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Gypsy Fever Returns This Summer

Gypsy Fever Returns This Summer

Thursday 15th November, 2012 3:31PM

After taking last summer off, Gypsy Fever is back with gusto and taking on the country throughout January. The tour will feature many of the usual suspects and will celebrate the release of the first ever Gypsy Fever compilation, currently seeking support via PledgeMe, and the release of new album from Gypsy Fever mainstays Niko Ne Zna.

Gypsy Fever Summer Tour

Thu 10th Jan, The Treehouse, Nelson
Fri 11th Jan, Marahau Park Cafe, Marahau
Sat 12th Jan, Mussel Inn, Takaka
Fri 18th Jan, Festival of Lights, New Plymouth
Sat 26th Jan, Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers/Dunedin
Fri 08th Feb, SFBH, Wellington
Fri 22nd Feb, Kings Arms, Auckland
Sat 23rd Feb, Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh

Tickets for Auckland and Leigh on sale now from HERE at UTR.

More details below, here's Niko Na Zna in action...

Press Release:


After a years hiatus, Gypsy Fever is back for some knees-up summer shenanigans around festivals and venues of New Zealand. The headline act is once again 8 piece Wellington balkan brass band Niko Ne Zna, who will also be releasing their highly anticipated debut album in time for the tour. Join them at Kings Arms for what is bound to be a wild intoxicating night of celebration with special guests and Gypsy Fever favourites The Jews Brothers, DJ Balkanetic and MC Benka Boradovsky.

Niko Ne Zna are a world class act with exotic tunes, fantastic grooves and exciting solos. With a lineup comprising two trumpets, saxophone, vocals, accordion, trombone, sousaphone, percussion, balkan bass drum and snare drum, they are a truly authentic ensemble. They can roam while playing, and enchant the audience into dancing, singing, clapping and stomping all night long. The band consists of some of Wellington’s finest instrumentalists who come from a wide array of musical backgrounds that unite together to produce an intoxicating cocktail that will make your ears rise to attention and your feet move in a frenzy. Niko Ne Zna's selection of traditional and original tunes is high energy with dark undertones and sexy gypsy style.

Since their inception 6 years ago, the band has played extensively around New Zealand with two national tours and performances at The Wellington Fringe Festival, International Jazz Festival, Cuba Street Carnival, Wellington Summer City Festival, Prana Festival and Taranaki Arts Festival to name but a few.

Joining them on the road is Berlin-based DJ Balkanetic, champion of all things balkan and veteran of four other Gypsy Fever tours who will be bringing back a bag of fresh balkan/gypsy tunes and cutting edge globaltronica from his travels in the old countries.

This tour also marks the release of the first ever Gypsy Fever compilation CD and you can help get it off the ground by supporting the project here on crowdfunding site Pledge Me in return for downloads, CDs and tickets:


Dec 30 - Jan 1: PRANA FESTIVAL w/ Niko Ne Zna & DJ Balkanetic
Thu 10 Jan: THE FREEHOUSE, NELSON w/ Niko Ne Zna & DJ Balkanetic
Fri 11 Jan: MARAHAU PARK CAFE, MARAHAU w/ Niko Ne Zna & DJ Balkanetic
Sat 12 Jan: MUSSEL INN, TAKAKA w/ Niko Ne Zna & DJ Balkanetic
Sat 26 Jan: CHICKS, PORT CHALMERS w/ DJ Balkanetic
Fri 08 Feb: SAN FRANCISCO BATH HOUSE, WELLINGTON w/ Niko Ne Zna, Bella Cajon & DJ Balkanetic
Fri 22 Feb: KINGS ARMS, AUCKLAND w/ Niko Ne Zna, The Jews Brothers and DJ Balkanetic plus special guest MC Benka Boradovsky
Sat 23 Feb: LEIGH SAWMILL, LEIGH w/ Niko Ne Zna, Club Manouche and DJ Balkanetic plus special guest MC Benka Boradovsky


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