Ian Roland


Ian Roland Trio ‘The Valley’ EP April 2018 Roots, Folk trio, Ian Roland, Simon Yapp and Brione Jackson release their new EP, ‘The Valley’. The EP includes new songs, composed by Ian Roland, and featuring the string arrangements and vocal harmonies of Simon Yapp, on fiddle, and Brione Jackson, on cello. Produced by Nigel Stonier, this three track EP was recorded at Airtight Productions Recording Studios in Manchester and released at the beginning of February 2018. The EP was engineered by Séadna McPhail. A video for the single, filmed by Josh Lewis, is available at www.youtube.com/user/ianrolandmusic Track Listing The Valley (https://ianroland.bandcamp.com/track/the-valley) 3:53 Searchlight (https://ianroland.bandcamp.com/track/searchlight) 4:11 Human Too (https://ianroland.bandcamp.com/track/human-too) 2:56 Credits Ian Roland: songs, vocals, guitars; Simon Yapp: vocals, fiddle; Brione Jackson: vocals, cello; Nigel Stonier: Producer; Séadna McPhail: Engineer; Alan Lowell: Mastered; Josh Lewis: Artwork, Cinematography The band play the following live dates: 1st May: Stop Look Listen at The Finsbury, Finsbury Park, London 20th May: Brighton Folk, Roots & Acoustic, The Brunswick, Hove 3rd June: Luna Lounge, Leytonstone, London E11 24th June: Bluebell Roots – Music in the Kitchen, Bates Green Farm, Polegate 6th July: Luna Lounge, Leytonstone, London E11 22nd July: The Acoustic Folk Highway, The Harrison, London WC1H 13th August: Sun & Moon Festival , Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester 7th Sept - 9th Sept: 2018 Big Green Cardigan Festival, Sedlescombe, East Sussex 12th Oct – Cambridge Folk Club, The Golden Hind, Cambridge ‘The Valley’ EP is available from www.ianroland.com







What is music to you? What does it give you?

At the risk of sounding a little over the top ..."Life"

What is your music dream?

To keep playing.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

"The man in the mirror" : )

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Imagine by John Lennon

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker; Jason Isbell; Sturgill Simpson; The Waterboys; The Kinks;

What inspires you to make music?

A need to escape and find somewhere to breathe.

What is the message you want to send with your music?


How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Full of adrenalin...

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

We should buy more music not just stream it. We should go to more live gigs.

What do you think of Drooble?

It's cool...

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Changing 12 strings on a 12 string guitar

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I go to see live music at local venues...

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

I am still trying to work that one out... : )

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

I just saw Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker at the Komedia in Brighton. They were excellent...Check this out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVyOmZfvKu8