THE GYPSY SONS are a hot, powerful, hard-working, rock n’ roll machine! With lyrics like “I never made it on my own and we’ll never make it alone,” it is obvious from the jump that this band is all about inspiring and connecting with their audience. And their career is lifting off as well. They just inked a major label deal with Spectra Records who released their 10 song rock and roll opus, “Whiskey And The Devil,” produced by Gary Tharp, Peter Larkin, Sam Tate and Pat Holt, Worldwide on Tuesday May 7th, 2013.
They recently recorded Sam’s “Thanks To You,” a tribute to our American soldiers, in Nashville. They also have two songs, “Sweet Soul Sunshine” and “Right Kind Of Lovin'” featured in the action/thriller “Deadfall” starring Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam, Kris Kristofferson and Sissy Spacek on DVD, Blu-Ray AND OnDemand.
JOHN AGUON – has a long, successful musical pedigree. He’s been signed to MCA Records, Virgin Music & Triple X Records. Shared the stage with bands like Weezer, Helmet and Alice in Chains and recorded with legendary rock producers, Rick Parashar, Steve Gursky, Jimi “Haywire” Mayweather and Barry Conley to name a few. This Virginia boy taps deep into his early childhood violin and saxophone training to create the soulful guitar riffs and melodies that are the groundwork for the foot stomping rockers and sugary sweet ballads.
JOHN “Goose” GIES – has performed, written and recorded with a variety of original rock bands in the DC area. The most notable is the Fairfax, VA based band, Olive Bones. The group recorded 3 LP’s and toured the East Coast extensively. Drawing on divergent influences ala The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, U2 and Radiohead, Goose provides a darker/edgier perspective to the melodically driven The Gypsy Sons. His versatile bass playing style provides a unique nuance to the music, while his lead and backing vocals add a third dimension to the already stellar vocal arsenal that John Aguon and Eric King bring to the forefront.
ERIC KING – His first two CD’s, “The Game” and “Shake These Blues,” are still must haves for fans of his Rock and Blues influenced music up and down the East Coast as well as overseas in Europe. He performed regularly in the region with The Thin Line and even released a country record that still gets ear time among true country aficionados. Eric also has acting credits to his name, having appeared on HBO’s “The Wire,” FOX TV’s “Americas Most Wanted” and most recently on the Discovery Channel’s “Nightmare Next Door.”
DAVE MAGUIRE – fell in love with percussion the first time he heard John Bonham, whose powerful playing made the hair on the back of his neck stand up. He’s played with many talented musicians in the NOVA area, including Vast Minority and Storm Season. A much sought-after studio drummer and owner of Crashbox Studios in Sterling, VA he credits his exposure to a variety of musical styles for the versatile percussionist that he has become. For Dave, it’s all about the music and not how many triplets he can squeeze into a measure. It’s about dynamics and being true to the essence and soul of the song.