Friday, September 11th, 2020
7:30 PM – $25
Hailing from Hants County, NS, Roland Grant’s music reflects his passion for genre-bending latin-infused melodies tinged with rock and classical influences. His shows feature a mix of instrumentals and guest vocals that rock the house – “think Santana only faster”.
Roland’s powerful guitar skills, confident stage presence, engaging audience appeal and his ability to present a captivating evening of fast-paced rhythms allow him to connect easily with a broad demographic. Roland writes and performs his own music but also interprets covers with his own, unique style. His show is well-suited for theatre venues and festivals. This past fall, he had the audience transfixed, drawing a standing ovation at his headlining show at O’Regan Hall, Halifax, surprising attendees with the level of professionalism and showmanship.
Roland’s debut album Equilibrium (2018) is best described as Latin/nuevo flamenco meets rock and classical crossover. As an orchestral composer, Roland’s Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra premiered in 2019 with the composer as soloist. Other premieres include works for symphony orchestra, chamber music, and accompaniments to ballet and film. Roland was awarded the prize for Best Tonal Music at the 2017 International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition held in Prague, Czech Republic, of which he has been a two-time finalist.
Roland officially endorses Godin Guitars.