The Gipsy Kings, featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo, will perform at Tennessee Performing Arts Center on May 10, taking audiences back to the south of France with flamenco guitars and booming Spanish vocals. The band will perform longtime favorites and new songs from their upcoming project “Evidence.”
“Music has always been a passion,” says lead guitarist Baliardo. “Even after all this time, after all these years of touring and working. It has given us so much. We have matured, we have developed in music, and it has been so good for us.”
Melding deep-heated flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop to the tune of 20 million albums sold, the Grammy Award-winning hit-makers behind “Bamboléo” continue to celebrate in their own, blistering tradition.
Uniting the family Reyes and the family Baliardo, the band continues a tradition that has drawn famous fans such as Picasso, Cocteau, Dali and Chaplin. From playing on the streets of Cannes and the hedonistic heights of St. Tropez, breaking world music barriers as one of the rare groups to climb the US and World music charts.
Featured in films like animated hit “Sing,” “The Big Lebowski,” “Toy Story 3” and the television show “Glee,” the band has embraced western classics by Bob Marley, the Doobie Brothers and The Eagles with globe-hopping grace, while incorporating dramatic cues from Brazilian and Caribbean culture.
Now bringing the party back to the United States in a new tour, The Gipsy Kings will raise the roof with dance-ready furor, returning to their groundbreaking eponymous album and the nomadic spirit that has led them to their latest Grammy Award-winning project, “Savor Flamenco” – giving audiences the “deep shout at the heart of our community.” Look for the band’s new release “Evidence,” coming soon.
Joining The Gipsy Kings is Sonia Kreitzer, commonly known by her stage name of Doe Paoro. Paoro describes her aesthetic as an ethereal blend of pop, soul and R&B. Signed to ANTI Records, her new single, “Guilty,” is produced by Jimmy Hogarth (Amy Winehouse, Sia, Duffy) and was released earlier this year.
Tickets for The Gipsy Kings start at $42 and are available now at WMArocks.com or by phone at 615-782-4030.