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PREMIERE: Gypsyfingers Release “Hey Maria”

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.”

Gypsyfingers live:

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)

16th August – Northampton, The Lamplighter

24th August – London, Sofar Sounds (Secret Gig)

26th August – Great Barrington, The Fox Inn

19th September – London, Hospital Club

27th September – Bielsko-Biała, Poland

28th September – Wolbrom, Poland

29th September – Stary Sącz, Poland

10th October – O2 Islington (Music Minds Charity)

31st October – Bath, St James Wine Vaults

6th November – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds

7th November – Hull, Adelphi Club

8th November – Manchester, Night People

9th November – Edinburgh, Voodoo Rooms

10th November – Glasgow, Audio

13th November – Leicester, The Musician

15th November – London, The Underbelly

16th November – Oxford, The Jericho Tavern

17th November – Cardiff, Acapela

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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