Authentic is the word 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 Acoustic Rock, Pop, Blues and Jazz.
However, it's the stories about the songs and their experiences traveling the country and the world as first-generation immigrants that makes their shows so personal and memorable.
Like its creators, their music is much like fine fusion cuisine; Italian, Irish, South African and Ukrainian to be precise. Their music is born from heartache and struggle, love and determination infused with many flavors, textures and nuance. Their message is both universal and intimate, familiar yet otherworldly.
Their humble story as immigrants combined with their unwavering passion and independent ethos has merited Gypsy Soul’s, Cilette Swann (US/CAN) and Roman Morykit (UK), a permanent place in the hearts of their fans and continued media recognition.
Their innovative arrangements, passionate vocals, intricately woven harmonies, soaring guitars and lyrical fretless bass will transport even the most jaded listener to another place.
British-born Morykit, is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer whose musical roots go back to his childhood training in classical piano. After several years in London as a sought-after studio musician and also fretless bassist for the emerging band Raising Cain (with whom he was signed to A&M Records,) Roman relocated to Edinburgh, Scotland to pursue new musical opportunities.
There he met Canadian-born singer/lyricist Swann, who had also recently relocated to Edinburgh after years of traveling in Europe and living in Paris, singing with famed French Jazz artist, Alain Mion. The two began writing and recording together and quickly fell in love. Love led to marriage, marriage led to relocating to Hollywood, and while in Hollywood, Gypsy Soul was born.
Over their 25 year professional career, the pair have had a Top 40 A/C hit with “Silent Tears” and have won numerous songwriting and performance awards including: International Acoustic Music Awards, Independent Music Awards, Lilith Fair, Performing Songwriter’s Top DIY Artists, Just Plain Folks and others.
They've earned over 1.6 million downloads and garnered Critic’s Choice in over 75 magazines and newspapers. Road warriors for over 24 years, they have traveled over 500,000 miles, performing in venues from 200-2,000 seats.