BIOGRAPHY

 

 

Little G Weevil (42) 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, John Popper, Lee Oskar, Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets with Sam Myers, Denise Lasalle, Otis Taylor, Big Jack Johnson, Willie King 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.

His debut solo work "Southern Experience" was released in 2008.

In 2009 he 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) used to tour 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". Following the Award ceremony in Memphis, he returned to Hungary to join the judging panel in the 5th series of X-Factor, 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).

Little G Weevil realized that "Something Poppin` " was a "risky move" for an international blues man and that he might have left his traditional blues loving audience disappointed with those new tracks. In 2018 he returned to Birmingham, Alabama and recorded an acoustic live concert/studio set which became the album "Back in Alabama". 

" I don`t make music for commercial purposes. I want to express myself. The blues is everything to me. I would not be the person who I am today without this music. I still play old school blues on my acoustic sets. However, I`m also an artist. I must evolve, I must find new ways to express myself in the 21st century. So, yes, with the band I don`t really play traditional blues anymore but it is obvious that those electric songs come from the same place: my heart and soul. So, if I do it right, my message comes across and the outcome remains the same."  - Little G Weevil

 

Discography:
 

2018-  Back in Alabama (GeeWee)
2017-  Something Poppin` (Vizztone/XLNT)
2016 - Three Chords Too Many (XLNT)
2013 - Moving (Vizztone)
2012 - The Teaser (Apic)
2008 - Southern Experience (Apic)

Recognition:

2018 USA Independent Blues Award Nominee "Best Modern Roots CD of the Year" for "Something Poppin`"
2016 USA Independent Blues Award Nominee "Acoustic Blues Album of the Year" for "Three Chords Too Many"
2014 HANOSZ Award Recipient “Musician of the Year” - Hungary
2014 Blues Blast Music Award Nominee "Acoustic Album of the Year" for "Moving" 
2014 USA Blues Music Award Nominee "Acoustic Artist of the Year"
2013 International Blues Challenge Solo Winner
2013 International Blues Challenge "Best Solo/Duo Guitarist"