Joe Gande is a NYC/CT Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Pianist/Producer/Arranger...
He is also an avid reader, book collector, loves food and cooking and currently has a new cookbook in the works...
Italian, Love's food and to cook, music, art, reading and collecting books, history, ancient history, movies, flea markets, antiques and collectibles, all things vintage and retro, animals and animal rights...
His latest musical project is called:
Joe Gande - The Godsend Sessions
Long awaited official cd release:
"The Godsend Sessions"
Now available for high quality digital download here- www.joegande.bandcamp.com. ..and also on Itunes, Amazon, Napster, emusic and 50 plus other online retailers....
(Originally entitled "But First...This Song" but never officially released)
All music writen, arranged and produced by Joe Gande
Mastered by Ted Jensen, Sterling Sound, NYC
Here's a quick Bio/Musical insight...
With soulful, heartfelt vocals, walls of guitars, funky grooves, horns and beautiful string melodies, the music of 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 learning, searching, questioning, understanding, healing, finding...
Stop, Look, and Listen.
Joe has the uncanny ability to reach people and make them feel - a voice and presence that immediately draw in a crowd and makes any Joe Gande and The Godsend Sessions show an exciting, no holds-barred site to see-passion and pure guts!
Singing, writing, arranging, producing-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...
Live show Musicians....
Joe Gande: singer/songwriter/guitarist/piano/keys/
All lead vocals, vocal harmonies, backup vocals, guitars, piano, keys, conga - on all studio tracks...
The Godsend Sessions:
Andrew Frawley: Drums
Neal Ostberg: Bass
Craig Shrawder: Keys
The Mountain Stab Horns-
An ever evolving and rotating horn section...
Joe has had the privilege and honor of performing with some of the finest, most talented horn players in NYC and the world...
Tim Ouimette: Trumpet
(The Four Tops, The Temptations, Ray Charles, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Keith Richards, Cab Calloway, Ben E. King, Dizzy Gillespie...)
Maximillian Shweiger: Saxophone
(Ray Barretto, Israel Cachao, Mario Bauza, Wynton Marsalis, Arturo O’Farrill, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons, The Funkbrothers, Paquito DRivera, the Duke Ellington Orchestra...)
Nate Mayland: Trombone
(The Four Tops,Temptations, Southside Johnny, Frankie Valli, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, The Gene Krupa Orchestra...)
John Allred: Trombone
(The Four Tops, The Temptations, WoodyHerman, Toshiko Akiyoshi...)
Kiku Collins: Trumpet
( Beyonce, Michael Bolton, Psych The Clown, NYC Blues Devils...)
Danny Wilensky: Saxophone
(Santana, Lauren Hill, Steve Winwood, David Bowie...)
Jim O’Conner: Trumpet
(The Four Tops, They Might Be Giants...)
Rick Kriska: Baritone Saxophone
(The Four Tops, The Temptations, Cab Calloway, Ben E. King, Artie Shaw...)
Ben Griffin: Trombone
Rich Nichols: Trumpet
Shlomi Cohen: Saxophone