band name: Gerry Joe Weise

Gerry Joe Weise blues guitarist

style of music: Blues / Rock’n’Roll
websites:  Official Gerry Joe Weise  and  Gerry Joe Weise Blues Music
record label: Blues Breaking Records, Chicago USA
EPK page:  Electronic Press Kit
email for booking:  gjw.concerts@gmail.com
booking:  GJW concert Bookings
concert dates:  Festivals Concerts and Events
hometown: Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia.
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Gerry Joe Weise has established himself as a blues rock musician of international acclaim since beginning his career as a soloist in the 1990s. Guitarist, singer and songwriter born in Australia, he has performed throughout the world with such renown and legendary artists as Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Ray Charles, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Noel Redding and The Yardbirds, among others. He has been the recipient of various international awards and accolades, including being named number 1 on the Top Electric Blues charts in Australia. He has 9 solo albums signed to the Chicago based Blues Breaking Records label, including the recent release: “Blues Gone Wild”, featuring 2 songs with Juma Sultan on percussion and congas.   Full Biography

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Gerry Joe Weise, Best Australian Blues Rock Album

2016 Blues Gone Wild by Gerry Joe Weise, voted Best Australian Blues Rock Album.

AUSTRALIAN BLUES ROCK WEBSITE Article. BLUES GONE WILD voted BEST AUSTRALIAN BLUES ROCK ALBUM  www.australianbluesrock.com
Hailing from Sydney and now well-established in Coffs Harbour, Gerry Joe Weise has released his new opus “Blues Gone Wild”, on the Blues Breaking Records label in Chicago. Weise has to be one of the better outstanding Australian guitarists, (he has been voted four times Best Electric Blues Guitarist on the charts)! The opening track “Surfing Coffs Harbour” is a new type of blues that sets the pace for this adventurous album, with extraordinary innovative slide playing (Weise calls it ‘glissando overtones’), and at times sounds uncannily like a flute than a guitar. Next are the soulful vocals on “Inside Looking Out” recorded live in the United States, the Eric Burdon song performed by Weise’s great band with intertwining guitar work between drums, bass, keys and Juma Sultan’s percussion. “Song for Sylvie” is an epic reggae illuminating normal and slide tuned guitars (‘glissando overtone’ chops here), while trading licks with the powerful brass section featuring trumpets, saxophones and trombones. The 4th track “Crazy Crocodile”, has Weise paying tribute to Texas blues as a heavy guitar shuffle with husky vocals, using the Australian crocodile as a metaphor and pun. Stepping up the pace is another USA live track, “Aussie Boogie” performed at breakneck speed where Weise’s Strat remains indemne, and a word of merit to Juma Sultan’s fiery congas. Slowing things down to “Dreamtime Lullaby” in a Mark Knopfler manner, are dreamy vintage Dobro guitars, with melodies over cinematic didgeridoo lines. Jimi’s “Red House” is rendered in a Chicago blues style, with heartfelt singing and lots of guitar soloing (while never discarding the ‘feeling’ necessary to carry the weight of tradition), much like Hendrix meets Buddy Guy. The rockabilly “Back to Blacktown” (Australian rock riffs galore) hip to the blues bone, beefy vocals and uncanny guitar playing, best sums up this tune. “B Good 2 Me Jam” offers a psychedelic experience that makes ones mind travel to faraway distant lands, through guitar playing in another quantum dimension, the essence of classic rock-blues but with a new twist. Like a fast train, “Uluru Express” will take you across the Nullarbor Plains to central Australia, via slide guitar on a pulsating rhythm section and drone didgeridoos. The beach shores of “Bondi Soul Ride”, are a joyful interplay of advancing musical waves, across a playful sea of terra incognita. Upbeat and toe-tapping is “Night Drive”, as Weise stretches out on punctuating soloing, displaying Miles Davis technique of playing with spaces and silences, while delivering exciting guitar jabs and melodies. This album is a must-have for everyone’s serious blues discotheque.

Official recent discography:

Blues Gone Wild

Blues Gone Wild, Gerry Joe Weise

Blues Gone Wild, 2016 album, Gerry Joe Weise. 28 musicians, featuring Juma Sultan (ex Jimi Hendrix). Recorded in the USA, Australia, France and Switzerland. Released in 148 countries. CD Amazon mailing worldwide    CD Tower Records mailing worldwide    iTunes America Europe Asia Africa     iTunes Australia NZ       MP3 Amazon US UK DE FR JP ES CA    eMUSIC     CD South Africa ZA    and all good Digital stores.

 

 

Stormy Sydney, 20th Anniversary, Gerry Joe Weise

Blues Gone Wild, Gerry Joe Weise

Stormy Sydney, 20th Anniversary, 2014 album, Gerry Joe Weise.
Celebrating 20 years as a Solo Recording Artist, on Blues Breaking Records Chicago and Sony Music.
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Gerry Joe Weise blues guitarist, Live And Proud album.

Live And Proud, Gerry Joe Weise

Live And Proud, 2012 album, Gerry Joe Weise.
Recorded live on tour, USA, Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Poland, Russia, New Zealand, Hawaii.
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Gerry Joe Weise blues guitarist, Blues Down Under album.

Blues Down Under, Gerry Joe WeiseBlues Down Under, 2009 album, Gerry Joe Weise.

Blues Down Under, 2009 album, Gerry Joe Weise. Studio album with 3 live tracks.
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Bushman Boogie Deluxe, 1999 album, Gerry Joe Weise blues guitarist

Bushman Boogie Deluxe, Gerry Joe Weise

Bushman Boogie Deluxe, 1999 album, Gerry Joe Weise.
Studio album.
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Recommended YouTube videos:
2012 DVD studio track : Broken Hill Blues
2010 Live on Television New Zealand : Dreamtime Shuffle
2012 DVD live Poland festival : Funky Train
2012 DVD live Paris festival : Steamroller
2012 Video live USA festival : Inside Looking Out
2013 DVD live Poland festival : Down Chicago Way
2012 DVD live Paris festival : Red House
2012 Video live USA festival : All Blues
2013 DVD studio track : Blues Down Under
2012 DVD live Paris festival : Voodoo Child
2013 Video live Belgium festival : B Good 2 Me
2012 DVD live Poland festival : Aussie Boogie

Books:
Blues Singer-Songwriters  112 pages, Books LLC.
Australian Blues Guitarists  52 pages, Books LLC.

Press coverage:
“Gerry Joe Weise is a must see for any fan of Hendrix-style blues guitar.” 365 Ink Magazine, USA.
“Direct from ‘’down under’’, Australia’s top blues guitarist, Gerry Joe Weise makes a special appearance for the Gardenstock Art & Music Festival 2012, which is part of Weise’s Midwest Tour with a guitar Master Class at the Woodlawn Art Academy.” Anna Virginia Greene, WQAD8 Illinois, USA.
“The tracks on this album composed by bluesman Gerry Joe Weise have both fire and power.” Guitarist Magazine.
“Gerry Joe Weise is one of the best Australian blues rock guitarists.” Sydney Morning Herald, Australia.
“Downright and he has the blues, this man from across the Southern Hemisphere, new exciting guitar on this album from Gerry Joe Weise.” Rolling Stone Magazine.
“It has all been said before that Gerry Joe Weise pays complete respect to Hendrix via personal interpretations, and that sums up well the originality and musicality he infused into that night’s performance. After a short intermission, Noel Redding came out on stage.” 30th Jimi Hendrix Experience Commemoration, M.Thevenin, Voodoo Child Magazine USA.

Gerry Joe Weise, Rock Falls Illinois 2012 USA Tour, Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster.

Gerry Joe Weise, Rock Falls Illinois 2012 USA Tour, Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster.

Gerry Joe Weise, Moscow Concert Hall 2012, 1959 Fender Telecaster guitar.

Gerry Joe Weise, Moscow Concert Hall 2012, 1959 Fender Telecaster guitar.

Gerry Joe Weise, blues guitarist, Poland Tour 2011, Archtop Signature Rockingham guitar.

Gerry Joe Weise, blues guitarist, Poland Tour 2011, Archtop Signature Rockingham guitar.

Gerry Joe Weise, blues guitar

Gerry Joe Weise, blues guitarist and signature Rockingham guitar

Gerry Joe Weise has established himself as a blues and rock musician of international acclaim since beginning his career in 1977. Based in Australia, Weise has performed throughout the world with such renown and legendary artists as Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Ray Charles, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Noel Redding and The Yardbirds, among others. Weise has been the recipient of various international awards and accolades, including being named No. 1 on the Top Electric Blues charts in Australia, No. 1 on the Top 100 Artists of Blues Rock charts in Australia and No. 2 on the Top 100 Artists Jazz Blues charts in Australia. Weise has charted hits in his homeland, as well as in New Zealand, won the Strat Master 2008 title in the United States for his song “Long Gone Train” and won Song of the Month at Songweavers in New York City for the same tune.

Gerry Joe Weise, 2012 USA Tour, Gardenstock Festival Dixon Illinois.

Gerry Joe Weise, 2012 USA Tour, Gardenstock Festival Dixon Illinois.

Weise’s coming off of concert dates in the Pacific, the Azores Isles, Scandinavia, New Zealand, throughout Europe and his homeland of Australia. And, though occasionally he wakes up not knowing what country he’s in, Weise is on a one-man mission to continue playing the blues. One of the great things about being an independent musician today is the Internet,” Weise said in a phone interview. “It really enables you to manage your career and tour. Record companies used to be in a position where they would schedule concerts and tours once or twice every couple of years. But today, the record companies are limited and don’t have the same kind of power, and you can promote yourself any way you want. You can play everywhere. The goal for me is to play in as many different places as possible.” Weise also credits the Internet with furthering music listeners’ exposure to blues, saying, “You’d never think it, but even youngsters are coming out to hear a blues rock band because they discovered this music through their friends or through YouTube and MySpace. Again, that’s thanks to the Internet. It’s great to see because it’s bridging both age and cultural gaps. These days, to be a good blues musician, you also have to be a good country musician and a good jazz and rock musician. Blues has become a fusion of these different styles. People are discovering this music and are able to be exposed to these crossovers because of the Internet.” Weise’s shows will feature nights of blues standards and originals. “We’ll mix it up,” he said. “It will be a good night.”

by Megan Gloss, TH Magazine staff writer Iowa USA.

Gerry Joe Weise, blues guitar

Gerry Joe Weise, blues guitarist touring the Azores Iles.

Gerry Joe Weise, blues guitarist, Archtop Signature Rockingham guitar.

Gerry Joe Weise, blues guitarist, Archtop Signature Rockingham guitar, European Tour 2011.

DVD Blues Gone Wild, Gerry Joe Weise, Blues Breaking Records Chicago USA

Gerry Joe Weise blues guitarist, Bushman Boogie Deluxe album.

Broken Hill Blues is available on the album Bushman Boogie Deluxe .

Funky Train , Aussie Boogie are available on the album Live And Proud .Gerry Joe Weise blues guitarist, Live And Proud album.

Gerry Joe Weise

Gerry Joe Weise blues guitarist and Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop guitar

Gerry Joe Weise blues guitarist

Gerry Joe Weise (right) and Robbie LeBlanc (left), blues guitarists, Dixon Festival 2012, Illinois USA.

Gerry Joe Weise blues guitarist

Gerry Joe Weise, Australian blues guitarist playing didgeridoo, Dixon Festival 2012, Illinois USA.

Gerry Joe Weise blues guitarist

Gerry Joe Weise, Australian blues guitarist, Archtop Rockingham Signature guitar, Poland Tour 2011.

Gerry Joe Weise, blues guitarist, Archtop Signature Rockingham guitar.

Gerry Joe Weise, blues guitarist, Archtop Signature Rockingham guitar.

Blues rock guitar from down under Australia. 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 & 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)

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.   (GUITARIST MAGAZINE)

21st Century Blues Rock executed with a twangbanger 1963 Stratocaster and a 1960 Silvertone for bottleneck slide. 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 more than 80 tunes, some of which have had radio airplay. To sum things up, for the last 3 decades, Gerry Joe Weise has performed amazing guitar at festivals and concerts around the World.   (John Douglas, BLUES 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)

Gerry Joe Weise, blues guitarist, Archtop Signature Rockingham guitar.

Gerry Joe Weise, blues guitarist, Archtop Signature Rockingham guitar.

Gerry Joe Weise band with Juma Sultan. Gardenstock Festival, Dixon, Illinois USA, August 16th 2014.

Gerry Joe Weise Band with Juma Sultan. Gardenstock Festival, Dixon, Illinois USA. August 16th 2014.

Gerry Joe Weise band with Juma Sultan. Gardenstock Festival, Dixon, Illinois USA. August 16th 2014.

Gerry Joe Weise band with Juma Sultan. Gardenstock Festival, Dixon, Illinois USA. August 16th 2014.

Gerry Joe Weise band with Juma Sultan. Gardenstock Festival, Dixon, Illinois USA, August 16th 2014.

Gerry Joe Weise band with Juma Sultan. Gardenstock Festival, Dixon, Illinois USA. August 16th 2014.

video, Voodoo Child, Gerry Joe Weise and Juma Sultan, USA 2014

video, Inside Looking Out, Gerry Joe Weise and Juma Sultan, USA 2014

video, Johnny B. Goode, Gerry Joe Weise and Juma Sultan, USA 2014

video, All Blues, Gerry Joe Weise and Juma Sultan, USA 2014

video, Aussie Boogie, Gerry Joe Weise and Juma Sultan, USA 2014

video, Broken Hill Blues, Gerry Joe Weise and Juma Sultan, Paris 2013

Gerry Joe Weise, Juma Sultan, Jimi Hendrix tribute, Belovely Day, Petit Bain, Paris.

Gerry Joe Weise with Juma Sultan, Jimi Hendrix tribute, Belovely Day Paris, France. August 4th 2013.

Gerry Joe Weise, Juma Sultan, Jimi Hendrix tribute, Belovely Day, Petit Bain, Paris.

Gerry Joe Weise with Juma Sultan, Jimi Hendrix tribute, Belovely Day Paris, France. August 4th 2013.

Gerry Joe Weise, Juma Sultan, Jimi Hendrix tribute, Belovely Day, Petit Bain, Paris.

Gerry Joe Weise with Juma Sultan, Jimi Hendrix tribute, Belovely Day Paris, France. August 4th 2013.