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The Mojo Gypsies

Blues Band from Trenton, NJ - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$500 - $2500 per event
Founded in 1998 and based in the Central NJ/Philly area, DAVE ORBAN & THE MOJO GYPSIES are a high-energy quartet that play a unique blend of up-tempo blues and old-school R&B. At a Gypsies gig, you're likely to hear songs by such classic blues artists as T-Bone Walker, Ray Charles, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Louis Jordan, Freddie King and Albert Collins, as well as music from contemporary blues performers including Rick Estrin, Rod Piazza, Kid Ramos, Paul DeLay, and James Harman, along with original material in the same vein.

Active since 1998, they have performed with or supported such national acts as James Harman, Debbie Davies, Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, Murali Coryell, and Selwyn Birchwood.

THE LINEUP
Led by founder – and International Blues Hall of Fame inductee – DAVE ORBAN on guitar and vocals, the Gypsies feature MIKE SCOTT from Langhorne, PA on tenor sax and vocals, along with Flourtown, PA resident FLOURTOWN FATS on the upright and electric bass, while Philadelphia-based MARK SHEWCHUK keeps the groove goin', on drums and percussion.

The band's music integrates many influences from the greater blues tradition – from Chicago and West Coast electric blues to southern country blues and even New Orleans-styled marches. With a repertoire that shines a light on lesser-known but compelling tunes from the pioneers of the blues form, the band looks to impart a contemporary feel to a traditional form, while not departing drastically from the foundational elements of this type of music.

Influences ranging from Willie Dixon to Bob Dylan to the Rolling Stones and even Norah Jones can be heard in Orban's original tunes. His songs are self-contained stories in their own right, and cover a variety of topics that can be both humorous as well as more serious.

Their new CD, “I Heard You Twice the First Time” – a collection of 14 of Orban's original compositions – will be released on Sep 24, 2016.

Never ones to shirk from a challenge, the Gypsies pride themselves in rising to any musical occasion, from small, intimate gatherings to large, outdoor festivals. Available as an “unplugged” duo or trio, or as a four- or five-piece combo, the Mojo Gypsies are sure to please even the most discriminating of blues and r&b aficionados.
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Wedding Reception

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The Mojo Gypsies provided the perfect atmosphere for our BBQ in a Barn wedding. They were all extremely professional and talented and left a great impression on all of our guests! Everyone we spoke to commented on how much they loved the music.

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Oktoberfest Party

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I can not express enough how much we enjoyed the Mojo Gypsies who performed at our recent Oktoberfest party. They were on time, professional, fun, and their music rocked! We had about 80 people at our party and every one of them commented on how good the music was and that the band really knew how to get a party going. Thanks for the terrific music and entertainment Dave and band! It made for a special night. Highly recommend Mojo Gypsies for your next party!

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2014
Oct
25
Fundraiser
Unionville, PA
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
2013
Aug
10
The Twisted Tail
Philadelphia, PA
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2012
Apr
7
Wedding Reception
Lancaster, PA
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2011
Oct
16
Private Event
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2011
Oct
13
Private Event
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2011
Oct
12
Private Event
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Ain't Foolin' 'Round with You
Paul DeLay
Ain't Nothin' Shakin'
Rod Piazza
Ain't That Just Like a Woman
Louis Jordan
Ain't That Peculiar
Marvin Gaye
All Blues
Miles Davis
All Cried Out
Paul DeLay
Barefootin'
Robert Parker
Better Off With the Blues
Debbie Davies (Delbert McClinton)
Black Cat Bone
Albert Collins
Blackjack
Ray Charles
Blues Band
Original Band
Roots Band
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Funerals
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Halloween Parties
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Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Please note The Mojo Gypsies will also travel to Cream Ridge, Somerset, Zarephath, Clarksburg, Imlaystown, New Egypt, Perrineville, Princeton, Windsor, Blawenburg, Jackson, Wrightstown, Allentown, Cookstown, Juliustown, Roosevelt, Rancocas, Hightstown, Riverside, Crosswicks, Freehold, Lakehurst, Sergeantsville, Cranbury, Flagtown, Howell, Lakewood, Bordentown, Browns Mills, Columbus.
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