What happens when you mix the passion for Rockabilly and Gypsy music with the love for Jazz and Country music? You get a whole new genre called Gypsybilly. THE VIGNATIS have been rockin’ their Gypsybilly creation for 5 albums. The aurally and visually colorful Los Angeles-based group’s dynamic performances charter audiences on a journey from nostalgic times to the unknown future. They innovatively fuse American/European traditions, musicianship, and a sense of humor cleverly expressed in their songs. “…The Vignatis deliver fabulous vocals on great tunes,” says Music Connection Magazine. Their unmistakable, neo-nostalgic sound is a natural musical union so diverse it avoids strict categorization.
Their July 28, 2023 album release “Swing Kiddos Hot Klub de France (Vol. 6)” marks the 6th chapter of their Franco-American fusion of music and cultures with a nine-song album of children’s music. This album focuses on their Gypsy Jazz acoustic side in the style of Django Reinhardt with the lyrics serving as an educational introduction to France. From some basic French words, to customs, food, and manners, to a magical au pair or a French Bulldog and his silly antics, this album contains an abundance of positive messages to help empower children with a strong dose of humor along the way.
As prestigious voting members of The Recording Academy and Grammy Awards, THE VIGNATIS have performed at many esteemed events and venues including The Grammy Museum, Emmy Awards Parties, and as the opening support act for other renowned bands. Music is their lifestyle. Their goal is to share Gypsybilly with the world by passing on to others the same joy they receive in creating it. Whether paying homage to their great musical influences or exploring the future, THE VIGNATIS continue to blend the old continent, Europe with the new continent, America from studio to stage.