Luke follows in his father’s musical footsteps

Luke and Victoria Oldfield, Gypsyfingers
Luke and Victoria Oldfield, Gypsyfingers
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FOLLOWING their critically well-received slot as the opening act on Tubular Bells For Two’s UK tour last autumn, Gypsyfingers now embark on their first ever UK tour, with a brand new single, Half World, released to coincide with the dates, which bring them back to Scotland and the Capital to play the Voodoo Rooms tomorrow.

A multi-instrumental ethereal folk-rock and pop quartet who play “trip-hop and folk-influenced ethereal pop that delightfully doesn’t fit into any existing musical pigeonhole”

Gypsyfingers was founded by Victoria and Luke Oldfield as a duo, the former’s classical music training and love of dance music fusing with the latter’s folk and rock background to form a unique ethereal blend of folk, rock and pop that is all their own.

They recorded their debut album, Circus Life, in typically unconventional fashion at Tilehouse Studios, a studio built for Luke’s father Mike Oldfield which specializes in vintage recording equipment including analogue tape machines, with some additional help from Rachel Lansky on viola and Matt Weeks on trumpet, and it was hailed for its originality on release in 2014.

When they felt ready to go on the road, Victoria and Luke decided to augment their sound with Patrick Kenneally, who can play keyboards and drums at the same time, and bassist Tali Trow and now perform live as a multi-instrumental quartet with Victoria on piano, French horn, guitars and vocals and Luke on guitars and vocals.

Gypsyfingers opened for James Blunt in Warsaw in 2014 and followed it up with a three-week tour of Poland the following year.

Now, having won plaudits from the press for their support slot on the Tubular Bells For Two tour last year, they are ready to strike out on their own headline shows.

It looks like Gypsyfingers’ journey is only just beginning and their subtle yet curiously seductive folk-rock sound is bound to win them new fans wherever they go!

Gypsyfingers, Voodoo Rooms, West Register Street, Friday 27 April, 7.30pm, £10, 0131-556 7060