‘Day Became You’ EP

Produced by Nigel Stonier (Thea Gilmore, The Waterboys, Joan Baez, Martha Wainwright, Fairport Convention…), the ‘Day Became You’ EP is the new release by Folk, Americana duo Ian Roland & Simon Yapp.

This EP, released January 2017, includes new songs, ‘Day Became You’ and ‘Gravity Inside’, as well as a new recording of, ‘Shooting Star’. Recorded at Airtight Productions Recording Studios, Manchester, UK, with Séadna McPhail engineering and Alan Lowles mastering the final release, the EP has Nigel Stonier also providing multi-instrumental parts, as well as Séadna adding percussion and Richard Young on drums.

Josh Paine-Lewis, who has filmed most of our videos (, created the images for the EP cover and CD. Josh also filmed a live acoustic performance of ‘Day Became You’ on the day he took the photos as well.

Ian Roland: songs, vocals, guitars.
Simon Yapp: fiddle, vocals, mandolin
Nigel Stonier: production, bass, piano, guitar, backing vocals
Richard Young: drums
Séadna McPhail: engineer
Alan Lowles: mastering
Josh Paine-Lewis: photography

Download the ‘Day Became You’ EP from Bandcamp

‘Suitcase – a live collection’ album

‘Suitcase – a live collection’, released 1st July 2016, includes new tracks as well as re-workings of tracks from the December 2013 debut ‘Helicopter EP’, and is representative of live performances as a duo, with fiddle player and vocalist, Simon Yapp. The album is available to download from Bandcamp

‘How That Dust Jumps’ album

‘How That Dust Jumps’, released April 2015, is the follow-up to the 2014 debut EP, ‘Helicopter’. The 8 tracks on ‘How That Dust Jumps’ are available to download from Bandcamp . “…this album is excellent...” Jack Lyons, Americana UK (28 July, 2015). The album also made it in to Americana UK’s ‘Writers Best Of 2015’.

On this release: Lee Bridges – drums; Scott Gentry – bass; Jake Skinner – percussion, engineer; Simon Yapp fiddle and backing vocals.


‘Helicopter’ EP

The 6 track ‘Helicopter’ EP was recorded at Cobbs Mill Studio, Sayer’s Common in Sussex, UK, in December 2013 with engineer Jake Skinner co-producing.

Ian Roland – vocals, guitars, mandolin, songs
Lee Bridges – drums
Scott Gentry – bass
Jake Skinner – percussion, engineer

The ‘Helicopter’ EP is available to download from Bandcamp and also from iTunes.

‘Helicopter’ EP CD Artwork by Susie Marie