"World class, feel-good music
with the power of soul!"
The GYPSY PICKERS are a multi-instrument, songwriting duo known for their engaging live performances that have kept them busy on the local and international touring scene.
These two lively entertainers have a captivating show and an extensive repertoire to suit any function or event. The Gypsy Pickers make music to move you and make you move - with rock, reggae, bluegrass, gypsy, celtic, popular, pacifika, jazz, blues, roots, latin, kiwi classics, originals, well loved hits, and fun novelty pieces to entice and entertain. For a quality concert experience or floor shaking evocative dance music, the Gypsy Pickers are known for consistently pleasing crowds of all ages.
Experts at their craft on hot guitars, mandolin, banjo, melodica, rich vocals and percussion.
The GYPSY PICKERS (aka The Valentes) perform for venues, concerts, festivals, weddings, corporate events, functions and private parties, all over NZ. They're based in Golden Bay, near Nelson.
On this website you can read about the GYPSY PICKERS, songwriting and recordings, find out what they're up to, listen to music and buy CDs. Check out the Bio page for more band info. Or go to the News and Performances page to see what's cooking.
Go to the Contact page to book the Gypsy Pickers for your function or event.
"The GYPSY PICKERS really are a treat to see!"
Watch the Shaky Isles music video - the Gypsy Pickers' song for Christchurch, written after the February earthquake. With Francis E. Maxino on piano.
Shaky Isles Music Video
And here's a music festival video of Ron Valente and a band of muso friends performing his songs Gumboot Gal and Takaka.
Below is a mix of studio recorded originals and live venue recordings
A FEW OF OUR ORIGINALS
Wide Open Spaces
Listen to Wide Open Spaces, an original from the Gypsy Pickers' Aurora CD (mp3)
Listen to this popular Reggae-Groove studio original - Gypsy Pickers' Shaky Isles EP (mp3)
Listen to a South Pacific Reggae original from the Gypsy Pickers' Aurora CD (mp3)
Bit of Magic
Listen to Bit of Magic, an original from the Gypsy Pickers' Aurora CD (mp3)
Arizona Reggae Hoedown
Listen to some feel good bluegrass with banjo, an original from the Gypsy Pickers' Aurora CD (mp3)
Listen to and get a free download of our latest recording, SHAKY ISLES, a song for Christchurch by the Gypsy Pickers - written after the February earthquake. Features Francis E. Maxino on piano