The Gypsy Queens
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|The Gypsy Queens|
|Years active||Since early 21st century|
|Labels||London Records (Universal Music Group)|
The five-piece band consists of Didier Casnati, Jason King and Anders Klunderud, Jay Metcalf and Manuel Polin, who all started life as individual buskers before coming together to form the band.
Origins and members
The group met in Nice eleven years ago[when?]. The band's members are from all around the world:
- Didier Casnati, the lead singer and front man was born in Italy
- Jason King, the double-bass player is from the United Kingdom
- Anders Klunderud, the guitarist is from Norway
- Jay Metcalf, the saxophonist is from the United States
- Manuel Polin, the drummer is from Mexico
The band has performed in front of the likes of Elton John, Rod Stewart, Quincy Jones, Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt, David Beckham, Prince William, Prince Harry and at the wedding of Harriet Evans and Tony Edgley amongst others.
2012: debut album
After signing a record deal with London Records, the band recorded The Gypsy Queens with record producer Larry Klein (who has worked with Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock and Madeleine Peyroux) in Los Angeles, California, in April 2012.
The album features songs including "L'Americano", "Aicha", "Ventura Highway" and "Marrakesh Express". It also features vocals from Madeleine Peyroux, Graham Nash, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, as well as pianist Booker T. Jones.
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(featuring The Boys from Made in Chelsea (single version) or Madeleine Peyroux (album version))
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