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Dec
21
Zojo Black @ Coast terrace

lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Aug
04
Zojo Black @ Broadbent wedding

lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Jul
19
Zojo Black @ Rotary club

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

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Zojo Black releases debut CD










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Written by Richard Amery for the Sun Times



Wednesday, 06 July 2011 16:01




Greg Gomola, who usually plays lead guitar with Paul Kype, is excited about his new project Zojo Black, which features Kype and a variety of local talent playing on Gomola’s songs. They released their debut CD at the Slice on July 2 for a good-size audience.
“I’m a huge Jimmy Page fan. I misread the name on his CD ‘Soso’ but liked the name,” he said explaining the band’s name.
The core of the band features Tyson Maiko on bass, Paul Kype on guitar and drummer Brady Valgardson though the CD features a who’s who of the Lethbridge blues scene, including Taylor Ackerman, Darryl Düus, Brady Valgardson, Earl McAuley on keyboards, Brent Hutchinson on sax plus Steve Keenan and Greg “Bear” Melvin. It is more than just a blues CD, though the blues is prevalent. It features a variety of blues-tinged, hooky pop music that sounds a lot like Los Lonely Boys.
He has been working on the CD for about eight months, but whittled down the 10 tracks (including a version of Deep Purple’s Hush) from a pool of about 40.
“It’s my first real CD and I actually love it. It has passed far beyond my expectations,” he said.
While the band members are involved with a variety of other musical projects, it is unlikely they will tour on the CD any time soon.
“We’re going to try to get some dates in bigger places and see what we can do,” he said

- The lethbridge sun






Zojo Black has fun rocking the blues



Wednesday, 16 January 2013 11:28 Richard Amery


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It is always fun to hear Zojo Black.

Greg Gomola and Paul Kype of Zojo Black. Photo By Richard Amery

The local blues/rock band returned to the Slice, Jan. 11 to play an array of energetic covers and originals.


Frontman Greg Gomola sang most of the songs, though bassist Paul Kype sang some Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Pride and joy.” as Braw Brouwer kept the time on drums.


Evan Eushenko, playing baritone guitar and harp also sang Michael Rault’s “Sidewinder” as Texas Flood Keyboardist Earl McAuley added excellent piano and organ solos.


While it is always enjoyable to hear them singing classics like Deep Purple’s “Hush” and Jethro Tull’s “Locomotive Breath (which Gomola dedicated to Tyler Freed, I always enjoy their originals more.


Gomola's song about Shaela Miller, “Modern Day Marilyn Monroe” was a highlight as was the laid back reggae feel of “Keep it Real.”


—By Richard Amery, L.A Beat Editor - Richard Amery






Zojo Black has fun rocking the blues



Wednesday, 16 January 2013 11:28 Richard Amery


.

It is always fun to hear Zojo Black.

Greg Gomola and Paul Kype of Zojo Black. Photo By Richard Amery

The local blues/rock band returned to the Slice, Jan. 11 to play an array of energetic covers and originals.


Frontman Greg Gomola sang most of the songs, though bassist Paul Kype sang some Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Pride and joy.” as Braw Brouwer kept the time on drums.


Evan Eushenko, playing baritone guitar and harp also sang Michael Rault’s “Sidewinder” as Texas Flood Keyboardist Earl McAuley added excellent piano and organ solos.


While it is always enjoyable to hear them singing classics like Deep Purple’s “Hush” and Jethro Tull’s “Locomotive Breath (which Gomola dedicated to Tyler Freed, I always enjoy their originals more.


Gomola's song about Shaela Miller, “Modern Day Marilyn Monroe” was a highlight as was the laid back reggae feel of “Keep it Real.”


—By Richard Amery, L.A Beat Editor - Richard Amery


Discography

Zojo Black- self titled

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Bio

Zojo Black is newly formed group relishing off the fragments of Red Light District. Founding member is Greg Gomola, whom compiled a group of locally talented musicians to get together and record an album mostly made up of songs that Gomola had written. Paul Kype a dominant figure on the western canadian music scene plays guitar and sings with Zojo, he also was a pivotal force on recording producing and mixing the cd. Brady Valgardson form the Taber region spends his time touring the world with the Corb Lund band hammering out rockabilly beats overseas, but in his off time he defiantly rips out the sticks to backbone Zojo Black in their attempt to crack the big show!! Tyson Maiko whom spent countless years touring with such acts as Gob and Leroy Stagger is a detrimental part of the production and sound of The Zojo, shredding his tasty Bass liks like nobodys business....others whom share the stage with Zojo are the likes of Brad " man of the hour " Brouwer on sizzling percussion, Earl" on the keys if you please " Mcauly Evan"Jr"Eushenko compiling a starstudded lineup. Zojo heads in the studio for its second lp and the band marches forward keeping the music real and alive captivating audiences with soulful lyrics and musical shrine!!!