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The Cloud Walls is the new formation of a band formerly known as Marvin and The Cloud Wall. Based out of Tucson, AZ, The Cloud Walls play a genre-dancing hybrid of fuzzed out old-school soul, indie rock, garage, stomp, and punk blues all tinged with a cinematic flare and the occasional old-fashioned country song. Loud, soft, dirty, pretty, everywhere in between.

Nowadays, in full, The Cloud Walls consist of Joe Novelli (of Nive and the Deer Children, Orkesta Mendoza, etc), Gabriel Sullivan (of Howe Gelb and Giant Giant Sand, XIXA, Etc.), Geoffrey Hidalgo (of XIXA, Texas Justice, Etc.), and, when lucky enough to have him in the country, Andrew Collberg (of Nive and the Deer Chldren and his solo project).


The streaming music content on this site is a collection of old Marvin and the Cloud Wall songs by Joe Novelli, as we are still working on the first full length record as The Cloud Walls. As a preview, below is a live video of a new song, "Magdalene," that we recorded for T-Town Sessions in collaboration with Cloud Microphones at Saint Cecilia Studios in downtown Tucson.
If you please, scroll on down past this bloggy bit to see upcoming shows of the band and/or Joe's other bands.

A break in the Old Pueblo as Summer nears its end 

I've been off overseas for the Summer, traveling with Nive and the Deer Children in support of our second full length record Feet First. But thankfully I've a few weeks off with Cassidy (the cat) in Tucson to make the best of the tail-end wild-eyed monsoon season in the high Sonoran Desert.

We (The Cloud Walls) all found ourselves back home at the same time in a moment of serendipity, and had a lovely time putting on a good old show at Tap and Bottle, surrounded by radio appearances on our two lovely community radio stations, KXCI and Downtown Radio.

Now, as it goes, we all wander off for the fall season of touring, Gabe with XIXA and Howe Gelb, and myself with Nive and the Deer Children, from Greenland to Europe (with a few solo shows of my own around Holland and Denmark!).

With luck, we'll bring it home to the desert later in the fall, for a nice little moment of the beautiful Tucson Winter. Some hometown shows too, most likely. Maybe even finish that dang record up!

-Joe

The Cloud Walls + Joe's Shows With Others

Previous events

Date Event Location
Joe Novelli - Strowis Sunny Afternoon Concerts Strowis, 3512 BW Utrecht, Netherlands Strowis, 3512 BW Utrecht, Netherlands
Kalio Gayo Album Release w/ Joe Novelli at Tivoli!! Tivoli Vredenburg, 3511 WC Utrecht, The Netherlands Tivoli Vredenburg, 3511 WC Utrecht, The Netherlands
Joe Solo Averechts, 3514 TB Utrecht, Netherlands Averechts, 3514 TB Utrecht, Netherlands
Joe w/ The Tucson Symphony Orchestra! "Country Legends" Tucson Music Hall, Tucson, AZ Tucson Music Hall, Tucson, AZ
Joe w/ The Tucson Symphony Orchestra! "Country Legends" Tucson Music Hall, Tucson, AZ Tucson Music Hall, Tucson, AZ
The Cloud Walls Tap & Bottle, Tucson, AZ Tap & Bottle, Tucson, AZ
Joe + Marvin Sky Bar Tucson, Tucson, AZ Sky Bar Tucson, Tucson, AZ
Joe + Marvin Sky Bar Tucson, Tucson, AZ Sky Bar Tucson, Tucson, AZ
The JoZaya Project The Flycatcher, Tucson, AZ The Flycatcher, Tucson, AZ
Orkesta Mendoza The Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ The Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ
Joe + Marvin Sky Bar Tucson, Tucson, AZ Sky Bar Tucson, Tucson, AZ
The JoZaya Project The Flycatcher, Tucson, AZ The Flycatcher, Tucson, AZ
Joe solo w/ Christian Cuff The Dusty Monk , Tucson, AZ The Dusty Monk , Tucson, AZ
[Street Blues Family] Club Congress, Tucson, AZ Club Congress, Tucson, AZ
The Cloud Walls @ Che's!!! Che's Lounge, Tucson, AZ Che's Lounge, Tucson, AZ
Joe + Gabe Duo for the 191 Open House 191 Toole, Tucson, AZ 191 Toole, Tucson, AZ
Joe + Marvin & The Street Blues Family Sky Bar Tucson, Tucson, AZ Sky Bar Tucson, Tucson, AZ
[Nive & the Deer Children] Hagges Musik Pub, Tonder, Denmark Hagges Musik Pub, Tonder, Denmark
[Nive & the Deer Children] Kulturstation, Vanlose, Denmark Kulturstation, Vanlose, Denmark
Joe Novelli Theater Madam Bach, Odder, Denmark Theater Madam Bach, Odder, Denmark

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