GIOVANNI MEMBERS OLD AND NEW
A lot of people ask about the origin of our name, Giovanni L'Immigrato (Jonny the Foreigner). At the time of the band's first gigs, the band was made up of just the two Jons and a bunch of foreigners: Dario (Italy), Conor (Ireland), and Juliette (Canada). Hence Dario thought up the name Giovanni L'Immigrato. In fact, Jon had always talked about wanting to name the band after himself. It took the rest of us several years to realise that, in the end, that is exactly what happened!
Lead Vocals, Disorganisation
Nicola "Mrs" Chouler
Flute, Vocals, Cats
Guitars, Banjos, Harmonica, Farts and Ceilidhs
Guitars, Banjo, Harmonica, brooding menacingly at the back
Guitar, Banjo, Vocals, Being Inappropriate
Bass, Farts, Laughing Loudly
Drums, Not Giving a F-
Mandolin, Bouzouki, Tortellini
Bass, Crunchie Bars
Violin, more Farts, also Faffing
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Tech Support
Guitar, Vocals, Mandolin, Violin, Cello, Bass Guitar, Percussion and generally everyone else's instruments
Bass, Guitar, Wales
Drums, looking cool in headphones
Violin, being Canadian
with special mentions to ZACH GOLDIE and DAN PEROWNE.
Giovanni L'Immigrato are one of the finest and most fun bands I've worked with. They have deceptively hooky and clever songs, all disguised in an explosive and energetic hoe-down manner. A cacophony of acoustic instruments bolster their songs of controlled mayhem - it's instant and the crowds love it. Front-man Conor has a quirky and charming delivery that is reminiscent of a country-filed David Byrne. There's a real chemistry between the band that radiates and transcribes across to the listener resulting in truly wild shows. A highly professional outfit that truly know how to get down.