Gypsyfingers are songwriter Victoria Coghlan and producer Luke Oldfield (Metronomy, The Wytches, son of Mike Oldfield). Victoria’s classical training and affinity for dance music works in total harmony with Luke’s folk, rock and pop background, with the nuances forging a new sound.
Their grassroots attitude sets them a step ahead of the crowd, and their genre cocktail is turning heads and catching ears – including the like of BBC6’s Tom Robinson who fully supported them. A lot of their skill comes from the passion to perform, with highlights including supporting heavyweights James Blunt and Tubular Bells For Two on their tours, and high profile performances including Hyde Park BST and the Isle of Wight Festival.
Hey Maria is a charming walk through iconic folk rock sounds of past to the present. With each element of the song that’s put forward, the skill becomes more apparent – the songwriting makes for a warm and introspective listen, with Victoria’s honeyed vocals leading you down a pleasant and uplifting narrative. Each cadence of the song is filled by perfectly placed melody and harmony that work in tandem with each other, creating an infectious and engaging mood that has no trouble in lifting your spirits.
On the motivation behind Hey Maria, Gypsyfingers share “I wrote “Hey Maria” on a beach in France road-tripping with my friend Maria. We met in a taxi at 3am in Paris and became best friends even though we couldn’t speak each other’s language! It’s a song about friendship, growing up and living in the moment.”
13th July – London Hyde Park BST, Summer Stage
25th July – Brighton, The Quadrant
28th July – Stroud, The Prince Albert
29th July – London, Green Note
15th August – Southampton, Sofar Sounds (Secret Gig)