Gypsy’s Kiss announce new album & release single & video

Gypsy’s Kiss, an integral part of the revered ‘Iron Maiden Family Tree,’ proudly announces their latest milestone: celebrating their 50th Anniversary with the release of a highly anticipated album due for release summer 2024.

The debut single, “We’ve Come To Play,” marks a poignant return for the legacy band. Reflecting on their journey, the song narrates their resurgence after a hiatus following their initial run. However, this return isn’t about vanity, ego, or financial gain; it’s a heartfelt resurgence driven by a profound love for music, the exhilaration of performing live, and the sheer joy of entertaining audiences.

David Smith, the founding cornerstone of the band, describes the single as semi-autobiographical.

Emerging in the early months of 1974, Gypsy’s Kiss took shape within the vibrant East End of London, birthed through the collaboration of Steve Harris, the visionary founder and bassist of Iron Maiden, and David Smith. Steve and David lived close to each other and went to the same school. Their proximity and shared educational journey forged a deep bond between them.

This historical connection firmly establishes the band’s prominent position at the pinnacle of the Iron Maiden Family Tree. After nearly two years Gypsy’s Kiss came to its natural end in the second half of 1975. Steve then famously formed Iron Maiden in December 1975. The band still do remain good friends to this day. Decades later, David Smith, a founding GK member succumbed to pleas from dedicated maiden enthusiasts and reformed the band alongside fellow original member Bob Verschoyle and orchestrated a triumphant comeback at London’s Burrfest in March 2018. The band embarked on an extensive journey across the UK and Europe, resulting in two acclaimed albums.

The current line-up is David Smith (Vocals and Guitars), Jonathan Morley (Guitars and BVs), Fraser Marr (Guitars), Ross Hunter (Keys and BVs), Robin Gatcum (Bass) and Stuart Emms (Drums). The accompanying video, shot partly at the iconic venue The Cart and Horses, evokes nostalgia. From intimate studio sessions to informal footage, the video captures the band’s genuine delight in returning to their roots and sharing their passion for music after half a century.

With the album set to launch this summer, David Smith reflects on the band’s journey and says” A 50th anniversary for Gypsy’s Kiss – who would have thought that in 1974, that a raw 19-year-old long haired ‘would be’ musician from east London would still be playing and writing and releasing music after 50 years with top notch musicians and to large and enthusiastic audiences in the UK and Europe? Not me! I could be more surprised, thrilled and delighted. Long may it continue!“

The forthcoming album promises to be a testament to the band’s enduring legacy and their unwavering commitment to their craft. While deeply rooted in their Maiden lineage, Gypsy’s Kiss remains dedicated to expanding their classic rock resonance to a broader audience.

Experience the magic of Gypsy’s Kiss with their debut single and video.

‘We’ve Come To Play’ is out now on all digital platforms

Save the dates for Gypsy’s Kiss’s 50th Anniversary Tour (UK):

April 27th: Stratford (Cart & Horses)
May 11th: Hastings (The Carlisle) – Free entry show
May 15th: The Barnoldswick Arts Centre
May 16th: Cambridge (The Six Six Bar)
May 18th: Nancy, France (Tickets on sale soon)

Join Gypsy’s Kiss as they continue their musical odyssey, culminating in a performance at MearFest 2024 in Nuneaton on August 31st and the British Steel Festival in France on October 5th.

About Gypsy’s Kiss:

Classic Rock Magazine applauds the “Maiden Alumni” for their musical prowess, commending their previous release for its “tuneful hard rock with prog flourishes.” Metal Talk endorses the band’s sound as “wild and soulful,” urging listeners to succumb to the spellbinding enchantment of Gypsy’s Kiss.

Renowned for their top-tier entertainment, Metal Planet Music rightfully acclaims, “These individuals are consummate entertainers,” solidifying Gypsy’s Kiss as an enduring powerhouse in the world of music.

As the journey continues, Gypsy’s Kiss stands poised to etch another remarkable chapter in their legacy, bridging the past with the present and captivating fans old and new with their unyielding passion for rock music.



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