From inspirations of love and love Lost comes one of the most enjoyable groups out of the central coast of California, The Tipsy Gypsies, featuring the lovely Hilary Langdon on vocals, Guitar player Forrestt Williams, Violinist Allan Dick, drummer Isaac Laing, and Double Bassist Brian Lanzone. These are the best musicians the area has to offer, but the chemistry the Tipsy Gypsies has during their packed live performances is greater than the sum of its parts.
The Tipsy Gypsies play a style of music that is rooted in Gypsy Jazz, like Django Reinhardt, and inspired by Billie Holiday, but updated with modern influences like the vocal stylings of Feist and Portishead. For example, in their live performance they cover material from the Velvet Underground, Portishead and the Beatles, all played in a gypsy jazz style. Their music could be described as a cross between Gypsy Jazz and Pop Music. They have created a style that is both classic and unique all at once.
The group began playing together for fun, but soon realized that they had something real to offer the world. They recorded their first demo, ‘Sunday Afternoon’, in the fall of 2008, and found themselves selling out of CDs at every show. They quickly developed a following on the Central Coast of California, San Luis Obispo area, and played to packed houses of mixed crowds. It soon became apparent that their music was appealing to all types of people, young and old, punks and swing dancers, college kids and adults. Everyone seems to enjoy the Tipsy Gypsies.
Their last CD is entitled ‘Lipstick Holdup’. It was mixed and mastered by Jason Mariani at Brotheryn studios, who has worked with Kenny Loggins, Supertramp and Jack Johnson. It is availble on their website and available on iTunes. It has won several central coast music awards and continues to sell well.
Their next anticipated recording is expected to be released in the summer of 2012.