Paul Johanis and Gib Rozon had so much fun co-arranging and performing on a friend’s recording project in 2015 that they decided to record this album, writing and composing songs together, as GIB & PAUL.
They both have had a long series of musical adventures dating from the early 1960s to the present and their songs are about their travels over the decades, through highs and lows, some happy, some sad. It’s truly been A Road Well Travelled. An upbeat mix of roots rock and blues, with other spicy flavours thrown in, a lot of heart and soul went into the making of this record. They would like to thank the following musicians (all of them personal friends) for their contribution:
Quentin Bell: Drums and percussion Robert (Rob) Dillon: Guitar Robert (Rob) Alexander: Accordion, piano and synth Jack Denovan: Piano and Organ Robert (Zeek) Gross: Alto and tenor sax And tip of the hat to Gib’s son, Al G. Rozon, for lead vocals on Lord Knows I Paid My Dues
GIB & PAUL - Paul: Guitars, bass, organ, piano, lap steel guitar, harmonica, Zoom drum machine and vocals (lead and harmonies) - Gib: Guitars, bass and vocals (lead and harmonies), Zoom drum machine and Band in a Box programming
All lyrics, music composition and arrangements by PAUL JOHANIS AND GIB ROZON. Sax arrangements by Zeek Gross.
Upcoming shows and events
The Beatles Big Breakup Show, 50 years later
Show cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay home, stay well.
Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Concert
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray St., Ottawa, ON
The Beatles swan song, Abbey Road, was released on September 26 1969. They knew this would be their last record together, and listening to it is a deeply moving experience for Beatles fans old and new. To mark the 50th anniversary of this release, Jonesey and Friends (Paul Johanis, Aaron Reid, Michel Cloutier, Gil Charron and David Ranger) will be playing the entire album live on Saturday September 28 at the Rainbow Bistro. This will be the last of the 50th anniversary Beatles concerts put on by Jonesey and Friends, having now performed a live version of every album from Beatlemania in November 2013 to the White Album last year. Come for the chance to hear this masterpiece live, stay for the Beatles dance party afterwards.
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
Rooftop Concert 50th anniversary show
The Record Centre, 1099 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario
On January 30 1969, the Beatles gave an impromptu concert on the roof of their Apple Studio in London. To mark the 50th anniversary of this event, which was the Beatles' final live performance, Jonesey and friends will perform the songs from the rooftop concert, and from the Get Back/Let it Be sessions, in a matinee show at The Record Centre. It's pay what you want. Get your Beatles fix while browsing the vinyl stacks.
Pay what you want