Solo Piano II: Simultaneous #1

It’s a veritable Gonz-festival at the Canadian iTunes store! Here are the current (Dec 18, 2012) Gonzales chart positions:

Solo Piano II: #1 album
Solo Piano: #11 album
Othello: #3 song

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Gonzales on “Le Mouv”

On Dec 14, 2012, Chilly Gonzales paid a visit to the French radio station Le Mouv to give an in-depth interview and piano lesson to Christophe Crénel; host of the “Rodéo sur le Mouv” show. Over the course of the one-hour interview Christophe and Gonzales cover a very wide range of topics, and play a few songs: Continue reading

Reviews reviewed: Chilly Gonzales polarizes in Munich and Karlsruhe

“Perhaps the best entertainer we have” – that’s what renowned wrote one day after Chilly Gonzales’ show at Prinzregententheater, Munich. Only two days later, the über-boring newspaper of my hometown Karlsruhe, BNN (Badische Neueste Nachrichten), calls him a better “piano teacher”. Actually, this was supposed to be a review of the Karlsruhe concert, until BNN “invited” me to write down some thoughts about it. Continue reading

Gonz and Tonic

As part of “The Music Behind” Podcast series, Tonic (@TonicMusic) creative director Susan Stone had an opportunity to interview Gonzales from the Soho Theatre in London. Continue reading

Read it in the Sunday Papers


In an unusual bit of radio coverage, Gonzales was recently (Sunday, Dec 2, 2012) discussing interesting newspaper stories as a guest on the BBC Radio 4 show “Broadcasting House“, hosted by Paddy O’Connell. Apparently, guests are invited to briefly comment on a newspaper article from the morning’s papers that they found interesting. Continue reading

Gonzales Covered in Germany’s Biggest Newspaper: “Like good sex”

Whoever makes in on the front page of Germany’s biggest and most influential newspaper,, has made it. Unless the headline is a saucy one. In that case the person covered has the fame and also the damage. Bild-Zeitung’s headlines are almost always saucy. Continue reading

Journos Gone Gonzo

Many of the video interviews you can find online have something in common: a mediocre to bad interviewer. That is certainly not due to Chilly Gonzales‘ intimidating personality, on the contrary, but because they freeze with respect for his seemingly temperamental and experiment-loving stage persona. Continue reading

Q Interview (Sept 2012)

When Jian Ghomeshi interviewed Chilly Gonzales for CBC’s Q back in September, the banter covered a wide range of subjects; from recording Solo Piano II to objectivity tests, to reconciling Gonzales’ solo versus producing sides. Continue reading

The O.P. (Original Prankster)

Ever the prankster, Chilly Gonzales has a habit of embedding multiple hidden meanings in interviews, songs, and even iPod playlists! Being in the music business for many years, Gonzales has probably been interviewed thousands of times and asked every question imaginable. So why not have some fun with interview requests? Continue reading

Nardwuar Interviews Chilly Gonzales


A mainstay in Canadian entertainment scene since 1987, Nardwuar (legal name “Nardwuar the Human Serviette”) is an energetic, bright, savvy, intense, and likable interviewer and musician. For a Canadian artist, being interviewed by Nardwuar is akin to having your song covered by Weird Al; quite an honour! Continue reading