Gypsy Pickers

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


The GYPSY PICKERS are a well-traveled band based in Nelson Bays. They're 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, and their original music has featured regularly on TV, film and radio. The Gypsy Pickers make music to move you and make you move - with rock, popular, reggae, bluegrass, world, latin, jazz, blues, 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.

Punchy on rhythm and lead guitars, bass grooves, banjo, mandolin, melodica, rich vocals and percussion.

The GYPSY PICKERS (aka Lindy Valente and Ron Valente) perform for venues, concerts, festivals, weddings, corporate events, functions and private parties. They perform all around NZ and intermittently overseas.

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

Gumboot Gal - live at the Mussel Inn 1996 - Video
Join the Gypsy Pickers at the Mussel Inn on Saturday 10 December 2022 to celebrate 30 years since the Gypsy Pickers played for the Mussel's opening night! Go to facebook for more -

Destination Still Unknown - Music Video
A cruisy original song, live in the studio, with a visual feast of Ron's birth state, Arizona

Wagon Wheel - live video
Gypsy Pickers playing a dancefloor request.

Dreams - live video
We had some lively singers helping us on Fleetmac's 'Dreams'

Take It Easy - live video
Gypsy Pickers playing a Stan Walker song at a NZ woolshed party

Long Train Running (Doobie Bros) - live video
Gypsy Pickers live - summer night dance party.

EveryDay video
An original song by the Gypsy Pickers. Studio recording.

Arizona Reggae Hoedown
Gypsy Pickers live playing an original song with banjo

Watch more videos on the Videos Page

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This is the official website of the original and current