Suitcase - a live collection
Ian Roland's new album, ‘Suitcase – a live collection’, released 1st July 2016
"Ian Roland and Simon Yapp’s ‘Suitcase – a live collection’ is a sublimely crafted album packed with soaring, folk delights. Featuring radiant versions of select songs from Roland’s ‘Helicopter EP’, Roland and Yapp have a winning record to show for their first collaborative effort.” Britt @EclecticPop, EclecticPop.com (21st August 2016)
“When one soloist teams up musically with another it often creates much more than the sum of each partner. Newish duo Brighton-based singer-writer Ian Roland and fiddler Simon Yapp have lately been live-testing their double-act and the ‘Suitcase’ CD showcases seven of Ian’s songs. Yes, further proof – if you really need it – that two’s more fun than one.” Colin MacDonald, Folkal Point, www.folkalpoint.scot (8th August 2016) Blues and Roots Radio (Canada) Scotland: Two Lochs Radio, An Reidio, Revival FM, Dunoon Community Radio and HBS Glasgow and Paisley.
“Americana tinged with overtones of English folk…The eponymous ‘Suitcase’ encapsulates [Ian Roland’s & Simon Yapp’s] sound and ‘Wishing Well’ reinforces just how listenable this pairing are. The songs are quietly addictive with small, delicately placed hooks, the longer you listen the more you want to hear, and there’s little doubt that once heard, you could listen to Roland and Yapp for some considerable time. ‘Put That Light On’ and ‘Songbirds’ simply reinforce the impression, as you’re drawn further into this album, by the time ‘Hate’ comes along (slightly strange title for such a lovely tune) you’re a convert. This is a pairing you should listen to.” Charlie Elland, FolkWords (26 July, 2016)
“Take some catchy tunes and meaningful lyrics add that special LIVE feel and you have this new album by Ian and Simon, a must have for all fans of the singer/ songwriter, truly Acoustic.” Brian Player, Acoustic Cafe Radio (21 July 2016)
“A great collection of songs full of heart” Baylen Leonard, Amazing Radio – The Front Porch (20 July 2016)
“Excellent CD” Doug Welch, Kent Folk, BBC Radio Kent (17 July 2016)