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.

"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

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.


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.

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..

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

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