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2 anniversary concerts in Prescott

Gypsy Soul

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Gypsy Soul

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Gypsy Soul plays Saturday, April 29, at 7 p.m. at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Ave. Tickets are $22, available at the door or online at www.folksessions.com.

The Prescott Chamber Players’ Spring Concert is Sunday, April 30 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Admission is free; donations accepted.

Gypsy Soul celebrates its 20th anniversary with a return to Trinity Presbyterian Church this weekend.

The duo, Roman Morykit and Cilette Swan, plays a blend of roots, blues, and jazz and they’ve been doing it since 1997, garnering numerous awards along the way.

They also had a Top 40 hit in “Silent Tears,” and Gypsy Soul music has been a part of numerous TV shows.

The duo fuses Italian, Irish, South African and Ukranian music to deliver a unique sound.

“True” is Gypsy Soul’s 13th album, and Morykit and Swann bring their multicultural heritage to their music, and recorded it in one or two takes per track for a more natural sound.

Over the 20-year history of the band, they’ve logged a half-million travel miles and performed more than 1,000 shows.

While those are impressive statistics, the duo has a deep backstory that influences their music.

Morykit, born in the United Kingdom, plays multiple instruments, composes, and produces. He worked with the band Raising Cain in London before moving to Scotland.

That’s where he met Canadian-born singer Swann, fell in love, married, and, after moving to Hollywood, they formed Gypsy Soul.

The Prescott Chamber Players Society also celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend with a free concert at Trinity Presbyterian Church.

On the program are “London Trios #3-Spiritoso” by Joseph Haydn, Brahms “Second Sonata, Op. 120,” and “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy, among many other well-known pieces.