Gypsy Bed

Gypsy Bed

Monday, June 12

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

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Gypsy Bed
Gypsy Bed
Gypsy Bed is an all-acoustic band combining jazz, urban, and the spoken word. Formed in 2012 by composer/producer Godfrey Nelson, their first recording, Secret City, is a reinterpretation of songs Godfrey wrote with singer/songwriter Jake Holmes. In it Godfrey returns to his roots and his early love for jazz and contemporary classical music. Gypsy Bed brings together these early interests as well as a group of musicians he has worked with over the years. The band celebrated the release of its new CD, Dazed and Confused, in March this year with the addition of lyricist Michael Wilde. The title track, based on the original 1963 recording by Jake Holmes, has a new section with an urban feel written by Godfrey and Michael Wilde.

The live band has two new faces: bassist Ira Coleman (Sting, Herbie Hancock) and drummer Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates). Otherwise it is the same lineup as in the recordings: Godfrey Nelson (vocals/guitar), accordionist Bill Schimmel (Tom Waits, New York Philharmonic, Wynton Marsalis), piano/vocals Lorraine Nelson Wolf (singer/songwriter/Broadway keyboards), guitarist Steve Ide (Arlo Guthrie, David Bromberg), and sax man Charlie Tokarz (Four Tops, Fran Curley Jazz Explosion).

Godfrey started his musical career in New York City with his band Manikin. Within a few years he had co-founded the production company Bejan Nelson Entertainment with partner Bob Bejan, producing jingles, industrials, movie scores, and live shows including “The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Over the years Godfrey has also collaborated with Jake Holmes on jingles as well as the Broadway show Vivors. It featured the song “Skin to Skin,” recorded by Harry Belafonte and Dianne Reeves, that became a top-ten hit in Europe. In 1998 Godfrey moved to Columbia County full time with his wife, Lorraine Nelson Wolf, where they founded Ribbon Hill Music, a production/record company. Since then they have been working both together and on their own, winning Billboard awards, Parent Choice Awards, and Telly Awards. In 2009 they moved their studio into Hudson, where they work on their own music as well as producing for other artists.
Venue Information:
Club Helsinki
405 Columbia St
Hudson, NY, 12534