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The Gypsy Nomads

Gypsy Nomads
* Performance at Faerieworlds 2010 * Saturday, 31 July 2010 * Faerieworlds * Mt. Pisgah, Eugene, Oregon * http://www.thegypsynomads.com/ *
On to the stage at Faerieworlds all the way from New York came a duo of Gypsy Nomads who shook the stage with a mix of cabaret, celtic, and neo-medieval flavored music meshed with folk, punk, and as they say in their bio – “the vineyards of southern France and the spirit of gypsy sound”. One of my favorite gypsy bands, this team will never disappoint. A definite blessing to the Faerieworlds festival. The duo consist of Samantha Stephenson who through bilingual vocals as being a French-born British chanteuse mesmerizes her audieces with her voice, percussion, lyrics, and drums. Matched in charm with Scott Helland who was quite popular in the punk scene merging in guitar, drums, and guitar loops. This duette whirlwinded together are a lively pair honoring the free spirit lifestyle with adlib juju, theatrics, and enchantment. An absolute pleasure to the eyes and ears. They boast of their wide array of musical styles from the sultry and cheeky French/English songs to Gypsy celtic inspired instrumentals to pounding drums reminiscent of Taiko and march-style choreography as they describe themselves on their website. They’ve hit over 175,000 miles of touring across the United States and Canada over the last five years. They’ve been licensed for Indie films and TV shows, including Oprah Winfrey show and WE TV’s Gothic Wedding show. They’ve made appearances at Philadelphia’s Trocadero Theater, NY’s Brushwoods Center, St Louis’ Focal Point Folk Theater, and INATS Trade Show in Florida and Colorado. They’ve also been on stage with Voltaire, Gandalf Murphy, Candice Night, Incendio, Dragon Ritual Drummers, Ego Likeness, Wendy Rule, Brian Viglione and the White Elephant Burlesque, Lunar Fire as well as amazing belly dance troupes across the U.S. Always enchanting. 5 stars out of 5.

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6/28/09: Gypsy Nomads and Lunar Fire at Owsleys (Denver)

Lunar Fire and Gypsy Nomads @ Owsley’s on 6/29/09
* 2151 Lawrence Street, Denver, Colorado * 303-296-2844 *
Right in Five Points is a off-center warehouse bar that offers great entertainment. Plenty of parking and a back patio it’s a thriving little concert hall. At first I didn’t think the stage and dancefloor could be spacious enough for the likes of Lunar Fire, but it seemed to work very well. I like the space. First up was the amazing Gypsy Nomads from New York. Amazing rhythmn and drumming. Seeing this band was a wonderful treat. Followed by the stars of the Evening, Lunar Fire with their amazing lyrics, music, mesmerizing dances and theater, spinning cloth, acrobatics, spinning, and ritual. Lunar Fire is by far my favorite band in the state of Colorado. Rating 5 stars out of 5.

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Gypsy Nomads – 6/28/09 at Owsleys, Denver, CO

Gypsy Nomads * http://www.thegypsynomads.com/ *
From the heart of New York came the Gypsy Nomads blending cabaret, celtic and neo-medieval flavors rooted in folk, punk, and as they relish in their bio’s “the vineyards of southern France and the spirit of gypsy sound”. Simply amazing. Extremely rhythmic. The duo consist of Samantha Stephenson who through bilingual vocals as being a French-born British chanteuse mesmerizes her audieces with her voice, percussion, lyrics, and drums. Matched in charm with Scott Helland who was quite popular in the punk scene merging in guitar, drums, and guitar loops. This duette whirlwinded together are a lively pair honoring the free spirit lifestyle with adlib juju, theatrics, and enchantment. An absolute pleasure to the eyes and ears. They boast of their wide array of musical styles from the sultry and cheeky French/English songs to Gypsy celtic inspired instrumentals to pounding drums reminiscent of Taiko and march-style choreography as they describe themselves on their website is so right on to the truth based on my experience with them during this performance on 6/28/09 in Denver. They’ve hit over 175,000 miles of touring across the United States and Canada over the last five years. They’ve been licensed for Indie films and TV shows, including Oprah Winfrey show and WE TV’s Gothic Wedding show. They’ve made appearances at Philadelphia’s Trocadero Theater, NY’s Brushwoods Center, St Louis’ Focal Point Folk Theater, and INATS Trade Show in Florida and Colorado. They’ve also been on stage with Voltaire, Gandalf Murphy, Candice Night, Incendio, Dragon Ritual Drummers, Ego Likeness, Wendy Rule, Brian Viglione and the White Elephant Burlesque, Lunar Fire as well as amazing belly dance troupes across the U.S. I was quite blown away from their performance. Excellent! rating: 5 stars out of 5.
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