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Beat HQ Joined: 9th December 2010
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60 Seconds With... Bearded Gypsy Band

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Beat HQ Joined: 9th December 2010
Last seen: 5th June 2012


So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band? 

The band name is The Bearded Gypsy Band. We draw sounds and influences from around the world, and throw them together to create an eclectic sound.


Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?

People often have mixed responses, but in general I believe we come across as an energetic dancey type band, with many different sounds.


What do you love about making music?

Personally I love the development of a song from the idea all the way through to sharing it with someone and seeing the effect it may, our may not have.


What do you hate about the music industry?

I guess no matter what you may or may not like about the industry there is always a way around it, and that's half the fun anyway!


If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?

Oh tough... but it would have to be Django Reinhardt, because of his influence on the development of our sound.


If you could assassinate one person or band from popular music, who would it and why?

That’s a question you don’t get asked every day! If I had to, it might be Justin Bieber, purely for the fact that I get called Bieber! But in reality, the act of assassination is generally frowned upon!


What can a punter expect from your live show?

Many, many things, but chances are you will dance, sing and be merry! Oh also expect something mysterious.


What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?

A full length album, and a secret EP that will be available for download soon.


When’s the gig and with who?

We've got a few gigs coming up in Melbourne. Our first is at the Espy on Thursday March 15. Then we're playing on the same bill as The Band Who Knew Too Much at the Brunswick Music Festival (Phoenix Public House) on Friday March 16. After that we're playing at the Baha Taco Joint on Saturday March 17, with our final show at The Old Bar on Sunday March 18.


Anything else to add?

Follow us online beardedgypsyband.net and on Facebook! Thank you social media!