Dizzy G
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Dizzy G

Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada | SELF

Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada | SELF
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Submitted by cashbox on Fri, 03/30/2012 - 12:20

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This un’s all about da blooze, playing 'em, living 'em, loving ‘em, served up with affection and humour by a seasoned road warrior.

The dude known as Dizzy G has done his time in the bar wars, regularly heading out from his Moncton base to spread the love. While the Dizzy G band is currently a quartet, Da D-Man turned to a handful of special guests to flesh out the more high-spirited of the album’s 13 tracks.

Of high spirits there is no lack, likewise with that good ol’ Canadian homeboy humour.

F’r instance there’s the title track, a shakeass blues rock boogie for all the wild women we’ve lusted after, been awed by and sometimes thrashed by. Made funnier by the 58-second follow-up, ‘The Hangover’, a snippet of the wild women’s morning after during which someone threatens to kill a dog.

Overall, this is part beer drinking party and part slow blues for the ladies. If there’s a theme here it’s observations on the bar life from a working musician’s perspective.

Makes sense then that it opens with the bar band’s workhorse, 8-bar blues. “G Spot” comes out in shufle time with sparkling guitars riding atop and a squaking harmonica keeping it rootsy.

Dizzy’s guitar skills are more advanced than the vocal chops but that’s only occasionally problematic and only delete-worthy on “Endless Life”.

Big props to the dude for introducing us to vocalist Charnelle Armstrong who gets it all perfect on “ I Can’t Remember”, working smoothly with the squalling, strident guitars.

Dizzy’s prime vocal moment comes on “ Pickles And Jam”, another hooky shuffle on which he uncorks a mouthful of gravel and gets the party started, abetted by wicked sax work from guest honker Sebastion Michaud.

Dizzy has an ear for the big picture and his choice of guest players and where they appear in a song is dead on.

It all comes together best on “Sombody Better Than You” with the band and vocals tapped right into the nuanced arrangement and laying down the best ensemble playing on the album.

So Dizzy done good with his debut. The dude has managed to raies the bar on bar room blues and make it sound like fun again.
Ideal music for getting ready to go party and for the actual partying itself. - James Lizzard/ Cashbox Magazine, Canada


Discography

CD Wildwomen Discography

The Cd contains a mix of Blues and Rock and Roll. Nightlife name came from the years experience, Dizzy G has had in the nightlife/bar business. Most of the material is from observation, than personal experience.

Song List

Somebody Better Than you is based on the observation of watching people come into the bar, looking for somebody new, after a broken relationship. Then along arrives the ex.

Endless Life is based on the life of a hooker and pimp. After years in the business she is no further ahead, than she was when she started.

G-Spot not what you think. The song is referring, to meeting that special person, that you can't get off your mind.

Cried was written in memory of Kenny MacDonald who was the husband of a dear friend who worked with Dizzy G in the bar business.

Greed from observation of a friend who can never have enough out of life, finding fault with everyone, only if we could be a perfect as this person.

Come Home to Me is about someone who walks out on you, that you can't get over.

Wild Women the title track, everyone has seen them at the local bar, just having a good time.

The Hangover wild women after the night before.

I Can't Remember this song is performed by a special friend Charnelle Armstrong as sequel to Wild Women.

Big City Blues the fast pace of life, and reality of living in the big city..

Pickles and Jam when they walk in the room they stand out. The girl who will do anything to please their man.

Pretty Brown Eyes dedicated to a friend from the bar business, who deserved better than what she had.

Lemon to Lemonade keeping a positive attitude.

Special Thanks

I would like to thank the people who worked on the CD, for their time and talent.

Mike (Machine) Mallais – Drums
Dave LeBlanc – Electric and Acoustic Bass
Sebastion Michaud – Trumpet and Sax.
Charnelle Armstrong – Back up vocals, solo in I Can't Remember
PJ Campbell – Drums in I Can't Remember
Justin Dobbs – Drums in Greed
Joel Langolis – Bass in Greed and I Can't Remember
Fayez Saidawi – Bass and the arrangement of Greed, mixing I Can't Remember, mixing and mastering of Greed, and a extremely creative mind.

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Bio

Dizzy G formed in November of 2011 in Moncton, NB. When lead singer Rudy Gillespie moved back home to the Maritimes after completing his debut album in Toronto, Ontario self titled “Wild Women”. His first call was to long time friend and business partner Chris Roy stating that he had a record and wanted to form a band. Chris quickly jumped on board as the bands manager, Which they then posted ads online for Bass Players and Drummers. Which is where Anthony Troimbert (Tony The Bass Man – Former bass player for the Sonny Rhodes Blues Band) came on board replying to the ad, Chris and Rudy tried him out and decided he was a perfect fit for the band.
Tony then stated he had a friend who was a superb Drummer which is where Dallas Spani (Shaggy) got his audition and superb he was, Chris and Rudy quickly decided he was in. Since the band formed they have done:
• Touring in the Maritime provinces and in Ontario,
• Played Canadian Music Week in Toronto, Ontario.
• Played at the ECMA’s in Moncton, NB.
• Opened for Maritime Legend Matt Minglewood.
• Released there Music Video “Wild Women”.
• Also rcieved an excellent Album Review from CashBox Magazine.

Quotes:
Ideal music for getting ready to go party and for the actual partying itself.
James Lizzard, Cash Box Magazine

Links
www.dizzyg.ca
www.facebook.com/dizzygmusic
http://www.cashboxcanada.ca/2711/dizzy-g-wild-women