Taking elements of Celtic, jazz, blues, roots and gypsy and combining them into a glorious musical soundscape, the Bearded Gypsy Band is a little too good to resist. A couple of years ago the band was selected as one of Rip It Up’s 2012 Hot Six. Performances at the Illawarra Folk Festival, WOMAD, Brunswick Music Festival, National Folk Festival and Apollo Bay Music and dates with Hiatus Kaiyote, The Beards, Daniel Champagne, Tinpan Orange, Max Savage, Graveyard Train and The Tiger and Me proves just how hot they are. Their new EP is Leaving Town, a release which features vocal harmonies accompanied by “energetic bluegrass licks and lush drums sounds”. The Loft, Warrnambool – November 14.