The Italian trio started busking around the streets of Brisbane in 2016 and went on to play City Hall, Woodford Folk Festival, Island Vibe, Yonder and OzManouche. The Gypsy Cats have also performed regularly at Doo Bop Bar, Sunday Hot Club, Brisbane City Sounds, Roma St. Parklands events and countless live music venues and bars in Brisbane.
Their live shows have grown increasingly popular amongst the local swing dancing community, and their pre-Covid residency, the Gypsy Jam was renowned for featuring guest appearances by the finest musicians in the scene.
With their own take on the Manouche genre and a distinctive sound and instrumentation, the Gypsy Cats have built an eclectic repertoire of originals and standards: uptempo swing, gypsy bossa, traditional jazz ballads and french waltz.
The addition of regular guest Emma Hales on double bass has contributed to a deeper layer of cool sounds to the mix.