The Gypsies
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The Gypsies


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"The Meds light up The Guild stage"

"With a feel I could perhaps best describe as head-shaking-blissy-tinged-noble-vintage-pop-rock, the four-piece band of rollicking dudes known as The Gypsies played a really well-received 40-minute set to start off the shindig.

With Mike Walker on bass and vocals, Jeremy Butler on guitar and vocals, Aaron Turner on drums and, filling in for Dan Egilsson (their other guitarist/

vocalist), Kyle Drake of The Meds, the band performed with the kind of giddy-up gusto that has been helping to establish its name on both the Halifax and Charlottetown indie scenes over the past two years.

Sweet harmonies, shiny melodic bass lines, a bit of hootin’ and hollerin’, and an always kicking vibe accentuate The Gypsies’ overall sound. And through a good handful of songs from its new CD release, Modern Love, the Charlottetown crowd got a long-awaited Gypsy-fix, on this hometown return."

- Todd MacLean - Todd MacLean for The Guardian

"8 Questions with.....The Gypsies"

Today,we're heading northward to Canada to chat with a very sharp young band called The Gypsies. Now while I have not known them that long,I like the freshness of the music and the free and easy approach they have on life. The Gypsies seem much more then a mere band,you get a sense of a real tight bond of friendship and respect towards thier fellow musicians. This is a group that you start to follow NOW and watch them rise in stature with every new album they in the rough that just need a little time to really shine. - Michael,writer for


Holiday EP - 2007
Modern Love (LP) - 2007



The foundation of the Gypsies began in the halls of Dalhousie University where guitarists and singers Dan and Jeremy met while living in residence. Dan, coming from a predominantly blues and rock background was taken by Jeremy's folk styled acoustic playing. As a chemical engineering and philosphy student, respectively, the two talked on subjects varying from Kante to hydrocarbons. Jeremy then introduced Dan to longtime friend and fellow philosopher Michael. Never having played before, Michael was enamored with the prospect of taking the poetry and other writings all three have done over the years and giving them new life within their music and purchased his bass guitar and immediately began practicing. With each contributing their own styles with influences as ranged as The Beatles to the Libertines and the Strokes to Animal Collective, the Gypsies recorded several demo tracks in bedrooms across Halifax which would later become known as the Holiday EP.

Then, during a summer on Prince Edward Island, the fourth element of the band, drummer Aaron Turner, was brought into the fold. Performing their first concert at Brennan's Pub in Charlottetown, this new energy and vibrancy Aaron introduced into the sound with his modern rock and punk styles was apparent and from there the band has continued to fine tune the balance of styles that makes their sound so distinctive.

That December, the band began the process of creating music, recording it, losing files, finding files, and filling out forms in triplicate. Almost a year later, their debut full-length album "Modern Love" became available on November 27th, 2007. The band has managed to cram fourteen tracks clocking seconds shy of 35 minutes onto plastic for your aural pleasures. Getting underway with a tribute to local guitar luthier, For Harvey lulls you into a false sense of security before Fraser's First Communion pummels you with beats so heavy you need a fork-lift to carry them. From there you are taken on a trip out of town with The Country Song, then around the world with Christopher Columbus through mountain scapes, holy sands, to bathroom stalls, and all the way back again to finish off with a final dance party in Last Chance. Enjoy.