Caravan of Thieves describe themselves as “gypsy swinging serenading firebreathing circus freaks,” and their music as “gypsy-flavored songwriting” matched with high intensity performance. Formed in 2008, the band started with couple Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni casually blending and harmonizing their voices, which led to the creation of beautiful music with a bohemian touch.
They soon added Brian Anderson on bass and Ben Dean on violin. Their debut album was released in 2009 (Bouquet). It was promptly followed by a second release in 2010 (Mischief Night) and another in 2012 (The Funhouse).
If you are already listening to their music, I still have one further recommendation: You have to see Caravan of Thieves perform live. I did.
And it was one of the best concerts that I have seen in my life. They performed at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago last February 12, 2016. They did an absolutely amazing cover of Bohemian Rhapsody which was easily the best cover that I have witnessed so far. Here is a short clip:
Bonus: Here is Fuzz doing an amazing job with a quirky improvised drum set.
It was a very entertaining and engaging show, with the band inviting us to join in clapping and singing along.
Update as of March 2017: Their most recent album, Maple Hill Sessions Vol. 1, came out last July 2016 and they are scheduled to go on tour in Florida and Miami this April 2017.
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