NEW ALBUM: Enjoy the Gypsy Rollers at the Blue Knob Markets and Nimbin Farmers Markets.
NEW ALBUM: Enjoy the Gypsy Rollers at the Blue Knob Markets and Nimbin Farmers Markets. DOUG EATON

Gypsy Rollers offer a dose of medicine music

BARKERS Vale band the Gypsy Rollers have launched their third album, entitled Travelling Medicine Show.

The release is made out of 16 songs that are suitable for the whole family, without being children-oriented.

David and Genevieve Davies are the faces behind the music, who are selling their latest album in CD format at their shows and via their email gypsyrollers@gmail.com.

"I'm a songwriter and I've written in a lot of styles, some of these songs are quite old and some are new, plus some are quite short, but my general style is particularly blues and folk," he said.

"In this album I play ukulele, harmonica, kazoo, guitar, keyboards and vocals, and Genevieve does percussion and vocals.

"There is a song called Gypsy Dance, which comes from a bit of research we did about gypsies and a play we wrote about their story, which a lot of people don't actually know. It's a song about the gypsies standing along the river at the other side of town dancing.

"One of the songs of the album is called Don't be Mean, it's a bit of an anti-bullying song, and I'm looking forward to shooting a music video for it sometime soon," he said.

David and Genevieve's sons, Gareth and Vaughn, are well known musicians too performing as the Barkers Vale Brothers.

Catch the Gypsy Rollers at the Blue Knob Markets every Saturday and the Nimbin Farmers Markets on Wednesdays.



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