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Gypsyfingers

Following fantastic performances at Isle of Wight Festival and Hyde Park BST this summer Gypsyfingers return to London to play The Underbelly on 15th November. 

Gypsyfingers are an ethereal folk-rock band founded by Victoria and Luke Oldfield. Victoria's classical training and love of dance music fuses with Luke's folk and rock background to create a fresh sound of their own lauded by R2 Magazine as "trip-hop and folk-influenced ethereal pop that delightfully doesn't fit into any existing musical pigeonhole". Victoria and Luke recorded their debut album, 'Circus Life', in typically unconventional fashion at Tilehouse Studios, a studio built for Luke’s father Mike Oldfield which specialises in vintage recording equipment including analogue tape machines. Victoria and Luke played most of the instruments themselves with help from Patrick Kenneally (drums/keys), Rachel Lanskey (viola) and Matt Weeks (trumpet). The idea behind the album was to be unrestrained and experiment with arrangements, instruments and different styles in order to create interesting and fresh sounding recordings, to be creative and find their own sound. The songs on the album explore various aspects of modern life and the album title 'Circus Life' is taken from the lyrics of 'Circus Elephant' - "My circus life is just for you". The album was hailed for its originality on release in 2014 and praised for being "as inventive as anything you'll hear any time soon".

Gypsyfingers perform live as a multi-instrumental quartet with Victoria on piano, French horn, guitars and vocals, Luke on guitars and vocals playing live shows described as "fully immersive and entertaining; seductive and beautiful in equal measure” (Mumble Music, Edinburgh Queens Hall, 1st Oct 2017)