Urban Gypsies began in Perth, Western
Australia in about 1998 with a view of playing a mix of original,
cross cultural acoustic guitar music including a mix of styles
such as bossa nova, blues, funk, rumba, gypsy swing and other
world music influences.
The original members of the Urban Gypsies were noted Australian
guitarists Gavin Libotte and Glenn Rogers. From this fiery
duo came the album Gypsy Fever and a series of concerts at
the Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth Jazz Society, Kulcha, Fairbridge
Festival, Joondalup Festival, support to international artists
such as Cassandra Wilson and at the Perth Concert Hall and
for the “Buena Vista Social Club’s Australian
Following this period Gavin Libotte’s move to Sydney
had prompted guitarist Gordon Tan to join him in creating
a more progressive version of the group in New South Wales.
These two amazing guitarists capitalised on their energetic
musical prowess. The production of the second album Sauvage
(which was released April 2003) reflects such qualities.
They have since had huge success playing at the Barossa
Valley Wine Festival, Braidwood Festival, Sydney Acoustic
Guitar Festival, Cobargo Folk Festival and many more. Urban
Gypsies have held residencies and concerts in exclusive Sydney
venues including Cargo Bar, The Basement, Watershed Hotel
in Darling Harbour, Side on Cafe, and Hemmesphere. They recently
impressed large audiences at the Bellingen Global Carnival.
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