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Gypsy Relic

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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"Gypsy Relic"

Two years after coming straight outta Chesterland, the jazz/funk/rock groovathon that is Gypsy Relic rolls on with the same passion and verve that has marked the decade-long endeavors of playing/songwriting partners Dann Jasko and Brad Thompson. Jasko's tremulous vocals suggest Eddie Vedder with a more believably sincere vulnerable streak or the rambling power of Tom...
Two years after coming straight outta Chesterland, the jazz/funk/rock groovathon that is Gypsy Relic rolls on with the same passion and verve that has marked the decade-long endeavors of playing/songwriting partners Dann Jasko and Brad Thompson. Jasko's tremulous vocals suggest Eddie Vedder with a more believably sincere vulnerable streak or the rambling power of Tom Petty (depending on the mood of the tune), and he plays guitar with folky deliberation, jazz precision and rock abandon. Meanwhile, Thompson provides a sinewy and slippery bass foundation, perfectly complemented by drummer Chris Szuch's intuitively swinging rhythmatism. There are few local bands with the dynamic range and the art and soul of Gypsy Relic, and there's no better way to experience their power and diversity than watching them tear up a stage.- Baker - Cleveland Scene Magazine


"Gypsy Relic "Paycheck to Paycheck""

A pleasant surprise was receiving a promo copy of local rockers Gypsy Relic's first full length CD release "Paycheck to Paycheck." The band's name for some reason gave me visions of eighties metal, which I'm not a huge fane of, but I was quite surprised when I finally got it into the CD player.
Gypsy Relic is a three piece outfit made up of Dann Jasko on guitar and vocals, Brad Thompson on bass, and Chris Szuch on drums. They play all original music, blue collar rock and roll with a touch of jazz and a bit of hip hop. Bands with this line up are immediately compared to Cream, or local favorites the James Gang and Glass Harp. Those are some pretty tough comparisons, but these guys can hold their own. "Pink Hair and Polka Dot Shoes" is a great song, and "If You Leave Me Here Again," "Home," and May Never" aren't that far behind. Jasko is solid on guitar, and Thompson and Szuch give him a strong bass line to keep things moving forward. - Greg Cielec


Discography

Burn On Big River (2000) is a raw take on what is now a more refined and mature vision. That vision comes through in the band's two EPs: Studio Sessions (2007) and the Lava Room Recordings (2008).

Paycheck to Paycheck (2009), Gypsy Relic's first full-length studio album, captures the efforts of songwriting team Jasko and Thompson, featuring revamped older tunes as well as new sounds. Produced by Dustin Mapes of Cleveland's Lava Room Recording Studio, who has worked with artists such as Mushroomhead and The Jack Fords, Paycheck to Paycheck covers a spectrum of moods and styles and marks a new era in Gypsy Relic's musical timeline.

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Together for over ten years, Gypsy Relic is guitarist and vocalist Dann Jasko, bassist Brad Thompson and drummer Chris Szuch.

Blending rock, blues, funk, jazz, and hip-hop, Gypsy Relic boasts an extensive list of songs that appeal to a wide audience. Influences range from Jimi Hendrix to Jane's Addiction to A Tribe Called Quest. Cleveland-area fans are offered a sound that reflects hometown pride - what some have described as "blue collar rock with a touch of jazz."

Gypsy Relic has played a variety of Cleveland venues, including Peabody's, Wilbert's, Agora Ballroom, Burning River Fest 2008, and a sold-out CD release party at Cleveland's House of Blues.

In 2011, the band has plans to take their Cleveland sound on the road, and to add the road to their Cleveland sound.