Like grease on a fire… Gypsy Ghosts stumbled upon a very unique sound. This combination of players and diverse musical influences created an honest and intriguing style of gypsy rock that captures the attention of audiences wherever they go.
Someone once asked me, “How would you describe the music of Gypsy Ghosts?” My answer caught them off guard., “You don’t, you just enjoy it.”
– Jim McCormick of Allstage
As the name implies, their style is nomadic and even a bit spooky. The 6-piece ensemble takes pride in dabbling in a variety of genres — blues, rock, jazz, and world music— but describes their sound as swampy gypsy rock; full of catchy guitar riffs, captivating lyrics, and haunting motifs that have inspired three bodies of work:
- Gypsy Ghosts EP
- Bird Language EP
- Mad Men Only LP
In one epic year of writing and rehearsing, the Gypsy Ghosts accomplished a lot. After releasing their first EP in the fall of 2012, they won $4000 from 98.1 Free FM to record their next EP, Bird Language, and were nominated for a London Music Award. Since then, they have gone on to play numerous shows across Ontario and release their debut full-length album, Mad Men Only.