Australian indie Folk outfit The Gypsy Scholars are starting the new year in the best way they can, by releasing new music. Cold Hands is the first single off their forthcoming debut EP and is symbolic of a more refined and mature sound for the band. With the talented song writing of lead vocalists James Kelly and Conagh McMahon-Hogan, The Gypsy Scholars have taken years of shows, travel and mateship and concentrated it into a release that is consistent with their story telling style, yet reveals a steady progression in the curation of their music. Cold Hands sees Conagh take the main vocal role; his unique opera trained voice seamlessly transitions between conversational country like verses, to belting out powerful climaxes. To help celebrate this first release off the EP, the band are playing eight shows along the East Coast of the country, taking their high energy and captivating live show to major cities and towns over January and February.
2017 for The Gypsy Scholars was a massive year that included three performances at the National Folk Festival, a main-stage set at Inland Sea of Sounds and a special appearance at TEDx Canberra to a near capacity Canberra Theatre. Other highlights were a residency at the iconic Selina's in Coogee, the successful release and tour of their third single 1960s and of course heading into Garth Porter's (Sherbet) Rancom Studios in Botany in Sydney to record the EP with award winning sound engineer Ted Howard. After consistently selling out venues across their two homes of Canberra and Sydney, the band cannot wait to see the reception of their new single when they take it on the road. 2018 is shaping up to be the band's biggest year yet and below are the dates for the Cold Hands tour.
The Gypsy Scholars Cold Hands Tour:
19th January 2018 - Bar 303, Melbourne VIC
27th January 2018 - Ric's Bar, Brisbane QLD
2nd February 2018 - The Lass O'Gowrie, Newcastle NSW
9th February 2018 - Moonshine Bar @ The Steyne Hotel, Manly NSW
10th February 2018 - Untapped Festival, Goldcreek ACT
16th February 2018 - Australian National University O-Week, Canberra ACT
24th February 2018 - The Polish Club, Canberra ACT