From: Laughing Dog Music [gail_at_laughingdogmusic_dot_co_dot_uk]

Sent: 07 August 2018 09:26

Subject: Randolph's Leap / Adam Ross - Funny, Intelligent and vital folk-tinged pop


RANDOLPH'S LEAP / ADAM ROSS - Intelligent, funny and vital Singer-songwriter Adam Ross is the prolific mastermind behind the music of Randolph's Leap


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RANDOLPH'S LEAP / ADAM ROSS - Intelligent, funny and vital


Adam Ross

Adam Ross / Randolph's Leap


Singer-songwriter Adam Ross is the prolific mastermind behind the music of Randolph's Leap. Hailing from the quiet seaside town of Nairn in the north-east of Scotland, Adam has been steadily building up an eclectic back-catalogue of uplifting folk-pop - a mixture of solo home recordings and full-band studio epics. Randolph's Leap's sonic world is one of heart-bursting melody, funny and poignant lyrics, lo-fi fuzz and yet more melody.

One of Scotland's most versatile lyricists, Adam's engaging on-stage persona can captivate a room into stunned silence as a solo performer or deliver a riotous party when accompanied by his 7-piece full band, complete with brass section. With comparisons made to Jonathan Richman, Sufjan Stevens, Belle & Sebastian, The Divine Comedy, Magnetic Fields and Loudon Wainright, a cult following has grown around Adam's memorable and evocative songs which have inspired a major theatre show and, with a trademark taste for the absurd, even featured weatherman Michael Fish in a pop video.

After various self-published singles and CD-Rs, Randolph's Leap began releasing music via DIY labels in 2010. Their first full album release came in 2014 when Lost Map unveiled Clumsy Knot, an engrossing patchwork of jubilant brass-filled chamber pop and tender low-key folk. This was followed up in 2016 with Cowardly Deeds on Olive Grove Records, a noisy full-band album recorded in a remote farmhouse, while 2018 brought Worryingly Okay, a return to the fuzzy, lo-fi folksinger style of Adam's most early recordings, earning itself a 4-star rating in The Scotsman.


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Randolph's Leap


"They are ace" - Marc Riley, BBC

"A songwriter who is both honest and charming, combining the strut and humour of Neil Hannon, the sincerity, vulnerability and softness of Stuart Murdoch and the lyrical wit and musical playfulness of the DIY Daddy, King Creosote himself." - The Quietus

"Character to spare? with the na?ve emotional appeal of Daniel Johnston" - The Scotsman



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Adam Ross / Randolph's Leap


Songs have received airplay on stations such as BBC 6Music, Radio One, Radio Two, Radio Scotland and XFM. The band have recorded three Marc Riley sessions for 6Music and have performed on BBC Scotland's The Quay Sessions as well as appearing live on STV. Their music has received coverage in many national publications including The Metro, Clash, The Skinny, The List, The Scotsman, The Herald and The Daily Record.

The band are known for organising their own all-day music and comedy festivals under the banner of ?I Can't Dance To This Music' which have hosted Josie Long, Withered Hand, Kathryn Joseph and Ballboy, among others.

Randolph's Leap have appeared at many festivals including T in the Park, Green Man, the Edinburgh Fringe, Celtic Connections, Belladrum, Wales Goes Pop, Bingley Music Live, Hardwick Live, Doune The Rabbit Hole, Kelburn Garden Party and Howlin' Fling.

In 2018, Adam embarked on a 4-week tour of The Isle of Love, a theatre show inspired by Adam's lyrics and featuring 21 songs from the Randolph's Leap back-catalogue. Starring a cast of 5 actors plus Adam as a musical narrator, the play (written by Euan Martin & Dave Smith of Right Lines) tells the story of love and loss on a Hebridean island. The show received 5-star reviews and played to large crowds across the Scottish mainland and Western Isles including sold-out shows in Glasgow's CCA, Banchory's Woodend Barn and Findhorn's Universal Hall.

Available solo or with the full band, please enquire.



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Randolph's Leap








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