Gypsy Rox includes the influences of being associated with:
Crannog, Featherstone, Cantiga, Jim Hancock, Owl Morrison, Generica Consort,
Wino Vino, The Gypsy Guerilla Band and multiple performing dance groups.

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at Sherwood Forest 2013


Playing for TRF Christmas Royal Revels 2013


Nuevo Chile
Appreciation Concert 2013
with Jim Hancock

Pictures       Sound Samples       A Brief History       list of traditional tunes covered

       Gypsy Rox springs from its roots as a street duo of urchins into its present
power trio format. Fiddler Michelle Alany joins the adventurous guitar playing of
Ky Hote to present a feast of instrumentals and songs. Rounding out the family of
Roxlovia refugees is the magnificent Rio Blue on percussion.

       Alany's travels took her through Israel and her specialty is Middle Eastern tunes.
Blue honed his percussion repertoire at the feet of a Chilean master. Together with
Hote's enigmatic out of the box guitar playing, Gypsy Rox takes on a
truly international flavor. Their musical wanderings walk the tightrope between cultures,
meters and tonal landscapes. Their all original arrangements are sometimes
made up on the spot and no two shows are alike. The diversity of their talents make them
special guests at feasts, ceremonies and celebrations in every realm they visit.

Living Room Rox

The first Gypsy Rox album is Live and due out November 1st, 2014



Gypsy Rox Sound Samples

From the Live Album "Living Room Rox"
 
"El Choclo"
Mp3 (11,819 k 5:02)
 
"The Rights of Man/the Whistling Hora"
Mp3 (12,331 k 5:15)
click to listen
 
"Way Out At Sea" (Ky Hote)
Mp3 (6,267 k 2:38)
 
"Sailng Breeze Waltz" (Michelle Alany)
Mp3 (9,014 k 3:49)
 
Featuring Lorena Mahlerox
 
"Papirosen"
Mp3 (1,376 k 3:21)
 
"Doda/Cantiga 166"
Mp3 (1,062 k 2:35)
 

Video Links

 
Featuring Lorena Mahlerox
 
Gypsy Rox performing on the RCD show
An original song by Ky Hote
Gypsy Moonshine
RCD Show 11/14/12
 
Gypsy Rox Fan Videos
(questionable quality video)
Lauren Dancing
at Texas Renaissance Faire 2012
 
The "Beggin' Medley"
at the Texas Renaissance Faire
 


Christmas Rox!

Spruce up a Holiday party with the exciting seasonal sound of the Gypsy Rox duo! Whatever holiday you are bringing friends, co-workers or family together to celebrate, the fine musicianship of Ky Hote (guitar, vocals) and Michelle Alany (violin, vocals) can add international cheer to any occassion. Depending on your choices, Gypsy Rox brings you holiday music featuring the threes "S"s:
  • Sacred
  • Sentimental
  • Silly Santa Songs
Not to mention Dr. Suess, Tom Lehrer, John Lennon, original music and folk songs from around the world.

Live music brings merriment, mirth and mayhem to any holiday party. Sing along with carols and other seasonal works. Bask in the memories of popular tunes played by masters of imporvisation and adaptation. Gypsy Rox has brought diversity to concert stages, renaissance faires and street corners - for all your guests, there is an inspirational melody to make them feel at home and be of good cheer.

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Traditional tunes covered:
  • A Beggin' We Will Go
  • A La Una
  • Banish Misfortune
  • el Basso
  • Bear Dance
  • Bessarabian girl
  • Bessarabian Hora
  • Bianprovisation
  • los Bibilicos
  • the Black Nag
  • Blackberry Blossom
  • BlackJack David
  • Brian Boru
  • the Butterfly
  • Campbell's Farewell
  • Cantiga 100
  • Cantiga 281
  • Cantiga 353
  • Cariboushka
  • Carolyn's Concerto
  • el Choclo
  • Clickin' Chickens
  • Clock Waltz
  • the Crested Hen
  • Dark Eyes
  • Doda 166
  • Farewell to Liverpool
  • Finn's Polksa
  • Fishtianado
  • Flowers of Edinburgh
  • Gathering Peascods
  • Give Me Your Hand
  • Gloomy Sunday
  • Greensleeves
  • Happy Horas
  • Health to the Company
  • Hey Ho Nobody Home
  • Hole In The Wall
  • Horse's Bransle
  • Hungarian Dance #5
  • Irish Washer Woman
  • Jenny Pluck Pears
  • John O' Dreams
  • Kesh Jig
  • Kemp's Jig
  • King of the Faeries
  • Little Beggar Man
  • Little Sister
  • Maltese Bransle (Duck Song)
  • Mari's wedding
  • Morrison's Jig
  • Moses Freed The Slaves
  • Mouse Dance
  • O Dat Nonesuch
  • Over the Waterfall
  • Papirosen
  • La Partida
  • Princess Royal
  • Rakes of Mallow
  • Red Haired Boy
  • Rites of Man
  • Road to Lisdoonvarna
  • la Romanesca
  • Romanian Train Song
  • Rufty Tufty
  • Sailing Breeze Waltz
  • Sailor's Hornpipe
  • Scotland the Scary
  • Sellinger's Round
  • She beg, she mor
  • St. Anne's reel
  • Staines Morris
  • Swedish Jig
  • Tarentella
  • Tell Me Ma
  • Two Guitars
  • Whiskey Before Breakast
  • Whistling Hora
  • Zemer Atik

A Brief History of Gypsy Rox

as told by Ky Hote
       Gypsy Rox began in the lanes of the 2007 Tennessee Renaissance Festival when Lauren Morris and I discovered were having a great time playing Gypsy and Celtic tunes and making them our own with fun improvisation. As you know, it's all fun and games until someone takes a picture!
Never one to waste a good promo shot, we found a name for what we did and looked for gigs.

       Our first real gig was in 2009 at the Normam Medieval Festival in Oklahoma.
       This was dangerous music - why should the jugglers have all the fun? Since and I couldn't be in the state as often as we'd like, Gypsy Rox became a vehicle for my out-of-the-box guitar playing to be complemented with adventurous fiddle playing.

I am lucky to have had many great fiddling friends who sent me on this road: Jacques Girouard, Owl Morrison, Michi Regier and Vicki Scuteri to name a few.


Although this was born at a Ren Faire, Gypsy Rox is appropriate for Singer/Songwriter venues as well as Celtic Festivals, Christmas shows and well... whatever we are invited to play at! The first Gypsy Rox event for Karen Lee Larson was my 50th birthday party at Banjo Jim's in NYC.


       In 2010, Michi joined at the Bristol Renaissance Festival, but it really started rolling in 2012 when Lauren came to Texas to play with me at the Texas Renaissance Festival, bringing her dancing skills into the act. 2013 was a transitional year. Rio joined us on percussion and I got to play with 3 different fiddlers at TRF and 1 hammered dulcimer player as well. Joe Jewell (my bandleader in Featherstone) was the dulcimer player and the fiddlers included Lauren, Karen Lee and Michelle Alany, who settled in as the main fiddler of the group.
       Marta Rymer joined the Roxlovian tribe to play with me in Michigan. Meanwhile Alany and I had been working with some live recordings and on Nov. 1st, 2014 we released our live CD Living Room Rox. And on it goes....!



Thanks to photographers/videographers:
Anne Wright, Ricky Dodson, Katie Farmer,
trafor01, Thomas Gerstner, many others unknown (email me and I'll credit you!)


Ky, Steve Wood, Lauren
at Wildflower House Concert


Ky signaling an ending


Joe Jewell, Rio Blue & Ky 2013


Alany


Rio, Ky & Marta Rymer
at Michigan Ren Faire 2014
photo by Lord Paris


At the Elgin Owl

Sherwood Forest 2014

Karen Lee, Rio, Ky TRF 2013
Dancers at TRF 2013