BIOGRAPHY

 

Little G Weevil is a highly esteemed member of the worldwide blues community. He is the solo winner of the Blues Foundation`s International Blues Challenge in 2013, and has been nominated for USA Blues Music Award, Blues Blast Music Award and USA Independent Blues Award. He released six internationally acclaimed albums and toured across the globe.

During his travels he shared the stage with legendary musicians such as Johnny Winter, the Neville Brothers, Terry Evans, John Popper, Lee Oskar, Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets with Sam Myers, Denise Lasalle, Otis Taylor, Big Jack Johnson, Lonnie Shields, Lurrie Bell, Willie King, Ian Siegal and many more.

Gee grew up in Budapest, Hungary. He formed his first band in 1996 and began touring mostly in European countries before moving to the South of the United States in 2004. He spent time in Birmingham, AL and Memphis, TN as he tried to establish himself on the local scene. Finally he got his break with a steady gig on Beale Street in Memphis and his reputation started to grow.

In 2005, he made his first solo recordings at Charlie Wood's studio in Memphis but three tracks out of the total four were lost due to a technical fault.  The one remaining track "Hey Jody" was missing the bass line which was later re-recorded by Csaba Pengo in order to save the full track.  Finally "Hey Jody" was released as the opening number of Gee's debut solo album "Southern Experience" in 2008. 

In 2009, Gee relocated to Atlanta, GA where he teamed up with legendary local musicians for his second album "The Teaser". This backing crew of long time heavy hitters (John McKnight, Bill Burke, Bob Page, Maurice Nazzaro) toured with icons such as John Lee Hooker and Chuck Berry. The record was released in December, 2011 and wowed critics worldwide. It was ranked one of the best blues albums of the year by Mojo magazine -the elite England based publication- and topped the blues chart for an entire month in France.  

In 2013, Little G took the first place of the International Blues Challenge (Memphis, TN) in the solo category. He was also awarded as "Best Guitarist" in his category. The same year he released his first full length acoustic record "Moving" through Vizztone Label Group. It was a Top 10 album on the global internet blues radio airplay chart for two months in a row, Mojo magazine ranked it Top 3 "Best Blues Album of the Year" and it was nominated for Blues Blast Music Award "Acoustic Album of the Year".

In 2014, Gee was nominated for USA Blues Music Award "Acoustic Artist of the Year". In the same year (he was invited to join the judging panel in the 5th series of X-Factor (Hungary) the popular television music talent show franchise. 

In 2016 his fourth album "Three Chords Too Many" has received an Independent Blues Music Award nomination as "Best Acoustic Blues Album of Year". 

With a collaboration between US record company Vizztone Label Group and the Hungarian XLNT Records, he released his third electric band work in 2017, titled "Something Poppin`". This is Gee`s first effort to venture away from traditional blues into a more contemporary sound.

"This is a groundbreaking work that shatters preconceived notions of style and genre. This album has everything that blues music had influence on — Rock n Roll, Soul, Funk, R&B even hip hop and rap elements mixed together with the essence of what they all come from: Blues" - Vizztone

"Weevil mixes blues with hip hop and rap and the result is fantastic!" - American Blues Scene

The "Something Poppin`" was nominated for Independent Blues Award in the USA " Best Modern Roots CD of the Year" and Hungarian Music Award (Fonogram Dij).

 The album "Back in Alabama" was released in 2018.

In December 2018 Little G Weevil returned to Budapest, Hungary where he is currently based. In 2020 he wrote a "based on real life" novel titled Játssz Tovább (meaning Play On - the adventures of a Hungarian blues man around the world) which is distributed nationwide.

On December 31st, 2020 he released his brand new electric band album featuring guest singers from the UK - Dionne Bennett, Ian Siegal - and Hungary: Fatima Mohamed, CéAnne, Vera Jonas, Sena Dagadu, Rita Foris, Jonathan Andelic, Csaba Gál "Boogie". Also featuring the Jambalaya Horns.

 

Discography:

2021 - Live Acoustic Session (Hunnia)

2020 - Play On (Gee Wee)

2020 - Fish Tank (Gee Wee, EP)
2018 - Back in Alabama (Gee Wee)
2017 - Something Poppin` (Vizztone/XLNT)
2016 - Three Chords Too Many (XLNT)
2013 - Moving (Vizztone)
2012 - The Teaser (Apic)
2008 - Southern Experience (Apic)

Recognition:

2017 Independent Blues Award Nominee "Best Modern Roots CD of the Year" for "Something Poppin`"  (USA)
2017 Hungarian Music Award Nominee for "Something Poppin`" 

2016 Independent Blues Award Nominee "Acoustic Blues Album of the Year" for "Three Chords Too Many" (USA)
2014 HANOSZ Award Recipient “Musician of the Year” - Hungary
2014 Blues Blast Music Award Nominee "Acoustic Album of the Year" for "Moving"  (USA)
2014 USA Blues Music Award Nominee "Acoustic Artist of the Year"
2013 International Blues Challenge Solo Winner - (USA)
2013 International Blues Challenge "Best Solo/Duo Guitarist"  - (USA)