Oral History Information
Tracy Vignati and her husband Fabrice formed a band together using a style they call Gypsybilly! They debuted their band, The Vignatis, in 2009. Tracy describes their style as a blend of French and English vocals set to gypsy orchestration (using guitar, clarinet, accordion, and violin) and Rockabilly’s hard-hitting swing (using electric guitar and upright bass). Her musical journey began with her mother, who sang with big bands. Tracy began singing as a child and in school played clarinet. She studied classical music and sang in bars and clubs as she grew up. After meeting Fabrice and forming their own band, they recorded several albums, the first of which was The Birth of Gypsybilly.