Gypsy Pickers

"Hot rhythms and feel-good music with the power of soul!"

The GYPSY PICKERS are a multi-instrument duo known for their engaging live performances that have kept them busy on the NZ and international touring scene.

These two lively entertainers have a captivating show and an extensive repertoire to suit any event. The Gypsy Pickers make music to move you and make you move - with rock, popular, reggae, bluegrass, world, blues, jazz, roots, hits and originals - to suit the occasion. For a night of floor-shaking dance music or a quality concert experience, the Gypsy Pickers are known for consistently pleasing crowds of all ages.

Experts at their craft on hot guitars, bass, banjo, mandolin, melodica, rich vocals and percussion.

The GYPSY PICKERS (aka The Valentes) perform for venues, concerts, festivals, weddings, corporate events, functions and private parties. They're based in Nelson Bays, NZ and travel regularly.

On this website you can read about the GYPSY PICKERS, find out what they're up to, listen to music and watch videos. Check out the Bio or the Weddings page for more band info.
Go to the Contact page to book the Gypsy Pickers for your wedding or event.

"Thanks for the live music. You guys rocked!!! it was by far the best live music we have ever danced to."

Watch Music Videos

Shaky Isles Music Video
Gypsy Pickers music video of their original song written for Christchurch

Wagon Wheel
Gypsy Pickers live playing dance-floor request Wagon Wheel, at historic Moutere Inn.
(... more on videos page)

LISTEN to Gypsy Pickers Music

Originals & Live recordings


Select a track below

Wide Open Spaces - Aurora - (Original) I'm Yours - Live - (Cover)
Nikau Palm - Aurora - (Original) Minnie the Moocher - Live - (Cover)
Bit of Magic - Aurora - (Original) To Love Somebody - Live - (Cover)
Every Day - Shaky Isles EP - (Original) Brown Eyed Girl - Live - (Cover)
Arizona Reggae Hoedown - Aurora - (Original) Fever - Live - (Cover)
Rasta Cowboy - Gypsy Pickers and Friends - (Original) Ring of Fire - Live - (Cover)
Dancing in the Light of the Moon - Aurora - (Original) One Love - Live - (Cover)
Tropical Dream - Aurora - (Original) Fairytale of New York - Live at the Brigand - (Cover)
Waiheke - Gypsy Pickers and Friends - (Original) Come Together - Live - (Cover)
Shaky Isles - Shaky Isles EP - (Original) Mama Don't Allow - Live in Port Douglas - (Cover)
Voice Within - Aurora - (Original) Gypsy Jazz - Live at the Brigand - (Cover)
Big Yellow Taxi - Live - (Cover) White Boy Blues - Live - (Cover)
Hit The Road Jack/Walk On - Live - (Cover) Cripple Creek - Live at Port Douglas - (Cover)
Duelling Banjos - Live - (Cover) Turn Me On - Live - (Cover)
Stormy Weather - Live - (Cover) Voodoo Child - Live - (Cover)

This is the official website of the original and current



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