Anthony Gomes

Anthony Gomes

BandBluesFunk

High energy Blues Rock with heavy Funk and Gospel undertones - Sly and the Family Stone meets Jimi Hendrix!

Biography

Anthony Gomes Career Highlights:

• Anthony’s current indie release has soundscanned in excess of 10,000 units.
• The Gomes Unity Tour has been featured on Pollstar’s Tours Du Jour section several times in the past 12 months.
• Named Artist of the Month in April 2003 by Tower.com.
• Current tour includes major festival performances in the UK, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal, France, Virgin Islands, Canada and USA.
• Unity was produced by Jim Gaines (Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan). Gomes is currently working with producer Tom Hambridge (Susan Tedeschi, Johnny Winter).
• Fender Musical Instruments designed a custom Telecaster guitar especially for Gomes.
• Named Artist of the Year in a subscriber poll of 70,000 members by BluesWax magazine.
• Gomes has collaborated with award-winning songwriters including Jim Peterik and Tom Hambridge.
• Selected by Academy-Award winning actor Morgan
Freeman and Bill Luckett to perform in a Blues Documentary entitled “A Journey To Clarkesdale”. Other performers included Chris Robinson (Black Crowes), Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers/ Gov’t Mule/ The Dead) and Jimmie Vaughan.
• Opened shows for Robert Plant, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, B.B. King, Doobie Brothers, Robert Cray and George Thorogood.
• Latest tour named critic’s choice in various entertaiment publications including The Pitch (Kansas City), Salt Lake City Weekly and San Francisco Chronicle.

Anthony Gomes Industry Quotes:

“The place was packed, they came from all around, there was a buzz in the air, the lights went down. The skinny kid came out – and he was the shit. He could play guitar like there was no tomorrow. When he started to sing, I was floored....”
- CREEM magazine

“Influenced by soul, gospel, rock and R&B, Gomes crams musical styles and manages to leave his own funky blues brand sizzling on the sound. And his magnetic, shake’-em-up live shows keep his fans captivated - and hankerin' for more.”
- The Pitch

Lyrics

Unity

Written By: Anthony Gomes

It don't matter how you believe
who you are or where you been
gotta make this world a better place
all a part of this thing
called the human race

Like Dr. King I have a dream
we can love each other sight unseen

Love your brother
love your sister
gotta love each other
we all gotta come together
UNITY

Mother Earth can you hear her shout
that father time is running out
gotta make a change
things can't stay the same
people listen to what I'm saying

The less we care from where we came
the more we'll find that we're all the same

Love your brother...

Blindog

Written By: Anthony Gomes

I ain't rich
I don't drive a big fast car
eat them fancy foods
like sushi and caviar
but I can love you woman
better than any other man can
c'mon sugar let me be your lovin' man

Baby will you keep me if I follow you home
'cause even a blindog gets a bone

I ain't mister smooth
ain't mr. debonair
but when it comes to lovin'
I'm the only one that really cares
so when you feel like you need some good ol' luck
rub the belly of this here ol' mutt

Baby will you keep me...

Darkest Before The Dawn

Written By: Anthony Gomes

I was born all alone
in the darkness I couldn't find my way home
and you were my only light
but since you've been gone
the pain cuts me like a knife

Your words keep me strong
through my darkest day
even though you're gone
I can still hear you say

Keep on holding on
It's darkest before the dawn

I'm lonely and blue
trying to live in this world without you
and isn't it funny why
our world had to change with the blink of an eye

Your words keep me strong...

Keep On...

Discography

Blues in Technicolor
Sweet Stringin' Soul
Unity

Anthony is also a contributing writer/guitarist on the Tim Gonzalez album "straight form the heart"

Set List

Set lists vary from show to show, are almost entirely original material and include songs from all three albums and unreleased material. The very occasional covers include Jimi Hendrix, BB King, and high energy renditions of gospel-oriented medlies.