French Oak Gypsy Band gives a fresh spin on French and American Swing Era classics. With a repertoire derived greatly from Chanson, Gypsy Jazz, and Dixieland Jazz, they also play traditional World Folk and modern tunes from around the world. Leading this group of gypsies in their undeniably fun performances are North Bay native and vocalist, Stella Heath, and French-American guitar player, Gabriel Pirard, with reed player James Inciardi rounding out the trio. With their French-inspired sound that spotlights Heath’s magnetic vocals and the band’s tight rhythms, they’ll transport you straight into the bygone era of Swing.
Aside from the many street-side parking spaces, there are 3 parking lots / garages within one to two blocks of the venue. There is a two story large parking structure behind the Fenix. If you can’t find a space there, seek out the lot at Lootens Place and fifth street (1-1/2 blocks away) and the multi floor lot at A and third streets (2 blocks away).