Gypsy Pistoleros

Gypsy Pistoleros are still something truly unique and interesting in today’s predictable musical landscape. A sound and style that mixes sleazy glam punk rock with flamenco influences with a shout out to Mexican folklore and Spanish tendencies. 

Exactly the music we like to see on RIOT Records expect the unexpected.

Gypsy Pistoleros may be best described as being the ideal house band for the fictitious Titty Twister bar of Rodriguez’s From Dusk Till Dawn. Between the nods to Morricone’s tense, tumbleweed atmospheres and the Gypsy Kings’ manic Mediterranean energy, a New York Dolls raw glam spark and a surplus of prime G ’n’ R attitude, the Pistoleros‘ sonic style has roots has a widespread as the global fanbase it’s been gathering since they began playing in 2005. 

The sound is flamenco in a head on collision with punk/rock riffs, pounding bass and thrashing drums. The songs span madly in the best rock ‘n’ roll tradition with big hooks, attitude, and sleaze. Yet those flamenco breaks got into your head and refused to leave - this hybrid rocks.  

This mongrel offspring of fiery flamenco passion and gritty gutter glam, the Gypsy Pistoleros’ were born roamin’ somewhere between Barcelona and Birmingham, brought into the world to a soundtrack stack-heeled anthems of sleazy ‘70s America. Standing alone in musical ancestry and sum sound, they were one one of those most rare acts who can honestly claim the tag ‘unique’.  

The insane inspiration came from frontman and songwriter Gypsy Lee Pistolero who began wielding this unique sound whilst living in Zaragoza (Spain) whilst supporting The Ramones and Motorhead in 1993 & 1996. 

The Gypsy Pistoleros have always had a reputation for danger and played five Rocklahoma festivals 2007-11, in Oklahoma, USA , where they  appeared alongside Motley Crue, Guns n Roses, Poison, ZZ top, Twisted sister, Faster Pussycat, Vain, Papa Roach, Whitesnake, Skid Row, Black Label Society.

Normally closing each night! 

They have toured extensively, playing with the likes of The Ramones, L.A. Guns, Faster Pussycat, Adler’s Appetite, UFO, Motorhead, Ratt, Dogs D’amour, Dirty Penny, Bang tango, Wrathchild, Vains Of Jenna, Twisted Sister, Poison, Vince Neil, Bang Tango, Skid Row, Slaughter, Faster Pussycat, Dokken and ZZ Top.,  

Gypsy Pistoleros Reviews:

“The Pistoleros are sheer musical escapism” – Malcolm Dome Classic Rock 

 “Gypsy Pistoleros are a thrill-a-minute collection of melodic eye-patch swagger that smells of exotic spices and forbidden concubines. The Gypsy Pistoleros sound like Hanoi Rocks, if Hanoi Rocks were sultans and snakecharmers.” - Sleazegrinder-Classic Rock Magazine 

“As crystal and ballsy as the local chapter of the Hells Angels, if  The Angels were playing at a Mexican wedding fantastic stuff with gritty Mexican dust and magic oozing from every pore.” - Shane, The Rockpit

“Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy…and find out why the Gypsy Pistoleros are the single most inventive band of the last decade.” – Allyson, Bring Back Glam 

“If you missed this the first time around, or were too slow to catch the ship before it sailed into out of print land, this is your chance to get your hands on what could be the best album of 2008. Yes it really was that good!” -The Spunky Lobster, Komodo Rock 

**“I’m not sure how it came about but Gypsy Pistoleros have come up with an interesting, individual sound and there just isn’t anything else like it at the moment. As exotic as rock n roll can get.” **- Jonni Starr,  DirtyRock.net 

“The Gypsy Pistoleros have been the talk of the town in Hard Rock circles for a few years now and all the accolades are well deserved.” Heavy Metal Addiction 

En la Vida Real (2005), 

Wild, Beautiful, Damned! (2007) Evil Boy Records - Produced by the legendary Joe Gibb ( Catatonia, The Cure, Jaynes Addiction, Madonna, Funeral for a friend, The Kinks, etc.) Recorded at Mighty Atom Studio, Swansea, Wales

Gypsy Pistoleros  PARA SEMPRE!   was released JANUARY 24th 2008 . Released by BAD REPUTATION Records ( France ) 

Second album ‘Welcome to the Hotel de la Muerte!’ was released October 12th 2009 on Bad Reputation! http://www.badreputation.fr/produits 

Para Siempre (2008) Bad Reputation Records (France) & Blastzone/Nightmare Records (U.S.A)

Duende: Last Of The Pistoleros (2011) 100% Rock (Australia) Gypsy Pistolero

Forever Wild, Beautidul & Damned! – Greatest Hits Volume 1 (2012). Heavy Metal Records

The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful (2012) - Evil Boy Records  Gypsy Lee Pistolero

Now its Riot Records turn for the madness - 2020 here we go …..