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Roan Kearsey-Lawson

Prolific across most musical genres as both a virtuoso Performer and commissioned Composer. Roan Kearsey-Lawson is “a talented multi-instrumentalist and composer” (Ian Maund, 2014), a Classical Timpanist, Classical World & Jazz Marimba Player, a Classical Percussionist and Piano player, and a experienced Theatre Drum Kit performer. He is “Described as One of the World’s Greatest Vibes Players” (Club for Acts & Actors, London, June 2017). Roan has worked with the likes of Scott Hamilton and Darius Brubeck, and so many more. As well as working with the who's who of jazz he has performed in many prestigious venues as a guest artist. Roan has promoted jazz at various of his own clubs and festivals since 2005. Commissioned as a composer in the Pop and Film industries. Recent work includes film score Roan wrote, recorded and produced for London South Bank University, Sense Charity, and Mind Charity. Other work includes writing a string quartet for a pop producer who's work has reached the top 10 in the USA and is archived in the British Library. Roan has performed with dozens of famous artists from across the globe on multiple instruments, appearing live on BBC TV and Radio, on big festival stages, in theatres with TV stars, in jazz clubs and Cathedrals in the UK and abroad. Venues include the Royal Albert Hall Ignite Concert Series, Arts Theatre West End, Royal Concert Halls Nottingham, Club at the Ivy and Hurlingham Club in London to name a few. As a performer he's recorded sessions in the Pop, Blues and Jazz industries, plus he has composed and recorded eight of his own Classical, Classical Improvisation, & Jazz albums. Roan’s has been featured in three one-hour programmes on BBC Radio, he’s been album of the week on the Jazz UK and his music has been broadcast in the USA, Canada and Europe.

Awards

Highly Commended by Medway Council Culture, Design and Tourism Awards for his work in promoting Jazz.


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“Described as one of the world’s greatest vibes players, Roan Kearsey-Lawson brought his acclaimed quartet to the club’s jazz night in June.” (Club for Acts and Actors, 2017) “A superb vibraphone player” (Northern Jazz Live, June 2016). "Whether on drums or vibraphone, my friend Roan Kearsey Lawson is one those new-generation musicians who restores your faith in the finest qualities of jazz music from Swing to bebop and beyond" (Digby Fairweather, August 2017). "Good Vibes, literally, since as well as being an impeccable drummer, he is a superb jazz vibraphone player - and they are as rare as hen's teeth" (Philip Dodd author, 2014). "Roan...shows he has a penchant for writing good, lyrical music and arranging it to a variety of styles….Roan Kearsey-Lawson is a talented multi- instrumentalist and composer…" (Ian Maund, Sandy Brown Jazz, 2014).

Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Mostly Me

144Records
2021

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Fantasia on...

144Records
2021

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Romantic Moods

144Records
2018

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Classical...

144Records
2015

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Presence in Mind

144Records
2013

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Walter's Love

From: Mostly Me
By Roan Kearsey-Lawson

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