If you are unfamiliar with the name Johnny Gioeli and the bands he is/has been involved in, Hardline, Crush 40, and Axel Rudi Pell, then you have simply missed out on one of the most gifted voices to grace the hard rock genre in the past 25 years! Not too long ago, the man responsible for the vocals in all the aforementioned bands released an album with his old friend Deen Castronovo – you might remember us discussing the album with him in this interview. Now, only a handful of months later, he has come up with another great batch of songs, which comprise his first solo album. Entitled “One Voice”, the effort was released with the honorable purpose of helping out a friend – a young man named Joe Barber, who needs help in his recovery from an accident last year that has left him paralyzed.
Personable, funny, humble, and one of the absolute nicest guys in the business, the powerhouse vocalist sat down with Sonic Perspectives author and interviewer Rodrigo Altaf. “One day, I just woke up and said ‘I wanna do this’. I’ve always been so faithful to the groups I’m in, and I remain that way, but I just thought it was time that I do something on my own and see how it goes, for the creativity and the freedom to express myself.” said Johnny “I love a big ballad, I love guitar driven rock, melodic hard rock. If you’ve listened to Hardline, you know who I am… and for my Crush 40 listeners, you know me too. I love a song that lifts you up, gets you moving and gets you in a positive frame of mind.”
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