The Stolen Horses began in early 2016 when Deon Bakkes brought his love of Django Reinhardt-style Gypsy Jazz and improvisational music into his own personal musical conception. The horses recorded their debut album in late 2016 entitled “Neither Here nor There” featuring a mix of original songs such as "Stealing Horses" and "The Reaper's Got Kids To Feed Too' as well as a number of re-invigorated and fired up jazz standards such as "It Don't Mean A Thing" and "Minor Swing".
The horses have released their latest EP in May 2018 entitled 'Thrice A Pair' that explores the new, bigger and more punk side of the Stolen Horses' music. The tunes are driven by the relentless Tzigan rhythm now featuring punk d-beats and a change from brushes to sticks on the drums. The old is bridged with the new with the flaming Tzigan traditional ‘Dark Eyes’, the slow and dirty ‘Double or Nothing’, and the monumental Motorhead classic ‘Ace of Spades’.
The Stolen Horses will release their next EP titled 'The Striped Mare' in April 2019.