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Billy Thompson Gypsy Style

Violin, guitar, mandolin, voice, accordion, bass

Billy Thompson, Eryl Jones, Andy Mackenzie, Neil Browning and Greg Robley


Billy Thompson Gypsy Style is a remarkable band, based in the North of Wales. This band is violinist Billy Thompson‘s venture into his version of the ‘Gypsy Jazz’ or ‘Hot Club’ style of music created by Django Reinhardt and Stêphane Grappelli. The band regularly features multi-instrumentalists Eryl Jones (guitar/mandolin) and Neil Browning (guitar/accordion) with Andy Mackenzie (guitar) and Greg Robley (bass).

Billy uses a radio mic in all of his performances and on more than one occasion has literally been a Fiddler on the Roof.

Gypsy Jazz ensemble