Cilette Swann is a gifted singer/songwriter and one half of the International touring group, Gypsy Soul. Born in Canada to musical parents, Swann was encouraged early on to pursue her artistic interests. Named after St. Cecilia - the Patron Saint of Music - Cilette always knew that music would be her life.
After surviving a serious auto accident after high school, Cilette was even more inspired to pursue her dreams and moved to Europe studying French by day and performing in Jazz cafes at night. She toured throughout France with French Pop icon, Alain Mion. Swann's travels took her to Edinburgh Scotland where she formed a songwriting partnership with Roman Morykit, soon to become her husband. Within months, the couple found their way to Los Angeles where they formed Gypsy Soul and were quickly being courted by film and production companies for soundtracks.
Roman and Cilette have spent the last 10 years building their international base through their extensive touring, foreign licensing deals and music career workshops given at colleges and universities. Roman and Cilette have sold over 100,000 CDs on their own, without external label support. Their stellar, passionate performances and songwriting excellence has earned the duo the reputation as one of the most respected independent artists in the country today. In 2006 Gypsy Soul signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with PEN Music Group, Inc.
The duo's songs have been featured in motion pictures and have aired over 100 times on network TV shows such as: Providence, Roswell, Felicity, MTV specials, Movies of the Week, among others. With hundreds of radio stations playing songs from their latest CD, Beneath The Covers: A Rediscovery, the duo has charted at #5 on the International New Age Charts and at #8 on the Folk DJ charts. In December 2007 they were part of a holiday sampler that also reached #1 on the Folk DJ Charts.
Having diverse cultural backgrounds, Roman and Cilette masterfully blend their Celtic and Americana Roots while infusing Blues, Jazz and Folk stylings. Attracting audiences who enjoy Sarah McLachlan, Alison Krauss, Loreena McKennitt and Bonnie Raitt, this highly seasoned group is considered "one of the most brilliantly instrumented and vocally adept bands alive and kicking," by the OC WEEKLY. In the past few years, Gypsy Soul has garnered