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 tenderlow-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.