About the Band


 

(Gypsy Relic from left to right:  Brad Thompson, Dann Jasko, Chris Szuch)

THE PLAYERS

Dann Jasko- Guitar and vocals

Brad Thompson- Bass and vocals

Chris Szuch- Drums

 

THE BAND

Gypsy Relic is a Cleveland-based band that makes music from the heart and for your soul. Together for ten years, the trio writes original lyrics and fuses a musical style that is all their own. Cleveland-area fans are offered an exciting sound that reflects hometown pride and deep roots in rock n’ roll. With influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead, to Jane’s Addiction and A Tribe Called Quest, they are the bastard step-child of a town enamored with dead idols and cover bands.

Blending funk, blues, jazz, and hip-hop, guitarist and vocalist Dann Jasko, bassist Brad Thompson and drummer Chris Szuch boast an extensive list of songs that appeal to a wide audience. Gypsy Relic has played a variety of Cleveland venues, including Peabody's, Wilbert's, Burning River Fest 2008, and a sold-out CD release party at The Cambridge Room at the House of Blues.

 

THE MUSIC

Burn On Big River (2000) is a raw take on what is now a more refined and mature vision. That vision comes through in the band's two EPs: Studio Sessions (2007) and the Lava Room Recordings (2008). Paycheck to Paycheck (2009), Gypsy Relic's first full-length studio album, captures the efforts of songwriting team Jasko and Thompson, featuring revamped older tunes as well as new sounds.  The album covers a spectrum of moods and styles, from the intensity of “Feast or Famine,” to the lyrical reflectiveness of “May Never.” Produced by Dustin Mapes of Cleveland's Lava Room Recording Studio, who has worked with artists such as Mushroomhead and The Jack Ford's, Paycheck to Paycheck marks a new era in Gypsy Relic's musical timeline.  

 

IN THE NEWS

            “There are few local bands with the dynamic range and the art and soul of Gypsy Relic,    and there's no better way to experience their power and diversity than watching them tear up a stage.” Brian Baker, Cleveland Scene Magazine