The Gypsy Experience


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The Gypsy Experience


TGE is a very powerful rock band with a foundation from the Band of Gypsy's Era.
The original Band of Gypsy's featured Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Miles and Billy Cox.
That trio released a self titled live album on Capital Records that is unprecedented
and unrivaled as one of the greatest of all time.
The musicians in The Gypsy Experience are actual players that worked with Buddy Miles and Jimi Hendrix,
so this is more than an average tribute band, it is as the name describes, an experience!

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Willie Basse

vocals & bass guitar

Basse worked and studied classical music with 2x Grammy Award recipients, The Texas Boys Choir from 
age 10-15 years old. He has also worked with Hendrix drummer, BUDDY MILES,  OV Wright, 
ZZ Hill, Johnny Taylor, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Canned Heat, Slash and more.

Cast of Musicians

The Gypsy Experience - Cast of musicians

James Kottak


James currently plays with legendary rock icons, THE SCORPIONS and has been with them over 18-years.
He has recorded with WILLIE BASSE and worked with Multi-Platinum Artists,
James Kottak's drumming has sold over 30-million albums!

Alvin Taylor


Taylor who at 14-years old, played with LITTLE RICHARD. 
Richard's band featured Jimi Hendrix and Billy Preston. Then on tour with Elvis Presley.
Alvin is currently the recipient of 55-Gold Album Awards (500,000 in sales each).

Alvin's Modern Drummer Interview:

Micki Free


Free is a Native American GRAMMY Award Winner best known for his work with, 
Platinum Selling group Shalamar, Crown of Thorns and currently Beauviour/Free.
Jimi Hendrix Classic "VOODOO CHILD" rawked by MICKI FREE at Hyde Park London


Lance Lopez


Lance was mentored by and played with Hendrix drummer, BUDDY MILES. (who produced his first solo album).
Lance also mentored and played with the great JOHNNY WINTER (RIP). 
He is considered by many, a modern day Texas Blues-Rock Guitar Hero. 
His credits also include, LUCKY PETERSON, JOHNNIE TAYLOR and more.

Scott Warren


Scott was with the band DIO over 20-years. He was asked to play in the Black Sabbath 
spin-off, HEAVEN & HELL who recorded and toured worldwide for two albums,
before the passing of legendary vocalist, RONNIE JAMES DIO.
Recently Scott has recorded with WILLIE BASSE and toured with DIO's DISCIPLES, HELLION and others.


Chuck "Popcorn" Louden


Popcorn mentored and played with BUDDY MILES. He also has credits with MICHAEL BURKS, LUCKY PETERSON,
DIUNNA GREENLEAF (where he currently toured opening for Kenny Wayne Shepard).
Popcorn is recipient of the "Best Drummer Award" -Backroads Blues Honors 2011.

Jimi Macon


James Macon is the original guitarist of multi-platinum selling funk group, THE GAP BAND. (1967 - 2010)
Placing (4) Number One's and (10) Top Ten hit singles  on The Billboard Music Chart.
Jimi has worked with Rufus, Kool & The Gang,  was Music Director for NATALIE COLE and has recorded 
and worked with WILLIE BASSE.

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