ELISA BRAY ARTICLE
Pixie and The Gypsies
DEBUT ALBUM, ‘HONEY TRAP’, OUT AUGUST 10th 2018
"Taylor is one of the UK's exciting young jazz singers. She is a great story teller and sings from the heart while she mesmerises you with her sultry tone" Trudy Kerr
Sometimes you hear a voice that just stops you in your steps. Such a voice belongs to Taylor Notcutt, who formed Pixie and The Gypsies three years ago while studying jazz vocals at London’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Experienced in varied genres of music and, above all, jazz, the band members were drawn together by a shared passion for the Gypsy Jazz sound. Their first step towards turning their dreams into reality is the release of their musically accomplished debut original album ‘Honey Trap’ on 10th August 2018. With Taylor’s breathtakingly sultry, honeyed vocals bolstered by guitar, accordion, violin, double bass, and sweet backing vocals, ‘Honey Trap’ is a real treat.
LONDON JAZZ NEWS ARTICLE
With music as warm as the campfire it was made to be played around, Pixie and The Gypsies are an ethereally beautiful new face on the scene. Gypsy jazz is credited to 1930's Romani guitarist Jean "Django" Reinhardt. But, if Pixie and The Gypsies are anything to go by, this genre is far from outdated. Honeyed vocals, hypnotic tempos and narrative driven lyrics, these bohemian style tunes are both vintage and contemporary. Brianna McClean reports:
Lead singer and band founder, Taylor Notcutt, is the self-titled "pixie". With her seductively smooth vocals and enchanting stage presence, this name seems deserved. Connie Chatwin is masterly on the violin, her fast pace and bright tonality giving the band its distinctive folk sound. Finally, Twm Dylan on double bass and Matthew Wilson on guitar round out the group. Pixie and The Gypsies were created during Taylor’s years at Trinity Laban. The joviality and connection between the members speak to this long-time friendship. The special ingredient in Pixie and The Gypsies is a good dose of fun. Add this to the immense talent of each member and you have a winning combination.