Singer-songwriter, Gypsy with her band "The Merry Mystics" create a unique sound
of folk, pop and rock stemming from Gypsy's rich musical upbringing of Americana roots music. Her songs channel
her deep life experiences through poetic lyrics and lilting, beautiful vocals. Growing up in a musical family, Gypsy wrote
her first song at the age of five after hearing many of Mom and Dad's living room "jam sessions" with the likes
of Tag Lambert (lead guitarist for Bob Wills), and others. Gypsy was inspired to pursue the life of a musical artist
after hearing her Mom's recordings on the local country stations in Arizona. Also, Gypsy's uncle Don Rollins
wrote the smash hit, "The Race Is On" recorded by George Jones, Ricky Nelson and The Grateful Dead. Writing is in
her blood and deep in her heart.
After attending ASU majoring in theatre arts, Gypsy was accepted into The
National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York. She then moved to Greenwich Village and began singing at local clubs and open
mics, then moved to L.A. to pursue a career in music and film. She continued to write and record songs, and eventually
joined the pop trio, Angels of Ecstasy with Kelly Sullivan and Astrid Plane (formerly of Animotion). She and Kelly went on
to form Zuzu's Petalz, performing their music in LA clubs. Shortly thereafter, Gypsy went solo.
Gypsy's has recently released her 2nd album entitled “There’s Still Hope”. That and her debut
album, "Heart of a Traveling Wind" are flavored with the guest performances of many talented musicians, including
Ed Tree (Spencer Davis), Martyn LeNoble (Jane's Addiction), Tony Sales (David Bowie), Rick Shlosser (Van Morrison) and
David Palmer (Rod Stewart). "Heart of a Traveling Wind..." has had over 15,000 downloads on iTunes, Rhapsody, etc.
Also, Gypsy has performed at a private gathering with Juan Nelson of Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals. Gypsy’s
influences include Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Loreena McKennett, Jewel, Marley and others.
Festival & special venue performances include:
• West LA Farmers Market Bandshell '10 & '11
• Santa Barbara Sandcastle Festival '09
• Ventura Holiday Street Fair '08
• Santa Monica Farmer’s Market '08
Marinapalooza 4th of July Celebration ’07
• Edinburgh Festival Fringe
in Scotland ’06
• Topanga Days Festival ’06
• Los Angeles Marathon '04 & '05 & '06
Sloppy Joe’s (Key West, FL) ’05
• Finnegan's Wake (Key West,
• Virgilios (Key West, FL) ’04
• Red, White & Blues Festival in Monterey ’05
Whole Earth Festival on Main Stage (UC Davis) '04
• The Venice Carnivale
(Venice Beach, CA) '04
• Pine Mountain Music Festival '04
• Hardrock Café (Universal City, CA) ‘04
The Merry Mystics are:
Scott Bayliss (guitar, vox), Fran McConville, Jr. (guitar), Eric Dudinsky (drums), Scott Versele (bass), & Anneke Carter
(keys, sax, flute, vox)
Fran McConville, Jr. (Lead Guitar)
Fran brings his clean & precise
electric leads to us from Boston, MA. His jazz background brings a fresh sound to The Heart Of A Traveling Wind band!
Eric Dudinsky (Drums)
and raised in a Canadian city bordering Motown (Detroit), Eric developed his initial passion for music at a very early age
and picked up his first set of drum sticks at age nine. Inspired by Detroit's rich musical history and its multi-cultural
scene, Eric sought the instruction of a well-known local percussionist, Carl Harris (music instructor at the University of
Windsor). Eric has played on the same bill as Canadian alt. hard-rockers Crawl (Excited Records), alt.-goth band, The
Tea Party (EMI Music Canada), Nigerian world beat artist Sonny Okosuns and his band, Stern's Music U.S.A., and many others.
Since moving to California in 1998, Eric has played drums and recorded with the Brit-Pop band “The Bang”, L.A.’s
"Break up Sex", and hip hop artist "Spice 1". For the past 2 1/2 years, Eric has been lending his talents
Scott Verselle (Bass/Vocals):
Born in Detroit and raised in the school of rock, Scott has traveled the world playing
his own music acoustically and with his former band, opening for Alice Cooper and Bob Seger. Scott joined Gypsy’s
band as the bass player and backing vocalist 3 1/2 years ago.
MORE ABOUT GYPSY:
is of Irish-Faery, Scottish & American Indian descent. She believes in God, Goddess, Faeries & true love and doesn't
mind wearing her heart on her sleeve. Gypsy loves children, whales, being near the ocean, traveling, reading, poetry, going
to movies and cooking. Feeding the hungry worldwide is one of her major goals as well as saving the whales. Gypsy doesn't
like sports, guns, violence, violent TV shows or TV in general. You won't catch her watching "Fear Factor"!
Gypsy is an old hippie at heart and loves the great singers of the 60's & 70's (Van Morrison, Joni, Marley, Dylan,
Lennon). Politics drive her mad so she's learning to bite her tongue.
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