Occidental Gypsy

“Occidental Gypsy has great singing, fantastic guitar and violin work, and high energy originals that leave the crowd crazy.
An awesome band.” -David Bromberg

"They perform with enormous heart and soul and have an original groove that is definitely worth checking out.” - Dr Lonnie Smith

Brett and Eli with Brad Brad Paisley

In Good Company

Brett, Jeremy and David Grisman at Rhythm and Roots Festival, RI ~ Brett and Eli with Brad Paisley in Boston

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More Band Photos From Summer 2016


Review: OG’s Unique Sound Captivates Black Box Crowd

Review: OG’s Unique Sound Captivates Black Box Crowd 8/20/2016

“…Brett Feldman who proved to be not only a most gifted guitarist but also a keen wit, joked with the audience before turning to guitarist and vocalist Jeremy Frantz for a stirring interpretation of  “Georgia’ on my Mind.”  Mr. Frantz has an intriguing tenor-like range with a strong and clear tone that recalls songsters from the swing era the group seems to embrace…”   [Read Full Review]

3 out of 4 = legendary

IMG_0127 We just wanted to thank all of you for coming out and giving the quality love for our shows this past week. As always, you guys were enthusiastic and warm, and three out of our four weekend gigs happened to be listed in Downbeat’s Top 100 Jazz Clubs.

We feel very fortunate to consistently play in such wonderful houses, and are now getting ready for a fabulous fall.

See you all soon and please stay tuned for news of our upcoming CD. Get on our mailing list here: www.occidentalgypsy.fanbridge.com


Live Review from the The Noise Boston

photo by Cliff Gerber
photo by Cliff Gerber


Occidental Gypsy at Me and Thee Coffeehouse, Marblehead, MA, Performance on November 13, 2015

… it takes only a few seconds to realize that these young men have achieved greatness in the mastering this sizzling Django Reinhardt-inspired, jazz/gypsy fusion. They are swift, confident, playful, and full of dynamics in their performance.

… Jeremy Frentz is one of their quick-fingered guitarist and he can also swing a tune vocally, and does so for about half of the tunes. The rest are instrumentals that zip by with the energy of two trains passing in opposite directions.

…Brett Feldman is the other amazing guitarist – he also handles the majority of the stage banter, creating a friendly and lively relationship with the audience.

…another wow factor in the group is the award winning fiddler, Eli Bishop, who also hold the Guinness World Book record for fastest hand clapper – I kid you not – we even get a demonstration.

…Erick the drummer switches from brushes to light sticks for “Douce Ambiance.” His touch is so sensitive on his small, but nice sounding, kit that not many percussionists could approach his skill level

… Before the break Brett convinces us that they have saved their best songs for the second set, and all I can think is, “Is that possible?” You’ll have to go see them to review those songs for yourself. Believe me, it is worth anything you have to pay.  – T Max. (Read full review here)

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