The Gypsy Queens
The Gypsy Queens is a French pop band, originating from Nice and signed to London Records (Universal Music Group). The original five-piece band consists of Didier Casnati, Jason King and Anders Klunderud, Jay Metcalf and Manuel Polin, who all started life as individual buskers before coming together to form the band. The band was made famous in the private party circles by Elton John, and more publicly by former president Nicolas Sarkozy, who hired them for their personal events. On November 2, 2012, the band released its debut album, The Gypsy Queens, which entered the UK Albums Chart at number 46. On June 23, 2014, the band released their second album "'Lost in the music (album)", recorded at London RAK Studios, mixed and mastered in Los Angeles. The Album features guests such as Hayley Westenra and Ben Taylor, and was produced by Didier Casnati. The band is known for performing 200 private parties around the world every year, and having played for 45 heads of States. Didier Casnati's famous quote to describe the band is "we are the most famous band you have never heard of" The band continues to perform private parties around the world. James Lomas, of the original cast of Billy Elliot, has joined the band in 2015. The band is associated with the famous jewelry brand Chopard. Didier Casnati is also known for his hard working ethic, and has managed the band since its creation. The band doesn't use the help of managers, agents, or other collaborators.