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Modern Gypsies

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            "[like a] soundtrack to a halucenogenic sequence...[Hoseff leaves me] feeling the way I do when I hear a Zappa album."

        -Buzzard Tracks


           "Hoseff’s “east meets west” aesthetic yields consistently memorable results on Modern Gypsies... Impressive debut album."

       -Alex Henderson (Music Critic/Spin Magazin)


"[Hoseff] plays a gypsy-blues style — a less punk, more composed Gogol Bordello. The band claims to be descended from Spanish gypsies, and they certainly sound like it."

"The faces will be familiar in this smoky-sounding band for those who know the music scene, they are perfect..."

-Buzbin Magazine

 

    Adhering to the gypsy minstrel traditions of his ancestors, that trace their origins to the early 12th century, Hoseff brings to life a style of music that owes as much to it’s ethnic roots and story-telling base as it does to Neo-Continental rock and blues.   With the release of his debut album, Modern Gypsies, Hoseff keeps this “Gitano” musical tradition alive with spirited vocals, haunting melodies and a truly original sound.   His voice is spell binding like that of a gypsy story-teller and his songs come directly from his experiences as an urban observer and metropolitan traveler.  

 

    Hoseff is a singer, songwriter, performer and producer.   Among the original compositions on Modern Gypsies, are lyrical arrangements from legendary Spanish poet, Federico Garcia Lorca and Akron-based lyricist Charles Auerbach, whose work was included on an early Black Keys album.   Angie Haze, a talented vocalist and pianist with strong ties to her Italian heritage, also accompanies Hoseff on Modern Gypsies


JULY

Hello good people!  I hope you are doing well.  I only have two shows to tell you about this month but I’m very excited for both of them .

 

  •          Wednesday July 17thAnnabell’s (Upstairs) - 10PM 784 W Market St  Akron, OH 44303  Cheap beer, good music and good people.  What else do you need?

 

  •          Friday, July 19th – 157 Lounge - 7PM 157 S Water St  Kent, OH 44240.  This show is part of the Kent State Blues Festival.  This will be my first time playing at 157 Lunge, my First time playing the Blues Fest and actually my first time playing in Kent!!  Please stop on by and show some love while checking out all the great acts that night.

 

In other news:

I’ve been working hard on the next album.  It’s a very long and difficult process but I want to make sure that when it’s finished it will be the greatest thing you’ve ever heard.  :) Be sure to follow me on Facebook for more info.  www.facebook.com/HoseffMusic

 

For those of you who don’t know, I’m also playing upright bass in another group called The Angie Haze Project.  There are some very exciting things happening there be sure to check it out: www.facebook.com/TheAngieHazeProject

 

That’s all for now.  As always thanks for being a fan!

 

 

MARCH

Hello Beautiful People!

  I hope you are doing well.  I’d like to start out by telling you about the upcoming shows for March:

  • March 11th – at The Barking Spider (11310 Juniper Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106)  7PM sharp! Opening for Max’s Farm.  This is my favorite venue to play in Cleveland.  Always a great crowd and a very respectful audience who love live music.  The Barking Spider hosts free live 7 days a week
  • March 23rd – at Kafe Kerouac (2250 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201)  8PM Columbus native Susan Hartman will be kicking the show off.  This will be my first time playing at this venue.  I hope all you Central-Ohioans can come out and make it a great night!

 

   I’m also pleased to announce new merch!  Finally the Hoseff T-Shirts are ready and available in all sizes in both Black and White.  $15 each or $20 for a shirt and a CD.  Trust me – You’ll look like a pimp crusin’ around in your new shirt while blasting Modern Gypsies out of the thumpin’ system in your ride.

   It’s been a busy year for me so far. I’ve been hard at work both writing new material and booking shows.  I have a mini-tour coming up in June that I’ll be announcing soon.  I’m very excited about it.  I love touring!  It’s great to both meet and play for new people.

   Finally, I’d like to give a shout out to The Black Keys for their success last month at the Grammy’s.  I’ve always said; “What’s good for the Keys is good for Akron.”  I’d also like to send some love to Mumford and Sons.  Their album, Babel, has become one of my desert island picks and since Modern Gypsies was strangely overlooked by the Academy, I’m glad that Album of the Year went to them.

 

Modern Gypsies Album Review
"Hoseff’s “east meets west” aesthetic yields consistently memorable results on Modern Gypsies." [Read More...]
Fischer's Fab 10
Gotta love the official bio for northeast Ohio gypsy-punk trio Hoseff, which claims they're the last living remnants of a 12th-century clan of gypsies who made their living providing live theater and selling trinkets and other stolen goods town-to-town.

(We didn't check, so don't automatically infer The Beat is attempting to discredit this claim.)
Buzzbin Magazine (Weekly Email)
The Akron three-piece plays a gypsy-blues style — a less punk, more composed Gogol Bordello. The band claims to be descended from Spanish gypsies, and they certainly sound like it
Buzzbin Magazine
"The three-piece gypsy-blues band Hoseff is coming... The faces will be familiar in this smoky-sounding band for those who know the music scene, they are perfect..."