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
“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).