• Occidental Gypsy

  • Thu, 10/31/2019 at 8:00 pm
  • BOP STOP at The Music Settlement
    2920 Detroit Ave
    44113 Cleveland
Occidental Gypsy - BOP STOP  at The Music Settlement - Cleveland

Occidental Gypsy returns to BOP STOP on Halloween to bring us their exciting blend of Gypsy swing. Feel free to wear a costume to this show which promises to be full of tricks and treats.Internationally-acclaimed quintet Occidental Gypsy plays an exhilarating blend of gypsy, jazz and folk music that enraptures the listener with a complex acoustic sound, burnished by smooth vocals reminiscent of the first era of swing. Their pioneering approach to Hot Club music pays homage to Django Reinhardt and expands the genre to include elements of western (Occidental) sounds and rhythms, including blues, Klezmer and Latin. They have played over 200 shows in 30 states including legendary venues like Nighttown in Cleveland, Green Mill in Chicago, Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis, World Cafe Live, Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, The Ark in Ann Arbor, the Blue Wisp in Cincinnati and many others.Their original songs are deeply complex and challenging to execute, and are often considered a “natural evolution” of Reinhardt’s sounds were he still alive today. They also make audiences move their feet -- their energetic shows have garnered them fans among the most discerning musicians, and new gypsy lovers alike. Their energetic shows have garnered them fans among the most discerning musicians and new gypsy lovers alike. Occidental Gypsy latest CD "44070," includes two historically-based human rights songs which feel relevant today.Featuring:Brett Feldman: lead guitar, composer, co-arrangerEli Bishop: all strings, co-arrangerJeremy Frantz: lead vocals & rhythm guitarJeff Feldman: bassJon Chapman: percussionLINKSWebsite: www.occidentalgypsyband.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/occidentalgypsyTwitter: www.twitter.com/occidentalgypsySoundCloud (Sample of latest CD): soundcloud.com/occidental-gypsy-band/sets/44070-sampler-of-new-cd-by$20