Forged by countless miles travelled down the roads all across Europe, Turin-based country blues troubadour Gianni Tbay aka THE BLUES AGAINST YOUTH returns with his primitive-country-blues one-man all-at-once set for a UK tour in July.

Following the success of his 2022 album As The Tide Gets High And Low (an IBBA Top 40 hit!), Gianni was invited to make his debut appearance at the Birmingham Jazz & Blues Festival. Taking the opportunity to see a bit more of the UK, Gianni will be playing shows across the Midlands, Southwest and Southeast, including two London dates, opening the tour at the legendary What’s Cookin’ club.

Full dates (so far) are…

Wed 17 – What’s Cookin’, Leytonstone Social Club, London tickets

Thu 18 – TBA 

Fri 19 – YHA Bristol   

Sat 20 Birmingham Jazz & Blues Festival

Sun 21 Birmingham Jazz & Blues Fstival

Mon 22 – TBA  

Tue 23 – The Six Bells, Bishop’s Castle   

Wed 24 –   The Ostrich Inn, Peterborough

Thu 25 – Dukes of Highgate, London   

Fri 26 – The Anchor, Wingham, Kent

Sat 27 – Timber Batts at The Compasses, Crundale, Kent

Sun 28 – The Jenny Lind, Hastings  

This year marks TBAY’s 15th anniversary and Gianni is celebrating this important milestone with a brand new vinyl single ‘Learn This Right’ and the cassette-only album Live At Galle, recorded in the city of Halle, Germany.  Both releases will be available to buy at shows.

“It’ll be great to get back to the UK this Summertime ‘cos the weather is mild and gets along with my Mediterranean blood,” says Gianni. “Also, I’ll be able to stuff my luggage with copies of my new 7″ record rather than loads of extra clothes to stuff myself with and look like a Michelin mascot man walking in the freezing rain. So don’t expect me to come back in winter and go grab your tickets now. I’ll treat you well.” 

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