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Cilette Swann and Roman Morykit first met in Edinburgh, Scotland, some twenty-two years ago, “and it was musical lust at first sight,” she recalls. Vancouver native Swann, of Irish and South African descent, had been in Paris, singing in French jazz bands, while British-born Morykit, with roots in the Ukraine and Italy, arrived from London, where his rock band Raising Cane had just been dropped by a major label.

After a few months of writing and recording, the pair’s professional relationship became romantic and soon the two were married and Gypsy Soul was born. Ten albums and half a million miles later, the two have forged a musical career that has taken them all over the world, building up a loyal audience that has enabled them to sell 1.5 million downloads internationally and 120,000 CDs in the United States alone. They’ve had their songs licensed in numerous TV shows including Providence, Roswell, Felicity, and others.

Anchored by lyricist Swann’s crystal-clear and expressive vocals and composer/arranger Morykit’s multi-instrumental musical ability, with a sound that ranges from full-on Americana heartland rock to country, blues, R&B, and soul, Gypsy Soul has graduated from playing art and wine festivals throughout the western states to headlining the prestigious 2,200-seat Britt Festival in its current home of Jacksonville, Oregon. The duo has also won numerous independent music awards along the way, including International Acoustic Music Awards with “Soul Of A Girl,” Independent Music Awards with “Angel From Montgomery,” and Just Plain Folks with the album, Beneath The Covers: A Rediscovery.

Gypsy Soul is a duo with an intimacy that comes through clearly, attracting listeners via an inspiring DIY back story. It’s a message Gypsy Soul continues to spread, pure of heart, everywhere they go.

“A gorgeous mix of folk, pop, jazz with touches of bluegrass…that nourishes the dried up gardens of the soul.”—CD Baby
“Cilette Swann’s voice is haunting and Roman Morykit’s musicianship is superb. Their music stirs the soul and moves the spirit.”—People magazine

“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
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