The Spyglass Gypsies
- Date: Saturday, 6 September 2014, 8:30pm
- Venue: The Sound Lounge — Seymour Theatre Centre, Cnr City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale, NSW
- Series: This event is part of the SIMA series
- Tickets: Adults: $20.00 | Children: $10.00 | Concession: $15.00 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 9351 7940
Energetic, brilliant and playful, Spyglass Gypsies present a modern take on the traditional gypsy jazz style. Combining French gypsy songs with swinging originals the ensemble brings the bygone days of bohemian Paris into the present day with the lyrical sounds of the accordion, clarinet and the percussive 'la pompe' of gypsy guitars. Spyglass Gypsies successfully launched their debut self-titled album of original music to a full house in February this year, and as 2014 Australian Arts Council touring grant recipients they are set to bring their music to all corners of the country. Established in 2010 by Ashby and Palmeiro, the group formed through studying and performing together in various jazz projects. They have appeared at numerous notable venues and festivals including a recent headlining performance at the Oz Manouche Gypsy Jazz Festival (Brisbane). Along with supporting performances for international stars including Dutch guitar virtuoso Lollo Meier and UK guitarist Remi Harris, Spyglass Gypsies have established themselves as one of the leading ensembles in Australasian Gypsy Jazz.
Performers: Richard Ashby (manouche guitar) Cameron Jones (manouche guitar) Loretta Palmeiro (clarinet and soprano saxophone) Andrew Scott (accordion) Shannon Haritos (double bass)
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