Gypsy Star

Gypsy Star

Acoustic, Indie, Jazz, World

The original music of Gypsy Star artfully fuses indie folk rock with sounds and rhythms from around the world.

Imagine if Fleetwood Mac, Blackmore’s Night, Loreena McKennitt and the Gipsy Kings got together to form a new band… it might sound very much like Gypsy Star.

Drawing from the universal hopes and aspirations of the human experience, Gypsy Star weaves a colorful tapestry of enchanting, uplifting music with classical flamenco guitar, violin, bass, drums and an array of hand percussion along with sultry pop vocals and melodic harmonies.

The mystique behind this dynamic folk rock band's songs lie at the creative hand of guitarist/composer Billy Keen who merges his own musical roots in American rock, folk and blues with a more global influence tapping into Spanish, Celtic, Renaissance, Mediterranean, Caribbean and Latin flavors. Long time bandmate, vocalist/percussionist Belinda Brodsky, breathes poetry into Keen’s tunes with lyrics that capture the essence of ancient tales, the insight of modern storytelling and the charm of timeless, heartfelt sentiments.

Rounding out Gypsy Star's signature sound are musically-gifted bandmates Steve Roberts on bass, Bonnie Deeds on violin and Kana Leimbach on drums. Roberts and Leimbach’s pairing makes for a tight, melodic and percussive rhythm section, while classically trained violinist Deeds’ - with her vocal harmonies - beautifully complement the band’s lush arrangements. Gypsy Star's special guest folkloric dancer... Kimara Lee performs with the band at some show interpreting the band’s music through the art of movement.

Gypsy Star has been featured on television and radio and has performed in theaters, listening rooms and festivals from Florida to New York bringing their fusion of rock-pop-world beat music to life with exciting live shows that are a cultural feast for the eyes and ears!

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Previous Events

Venue Date
St. Petersburg
Thu, December 12
Sacred Lands Preservation and Education Center
St. Petersburg
Fri, October 18
Firehouse Cultural Center
Sat, April 6
Central Park Performing Arts Center
Sat, September 29
$15.50 and 18.50
Skipper's Smokehouse
Sat, April 28
8pm w/American Song Box