The Gypsy Queens play Madame Jojo’s – 20th Sept31 August 2012
Recently signed to Universal, Worlds Biggest Buskers The Gypsy Queens are playing Madame Jojo’s on Thursday 20th September.
The former buskers have over 11 years played a mammoth 3000 gigs in 44 countries, nowadays the five piece are more used to royal palaces than street corners having already performed for Elton John, Rod Stewart, Quincy Jones, Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt, David Beckham, Prince William, Prince Harry and 44 heads of state.
Italian lead singer Didier Casnati, Mexican drummer Manuel Polin, Norwegian guitarist Anders Klunderud, British contrabass player Jason King and American saxophonist Jay Metcalfe met on the streets of Nice. Their debut album, produced by the celebrated Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Madeline Peyroux) will be released in November. The record draws from a huge, genre-spanning repertoire of classic songs which extol the virtues of authenticity and showcase stunning multi-vocal harmonies in one fell swoop.
The Gypsy Queens have since been snapped up by London head Nick Raphael, former managing director of Epic UK, where his team propelled the success of JLS, Paloma Faith, Aloe Blacc, Scouting for Girls and Olly Murs. He explains: “In an era where the TV talent shows have created the overnight success, the Gypsy Queens have done it the hard way. We want the world to see the greatest band on earth they have never heard of!”