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THE SONIC GYPSY STORY / EPK
SONIC GYPSY: Featuring the return of "dangerously friendly" off-grid shamanic ex Scorpio Rising vocalist Mickey Banks and underground genius sonic lead guitarist Sploote (Scorpio Rising / Electrafixion), With a brilliant new live band and tons of massive new songs inspired by years of bizarre adventures.. and for the first time incuding songs from Scorpio Rising's Sire/Warners albums PIG SYMPHONY and BRUTAL DELUXE (lost for 25 years) in their live set, Sonic Gypsy bring together the feral psychedelic power and revolutionary politics of the MC5, the joyful organic fuzz driven groove of The Rolling Stones and Canned Heat with honest, soul searching new songs and hooks that will go straight to your heart.
PRESS & REVIEWS
ROCKAROLLER MAGAZINE: "I COULDNT BELIEVE IT WHEN I FIRST SAW SONIC GYPSY PLAY AT THE BLACK HEART. IT REMINDED ME OF WHEN I FIRST SAW AC/DC..THIS BAND HAVE SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL". VLAD: ROCKAROLLER MAGAZINE
"EVERYBODYS NEW FAVOURITE BAND" ALEC McKECHNIE: CRAZY COWBOY FESTIVALS
"MICKEY BANKS IS THE NEW LAD SUPERSTAR" NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS
"I PLAYED WITH SONIC GYPSY IN MANCHESTER, THEY ARE AN AWESOME BAND!" SHOOTER JENNINGS: SON OF COUNTRY LEGEND WAYLON
LATEST NEWS: LIVE DATES AND NEW DOUBLE STUDIO ALBUM
Sonic Gypsy are currently in the process of recording the second Sonic Gypsy album,a giant independently funded 22 song epic double studio album of brand new original material at Viva Recorders in London, working with an amazing group of musicians including: Ed Grimshaw (The Caesarians), George Phillips (Electrafixion / Chrome Mountain, Dwight Wharton (Buffalo Fish), Shireen Liane (The Slingbacks), Purcy Flaherty, Mon Duncalf, Dub Punk and others.
The album is a massive panoramic rock n roll masterpiece, covering all of Sonic Gypsy's influences gathered over a lifetime of writing recording and living music, and is like no other album you will ever hear, completely out of time and space, it is both a personal expression of living through the trials and euphoria of human existance in the 20th and 21st centuries and a sonic kaleidescope of everything that the artform we call rock n roll can be. Recorded over four years, with some of London's best underground musicians, using vintage Fender, Gibson, Mosrite guitars, Orange, Vox, Fender, Danelectro and Ampeg amps, vintage valve mics and featuring 22 songs about every part of this crazy reality we appear to live in and the times we live through: life, love, lust, revolution, friendship, freedom, heartbreak, protest.. you have to live it to write it..