Saint John the Gambler
Dublin, County Dublin
Saint John the Gambler is an exciting original Gypsy Swing band with a dance-inducing spirit. They have melded sounds from by-gone eras and distant lands with modern songwriting taking in influences from Klezmer, Mariachi, Old-Time Jazz, Latin and Vaudeville that creates a bluesy gypsy piracy. They truly are unique - with a line up that includes trumpet, violin, double bass, drums, congas, piano, banjo, guitar and vocals - They have the fluidity and music to entertain any audience.
SJG had an impressive 2011 and 2012 with residencies at Whelans, The Mercantile and Shebeen Chic, in Dublin, as well as performing at numerous festivals including Spraoi Waterford, Helium, Knockanstockan, Spirit of Folk, Dublin Burlesque Festival and Electric Picnic!! The band have featured on TV3's The Morning Show with Sybil & Martin and have had songs broadcast on radio in Ireland, Spain, USA and South Korea.
Saint John the Gambler are releasing their second full-length album, Five Miles to Vaudeville, on 17th May 2013.