From: United States

Folk, Rock, World


Dynamic Folk Rock with an infusion of World Music

Tampa Bay area Florida's, Gypsy Star artfully fuses original indie folk rock with rhythms from around the world to create their unique sound. Imagine if Fleetwood Mac, Blackmore’s Night and the Gipsy Kings got together to form a new band… it might sound very much like Gypsy Star.

With their eclectic instrumentation of classical flamenco guitar, violin, bass, drums and an array of hand percussion along with sultry pop vocals and melodic harmonies, Gypsy Star weaves a colorful tapestry of enchanting, uplifting music.

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. A serendipitous collaboration with 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 and Kana Leimbach on drums. Steve and Kana’s pairing makes for a tight, melodic and percussive rhythm section. Folkloric dancer, Kimara Lee, adds her talents to Gypsy Star's line-up as their special guest dancer some performances.

Gypsy Star has headlined at various music festivals and plays to enthusiastic crowds at theaters, concert halls, and listening rooms. They have performed at Clearwater Florida's Ruth Eckerd Hall; The Palladium in St. Petersburg, FL; The Tin Pan in Richmond, VA; Andrea Clearfield's Salon in Philadelphia, PA; Daryl's House in Pawling, NY and The Triad in NYC just to name a few.

Their musical performances have been featured on television and radio. Notably, their songs “Mistress Moon” and “Bossa” have been on the charts including the #1 spot on Florida’s WMTB 96.7 from 2014 through 2016. Their song "I Feel Love" has entered and has remained in the top 5 on the 2017 charts.

Gypsy Star has compiled an accomplished catalog of original music with 3 albums and a single to their credit. Their debut album, “Gypsy Star” released in 2007, “Once In A Dream,” released in 2011 and their single ~ a charming musical tale rendered in a Renaissance/Celtic style, “The Tale Of The Mistletoe” released in 2014. In 2016 Gypsy Star went back in the studio to record their new album, "Under The Moonlit Night" which was released in 2017.