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Adam Ross / Randolph's Leap
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.
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.
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
"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
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Adam Ross / Randolph's Leap
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.
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
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.
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
Available solo or with the full band, please enquire.