Singer-songwriter Adam Ross is the prolific mastermind behind the music of Randolph’s Leap. Hailing from the quiet sea-side town of Nairn in the north-east of Scotland, Adam has been steadily building up an eclectic back-catalogue of uplifting folk-pop - a mixture of solo home recordings and full-band studio epics. Randolph’s Leap’s sonic world is one of heart-bursting melody, funny and poignant lyrics, lo-fi fuzz and yet more melody.
One of Scotland’s most versatile lyricists, Adam’s engaging on-stage persona can captivate a room into stunned silence as a solo performer or deliver a riotous party when accompanied by his 7-piece full band, complete with brass section. With comparisons made to Jonathan Richman, Sufjan Stevens, Belle & Sebastian, The Divine Comedy, Magnetic Fields and Loudon Wainright, a cult following has grown around Adam’s memorable and evocative songs which have inspired a major theatre show and, with a trademark taste for the absurd, even featured weatherman Michael Fish in a pop video.
After various self-published singles and CD-Rs, Randolph’s Leap began releasing music via DIY labels in 2010. Their first full album release came in 2014 when Lost Map unveiled Clumsy Knot, an engrossing patchwork of jubilant brass-filled chamber pop and tender low-key folk. This was followed up in 2016 with Cowardly Deeds on Olive Grove Records, a noisy full-band album recorded in a remote farmhouse, while 2018 brought Worryingly Okay, a return to the fuzzy, lo-fi folksinger style of Adam’s most early recordings, earning itself a 4-star rating in The Scotsman.
“They are ace” – Marc Riley, BBC
"A songwriter who is both honest and charming, combining the strut and humour of Neil Hannon, the sincerity, vulnerability and softness of Stuart Murdoch and the lyrical wit and musical playfulness of the DIY Daddy, King Creosote himself." - The Quietus
“Character to spare… with the naïve emotional appeal of Daniel Johnston” – The Scotsman