Hey Gringo, an eclectic, earthy, funk injected, original jazz, blues n roots band who have been delivering unique, irresistible live performances for nearly two decades. This multi award winning band of seasoned, outstanding instrumentalists, singers and songwriters, have notched up 4 critically acclaimed albums, toured extensively, both nationally and internationally and have performed with some of the biggest names in the global music arena. Hey Gringo consistently deliver outstanding performances, treating audiences to edgy, thought provoking, lively, infectious, memorable songs, fueled by their extreme love for, what they do best – perform!
An upbeat collection of smokin’ rhythm & blues combining jazz-inflected vocal stylings, polished instrumentation, well-formed solos and seriously funky grooves (Al Hensley – Rythms Magazine- Noosa FM Qld Blue Monday 101.3FM) Reviewing The Best Of Daryl Roberts & Hey Gringo 2014. Boogie piano, smoking organ, hot sax, steamy harmonica and quirky guitar, over a layer of irresistible rockin’ roots and rhythm, Hey Gringo take you on a journey to all corners of the roots music world.
Formed by multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter Daryl Roberts, who is a celebrated performer in his own right, Hey Gringo draw inspiration from our rich Australian music heritage, offering a fresh batch of characteristic reflections of life, raw and edgy.
With album number 6 just released, a Live at Sydney Blues & Roots Festival DVD/CD a follow up to the ‘best of’ tribute, highlighting songs from the bands exceptional career and guaranteed to reinforce why Hey Gringo are still one of the most popular, sought after bands of the Australian festival and venue circuit.
Formed by Daryl Roberts (Spectrum/Blackfeather/Jimmy Witherspoon) around 1993 the band has been a fluid lineup of amazing renown musicians and Australian Music legends on stage and in the studio including the likes of Nicky Bomba (John Butlet Trio/Bomba/Melb Sca Orchestra) who engineered and co-produced the first 3 albums. Ross Wilson(Daddy Cool/Mondo Rock), Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool), Spectrum, Broderick Smith (Dingoes/Carson), Kevin Borich, Neale Johns(Blackfeather) among others. Members of the band over the years have included: Paul Gadsby, Ivan Frost, Brian Strafford, Aaron
Searle, Peter Etheridge, Sean Vagg, Peter Robertson, Brendan Mason, Wayne Burt, Shane, DiOrio, Dean Haitani, Mick Elliott, Les Oldman, Laurie Bongalais, Lil Fi, Iain Mclennan, Steve Hoy and many more…