They call themselves a gypsy jazz orchestra, and Flying Fox and the Hunter
Gatherers have created their very own unique sound by blending brass,
rock opera and gypsy folk.
From their first full length album called Hans My Lion in 2011, to their original rock opera The Wild Things, to this soon-to-be released fourth recording Fruit and Ash, these boys seem to have a bottomless pit of ideas.
The root of the band met at university according to violinist Jesse Krause and bass player Lindsey Collins. Collins says they've come a long way since their first gig at the Stagger Inn. "Getting paid two hundred dollars and two pitchers of beers split between seven musicians - we thought we had it made, at that point!..All the way from that and getting in the van and touring across the country, which is more where we're at now."
Flying Fox and the Hunter Gatherers release their latest disc on June 1 at The Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club. Before then, catch them on SCENE on Air with host Ismaila Alfa on Saturday May 18. The show airs every Saturday from 5 - 6 p.m. on CBC Radio One, 89.3 FM/990 AM/97.9 FM in Brandon.