" Joe Gande...A truly genre-defying original artist..."
With soulful, heartfelt vocals, walls of guitars, funky grooves, horns and beautiful string melodies,
the music of NYC singer/songwriter/guitarist Joe Gande crosses all barriers.
"...music is supposed to make you feel..."
Joe's music provides listeners with dynamics, heartfelt emotions and raw intensity. His songs are filled with soaring melodies, catchy hooks, addictive, sing along choruses, introspective, self-searching moments and pure, driving rock & roll.
"An Emotional Journey..."
Emotions will undoubtedly arise upon listening to the music of Joe Gande.Joe draws on a variety of personal life experiences, painting a thought-provoking, abstract landscape that all can undeniably relate to. Songs about life, loss, ups, downs, love lost and found and the human condition. Songs about searching, questioning, understanding, finding...
"Stop, Look and Listen..."
Joe has the uncanny ability to reach people and make them feel - a voice, a presence and sincere honesty that immediately draw in a crowd and makes any live performance an exciting, no holds-barred sight to see...
Singing, writing, arranging, producing, playing guitar, bass and keys-all without ever taking a formal musical lesson in his life. A prolific songwriter and self-taught guitarist with an ear for melody since a young age, the music just comes into his head.
From arranging horn charts, drum fills and grooves, scoring beautiful lush string sections and vocal harmonies, to bangin'out some funky piano...
"...a sound that can only be described as "New York""
Dave Jackson, The Musicians Cybercooler
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About Joe Gande: Some quick fun facts...for those that wish to know :)
- Born and raised in Connecticut, US
- Catholic and spiritual
- Writer/Blogger...Always wanted to be a writer as a kid
- Italian/American-the name "Gande" is a Stage name which was also used by his Father who was a Jazz Musician/Tenor Saxophonist
- Gande is pronounced as in "Gandy" - Like Sandy, but with a G
- His family's roots are in Calabria and Naples, Italy
- First & middle name- Giuseppe Antonio...or, Joseph Anthony... Called "Joey" by his family and VERY close friends
- Foodie...Home taught and self taught amateur chef...Loves food and to cook, Food origins and food history...He currently has a new cookbook in the works and due out soon
Visit Joe's blog for food pics and recipes-Joe Gande's Blog
- Longtime New Yorker living in Manhattan for many years...Worked on New York City's legendary 48th Street Music Row-Sam Ash, Manny's Music and 48th St Custom Guitars
- Loves many styles of music
- Loves all forms of art
- Loves history, ancient history (studied extensively on ancient cultures and specifically Italy, Italian art and music and Roman civilization, Leonardo Da Vinci)
- Joe is a huge war buff...specifically World War II
- Always wanted to be an archaeologist...and travel to Egypt...
- Avid reader and bibliophile and collector of books
- Loves old movies & classic films
- Animals and animal rights lover, supporter and activist
- Coke or Pepsi? Coke! :)
- Favorite beer- Amstel Light
- Related to The New York Yankees Hall of Famer Phil Rizzuto
- Loves old things...all things retro and vintage...antiques, collectibles, going to antique shows, auctions, flea markets and yard sales...
- Loves Social media, networking and marketing
- Loves all things Brit...since he was a child...and especially 19th century era
- Apex Gifted child program- elementary school - tested in the top 99 percentile in the world in English/Literature/Reading/Grammar, high SAT scores-very high IQ
- Could have skipped a grade or two in school...opted to stay in his class...
- Opened for the legendary Johnny Winter at age 17
- Won Bill Gates' Microsoft Windows Playlist Seven Competition
- Is a full-time caregiver to his elderly Mom...
- Important to Joe- Family, Truth, Honesty, Loyalty and most of all...RESPECT
Get in touch...
For Bookings Please Contact:
Joe Gande - Dogtag Music
thegodsendsessions (at) yahoo (dot) com
joegande (at) gmail (dot) com