I have been listening to tracks from Ian Roland and Simon and found the music to be very upbeat and easy listening. You owe it to yourself to check them out, you will be pleasantly surprised.
Read more about Ian Roland & Simon Yapp below.
Ian Roland & Simon Yapp are a Roots, Folk duo of 12 string guitar and fiddle, from Brighton, UK, with:
“…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 they started performing live as a duo, they have played 100 + gigs in Folk Clubs, Acoustic Nights and Pubs in Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, London, Sussex and Kent.
Under the direction of producer, Nigel Stonier (Thea Gilmore, The Waterboys, Joan Baez, Martha Wainwright, Fairport Convention et al), the ‘Day Became You’ EP is Roland & Yapp’s latest release.
Day Became You (Jan 2017) available from Bandcamp. https://ianroland.bandcamp.com/album/day-became-you-ep
“Take time to absorb the highly infectious music. Hear once and this will remain fixed in your head for days.”, Tim Carroll, Folkwords.
Suitcase – a live collection (July 2016) available from Bandcamp https://ianroland.bandcamp.com/album/suitcase-a-live-collection
“A great collection of songs full of heart”, Baylen Leonard, Amazing Radio.
How That Dust Jumps (April 2015) available from Bandcamp https://ianroland.bandcamp.com/album/how-that-dust-jumps
Included in Americana UK’s ‘Writers Best Of 2015’. “… songs that define the word earworm…” R. Scutt, FATEA.
Helicopter (Jan 2014) available from Bandcamp
“a delightful gem to be sought out and listened to…” Keith Hargreaves, Americana UK.
Ian & Simon are currently working on a new EP, with cellist and vocalist
Brione Jackson, due for completion early 2018.
More about Roland & Yapp’s music can be found at www.ianroland.com