Dynamic multi-genre band, Gypsy Star are spinning magic within their enchanting and uplifting musical compositions. Led by the captivating and creative spirit of lead guitarist and composer Billy Keen who seamlessly blends his own roots in American Rock, Folk and Jazz with World music influences, Gypsy Star is a gifted musical collective. Dominated by Spanish, Celtic, Latin and Middle Eastern flavors, this dazzling band has an unparalleled mystical character, charming and spellbinding their audiences with their vocal and instrumental fusions.
The band features the soul-stirring vocal prowess of lead singer Belinda Brodsky who also plays keyboards and hand percussion. She beautifully adds to Keen’s instrumentalism and compositions with poetic lyricism, capturing the true essence and mystique of Gypsy Star.
Keen and Brodsky’s powerful vocals and classical flamenco guitar use are complemented by the vocal harmonies of bandmate and dancer, Kimara Lee, who is featured performing in folkloric and gypsy style dance creating another dimension to their live shows while also adding percussion to their sound. Rounding out the core of the band are the incredibly talented musicians... Joli Rome on accordion and keyboards and Robert Strickland on bass.
Gypsy Star have recorded and released 3 albums, including the 2007 album “Gypsy Star”, the 2011 release “Once In A Dream” and their 2017 album “Under The Moonlit Night” along with a holiday single In 2014 titled “The Tale of The Mistletoe”. The band also was excited to have released their latest single... "Far Beyond My Wildest Dreams" in July of 2021.
With live concert performances and appearances on numerous television and radio programs in the Tampa Bay region, Gypsy Star have become a powerful multi-genre force in the Florida music scene.
They have also headlined shows at numerous venues in Florida and throughout the eastern U.S. including the Palladium Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL; Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL; Central Park Performing Arts Center in Largo, FL: Blackstone River Theatre in Cumberland, RI; Andrea Clearfield’s Salon in Philadelphia, PA; The Triad Theatre in NYC, NY; Daryl’s House in Pawling, NY; The Tin Pan in Richmond, VA and more.
With a burning passion to perform their rich eclectic music, they look forward to delighting audiences everywhere.