By Priscilla Speicher The Pineapple Contributing Writer There’s a band I’ve been bumping into for a decade, always so entertaining, and always creating a full dance floor. They’re called Gypsy Lane, and they play non-stop great hits one after the other, from yesterday and today. The lead singer is a colorful, vibrant lady named Karina, and two of the founding musicians – well, they played with The Village People. How cool is that? They call themselves a “Variety Party Show Band” – and that’s accurate. They play a wide variety of popular, well known songs – they put on a show, and they know how to rev up a party. Go to one of their gigs, and you can expect to hear everything from Motown to reggae, from soul to funk, and disco to hip-hop. “We just love performing, and we love our crowds,” says Karina. “We’ve worked with some big names in the busi- ness like Patti La Belle, Cindy Lauper, and Lou Rawls – and so we are a unique blend of talents and styles. This is what makes us a true original.” And it’s true, because I can’t think of any other band that has their sound, the personality — or the diversity. And I go out to hear live music four nights a week for the past 18 years on South Florida. They were featured on a wedding segment on NBC Miami, and have had many other accolades. The Gypsy Lane Band often gets hired for weddings and other private events, and has an extended family of seven additional artists who can join in for larger performances. Gypsy Lane is available as a 5-piece to 12-piece band, and are known for wowing guests and truly making an event exceptional. They really are a lively, amazing group of entertainers. The name came from a street in Philadelphia, in the tough neighborhood where founding band members first exposed their music to the public. At the time, there was a girl who lived on Gypsy Lane, who they were all smitten with, and so this is how they came to their name choice. Around Palm Beach County they can be found performing at the New York Bar and Grill in Palm Beach Gardens, Jazziz in Boca Raton, and Dirty Martini in Palm Beach Gardens. They also play at the Seminole Casino – Hard Rock and other Broward venues. Check the calendar on their website gypsylandband.com.