Roan Kearsey-Lawson Reviews & Quotes
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"Vibes Master" - Royal Albert Hall London
"Your drumming is great and vibes playing a knockout" - Digby Fairweather
"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 .
"Fascinating, inventive and totally accessible album...it would fit with Classic FM’s Smooth Classics...Kearsey-Lawson has a great melodic gift, plus an affinity with the rhythms and sound patterns of many countries...In addition to the eclectic charm of Kearsey-Lawson’s compositions, the album’s other remarkable feature is that it is performed by a trio on 14 different instruments!...It’s a virtuoso performance all round – and what a pleasure" Ron Simpson Jazz Rag Magazine
“Eleven eventful tracks, adding up to a lot of absorbing jazz listening… an MJQ feel to it, achieved admirably by the leader…this fine five-piece delivers a beautiful melody…Its stunning…supplying his best jazz vibes… it’s a total winner.” The Jazz Rag, Spring 2014, Les Tomkins.
"Kearsey-Lawson's début album...has a maturity about it that is often missing from...established jazz names...the quality...shines through...reminiscent of early MJQ back in the days when they still knew how to swing". Lance Liddle, Be Bop Spoken Here Blog Review.
"Master Vibesman Roan Kearsey-Lawson is no bull in a china shop. We mean supreme vibrations" - Octave8 Jazz Club, Covent Garden, London.
"Roan Kearsey-Lawson is ... considered ... as one of the finest vibes players in the UK" - Orla FM Polish Radio London
"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