Join us for a night of a night of elegant swing and Sinti Gypsy melodies when 'Sancha & The Blue Gypsies' meets 'Irene’s Gypsy Swing Band', featuring Denmark's Irene Ypenburg and Gadjo Guitar's Cameron Jones.
Date: Saturday, November 24th, 2018
Location: The Boilerhouse @ The Hydro Majestic
Doors Open: 7:30 pm
First Set: 8:00-8:45 pm
Second Set: 9:00-9:45 pm
Tickets: $35 - Book online or call Chris on 0411 954 826
Sancha & The Blue Gypsies (SYD)
Doris Day meets Django Reinhardt in the swinging outfit Sancha & the Blue Gypsies. Featuring some of Sydney's most respected musicians -Sancha Prowse (Vocals), Marcus Holden (Violin, Mandolin & Guitar), Garry Steel (Accordion), & Stan Valacos (Double Bass & guitar) this vibrant quartet are delighting audiences around the country with their unique take on swing, traditional folk, bluegrass, jazz and gospel.
Join this exuberant foursome as they perform masterful arrangements of jazz standards and favourite folk songs, as well as brand new original repertoire fused with Celtic lilts, bluegrass honesty and undeniable musicianship. For the past two years, they have been performing around the country at festivals such as Oz Manouche (Brisbane Jazz Club), the Newcastle Jazz Festival, St Albans Folk Festival as well as major venues on two successful tours stretching right along the east coast of Australia.
They are thrilled to be joining forces for this very special show with Irene Ypenburg and Cameron Jones.
Those that have witnessed their live shows will agree that this quartet should not be missed!
"Sancha and the Blue Gypsies bring the best of the gypsy music world, unforgettable toe-tapping tunes, with the best of the folk world, sing-a-long, heart-felt classics, together in one incredible show. The quality of their musicianship and their intimate relationship with the audience makes this show something you won't forget... I will be booking this act again!!!" Chris Cannell, MusicintheMountains.com.au (PS: I just have!)
Irene’s Gypsy Swing Band (NL)
Amsterdam based singer, songwriter and guitarist, Irene Ypenburg grew up in a musical family learning piano, singing and guitar from an early age and studying dance in New York in her twenties. Irene discoveredgypsy jazz five years ago and in that relatively short space of time; has grown to become an important part of the international gypsy jazz music scene. Irene performs regularly with world-renowned musicians and travels the globe playing gypsy jazz festivals in the USA, Europe, India, Nepal and now Australia.
In addition to her musical abilities, Irene is a skilled visual artist contributing poster art and cartoon animations for both the 2017 and 2018 Brisbane OzManouche Festival and is also an active vlogger documenting her musical life and the international gypsy jazz scene via her YouTube channel, Irene’s Gypsy Jazz Adventures.
For this concert, Irene will be accompanied by Cameron Jones on guitar (Spyglass Gypsies, Gadjo Guitars, Cameron Jones Trio) and Sancha & The Blue Gypsies band members: Marcus Holden on violin, Garry Steel on accordion and Stan Valacos on double bass.
Why not have dinner at The Hydro Majestic Hotel before the show?
Experience the gourmet delights with dinner in the Wintergarden which showcases the fresh seasonal produce sourced from local suppliers in the Blue Mountains area. Enjoy our chef’s selection of entrées and desserts along with our selection of mains. Our dinner menu allows the Hydro Majestic to provide you with a unique regional dining experience..
Call +61 2 4782 6885 or Book Now.