About Gerry Joe Weise
Born and raised in Sydney Australia in 1959, GERRY JOE WEISE learned to play guitar at the age of 4. During the 1970's when he was 16 and 17, he opened for AC/DC, Rose Tattoo and Midnight Oil with rock bands the Class and Siren in Sydney. At 18 he joined the jazz-rock band Corroboree that featured drummer Craig Collinge (Manfred Mann) and keyboardist Cezary Skubiszewski (Alexis Korner). Since the 1980's Gerry Joe Weise has toured the USA, Europe, Australia, Tahiti, Fiji, Polynesia, Azores Isles, Scandinavia and New Zealand. He was on the 1992 Chicago Blues Festival Tour and the 1992 San Francisco Blues Festival Tour in Europe. 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 solo 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 for Nabarlek's, Two Sisters, for their 2001 Bininj Manborlh album, which was nominated for a 2002 Aria Award. He has also released the solo albums 2005 Sydney Paris Blues and 2009 Blues Down Under (both on Blues Breaking Records). He appeared on the 2009 Jaguar Compilation with his Long Train Blues (Leaping Cat Records UK), and the 2009 Native American Uprising Compilation with his B Good 2 Me Jam (Metal Doll Records Texas USA). His Long Train Blues, was Song Of The Month at Songweavers NYC in 2007, and he was also Artist Of The Month at Lizard Lounge Radio in Australia 2008. Gerry Joe Weise has been number 1 on the Australian MP3 Blues Charts in 2010 and number 1 on the Australian MP3 Blues Rock Charts in 2008 / 2009 / 2010. He has also held the number 1 position on the Australian MP3 Electric Blues Charts for over 19 months during 2008 / 2009 / 2010. Gerry Joe Weise has jammed with B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins and Eric Clapton. He has opened for Ray Charles, Buddy Guy, Yardbirds, Canned Heat, Iggy Pop, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny, Luther Allison, Joe Louis Walker, 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, the 2009 ArtFest Festival in Scottsdale Arizona USA and the 2010 Laon Blues Festival France. A chapter on Gerry Joe Weise has been released in the five books, Australian Blues Guitarists, Australian Blues Musicians, Australian Rock Guitarists, Australian Rock Musicians, Blues Singers - Songwriters, on LLC Books 2010.