Gioia (joy-ah) is a male pop vocalist from Boston, Ma. In the summer of 2010, Gioia will release an original pop LP, titled "Flawless". “Flawless” was produced by two extremely talented and experienced producers, Marc Soucy (AudioMusicVoice.com) and Jared Hancock (Surefire Music Group.com). In support of "Flawless", Gioia is actively booking performances in the Northeast with one sole purpose in mind; to get people to dance!
And be sure, Gioia will take them there...
Besides great pop music, the “Flawless” tour also contains an incredible multi-media component as each song Gioia performs is accompanied by a corresponding montage of flash-cut video imagery, displayed on two 50 inch flat screen TV's. This original, self produced video presentation adds a state of the art dimension to Gioia’s performance that is truly unique. The combination of Gioia’s modern pop sound along with his strongly written original tracks, high energy vocals, high tech video art and on stage dancers, makes Gioia’s live "Flawless" set, one of the hottest pop track acts you can book.
Gioia has been performing at various club venues, grassroots fundraisers and charity events across the Northeast. One noteworthy performance in particular, was his performance in Washington DC, at the "MYBO Grassroots Ball-the Social", on the eve of Barack Obama's historic inauguration as our 44th president. At the Ball, Gioia performed a vocal set, along with a stirring video montage that captured the emotional and historical perspective of the moment at hand. It was an inspiring performance, and experience for both the audience and Gioia himself.
Gioia is an experienced artist who connects with any audience in a very positive way. His show is family friendly and brings people together of all generations regardless of race, color or creed. His hope for his music is that it inspires people to come together and see that we are all just human beings who share the same planet.
Visit his website and read the fan comments posted in the section "the wall" for a sampling of how Gioia's music has touched so many people.
Gioia thanks you for checking out his EPK. For a more colorful experience go to 'gioiamusic.com' and be sure to leave a comment on his "Wall".
Gioia-vocalist, singer/song writer
Marc Soucy- Keyboardist, various backup dancers and DJ's
Flawless LP-Sept 2010
Create It Together Maxi Single-released July 2008
Create It Together-released March 2008
Angel Child 6.15 mp3
Flawless 6.15 mp3
Angel on your Shoulder 4.25.10
Free 10.01 mp3
Won't Turn U Out 6.15 mp3
Dance United (Hard Mix)
Flawless EP Review-the-mag.me.uk
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Gioia left the music scene many years ago when he was robbed of his life savings by a fraudulent inv...Gioia left the music scene many years ago when he was robbed of his life savings by a fraudulent investment in an indie-label. It took an even bigger event to return him to his singing, when he was almost killed in a car crash. Despite having all the excuses in the world to peddle a depressing record, Gioia's music is full of positivity.
'Angel on Your Shoulder' is a powerful and emotional pop balled. You can feel the weight of inspiration in this song in its pure passion.
Possibly the most current sounding song on the record, 'Angel Child' has a really strong chart sound with plenty going on with the synth bass line and an appropriately shimmering chorus.
With a chunky rhythm and big chorus, 'Real' is going to get people onto the dance-floor. It's a solid dance track with big vocal layers that speak of a Justin Timberlake influence.
'Free' has moments reminiscent of Backstreet Boys, with a choppy beat and energetic synths.
Last track, 'Flawless', is another danceable pop track with a strong melody. The chorus is a big one, giving this song real potential as a single.
Gioia might be offering up pop and dance music, but the songs are substantial and the lyrics are meaningful. This is a highly credible record.
Flawless EP Review-Indie Music Digest
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Artist: Gioia Album: 6 song EP. Songs from the upcoming CD "Flawless" Label: Surefire Music Group ...Artist: Gioia
Album: 6 song EP. Songs from the upcoming CD "Flawless"
Label: Surefire Music Group
Genre: Dance, Trance, Electronica-Pop
Sounds Like: Justin Timberlake, George Michael, Ricky Martin
Technical Grade: 10/10
Production/Musicianship Grade: 10/10
Commercial Value: 10/10
Overall Talent Level: 10/10
Songwriting Skills: 10/10
Performance Skill: 10/10
Best Songs: Real, Free
Male vocalist, singe/songwriter Gioia gives us a sneak preview of his upcoming sophomore release “Flawless” via this 6 song EP sampler. "Flawless" is to be released later on this year. Gioia hails from Boston, Massachusetts and there is a powerful story behind this latest release. Gioia was recently involved in a car accident, and during the recovery process he wrote the lyrics and melody for one of the songs on this sampler entitled : “Angel on your Shoulder”. The song itself was inspired by this recent spiritual and life changing event, but more importantly it’s a microcosm of what Gioias' message is all about. Gioias' musical Influences include U2, Madonna, Rod Stewart, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga.
Logging in at just over 25 minutes this EP kicks off with “Angel on your Shoulder” an inspirational piece with a passionate vocal delivery reminiscent of a Justin Timberlake, or a soulful George Michael. This song is sung from a deeply personal and joyous perspective that cannot be faked no matter how hard you try. Track 2 “Angel Child” is a bit more upbeat with danceable rhythms, catchy vocal hooks and well placed harmonies. Gioias' music has all the trademark of modern electronica dance pop – including rich sonic layering, pulsating dance grooves, and addictive vocal melodies that go down smooth. Track 3, my favorite piece “Real” kicks things into hi-gear with a bass groove that takes no prisoners. What’s amazing about “Real” is the presence of subtle psychedelic touches reminiscent of last 70’s disco. Despite its psychedelic flair “Real” manages to stay left of the line. This CD has a solid low end feel to it, and has a vibe that will clearly put you out on the dance floor. Gioia also gives us his wise perspective via his music, and vocal style that works extremely well. I might add Gioia takes some impressive vocal risks throughout this EP indicating a strong and confident vocal ability. Track 4 “Free” has an impressive Caribbean style intro, and flows and ebbs with brilliant musical liquidity. Clearly Gioia is an artist that’s not afraid to let it all hang out, and I get the impression he’s very comfortable in his skin here. The CD ends on a solid note with “Flawless” a song with another powerful message, and a grand slam chorus.
This 6 song EP sampler from Gioia is an impressive release. Gioia delivers 6 brilliant tracks that are fresh sounding, possessing solid dance grooves, and deliver subject matter that is upbeat, uplifting, and spiritual. From start to finish this sampler has a lot of mojo, and possesses no weaknesses that I can hear. My hats of to the entire production team which includes Surefire Music Group & Marc Soucy of AudioMusicVoice (Matrix, Susan Smith, Willow) It possesses a production value that is clearly professional grade from start to finish. But getting back to Gioia, there's something very special about him. His music possesses an amazing amount of positive energy, and one can't help but be uplifted by the whole musical experience. It's quite exhilarating. What separates good artist from great ones. Sure talent is a big factor, but it’s also about the emotional impact delivered via their music and their message. It's also about making that (singer to listener) connection, and typically the bigger the connection the bigger the artist becomes. In this respect Gioia clearly has a lot of potential as an artist. No doubt if his music were heard on a much larger scale it would no doubt render a massive fan base. As an artist Gioias' music has much to offer, but most importantly his music delivers a message that is full of life, joy, and more importantly hope for all humanity. Almost as if as he has.........well an angel on his shoulders.
I look forward to hearing the full length CD later on this year.
Letter of Reference
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"Mr. Frank Gioia is a local Boston artist in Massachusetts. He performs as Gioia and the Barack Ob..."Mr. Frank Gioia is a local Boston artist in Massachusetts. He performs as Gioia and the Barack Obama Presidential Campaign had the pleasure of hosting his performance at a Cambridge, Massachusetts grassroots fundraiser on Sunday, 19th October 2008. The feedback from his performance was extremely positive. The audience enjoyed his original music “Create It Together” and much more. Gioia’s songs and lyrics are an echo of Barack Obama’s message of “Change, can’t happen without you”.
Gioia possesses, in our opinion, the best qualities in an artist and political activist: genuine artistic creativity, an honest message of hope, and a passionate respect for expressing that great things are possible when we come together around a common purpose.
Indeed, I highly recommend Gioia as an outstanding artist whose unique multimedia art is representative of his entertaining and energetic voice. I am available for further comment, should you require at email@example.com"
Raphael B. Holoman-Franklin
National Grassroots Finance Committee Member
Obama for America
16 Salem Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
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2010 Performances 6/19 Make Music Cambridge, Havard Square, Ma. 6/5 Teddy Bear Festival, CT ...2010 Performances
6/19 Make Music Cambridge, Havard Square, Ma.
6/5 Teddy Bear Festival, CT
Bethlehem Artisan Festival
6th Annual Frantasia Festival of Out Music and Arts
at Murray Hall
Livermore Falls, ME
Mt. Sunapee Resort / 76th Annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair Newbury, NH
the Elks at Bass Rocks
Norway Arts Festival
Make Music Cambridge!
Teddy Bear Festival
New Milford, CT
Unity Performing Arts Festival 2days/200 hundred bands! Salisbury, MD
No. 9 Ale House
Long Valley, NJ
Get Resued in Gulfport
the Dogfish Bar and Grille
Tupelo Music Hall
Cody Brewing Company
1/19 MYBO Grassroots Ball 2009,
the Social Celebrating the Inauguration of Barack Obama
Universalist National Memorial Church Washington, DC
No. 9 Ale House
New Page Blues Café
The Renaissance Institute of Spiritual Development Open House
Greenwich Hotel & Lounge
East Greenwich, RI
Performance of "Love Is All We'll Know" for Obama event "Change is Coming"
Performance of "Love Is All We'll Know" for Obama event "Let Your Voice Be Heard"
Narrows Center for the Arts
Fall River, MA
Bristol Entertainment Industry Showcase at Felt Boston
11/2 Crowd warm up with Singpositive at "Unite for Change" rally featuring President Bill Clinton at Manchester Central HS Manchester, NH
11/2 Obama “Get Out the Vote” Event with Singpositive Downtown Concord, NH
10/27 Bristol Studio Industry Showcase Boston, MA
10/23 Energize Leominster, Community Room at Fidelity Bank Building Leominster, MA
10/19 Sunday Afternoon Community Party at Middle East Café Cambridge, MA
9/27 Community Empowerment and Green Solutions Fair at Life Alive Urban Oasis and Café Lowell, MA
9/23 Starbucks Cafe Chelmsford, MA
9/6 Grassroots For Obama Rally on the National Mall Washington, DC
8/11 Bristol Studio Industry Showcase Boston, MA
8/5 Featured Vocal Artist for SongsAlive NY Chapter at Session73
New York, NY
7/20 Charity Fundraiser at American Legion Hall
7/11 Obama fundraiser at
David Lynch Park Beverly, MA
"Gioia Brings A Fresh Approach..."
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"Take a mesh of contemporary poprock, throw in a pinch of beat driven electronic and the audio tapes..."Take a mesh of contemporary poprock, throw in a pinch of beat driven electronic and the audio tapestry that is the music of singer/songwriter, Gioia (joy-a), will begin to take shape. Drawing vocal influences from the likes of Seal and Elton John, and the artistic integrity and creativity of Bono, Gioia brings a fresh approach to asserting his important message on life, love, and worldly social injustice. The engaging productions and free flowing vocal patterns in Gioia’s latest studio effort, “Create it Together,” invite the album into a genre all its own. His sharp global perspective brought on by his own life experiences including a horrific car accident which inspired the song, "Don't You Say Goodbye", bring across a mature yet fresh sound that churns out subtleties and nuances as the record begins to age in the listeners’ ear."
Drew Olsen, Bristol News
"Strong and effective writing..."
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"Strong and effective writing – the main chorus is terrific and memorable and stays with you....This..."Strong and effective writing – the main chorus is terrific and memorable and stays with you....This song certainly would work in a film – I could easily see this in an action film running with the credits at the end."
"Don't You Say Goodbye" song critique by Songsalive.com
"Love is All We'll Know" Critique
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"....a tale of optimism and hope...a confident songwriter who knows what he is doing...Chorus is cat..."....a tale of optimism and hope...a confident songwriter who knows what he is doing...Chorus is catchy...Excellent production...The universal wish for simpler times is growing stronger everyday. That movement makes this song a great crossover tune. Modern technology being used as a tool to retrieve the past...The sound is the 80s but the lyrical sentiment is from the 60s and now it's from the 2000's also."
"Love is All We'll Know" critique by Songsalive.com
"Turn U Out" Critique
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"I really like this song... It's a laid back, groove oriented production and it's very nicely done....."I really like this song... It's a laid back, groove oriented production and it's very nicely done...This song would work great in a film that is based on compassion, "loving you always", global peace, spirituality and humans caring for each other... Congratulations Gioia for a very sweet, positive, motivating and encouraging song. Turn U Out takes you on an emotionally endearing, and groove oriented journey of compassion and caring. Listening to this song you know that we aren't "left behind" in the world when we know someone cares for us. "
"Turn U Out" critique by Songsalive.com
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I must tell you....I love what you stand for and what you believe in. I love that you care. Sadly, ... I must tell you....I love what you stand for and what you believe in. I love that you care. Sadly, not enough people do. Your music is amazing...!
Few Myspace pages are truly so breathtaking they bring me to tears. I have seen 2...A lady who shares her story about surviving breast cancer and your page. The music/slide show is so inspirational...
Create it Together
Author: Nancy Jenkinson
I definitely recommend checking out this album. It's a well crafted, well thought out production with some insanely catchy songs. I especially liked "Turn U Out" with it's nod to Peter Gabriel. "Leave You Behind" reminds me of something Crowded House would do. And - if "The Simplest Thing" doesn't become one of the most popular wedding songs, I'll be shocked. Buy this album - you won't be disappointed.
My set is typically 45 minutes long but can amended to fit your needs. I perform as a vocal soloist track act. Acompanying my performance are related video/slide shows for each song shown on 1 or 2 large flat screen TV's (which I supply) and back up dancers (depends on venue). The song list varies from show to show but can include
Don't You Say Goodbye
Feel the Love
Love Is All We'll Know
Turn You Out
Create It Together
the Fire Rages On
I sometimes mix in a few covers as needed.