martedì 6 agosto 2019

TBAY NEWSLETTER - AUGUST 2019 - The Return of Lost Heydays and Tourdates with DM Bob

Hello dear TBAY fellows, 

since the robots from Mailchimp kicked me out of their platform, this Newsletter has turned into some kind of ghost that gleams on and off the net with no apparenlty logic... but believe me, there's more than a plan behind. Despite it might not look like that, we're working hard and doctors say we're completely in control! 

Hence it's time to give your overloaded brains full of toxic news and everyday's misery a little rest and make you chill out with an injection of music-fueled positive energy! 

Take a seat, get a cold drink and just read on!  


After about a half year break, me and Joost Dijkema are gonna join forces again and hit some stages in The Netherlands as the Lost Heydays!

Make sure you don't miss the next shows!

"forgotten tales from the music graves
On Tour!

22.8 – Groningen (NL) @ Noorderzon Groningen 
23.8 – Groningen (NL) @ De Souffleur
24.8 – Raalte (NL) @ Taveerne Tivoli
25.8 - Beilen (NL) @ De Cerck

It will be a triple set as usual with each of us performing in solo and together in the end.

Joost Dijkema - banjo / guitar / vocals
Gianni TBAY - guitar / footdrums / vocals


Poster drawn by Joost Dijkema
Layout by Gianni Tbay


Once returned to Italy I will join the legendary Crypt Records' era musician song-writer DM Bob for a fistful of shows in Italy. 

I've always been a huge fan of Dm Bob & The Deficits as they've been a prominent influence to TBAY music, so when he gave me a call from a Library's phone booth in Lousiana offering to tour together I got my heart jumping into my mouth, and I was barely able to say "ok Bob I'm in!" 

On top of all that, Bob has drawn this amazing Tour Poster and he's gonna bring some extra art paintings he made to sell at the gigs. 

You're not missing this, are you?   

There will be again, three sets: me as TBAY, DM Bob solo, and then we're gonna do some numbers together for the health of your soul and your mind!

The shows are scheduled as follows, we still have an open date on September the 12th though. 

Get in touch at if you wanna book us. 

Wed 11.9 – Torino (I) @ Blah Blah
Thu 12.9 – TBA
Fri  13.9 – Jesi (I) @ Mancave 
Sat  14.9 – Cavriglia, Arezzo (I) @ Abbomba 
Sun 15.9-  Roma (I) @ Luppolo Station 

Get ready when the DUAL ONE MAN BAND EXTRAVAGANZA hit your town!
There won't be prisoners! 


As displayed already on my cutting-edge fancy posts on the socials, our store is alive and well and we gave it a little re-fresh by adding up a few old & new items as well as the unbelivable SUMMER DEAL BUNDLES that will satisfy your lowest needs of having more items for the lowest price ever! In one single package delivered to you. 

Discount will last till the end of August , before and after then, feel free to purchase some TBAY Merch and support my next releases and tours to come.

domenica 26 maggio 2019

France Tour May 2019

I'll be pickin' n' howlin' around France soon! 

"Evil Flatmates" France Tour kicks off in Saint Etienne this wednesday May 22nd and is scheduled to conclude in Marseille on June the 1st.

Best highlight of the tour will be the appearance at Relache Festival in Bordeaux, sharing the stage with Messer Chups, Prettiest Eyes and others. 

👉 For this special occasion I've got a new poster drawn by the mighty, unmistakable hand of my friend Sheriff Perkins.

A batch of limited T-shirts will be printed and sold at the shows exclusively. 

Here's the list of the gigs, make sure you pick the right one!



"Evil Flatmates" Tour - France May 2019

wed 22.5 - Saint Etienne (F) @ l’EntrePot 

thu 23.5 РOrl̩ans (F) @ Blue Devils
fri 24.5 – Le Mans (F) @ La Sandwicherie Fait Maison
sat 25.5 - Paris (F) @ Black Star
tue 28.5 РSaint Breuic (F) @ Caf̩ De La Poste
wed 29.5 – La Rochelle (F) @ Merluberlu
thu 30.5 – Bordeaux (F) @ Relache Festival
fri 31.5 – Séte (F) @ Chez Maryse & Lulu 
sat 1.6 – Marseille (F) @ L’Intermediaire

Poster by Sheriff Perkins

sabato 2 marzo 2019


Ladies and gentlemen,

here we go with some real news now...

my new full length LP "Evil Flatmates" will be out on Annibale Records on March the 25th.

Pre-sale starts today! Get your copy here!

Here's one song you can listen for now!

This time round I had the pleasure of working with my friend Stefano Isaia (Movie Star Junkies, Gianni Giublena Rosacroce, LAME, Love Trap etc...) who sat behind the drums and helped me to arrange and nail these 10 tracks down on tape.

Also, other friends have joined the recordings giving their special contribution, to them goes my best appreciation: Maria Mallol Moya (backing vocals), Massimo Scocca (guitar noise) from LAME, Victor Sbrovazzo from Dirty Deep (harmonica) and Craig Bjerring aka Oldseed (backing vocals).

The cover artwork shows Mr. Eric Broomfield aka Jellyboy the Clown from Squidling Brothers busy swallowing swords. The picture was taken at the mighty Schrottbar in Biel (CH) by my friend Marco Ferrarese while touring together a few years back.

The Blues Against Youth
"Evil Flatmates"

Recorded and mixed by Manuel Volpe at Rubedo Recordings, Torino
Mastered by Tim Warren

More news soon!

Push the blues against youth!

sabato 3 novembre 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.


* shows as Lost Heydays

sun 4 РLa Charit̩-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


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



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! ðŸ™‚
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.


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 РBasel (CH) @ Ren̬e 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:
9.6 – S. Stefano di Sessanio (I) @ Sessanio FOLK Season
10.6 – Roma (I) @ Luppolo Station

See you soon!