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Toronto-based Gypsy Band that features a repertoire of traditional Gypsy music mixed with elements of very dance-able Reggae, Funk, R’n’B, and Soul.
The band’s music is influenced by the sounds of Michael’s neighborhood, Kensington Market, a bohemian and culturally rich community in downtown Toronto. One of the band’s most popular songs, Nassau Street, is the story of how Michael fell in love during a chance encounter one evening in the Market. Many of The Gypsy Rebels’ earliest performances took place at the bars, restaurants, and festivals nearby, including regular shows at The Piccadilly, The Press Club, Lola’s, and Kensington Pedestrian Sunday street festivals. Over time, the band expanded their audience with performances at some of Toronto’s top live music venues including The Gladstone Hotel, Hugh’s Room, and the main stage at The Harbourfront Festival.