Gerry Joe Weise
Gerry Joe Weise
He has 5 solo albums signed to the Chicago based Blues Breaking Records label, including the recent release : Live And Proud, which features live recordings from the USA, Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Poland, Russia, New Zealand, Hawaii. GERRY JOE WEISE, Australian blues guitarist, singer and songwriter was born in Sydney. He tours regularly Australia, USA, Europe, Russia, Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Polynesia, the Azores Isles, Scandinavia and New Zealand. Gerry Joe Weise initiated his solo career as bluesman guitarist vocalist composer in 1991. That led to appearing on the 1992 Chicago Blues Festival Tour and the 1992 San Francisco Blues Festival Tour in Europe, and performing at important festivals in France : Cahors Blues, Blues Passions Cognac, Blues De Graves Bordeaux, Amiens Jazz Festival with Buddy Guy.
He released his popular debut solo album : Live In Paris, in 1994 (Blues Breaking Records), recorded at the Cadran where Jimi Hendrix performed in 1967. In 1996 he released his Hendrix Tribute album : A Letter To Jimi (ABM), that led to performing with Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix Experience) at the 1996 30th Commemoration of the first 1966 Experience concert. In 1999 he opened for the Scorpions at the 7,000 seater Zenith in Toulouse, France, performing alone on Dobro and vocals. In 2000 he wrote the music and arrangement for Australian aboriginal rock band Nabarlek's : Two Sisters, for their 2001 Bininj Manborlh album, which was nominated for a 2002 ARIA Award in Australia; he performed live in concert as guitarist for Nabarlek at the Cite De La Musique in Paris, for the 2010 Terres De Resistance Festival with Tinariwen (Mali) and Blackfire (Navajo), that was featured on Tracks Arte TV. Gerry Joe Weise has also appeared on national televison TV1 in New Zealand featuring his original song : Dreamtime Shuffle, during the February March 2010 New Zealand Tour. In 2010 Gerry Joe Weise toured the USA supporting Buddy Guy, Robert Cray; and in France with Joe Louis Walker at the Paris Blues En VO Festival.
In the past he has opened for Ray Charles, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, the Yardbirds, Iggy Pop, John Lee Hooker, Canned Heat, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny, Albert Collins, Jimmie Vaughan, Luther Allison, Chick Willis, Dave Hole, Deborah Coleman, Matt Guitar Murphy, Luther Houserocker Johnson, Bob Brozman, Jerry McCain, Otis Grand, Maurice McKinnies, Billy Branch, Mark Hummel, Nine Below Zero. Gerry Joe Weise has headlined the 2008 Santa Maria Azores Blues Festival, the 2009 Woodstock 40th Anniversary Tribute Festival, and the 2009 Scottsdale ArtFest Festival in Arizona USA. Headlining the 2012 Presqu'Ile Blues Festival in Southern France, and the 2012 Gardenstock Festival in Dixon Illinois USA.
In 2013, the Hookrock Festival in Diepenbeek Belgium, and the Paris Unhate Festival in duo with Juma Sultan (Jimi Hendrix Woodstock). Discography 2012: Live and Proud (Blues Breaking Records USA) 2011: Live Blues World Tour (Blues Breaking Records) 2009: Blues Down Under (Blues Breaking Records) 2005: Sydney Paris Blues (Blues Breaking Records) 1999: Bushman Boogie Deluxe (Blues Breaking Records) 1996: A Letter To Jimi (ABM, Australia) 1994: Live In Paris (Blues Breaking Records) Singles 2011: Blues For Gary Moore tribute (Blues Breaking Records) 2010: Gerry Joe's Houserocker (Blues Breaking Records) DVD 2012: Blues Gone Wild (Blues Breaking Records) Compilations 2009: Jaguar Compilation (Leaping Cat Records, UK) 2009: Native American Uprising Compilation (Metal Doll Records, Texas USA) BLUES MAGAZINE - 21st Century Blues Rock. The abuse and the raw power create a sonic landscape that spotlights the talents of Gerry Joe Weise. Singer and accomplished songwriter, he has written many tunes, some of which have had radio airplay. To sum things up, he has performed amazing guitar at festivals and concerts around the World.
Hot Rod Tone & Stratocaster Blues Abuse, Gerry Joe Weise has injected new energy into the Blues. His larger than life tones and outstanding solos add to a rich mix of blues rock arrangements. Songs that range from slow spacey textures, tears in your beer, to tone to the bone blues, to outrageous rocking tunes, to searing tortured blue bends. Gerry Joe Weise plays both standard and infectious slide guitars.
With a style steeped in blues, rock & country, this Sydney born guitarist has lived and toured extensively in Europe for more than 20 years. Since 1994 he has released several remarkable studio and live solo albums, that display a player of great skill and taste, with magnificent guitar tones and soaring melodies. A French magazine claimed Gerry Joe Weise to be a "studio savvy, roots rocking guitarist extraordinaire", while a German paper announced that "Gerry Joe Weise’s onstage persona sticks closely to the : do what it takes to amaze an audience". (John Douglas, Blues Magazine) GUITARIST MAGAZINE - Australian guitarist, Gerry Joe Weise had been living in the South of France for 5 years before going back to Australia.
The tracks on this album composed by bluesman Gerry Joe Weise have both fire and power, ignited by his 1963 L-series Stratocaster and 1960 Sears Silvertone. Showcasing "Slidewater Cajun" with his trio live in Paris, featuring cosmic slidework. "Long Train Blues" a soaring elecrifying experience, taken from the concert opening for the legendary Yardbirds. "Who’s Calling? Crocodile River" where Texas meets Australia’s Northern Territory; and tunes even more Australian in style, like "Ned Kelly Outlaw" a solo deep and blue about bushrangers catching a fugitive.
"Down In Sydney" a soulful acoustic solo performed live, opening for The Scorpions in front of 7,000 people at the Zenith in France. (Editor, Guitarist Magazine) SOUL BAG MAGAZINE - Staying with a big guitar sound is Australia’s Gerry Joe Weise. He has put aside traditional Australian instruments (didgeridoo etc…) that had given his former album great color, to concentrate more on vocals and guitar. Fans who enjoy heroic guitar solos under control, will enjoy the treatment.
Many great arrangements, plus an interesting contemporary approach to the acoustic guitar. (Christophe Mourot, Soul Bag Magazine) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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