Gypsylou and the Kingfishers
Out of Perth, Western Australia, this fabulous five- piece ensemble brings audiences their signature style of uplifting melodic popfolk. Weaving strains of Celtic and earthy, trad-folk with warm and hearty three-part vocal harmony, they entertain with truly dance-able, sing-able, soul-warming music.
The ‘GypsyLou’ duo was formed in 2016 by singer/songwriters Carrie Lee and Katie McMahon. Having met in a choir where they both sang in the alto section, they founded the duo on their love of singing in harmony together. GypsyLou quickly grew in popularity and released a six-track EP, ‘The Girl in Blue’, in 2018.
Wishing to build on their sound, they began to take on other musicians shortly afterwards. Matt Stapleton now joins them on fiddle, Ross Daglish on the double bass and John ‘J.D.’ Donoghue on percussion. Together they are ‘Gypsylou and the Kingfishers’.
The band performs a large variety of popular covers, interpreting them through the clean warm tones of acoustic folk instruments and tight vocal harmony arrangements. But the true heart of the band comes through in the original music written by the two female leads, Carrie and Katie. The songs are at times toe-tapping, catchy and fun new-folk anthems, at others, heartfelt and inspiring pop ballads.
Their debut self-titled album, featuring 11 original tracks, is due for release on December 7th, 2019.