Gypsy Soul

Posted Tuesday, April 26th

April 26, 2016

Gypsy Soul

2012 Independent Music Award Winners Return to Firehouse
Pleasanton, Calif.  When the Irish/French lyricist and singer with the stunning three-octave range meets the Italian/Ukranian composer, musician, and producer who was a classical child-prodigy turned folk-rocker, you get Gypsy Soul.  The soul-stirring duo delivers a gorgeous mix of rich folk, jazz, pop, and touches of bluegrass.  Think: Sheryl Crow and Eva Cassidy meets Coldplay and Fleetwood Mac.  The dynamic duo returns to the Firehouse Arts Center for one performance only on Sunday, May 15, at 7:00 p.m.

Winner of the 2012 Independent Music Award, Cilette Swann and Roman Morykit are celebrating their 13th album project: True, which releases April 22, 2016, and is already garnering rave preview reviews across the industry.  “Gypsy Soul is gourmet music for music lovers,” K-LOS Radio in Los Angeles.

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

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.  A chance meeting on a plane with a film and theater producer, led the couple to move to Los Angeles to pursue film-scoring opportunities.  They’ve had their songs licensed in numerous TV shows and feature films, which have aired globally. Even if you don’t think you’ve heard of Gypsy Soul, you’ve probably heard their music in motion pictures as well as on TV shows for all of the major U.S. networks.

With 13 album collections, a Top 40 music video, a top 5 hit on the International New Age and Folk charts, and approaching 2 million downloads worldwide, Gypsy Soul is proud of their commitment to independent music making from the very beginning, gathering a devoted fan base with their personal approach and compelling story.

Among countless accolades, People Magazine writes, “Cilette Swann’s voice is haunting and Roman Morykit’s musicianship is superb.  Their music stirs the soul and moves the spirit.”

Reserved seating tickets are $15-$25, with youth, senior, and group discounts available.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.firehousearts.org, by calling 925-931-4848, and in person at the Firehouse Arts Center Box Office, 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton.  Box Office hours are Wednesday – Friday 12:00 noon-6:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am-4:00pm, and 2 hours prior to performances.

The Firehouse Arts Center is dedicated to inspiring passion through the arts.  The center is comprised of the 227-seat Firehouse Theater, the 2000 square foot Harrington Gallery, classrooms and rehearsal space, the grand atrium lobby, and the famous interior glass bridge.  With world-class performing and visual arts, exciting interactive programs for all ages, and a state-of-the-art venue which opened in 2010, we combine the sophistication of the culturally rich Bay Area arts landscape with the hospitality and intimacy of our own home town.  The Firehouse Arts Center is located at 4444 Railroad Avenue in downtown Pleasanton.  Media:  Jane Onojafe, jonojafe@cityofpleasantonca.gov, or 925-931-4855

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