Gia released her first music video and song on Dec 2013 called The Chase with her GIA G solo project which was received extremely well. On Dec of 2015 she released her long awaited second music video and song Interwoven, which shows more of Gia's range of styles, writing and technical ability, which also was recieved well. In 2016 Gia go back to working with her ex singer Katy Reign. They decided to record one of there songs they never did and make a video. Released Nov 16th 2016, her 3rd music video Severed Ties was the first vocal music video to show another side of Gia's style, her rythum playing and her dynamtics with a vocalist. On Aug 25th, Gia released her 2nd song and music video with Katy Reign called Somewhere, which was also received extremely well. They also Named the Band Devil In the Mist. On June 6th 2018 Gia released her third single and video Far Gone with Devil In The Mist plus released a 3 song EP of all 3 songs . Their new video and song Secret was released on Jan 12th 2019 . Got great resposne with 750,000 views on facebook video and 200,000 on youtube video.
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What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
It depends. My instrumental project GIA G is a mixture of different styles. I havent fully released every type of music yet on this as I will with the full length. The music I have released is shred style, and with The Chase my own style, mixture of harmonic tap slap. I also have bluesy style I'm throwing in there, with metal and alternative, acoustic and classical elements. I will be indulging more in diferent styles like jazz and so on. My Alternative metal band Devil In the Mist is eactly that lol, but with elements of different influences, definately has its own sound and style going on. My sound is a mixture of old and new. I try to keep my tone more warm and organic, not to precessed, actually no processed at all.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
My name of my solo instrumental comes form me, thats my name, GIA . But I heard and not true, it means Gods Glorieus creation lol. The band name Devil In the Mist my singer came up and dound, its something to do with a flower lol, no real story, I mean there could be.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Oh to many to say lol, but when I was small my inlfuences were, Elvis, The Beattes, Tom Jones, Led Zepplin, Black Sabbath, Bee Jees, Queen, all from parent album collections, Jeff Beck, Clapton, Hendrix, John Denver, Aerosmith, classical music, then I started lsitening Van Halen, and everyone else Ozzy, Maiden, DIO, Crue, Metallica, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Via, Joe Satriani, 90s music, Tool, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, 2000s music Alterbridge, Creed, Beaking Benjaham, Disturbed.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I'm about to release my new instrumental song The Ladder with music video for my GIA G solo project. I'm excited about it. It's the best one I released yet. Also doing session work in my home studio, doing lead work for varies bands. Recording our full length cd/dvd with my band Devil In The Mist, 13 to 14 songs on it . Before that we might release another EP, with new single and music video, also putting our last release Secret on it, and my new instrumental The Ladder. Im collaborating with a metal band from NH called Infinite Sin, doing lead work in the studio and playing shows with them.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
My ultimate goal is to be on the national level circuit, touring and possibly signed to major label lol, and have a hit on top 20 lol. A lot of my goals have come true, endorsements, awards, nominations, interviews, radio play, huge fan base online and my music videos between youtube and facebook almost 6 million views. But my final goal is what I mentioned before.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
Oh it depends, I think my instrumental The Chase is. It really makes an impact everywhere I play it. Somewhere I love to play and Secret, I think those are my favorites also a song called Denied, which will be our next single and music video.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
Biggest challenge is within the band, trying to keep everything together and everyone on the same page for shows and so on. Next would be the industry itself, its still all who you know and about money to get anywhere.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
Usually if I am playing my guitar I just come up with something. I either record the ideas on my cell phone or if I'm at my studio record it there and then slowly develop it. Sometimes I get the whole song done right away, other times its a work in progress.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Oh, if it wasnt for social media I wouldn't even be doing music still lol, have no way the fans, endorsements, and everything else. It's been the best thing.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Oh I have to many. Recently listening to the Bee Jees again lol, Elvis, New Tool cd online
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I can't remember, lol. I think I wasn't happy lol it fills a void
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
Oh a lot lol, no more who you know, and the pay to play thing, also having indie bands get commercial airplay on commercial radio, as long as you have a pro recording, also artists should get the sum of the money from downloads, where getting basically nothing
How Do You Feel About Originality?
It's about orignailty, and self expression, you take your influences and make your own sound and music
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
Yes im pretty straight forward person, and like to speak up, which sometimes is not good in the music industry. But sometimes I think you have to.