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The Tipsy Gypsies are recording their disc "Little Victories" - Sultry Vocals, Fast Guitars, Strong Drinks, & Low Down Good Times

Who are the Tipsy Gypsies?

We are a group of professional and semi-pro musicians who perform their own unique music. Rooted in 40's Swing and French Gypsy Jazz but updated with modern influences, The Tipsy Gypsies' music has been described as "if Django Reinhardt and Billie Holiday got drunk and had a child who loved the Beatles and Tom Waits."

We are very excited to bring your our new music. By selling 'pre-release' CD's and other super cool rewards, we are hoping to raise $3,500 to help offset the cost of recording our new CD. By pledging for one of the rewards we have setup, you can help us achieve this goal. 

Hilary and Forrestt have been crafting songs about love lost and love gained, something we think everyone can understand. The writing style has developed into a somewhat darker and more bluesy vibe, departing from our previous discs' heavy gypsy jazz influence. Our gypsy roots are still burning and are being harvested in a deeper direction. (See the videos below for examples of new songs!)

We have been performing the new material live for the last year and the response has been tremendous. Now the songs are all ironed out and ready for the recording studio. We have been working on our "Pre-Production" tracks and are scheduling recording dates now so that we can be done by late June or early July. 

We've learned a few lessons from our last CD that we recorded, "Lipstick Holdup", and are ready to use them in our new sessions. That last CD won some local song writing awards and has given us the confidence necessary to expand on our song writing repertoire.

Between the five of us we have over one hundred years worth of musical experience, music degrees and experience recording for larger acts in serious recording studios. We are ready to throw down in the studio!

Thank you - 

Forrestt Williams
The Tipsy Gypsies

Our team of vagabonds are:

Hilary Langdon - Vocals / songwriting
Forrestt Williams - Guitar / songwriting
Allan Dick - Vivacious Violin
Brian Lanzone - Thumptacular Upright Bass
Isaac Laing - Foot Stompin Drums

Help us achieve our goal and come along for the ride, good times will be had by all!

Here is are duo versions of some our newer material from a singer-songwriter performance earlier this year:

Reviews of our last CD:

“I first saw The Tipsy Gypsies at one of New Times photog Steve Miller’s studio shindigs and was immediately blown away by their tight musicianship, Django Reinhardt/Gypsy jazz sound, awesome original compositions, and saucy front woman Hillary Langdon, who puts her own spin on Billie Holiday’s vocal prowess.”

“The group’s most recent album was a revelation, a collection of hook-laden, sassy tunes that seethe with swagger and soar with snotty irreverence. ”

- Glen Starkey, Music Writer for the New Times, San Luis Obispo, CA

“This is a must see band. Period. I could end the blog here because it really is the only point about this band I want to make. See this band live.”


- KRUSH 92.5 San Luis Obispo

Thank you everyone for reading!

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    • Physical CD + Shot Glass + CD Release Tickets + CD Release poster • We'll send you the CD, the Tipsy Gypsies Shot Glass AND tickets to the CD Release party (in San Luis Obispo, CA)

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    • New CD + Shot Glass + Old CD • We'll give you the new disc, the shot glass AND our last CD "Lipstick Holdup" so that you can compare the two and judge for yourself. Inevitably, you will decide this latest disc is... well... newer!

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    • New CD + Shot Glass + Old CD + Release Party Tickets + CD Release poster • The whole package! A copy of our previous CD, 'Lipstick Holdup' AND tickets to the release party!

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    • New CD + Shot Glass + Guitar Lesson • We'll give you all the goods PLUS a one hour guitar lesson (or bass or drum) from Forrestt Williams (a few years ago he did this for a living, so he's pretty good at it) - Any style and any level guitar player is fine! (San Luis Obispo county, CA only)

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    • New CD + Shot Glass + Release Party Tickets + Custom Happy Birthday Song! • Hilary and Forrestt will sing happy birthday for YOU in our very own tipsy gypsy style and upload a video of us playing it on youtube as well as mail you the DVD. Good Times!

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    • New CD + Shot Glass + Release Party Tickets + Tipsy Gypsies Duo Concert at your house • Hilary and Forrestt will come to your house and perform one set of music for you and your guests. Swanky cocktail party comin up? This would be the pledge for you. (San Luis Obispo county, CA only)

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    • New CD + Shot Glass + Release Party Tickets + Custom Song! • We will write a song for you using the topic of your choice. We can't guarantee that we'll end up playing it live but we will put it on youtube and send you the DVD. Either way, it could get interesting...

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    • New CD + Shot Glass + Release Party Tickets + Tipsy Gypsies Trio Concert at your house • Hilary and Forrestt and Allan will come to your house and perform a set of music for you and your guests. More musicians means more fun! (San Luis Obispo county, CA only)

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    • New CD + Shot Glass + Release Party Tickets + We will write your custom song AND perform it at the release party! • Basically, give us a theme or a few ideas and we will write you a song. We will make a big deal about it at the CD release party and talk about how cool you are for giving us $800 and dedicate the song to you. Kinda fun, yeah?

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    • New CD + Shot Glass + Release Party Tickets + Entire Tipsy Gypsy band performance at your party! • Okay, I see you want to turn up the heat. With a full Tipsy band in your living room for your private party.. well anything can happen.

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