Steve and David Earthfest
Mike at Audubon Zoo
Joey drum View Earthfest
Steve at New Orleans Botanical Gardens
in New Orleans

David Cd release party Louisiana Swamp Audubon Zoo
Joey Cd release Party
Tony Bodine sax it up
Joey spinning 

Urban Gypsies began playing in the New Orleans area in 1997.  The band members have years of playing in clubs from Tipitina's to JazzFest.  The Urban Gypsies sound is "Gumbo Rock" a blend of their influences from rock, to soul, and the music melting pot of the New Orleans sound.  This original music Rock and R&B band is a Louisiana Gumbo with a taste of New Orleans. Take all of the Urban Gypsies, and their influences, and you get music with a groove, vocal harmony, and even on occasion an edge of spice. You can hear New Orleans in some of the keys, blues and even Latin rhythm in their sound. Mix it all up and you get the Urban Gypsies.

It's time to get on the Caravan and hear... Urban Gypsies.

The inside story:  The band started at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans in 1996.   A bunch of guys start jamming at night after working at the Zoo.   From the  ZOO ROCK sessions  the Urban Gypsies developed it's own New Orleans sound.   That's where the caravan began.

Who is in the band?
Scroll down the page to see the guys.
Steve Dorand
Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards

David Mancuso
Vocal, Guitar

Joey Ratliff
Vocals, Drums, Percussion

Mike Nee 
Vocal, Bass

Tony Bodine
Vocals, Saxophone
Dwight Clements
Vocals, Keyboards

Urban Gypsies returning home at the Louisiana Swamp
dance hall at the Audubon Zoo, New Orleans.
Photos by Bryce and Steven Dorand   -  (c) B. Dorand & S. Dorand 2016