Gerry Joe Weise, Australian blues guitarist, singer and songwriter was born in Sydney. He has toured Australia, USA, Europe, Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Polynesia, the Azores Isles, Scandinavia and New Zealand. Throughout his many tours, he has jammed with B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton, Albert Collins and Noel Redding. He has been N 1 on the Australian Top Electric Blues MP3 charts. In Australia he has guest opened for AC/DC, Midnight Oil, Angels, Dragon and Rose Tattoo.
Gerry Joe Weise initiated his solo career as bluesman guitarist vocalist composer in 1991. That led to appearing on the 1992 Chicago Blues Festival Tour and the 1992 San Francisco Blues Festival Tour in Europe, and performing at important festivals in France : Cahors Blues, Blues Passions Cognac, Blues De Graves Bordeaux, Amiens Jazz Festival with Buddy Guy. He released his popular debut solo album : Live In Paris, in 1994 (Blues Breaking Records), recorded at the Cadran where Jimi Hendrix performed in 1967. In 1996 he released his Hendrix Tribute album : A Letter To Jimi (ABM), that led to performing with Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix Experience) at the 1996 30th Commemoration of the first 1966 Experience concert. In 1999 he opened for the Scorpions at the 7,000 seater Zenith in Toulouse, France, performing alone on Dobro and vocals. In 2000 he wrote the music and arrangement for Australian aboriginal rock band Nabarlek's : Two Sisters, for their 2001 Bininj Manborlh album, which was nominated for a 2002 ARIA Award in Australia; he performed live in concert as guitarist for Nabarlek at the Cite De La Musique in Paris, for the 2010 Terres De Resistance Festival with Tinariwen (Mali) and Blackfire (Navajo), that was featured on Tracks Arte TV. Gerry Joe Weise has also appeared on national televison TV1 in New Zealand featuring his original song : Dreamtime Shuffle, during the February March 2010 New Zealand Tour.
In 2010 Gerry Joe Weise toured the USA supporting Buddy Guy, Robert Cray; and in France with Joe Louis Walker at the Paris Blues En VO Festival. In the past he has opened for Ray Charles, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, the Yardbirds, Iggy Pop, John Lee Hooker, Canned Heat, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny, Albert Collins, Jimmie Vaughan, Luther Allison, Chick Willis, Dave Hole, Deborah Coleman, Matt Guitar Murphy, Luther Houserocker Johnson, Bob Brozman, Jerry McCain, Otis Grand, Maurice McKinnies, Billy Branch, Mark Hummel, Nine Below Zero. Gerry Joe Weise has headlined the 2008 Santa Maria Azores Blues Festival, the 2009 Woodstock 40th Anniversary Tribute Festival, and the 2009 Scottsdale ArtFest Festival in Arizona USA. Headlining the 2012 Presqu'Ile Blues Festival in Southern France, and the 2012 Gardenstock Festival in Dixon Illinois USA. In 2013, the Hookrock Festival in Diepenbeek Belgium, and the Paris Unhate Festival with Juma Sultan.
2012: Live And Proud (Blues Breaking Records USA)
2011: Live Blues World Tour (Blues Breaking Records)
2009: Blues Down Under (Blues Breaking Records)
2005: Sydney Paris Blues (Blues Breaking Records)
1999: Bushman Boogie Deluxe (Blues Breaking Records)
1996: A Letter To Jimi (ABM, Australia)
1994: Live In Paris (Blues Breaking Records)
2011: Blues For Gary Moore tribute (Blues Breaking Records)
2010: Gerry Joe's Houserocker (Blues Breaking Records)
2012: Blues Gone Wild (Blues Breaking Records)