“I really enjoyed Gypsy Soul's, TRUE! They are a truly unique sound. Cilette takes Hallelujah to a new place!”
— Aaron Neville
Our 13th CD, True...
Authentic and excellence are the words most often used to describe Gypsy Soul and their music. The duo's multicultural heritage helps inform both their message and sound, attracting audiences with their soulful blend of Roots, Pop, Blues and Jazz. Their wistful story began in Scotland when Roman Morykit (UK) and Cilette Swann (Canada/US) made a promise to each other to make both their living and their lives from their art.
“…they forge a musical journey of deep questions, curiosities and illuminations.” - Sue Ennis (Heart)
Like its creators, Gypsy Soul's music is much like fine fusion cuisine…..Italian, Irish, South African and Ukrainian to be precise. As with any work of art, their music is born from heartache, struggle, love and determination infused with many textures, nuance and flavors. Their message is both universal and intimate - familiar yet otherworldly.
“Gypsy Soul is gourmet music for music lovers.” - K-LOS Radio
Over their 20 year career, the pair have had a Top 40 hit with “Silent Tears” and have won numerous songwriting and performance awards including International Acoustic Music Awards, Independent Music Awards, Lilith Fair and others. They've earned over 1.6 million downloads and have sold out numerous theaters including Triple Door and Musical Instrument Museum.
"Gypsy Soul is one of the most brilliantly instrumented and vocally adept bands alive and kicking.” - Orange County Weekly
They’ve also garnered Critic’s Choice in over 70 magazines and newspapers and have had their music placed in numerous hit TV shows and motion picture films. Most recently, songs from their latest CD, True are being reviewed and played throughout the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.
"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 (Los Angeles, CA)
"Gypsy Soul is one of the most brilliantly instrumented and vocally adept bands alive and kicking. The most original material in the folk-rock scene today - totally unique and captivating."
- ORANGE COUNTY WEEKLY (Santa Ana, CA)
"Roman’s fluid guitar embraces Cilettes’ soulful vocals as they forge a musical journey of deep questions, curiosities and illuminations. True is finely-spun gold.”
-SUE ENNIS, Heart and The Lovemongers (Shoreline, WA)
"....And their adaptations of traditional holiday tunes are beautiful — I can’t describe their “Noel” in words, other than to say it will convince any hater of Christmas music to think otherwise."
- Marian Liu, SEATTLE TIMES (Seattle, WA)
'FOUR STARS.' "Morykit plays an array of guitars and keyboards, coming up with an evocative style of folk-rock that supports Swann's singing of romantic lyrics to catchy melodies, her voice not so much suggestive of Nicks as of a cross between Joni Mitchell and Heart's Ann Wilson."
- ALL MUSIC, William Rhulmann
"Any discussion of today’s finest female vocalists must include Cilette Swann."
- PAUL FREEMAN, Pop Culture Classics
Gypsy Soul) have carved out an impressive discography filled with material blending Celtic, folk, jazz, rock and other styles with a master's touch. Gypsy Soul's thirteenth album True offers an engaging and eclectic collection of songs sure to thrill fans."
- ROBERT KINSLER, Rock and Roll Truth (Music Worth Buying)
"Gypsy Soul's latest CD True is simply fantastic; soulful lyrics and beautiful vocals, intricately woven with feel good melodies that are exceptionally satisfying! I loved every track!"
- DOUGLAS NEWSOM, co-founder BBS Radio