“Authentic” is the word most frequently used to describe GYPSY SOUL and their music. They are a duo with an intimacy that comes through clearly, attracting listeners with their unique blend of Roots Rock, Pop, Blues & Soul and a DIY back story every bit as compelling. It’s “music to set your heart free."
You’ve heard of crowd funding a CD… but what about an entire career? Gypsy Soul have cultivated and nurtured an audience of life-long fans; not simply via their musical excellence, but because of their dedication to all aspects of their craft. Their humble story as immigrants combined with their unwavering passion, work ethic and approachability, have garnered Gypsy Soul’s, Cilette Swann (US/CAN) and Roman Morykit (UK), a permanent place in the hearts of their fans. The exchange that’s come from these relationships has inspired their loyal supporters to donate over $81,000 for different CD projects. In fact, the duo's entire 19-year, professional music career has been mostly funded (save a few licensing deals and number of TV/film uses) by the continued patronage of fans to over one thousand of their live shows.
Perhaps their music is best described as, “Gypsy Soul is gourmet music for music lovers,” shared on the air at K-LOS Radio in Los Angeles, California.
Like its creators, their music is much like fine fusion cuisine…..Italian, Irish, South African and Ukrainian to be precise. And, as with any work of art, their music is born from heartache and struggle, love and determination brewing with many layers, textures and flavors. Their message is both universal and intimate - familiar yet otherworldly. Their roots rock -meets- acoustic soul sound is a true culmination of the very best of both Cilette and Roman's tastes, experiences and cultures. Morykit, Gypsy Soul’s producer shares that he feels True is their most unique CD to date as it is a combination of both a live and studio record. "We like to call it a “performance” record as we limited ourselves to one or two takes in order to keep the performances fresh and raw for our listeners,” states Morykit.
"I really enjoyed Gypsy Soul's CD, True! They have a truly unique sound! Cilette takes Hallelujah to a new place."
"True is finely-spun gold.”
-Sue Ennis, Heart/The Lovemongers
"Cilette Swann's voice is haunting and Roman Morykit's musicianship is superb. Their music stirs the soul and moves the spirit."
- Monica Rizzo, PEOPLE Magazine
"A gorgeous mix of rich female folk, pop, jazz with touches of bluegrass. This is highly enriched folk that nourishes the dried up gardens of the soul."
- CD BABY
”Four stars.” “...Catchy, folk-based pop/rock songs with inventive arrangements suggested what a second Buckingham Nicks LP might have sounded like if Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks had not joined Fleetwood Mac.”
- ALL MUSIC GUIDE
Gypsy Soul have had a Top 40 hit at Adult Contemporary radio with “Silent Tears,” and scored in the Top 5 on many other radio charts. In their 15 year professional recording and touring career, they've won numerous independent music awards along the way, including the Independent Music Awards, International Acoustic Music Awards, Just Plain Folks and honors at Lilith Fair.
GYPSY SOUL - INDEPTH:
Website: To experience Gypsy Soul’s music and story please visit: http://www.gypsysoul.com
GYPSY SOUL CONTACT INFO:
Band: Cilette Swann and Roman Morykit: band at gypsysoul dot com