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Deon Bakkes and the Stolen Horses


  1. 1.
    These Are My Horses
  2. 2.
    Punk Gitan
  3. 3.
    Swing 48
  4. 4.
    Let There Be Rhythm
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To steal horses is an idiom for romance, and refers to the traditional gypsy lifestyle which relied upon the service of magnificent steeds - sometimes indeed stolen.
Deon Bakkes and the Stolen Horses bring a new light to Gypsy Jazz that incorporates the classic European gypsy melody and 1930's swing, with a modern attitude rooted in Punk and Rock ‘n Roll.
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 Stolen Horses latest release, ‘The Striped Mare’ wrangles in the best parts of the first three years in the Stolen Horses. Digging deeper into the unique mix of gypsy music, jazz and punk, the Stolen Horses have expanded to include Trombone, Accordion and Keys. Three original tunes are offered to provide inspiration for rebellion, harmony and the Hepcat dictionary of phrases in ‘Punk Gitan’, ‘Barrelhouse Blip’ and the single ‘Let There Be Rhythm’. The classic swing tune ‘Bei Mir Bist Du Shoen’ is arranged in the most groovy of manners for a band of punky ponies, and the horses take a wild crack at covering the legendary metal songs ‘The Trooper’ (Iron Maiden) and ‘Duality’ (Slipknot).They say you can’t escape your roots in the end, and the Stolen Horses show us how those roots connect with the branches in the most interesting of ways. Enjoy the music y'all!


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