Ian Roland – Music Biography

Songwriter and guitarist, Ian Roland, joined by Simon Yapp, on fiddle and Brione Jackson, on cello, are an Indie-Folk-Roots group based in Brighton, UK.

"The ‘Royal Blood’ of Folk Music. Truly joyous ‘soul-folk’ music, that celebrates life and being alive…" Crossing The Tracks, Radio Woking

"…most captivating and beautiful sound-makers…melodic, folk-orientated band with stunning musicianship and vocal harmonies…Wonderful songs…" Jonathan Tarplee, Words & Music Festival 2017

"...more hooks than a long line fishing vessel." Charlie Elland, FolkWords

"...cracking songs, entertaining and varied…packed with memorable tunes, upbeat, positive lyrics and fab playing…” Phil Widdows, FolkCast

Since 2015, when Ian and Simon started performing live as a duo, they have played 150 + gigs in Folk Clubs, Acoustic Nights and Pubs in Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, London, Sussex and Kent. They have now teamed up with Brione Jackson, who has extended the range and depth of sound, adding sublime cello and vocal parts.

Under the direction of producer, Nigel Stonier (Thea Gilmore, The Waterboys, Joan Baez, Martha Wainwright, Fairport Convention et al), the trio have released two EPs, ‘Day Became You’ and ‘The Valley’.

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‘The Valley’ EP

‘Day Became You’ EP

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'The Valley' - studio audio -

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