Hey Everybody...let's see... Well...I'm a musician... A composer/singer/songwriter/guitarist/pianist/producer/arranger... My live band or musicians I use for gigs I call The Godsend Sessions... I also sometimes use an awesome horn section... You can find out more on my Facebook music fan page... http://www.facebook.com/pages/Joe-Gande/7688138388 I'm Italian (Naples and Calabria), Aries, Love food and to cook, music, art, reading, collecting old books, history, archaeology, all things retro and vintage, social networking...a huge animal lover...had 3 dogs over the course of my life so far... and now a I have cat I named "Gray".She was a stray that just showed up one day and has never left my side since...my best friend! "Gande" (pronounced as in "Gandy") is a stage name...my Father used the same one...he was a Jazz musician...a Bebop, Bigband, Tenor Saxophonist...played with Horace Silver, Charlie Barnet, Jo Jones...to name a few I remember right now... Originally from CT- Born-Hartford, CT, Lived in Farmington till age 7...grew up in- Hometown-Wethersfield, CT 15 plus years a Manhattan New Yorker... Back and forth to NY...more in CT these days to take care of my Mom & family(Brother and nephews)... Here's a quick musical Insight/Bio- With soulful, heartfelt vocals, walls of guitars, funky grooves, horns and beautiful string melodies, the music of singer/songwriter/guitarist Joe Gande crosses all barriers. "...music is supposed to make you feel..." Joe's music provides listeners with dynamics, heartfelt emotions and raw intensity. His songs are filled with soaring melodies, catchy hooks, addictive, sing along choruses, introspective, self-searching moments and pure driving rock & roll. "An Emotional Journey..." Emotions will undoubtedly arise upon listening to the music of Joe Gande. Joe draws on a variety of personal life experiences, painting a thought-provoking, abstract landscape that all can undeniably relate to. Songs about life, loss, ups, downs, love lost and found and the human condition. Songs about learning, searching, questioning, understanding, healing, finding... Stop, Look, and Listen. Joe has the uncanny ability to reach people and make them feel - a voice and presence that immediately draw in a crowd and makes any Joe Gande and The Godsend Sessions show an exciting, no holds-barred site to see-passion and pure guts! "A Natural" Singing, writing, arranging, producing-all without ever taking a formal musical lesson in his life. A prolific songwriter and self-taught guitarist with an ear for melody since a young age, the music just comes into his head. From arranging horn charts, drum fills and grooves, scoring beautiful lush string sections and vocal harmonies, to bangin'out some funky piano...Hey Everybody...let's see... Well...I'm a musician... A composer/singer/songwriter/guitarist/pianist/producer/arranger... My live band or musicians I use for gigs I call The Godsend Sessions...... read more.