Gypskazz are a lively band fusing Gypsy Jazz and Ska with Balkan, Arabic, Reggae, Rock and Latin influences. Band leader and creator of GYPSKAZZ, MelZebra's sax blends raunchy and exotic with a real jazz sensibility, and shows her wealth of experience playing from Edinburgh to Egypt, including some of London's best jazz venues. Singer, Bill Redfern brings a riotous union of cabaret and punk bravura to his vocal and ukulele style, as befits his background in punk bands championed by John Peel and in stand-up comedy.
Accordionist, Andrew Hedges, when not off being a busy composer, theatre MD and band leader, expertly blends the flavours of Paris and Rio into the Gypskazz pot. Guitarist, David Reay, loves any excuse to mix up jazz, folk, blues, rock and metal styles, and gets the chance to tick every box in this magpie line-up. Bassist, Mateus Gocek brings the authenic touch of Eastern Europe to the band’s gypsy Russian and Balkan offerings, but he’s equally at home when jazz and ska are on the menu. King of the Gypskazz rhythm is drummer, Simon Bridgestock who combines technical excellence with a wit and gusto that perfectly power up the band’s party spirit.
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Areas covered: Whitstable, Herne Bay, Canterbury, Thanet: Margate, Birchington, Westgate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Rainham, Gillingham, Rochester, Chatham, Bromley, Central London.