped by, we really enjoyed it!
Other than this - we might call it "warm up" or whatever - it looks like I'm gonna have a busy Summer playing around and burning lots of kilometers!
First off, Italy. Starting next week I'll be playing a series of shows in the Northern, North-Eastern and Central part of the "boot", taking part in the Mezcal Festival in Jesi on my way to Rome, where I will join my buddies The Restless Livers Collective to perform a show as a trio at Illustration and Comics Festival "Crack" at CSOA Forte Prenestino.

A few days later, I will litterally embark on a ferry ride heading to Sardinia and play theJailbreak Festival in Cagliari, opening for the legendary Zeke! 

14.6 – Rovereto (TN) @ Circolo Paganini
15.6 – Arco sul Garda (TN) Ai Conti
16.6 -  Montebelluna (I) @ Mezanino
17.6 - Jesi @ (I) Mezcal / Jack Rabbit
18.6 - Macerata (I) @ Spulla
22.6 - Roma (I) @ CSOA Forte Prenestino /Crack
27.6 - Cagliari (I) - Jailbreak Festival w/ Zeke
The end of July will see me play a bunch of gigs in Italy, again, to then head back to France for another string of shows on the way to the Binic Folks Blues Festival in Bretagne! For all those performances I will have the pleasure of playing with my friend G W Nodari, who will join me on stage for half part of the sets, playing alternately lapsteel and guitar.
23.7 - Torino (I) @ Spazio 211
25.7 - Lyon (F) @ The Farmer
26.7 - Montreuil (F) @ Bar Des Sports
27.7 - Rennes (F) @ Bistrot de La Cite
28.7 - Binic (F) @ Binic Festival
29.7 - Binic (F) @ Binic Festival
31.7 - TBC
1.8 - Saint Etienne (F) @ TBA

...and I will keep on rocking in August too!
More shows soon to be confirmed!

11.8 - Basel (CH) @ Marina Bar
12.8 - Winterthur (CH) @ Die Villa Rosa
26.8 - Lixing-lès-Rouhling (F) @ One Night Of Live Music #4

Check my shows anytime at

Up on the internet

Memories From The Tour


TBAY covers Doc Watson's

"Rising Sun Blues" 

Live from the rooftop
Tbay peforming from the rooftop of
"Roof Session Strasbourg" 
Watch The Video!


Rockstage Riot interview and live footage

Live from the Dreikoningskeller
Read interview and live report here.
Watch The Video!


New 7" Out 


Hey! My latest release "Barbed Times" 7" is still hot and available from Skronk Records' Bandcamp page. You can choose beetween two different packaging!
Click on the images for purchasing your copy!
Classic edition
Linocut handmade print limited edition

martedì 6 giugno 2017

Roof Session Strasbourg Video

Hello everyone!

Last month in Strasbourg I was invited by the guys from Roof Session Strasbourg to perform on their rooftop, and I played this tune from Doc Watson "Rising Sun Blues", which is in turn a cover from Dave Van Ronk's "House Of Rising Sun", lately risen to fame by The Animals, and many others... Check it out!

venerdì 3 marzo 2017

New 7” record out on Skronk Records!

The Blues Against Youth last effort, “Barbed Times” 7”, will be out on April the 1st on Skronk Records.
This time round, Gianni TBAY has teamed up with his friend G W Nodari on guitar, and they have recorded two new versions of TBAY’s hits “Barbed Times” and “It’s Been A Long Time, Mama”.

Second release for the fresh new-born record label Skronk Records, distributed by Goodfellas, available in physic and digital format.

Black vinyl, 500 copies, 150 of which in linocut handmade print limited edition, available on presales 

The package will include a postcard showing TBAY and G W Nodari playing on the set of “Medium Size Star Bound” music video.

Check out the two songs here below and pre-order your copy at

A few days after the release, The Blues Against Youth will hit the road for a two weeks-tour in Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany, France and Belgium.  

European Tour -  April 2017

Wed 5 – Basel (CH) @ Hirschneck   
Thu 6 – Mannheim (DE) @ Kreuzbar   
Fri 7 – Frankfurt (DE) @ Dreikoenigskeller 
Sat 8 – Koln (DE) @  Lizbat   
Sun 9 Groningen (NL) @ Crowbar  
Wed 12  - Meppel (NL) @ Cafe Clouso  
Thu 13 - Amsterdam (NL) @ Checkpoint Charlie
Fri 14 - Rotterdam (NL) @ Tocado 
Sat 15 – Eindhoven (NL) @ The Jack  
Sun 16 -  Liege (BE) @ Lou’s Bar 
Wed 19 – Strasbourg (F) @ Le Local
Thu 20 – Biel (CH) @ Café Du Commerce
Fri 21 – Saint Gallen (CH) @ Rumpeltum

martedì 20 dicembre 2016

:::::::: TBAY NEWSLETTER #12 - DECEMBER 2016 ::::::::

Hi everybody!
Here's Gianni TBAY with my completely random newsletter
sneaking into your mailbox just like a parcel bomb sent from a desolated gas station in the middle of nowhere and ready to go off in your face, throwing off-center your staggering certainties, your paralyzed habits and your long-awaited X-Mas comforts.

Here we go with some TBAY live shows updates,
Euro Tour Report and Music Video Report and even more!

Just read on!
Next Friday, December 23, I will join my friends Guglielmo Nodari and Andrea M Cruciani, respectively on lapsteel guitar and harmonica, to perform a full live set in trio for the "Gran Concerto Di Natale" @ Baraka Bistrot, providing the soundtrack to our favourite artists' exhibition: Maicol & Mirco! Needless to say we're honoured and overexcited about that!
In January I'll be playing a few shows around Italy, trying not to get too much cold and shitty weather!

:::: TBAY :::: Live Update 2016 / 2017

23.12.16 - Roma (I) @ Baraka Bistrot (con la mostra di Maicol&Mirco) - fb event

4.1.17 - Roma (I) @ Blutopia (Record Store)
6.1.17 - Morrovalle (I) @ Drunk In Public
7.1.17 - Terni (I) @ Mishima - fb event

Poster by Maicol&Mirco
"Medium Size Star Bound" new videoclip, that we'd properly call it "Music Video", is still on TBAY YouTube Channel and been scoring plays like it was supposed to be. Many thanks to everyone for watching and liking and sending back enthusiatic responses about the chicken, the chick and my moustache outfit. Me, Stefano Mutolo, Carolina Pezzini, the Chicken and all the nice people involved in the shooting truly appreciated your kind words. Here's a rare lunch break shot...
"...a tale of triumphing over country doldrums and frustration "

James G. Carlson -
The Journal Of Roots Music
 On TBAY Facebook page, I have published a selection of photos from The Making of "Medium Size Star Bound" shot by the director Stefano Mutolo. They all show up the magic atmosphere we lived through. The colors of Tuscany's countryside, wild hungry and brave animals, astonishing crazy country fares, chicken-chasing chicks on the move, it's all there folks, and it worth checking!


The Tour in October/November was a blast! A wide selection of photos available on TBAY Facebook page! Check it out!