After first capturing the world’s imagination in 1987 with the release of self-titled album ‘Gipsy Kings’ and songs ‘Bamboleo’ and ‘Djobi Djoba’, the group has sold close to 20 million albums and toured extensively worldwide. Playing at festivals, events and venues in all corners of the globe, the band have become a live phenomenon, known for energetic sets featuring infectious Latin rhythms and virtuoso guitar playing.
Despite being born and raised in France, the group’s lineage can be traced back to gitanos, Spanish Romani people who fled the Catalonia region during the Spanish Civil War. This depth of heritage can be heard in the band’s eclectic sound, which draws from a variety of sounds and traditions to reflect its ancestry.
The music is a heady concoction of rumba, flamenco and salsa, described as ‘a crossroads where gypsy rhapsody and flamenco meets salsa funk’. As a result, its live shows are loved by fans of Latin, world and contemporary pop music – and just about anybody who enjoys dancing.
Today, The Gipsy Kings is fronted by the incredible André Reyes. Son of celebrated flamenco artist Jose Reyes, André delights audiences with his impressive guitar playing and stunning vocals.
Playing much-loved favourites alongside new material, the band’s energetic style is sure to get Australian audiences out of their seats and dancing!
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