Gypsy Soul biography
Majestic Acoustic Rock and Soul Artists, Gypsy Soul.
International recording artists, Gypsy Soul is comprised of husband and wife team: Cilette Swann (singer and lyricist) and Roman Morykit (music writer, multi-instrumentalist and producer). Together since 1997, they are now based in Jacksonville, Oregon when not touring.
The award-winning duo masterfully blend their contemporary Celtic and Americana roots with a generous infusion of Blues, Jazz and Folk stylings to create their distinctively, soulful sound.
Cilette's powerful yet ethereal four+ octave vocals and lyrics are partnered with Roman's virtuoso guitar and bass counterpoint. This unique combination of experience, style and influence creates Gypsy Soul's exquisite, genre-defining sound. With 10 CDs to their credit, these independent mavericks have garnered "Critics Choice" in over 60 publications nationally. Through their unforgettable performances, these esteemed songwriters have sold over 110,000 CDs in the U.S. alone without label support. Compared by critics to such artists as: Sarah McLachlan, Eva Cassidy, k.d. Lang, Annie Lennox, Patti Griffin and Bonnie Raitt, Gypsy Soul will touch your heart in places long forgotten.
Gypsy Soul has been hailed as "one of the most brilliantly instrumentated and vocally adept bands alive and kicking," by the OC WEEKLY.
"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
"Four Stars." - ALL MUSIC GUIDE
Gypsy Soul has landed numerous Top 40 slots on many industry radio charts including the AC Charts, New Age Reporter and The Folk DJ charts. Recently, they won Best Cover Song CD in the Just Plain Folks Music Awards - the largest international music awards event in history. The award process took over 17 months with 10,000 music industry professionals judging 560,000 songs and 42,000 CDs from 160 countries.
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