From Gypsy Jazz to Jump Swing
With Special Guests Gypsy Mania
Caravan of Thieves might be the most fun you’ve had at a concert.
Driving gypsy-jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass, and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. It’s theatrical and humorous. It’s musical and intense. It entertains, dazzles, and defies classification, while welcoming the audience to join the band throughout the performance in momentary fits of claps, snaps, and sing-alongs. If Django Reinhardt, the cast of Stomp, and the Beatles all had a party at Tim Burton’s house, Caravan of Thieves would be the band they would hire.
The music of the Caravan of Thieves ranges from classic gypsy jazz with jump-blues-style vocals and dazzling guitar and violin instrumentals to a swing cover of a tune by the Talking Heads to a note-perfect rendition of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
“Strong vocals, dazzling instrumental prowess on guitar and violin and upright bass, and downright silliness . . . a winning combination: these four folks are exhilarating in concert.” – Driftwood Magazine
“I like to describe it as gypsy folk-swing…” – AZcentral
“You owe it to yourself, even if you consider yourself a casual music fan, to check out a Caravan of Thieves show.” —Swerve Magazine
“Channeling pop bliss through their trademark lock-tight, turn-of-the-century, bang-out-a-beat-on-anything-that-can-take-it approach,” the Caravan of Thieves is “a band on the high road to musical perfection.”
“The Caravan sound is a mixture of pop, jazz and folk with a definite vaudeville twist…[Caravan's] songs are dizzying in their musical complexity, lyrical imagery and storytelling aspirations. Just as interesting—and just as challenging—are the group’s covers, which have included Talking Heads’ ‘Psycho Killer’ and Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’” – Pittsburgh City Paper