1.Hails, Gia! How are things in USA these days? Are you having a
Hello , things are good . I have been having good time
2.Can we start with a little bit of the history of Gia G? What
made you do it?
Sure. I started my solo. Project back in 2012 , and released my first solo single and music video in 2013 called The Chase.
I always wanted to go solo for yrs, and what pushed me was other people telling me , and I knew I could if I wanted , plus all the issues I had and up to recently with vocalists for many yrs , and I
didn’t want to be dependent or stuck in a situation I had to rely on a singer , like what happened in my early bands , I learned from that , and when things went sour in my other project Devil In The Mist .
I wasn’t affected at all due to GIA G. And my fan base was already known quite well , so it payed off .
3) Is there any special meaning behind the band name Gia G, or
the name of the new EP, Cosmic Wave?
It actually my middle name ,it begins with a G lol, and Cosmic Wave , Yes the name of the EP and all 3 songs , meant to create a Cosmic Wave , which it has. 🙂
4) What are your influences to create the Gia G sound?
Many ,from Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix , Chuck Berry , Joe Satriani , Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Steve Vai , Alan Holdsworth , Eric Clapton , Randy Rhoads , Ritchie Blackmore , Queen , David Bowie , Ronnie James Dio , The Beatles , John Denver , Bee Gees , Paggini , Elvis , list goes on .
5) All the songs until now featuring different style of guitars.
Please let us know about this thing!
Yes. This Ep especially I brought out different styles of playing ,from jazz , to blues , to fusion , to acoustic slap technique , to some shred guitar , to pop style and rock and roll.
I always wanted to bring out more of styles I am able to do.
I will do this more in future releases , more jazz playing, more fusion, more straight out rock and roll , more all out blues , and some songs will be all out Neo classical shred style , will also do even more acoustic slap style , this will be in y full length LP .
6) What are some of the challenges you faced when combining rock
and metal with various elements?
Not much at all , as I was always doing this for yrs , just never brought it out or released it yet .
7) With the new EP released, what is next for Gia G? Your new EP
sounds really awesome!
Oh thank you very much , I really appreciate that .
What’s next is recording the full album 8 to 9 songs with like 5 to 6 music videos . That will come out next year . This year will let the EP run its course which has been simply amazing, biggest release ever for me, its starting to come down , thank god lol, so I will be doing demo videos for varies companies im endorsed with this year, a internet show will be doing also , like 5 songs will be playing live and release that . Online .
8) Do you have a family or a job that must be balanced with the band’s activities? What are the challenges you face about your personal life?
I don’t have. A family as far as being married and kids , but have father and brother and cousins and so on , but yes. I have. 2 jobs , working with my father in his business and I am an investor so those take a lot of time up . It does take a lot of time away from music , what helps is I have my Commercial recording studio in my house .
9) How has the Internet helped and hurt Gia G? I’m sure social
media has made it easier to get the word out about the band but
illegal downloads probably make it quite difficult to make money
recording albums, right?
Oh its helped hugely , in fact the whole thing has been based around the internet , if it wasn’t for the internet I would have called it a day on music . Yes illegal downloads are bad , and not getting paid right for the legal ones, I get tons of streams and downloads , royalties , but the payment I get Is terrible , if I got payed normally I could make a living off all that , but sadly the industry dosent seem to want to pay out the artists what they owed and deserve .
10) What is the most important thing, in your opinion, in order to
have a long, successful career with Gia G?
Ah. I never looked at this as a career , this is just something I enjoy doing , I can’t really have a career , if your not getting paid enough for your work due to
a corrupt industry , so its just a hobby, lucky I invest and never looked at this as something im going to do for a living , as I knew it was like this .
Plus its all who you know , another words many people that make have family or get in with something , its rarely what people think . I just enjoy playing my guitar , and recording, writing
11) Well, congratulations on the new EP, Gia. I hope this is the new
step down a long and successful path for you and the band.
Thank you so much , I really appreciate. It and the interview. Xoxo