Formed out of a love for the legendary partnership between Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grapelli, Cigány Weaver is one of Australia’s most exciting gypsy-jazz ensembles, with a dedicated and passionate following around the country. Their sound is reminiscent of jazz Manouche, traditional swing and Romani music, interwoven with compelling originals and the band’s reinterpretations of classics from popular culture. Through virtuosic and energetic live performances, Cigány Weaver invoke everything from subtle toe-tapping to exuberant dance floor foot-stomping.
The band has performed at many major festivals including Woodford Folk Festival (QLD), MONA’s Dark Mofo (TAS), Wallaby Creek Festival (FNQ), Cullulleraine Music Festival (SA), Tablelands Folk Festival (FNQ), Illawarra Folk Festival (NSW) and OzManouche (QLD). Whilst touring extensively around Australia, the band also maintains regular appearances in their hometown, at Brisbane’s most popular live music venues.
2019 will bring the eagerly anticipated release of the band’s debut self-titled studio album, alongside a stack of inter-state tour dates.
Cigány Weaver continue to make their stamp on the city’s vibrant live music scene, and cement their place as one of Australia’s must-see bands.