Doris Day meets Django Reinhardt in the swinging outfit Sancha & the Blue Gypsies. Featuring some of Sydney's most respected musicians -Sancha Prowse(Vocals), Marcus Holden (Violin, Mandolin, Guitar), Garry Steel(Accordion), & Stan Valacos(Double Bass & Guitar) this vibrant quartet are delighting audiences around the country with their unique take on traditional folk, bluegrass, jazz and gospel.
After only forming two years ago this incredibly talented group have already made a lasting impression and are gathering a very loyal following of fans.
They have performed at the Troubadour Folk Club, St Albans Folk Festival, Fairlight and Hornsby Folk Clubs as well as the Avoca Beach Picture Theatre. They are regular performers at Sydney’s most recognised clubs - Foundry 616, Django Bar @ Camelot Lounge, Petersham Bowling Club, The Manly Fig, Lazybones Lounge, Humph Hall and have recently wowed audiences at the Newcastle Jazz Festival. After the release of their first album "A Fine Line" in 2017 - they had two successful tours of the East Coast of Australia. The first down the South Coast of NSW including shows at the Illawarra Jazz Club, the National Press Club in Canberra and the Down South Jazz Club in Merimbula. The second tour included performances at the OzManouche Festival in Brisbane, QLD, the Bison Bar -Nambour, the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, and Panthers Port Macquarie.
Never content to rest on their laurels, they have been back in the recording studio, putting the finishing touches on their second album which will this time feature original songs. This album is due for release in 2019.
It's clear that what sets the "Gypsies" apart from other musical acts is their undeniable musicianship, their masterful arrangements of classic songs, their hilarious spontaneous banter and authenticity.
The remainder of 2018 included shows in Sydney, Newcastle, Port Macquarie and the Blue Mountains. They were also one of the headline acts at this year's Gulgong Folk Festival.
"Sancha and the Blue Gypsies bring the best of the gypsy music world, unforgettable toe-tapping tunes, with the best of the folk world, sing-a-long, heart-felt classics, together in one incredible show. The quality of their musician-ship and their intimate relationship with the audience makes this show something you won't forget. I will be booking this act again!!!"Chris Cannell, MusicintheMountains.com.au