May 5, 2017
SOULFUL BLEND OF ROOTS, POP, BLUES AND JAZZ
FRIDAY, MAY 5 @ 7PM
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.
Gypsy Soul celebrates their 20th anniversary as professional touring and recording artists in 2017. Over the past two decades, the pair have had a Top 40 hit with “Silent Tears” and have won numerous songwriting and performance awards including both the International Acoustic Music Awards and the Independent Music Awards. They’ve earned over 1.6 million downloads and have sold out numerous theaters including Triple Door and Musical Instrument Museum.
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 US, UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.
Cilette Swann and Roman Morykit will perform as a duo many of the songs from their 13 award-winning CDs including new and vintage originals plus innovative cover songs done in their unique and captivating style. You will hear impassioned four-octave vocals and intricate harmonies, virtuosic acoustic guitar, Dobro and fretless bass.
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.
“I really enjoyed Gypsy Soul’s True! They are a truly unique sound. – AARON NEVILLE
“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
“Gypsy Soul is gourmet music for music lovers.” – K-LOS RADIO
“Gypsy Soul is one of the most brilliantly instrumented and vocally adept bands alive and kicking.” – ORANGE COUNTY WEEKLY
“…they forge a musical journey of deep questions, curiosities and illuminations.” – SUE ENNIS (Heart)
“Any discussion of today’s finest female vocalists must include Cilette Swann.” -PAUL FREEMAN, Pop Culture Classics & San Jose Mercury News
“…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
Important Information about your visit to The Listening Room Phoenix
The Listening Room Phoenix is centrally located in midtown Phoenix AZ and is open to audiences who appreciate great acoustic music. Although most performances are free, participating audiences are encouraged to make at least a $20 donation to the artist. This will go a very long way in keeping each artist on their path to success and keeping The Listening Room a healthy destination for great music in Phoenix. Audiences are participating in a live video recording of the performance. Your entrance to The Listening Room Phoenix is consent to be photographed and filmed.
The Listening Room Phoenix shares its home with Mazvo Auto Car Care Center and The Flying Pigeon food truck on 7th Street south of Camelback Rd., tucked away from the street and on the ground floor of the offices of Element Studios West at 4614 N 7th Street, Phoenix 85014. Parking available on E. Meadowbrook Road, only steps from The Listening Room.