Created in 2001 by Italian-born busker Didier Casnati, the Gypsy Queens originally eked away their living by carrying out in bars, cafés, and squares in Southern France. It wasn’t before outfit began playing in the exclusive La Petite Maison cafe in Good that they might become noticed from the music market. A favorite haunt from the superstars — Fishing rod Stewart, Elton John, and Bono getting regular clients — the group began playing private celebrations thrown with the cafe’s A-list clients. While playing their normal slot machine at La Petite Maison this year 2010, the group — today composed of Manuel Polin (drums), Jay Metcalf (saxophone), Jason Ruler (contrabass), and Anders Klunderud (electric guitar), with Casnati leading on vocals and electric guitar — captured the hearing of London Information employer Nick Raphael, who was simply on vacation along with his wife. Putting your signature on to London, the group going off to LA to record its debut record with manufacturer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell). The self-titled record was released by the end of 2012 and highlighted guest performances from Madeleine Peyroux, Graham Nash, and Booker T. Jones.