Occidental Gypsy at the me&thee
Occidental Gypsy plays an exhilarating blend of gypsy swing, jazz and world music that enraptures the listener with a complex acoustic sound, burnished by smooth vocals reminiscent of the first era of swing.
An Occidental Gypsy performance includes so much more than just music. Jeremy, Eli, Brett, Jeff, and Erick are incredibly energetic and charming entertainers who interact with fans on a personal level, and incorporate audience participation into every show. On stage, the dialog between band members is entertaining, to the delight of the audience. Perhaps this is why the Boston Globe recommends an Occidental Gypsy show as a Weekend Best Bet.
When Occidental Gypsy decided to gypsify Michael Jacksons Thriller on the bands debut album. Over Here, released in 2011, they were quick to garner critical acclaim, and have continued to gather rave reviews and full houses during active touring. Motif Magazine wrote, Listeners will surely be all in with Occidental Gypsys Over Here, and defined the band as a terrific and unpretentious fab five.
Occidental Gypsy was originally formed by brothers Brett (lead guitar) and Jeff Feldman (bassist) as a straight-ahead Gypsy Jazz Quartet. Through the release of Over Here and the addition of new members, the band has taken on a far more diverse, sophisticated, and eclectic sound. The group is fronted by jazz guitarist Jeremy Frantz, and takes the audience to soaring heights by young prodigy violinist Eli Bishop and percussionist Jon Chapman. The band also occasionally taps international talents to join the band on stage like Yuki Nakajima and Jason Anick of the John Jorgenson Quintet.
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28 Mugford St
Marblehead, MA 01945
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