Roland Kay-Smith launches his second album, As 'Cool As They Come', at Leadbelly on Thursday 30 March. Crowdfunded through Pozible, the new album is a broad mix of piano-led cabaret-style show tunes, acoustic Americana and blues rock. There are shades of Randy Newman, Warren Zevon, Bob Dylan, Harry Nilsson and Tom Waits splattered across the 10 tracks on the album. Humour features heavily and so do the guitar solos. And before you ask, no, there is no saxophone on the record.
Roland will be joined by his four-piece rock band for a night of country, blues and good old fashioned rock 'n' roll. The band will be performing songs from the new album, as well as a swag of favourites from his back catalogue and previous bands, including Walrus, Smitty & B. Goode and Roland K Smith & the Sinners.