Regulars on the US faerie festival circuit, The Gypsy Nomads play a toe tapping blend of gypsy punk folk tinged with cabaret, tribal beats and good old-fashioned bawdy storytelling. The duo consists of French born Brit Samantha Stephenson and veteran punk Scott Helland, aka Frenchy and the Punk. Since 2005 they have toured extensively, and 2010 is no exception with a countrywide US tour which sees them play Faerieworlds, World of Faeries festival and Faeriecon (amongst many others!). Their new album Happy Madness is out July 13th and is their 4th album to date. As you’d expect, it is an upbeat collection of songs which showcase Samantha’s wonderful voice and Scott’s excellent guitar work. They’re ridiculously catchy, even after just one listen I was humming them all day long. Dark Carnivale and Vaudeville Voodoo are for me the real stand outs (as in, the ones I have been humming most!), but the whole thing is exceedingly well played and produced.
We have a signed copy of Happy Madness to give away to one lucky reader. To enter, leave a comment. Just for fun, please share your favourite Gypsy Nomads song.
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And the Winner is… Leah! Congratulations!
And thank you to everyone else who entered!
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