LA FAMIGLIA

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!

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Conor Eastop

Lead Vocals, Disorganisation

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Nicola "Mrs" Chouler

Flute, Vocals, Cats

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Jon Chouler

Guitars, Banjos, Harmonica, Farts and Ceilidhs

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Jon Bailey

Guitars, Banjo, Harmonica, brooding menacingly at the back

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Neil Hindley

Guitar, Banjo, Vocals, Being Inappropriate

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Tom Watkinson

Bass, Farts, Laughing Loudly

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Nicola Lukins

Drums, Not Giving a F-

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Dario Cazzola

Mandolin, Bouzouki, Tortellini

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Murray Calder

Bass, Crunchie Bars

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Joska Vincent

Violin, more Farts, also Faffing

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Charlie Farrington

Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Tech Support

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Fran Barrett

Guitar, Vocals, Mandolin, Violin, Cello, Bass Guitar, Percussion and generally everyone else's instruments

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Sean Williams

Bass, Guitar, Wales

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Tasha Jokic

Drums, looking cool in headphones

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Juliette Viard-Gaudin

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.

Reuben Myles Tyghe, RMT Music

 

© Giovanni L'Immigrato 2020