We play own compositions as well as traditional music from all over the European continent. The variety of instruments already gives a first idea of the band’s musical range – most are Scnadinavian and German as well as Balkan/ Klezmer sounds.
Hips4Gyps was founded in spring 2017 by six music students – as we had the chance to play at a big campus festival in Lübeck, Germany, we made the old dreams of an big instrumental folk band come true. We started with (mainly) three fiddles, clarinet, guitar and double bass. It was big fun and we realized our great potential when we were playing folk music together and writing our own tunes for the band.
So we stayed tuned: We played more crazy concerts, further developed our music and chose more traditional instruments. We fell deeper and deeper in love with folk sounds and got percussion and accordion on board to be eight guys now. Finally, we could release our first album “Newind“ in spring 2019, a CD with own compositions as well as traditionals.
We stand for music from any compass direction and want to make folkmusic alive again!
And that is well received: for young and old, in the club, openair, in a pub, in school and in the classical concert hall.
Be there next time as well!
We are either university students or freelancing musicians in several cities all over Germany.
This is Hips4Gyps:
Violin, Hardanger Fiddle, Stroh Violin
Violin, Stroh Violin, Mandolin
5-string Fiddle, Nyckelharpa, Mandolin, Banjo
Melf Torge Nonn:
Clarinet, Irish Flute, Tin Whistle, Singing
Pay Bandik Nonn:
Hips4Gyps - some impressions:
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...when we were only six people...
Rami Olsen is the producer of our debut album Newind.
Not only is he secretly the probable best producer in Northern Europe, we also had the opportunity to accompany him as a fantastic singer. Since our joint production he still supports us in many ways with advice and actions.
This is how you can contact Rami:
0049 163 9712213