Flamenco guitarist and instrumental rocker Roland Grant’s new single is Born of Fire
Roland Grant, award-winning Canadian instrumental flamenco and rock guitarist, ignites the speakers with his fiery new single, “Nacido del Fuego”.
A searing testament to his incendiary guitar technique, “Nacido del Fuego” has Grant masterfully commanding the frets as the puppeteer of passionately written prose to the music that moves you the most. The track is featured on his debut album, Equilibrium, and is matched only by his exquisite music video showcasing his expertise.
“Equilibrium is a purely instrumental offering and was designed to showcase stylistic contrasts in my playing and songwriting,” says Grant. “The record was recorded entirely on a laptop in my kitchen, and the accompanying music videos for the songs ‘Nacido del Fuego’ and ‘Andalusian Nightfall’ were guerrilla filmmaking exploits that involved myself and a buddy carrying the Marshall stacks on a 17-story rooftop, having our cameraman drive alongside the borrowed Mercedes on a Segway to capture the close-ups while his wife scouts the road for oncoming traffic, and generally using methods unconventional to make my vision a reality with limited resources.
Winner of the prize for Best Tonal Music at the Antonín Dvořák International Composition Competition in the Czech Republic in 2017, Grant is a world-renowned composer and performer who has earned a reputation for refined musicianship and a penchant for eloquent songwriting – including including the release of a recent purely classical recording, Piano Quintet.
Endorsed by Godin Guitars, the Windsor, Nova Scotia-born guitar virtuoso, composer and singer is primarily influenced by Latin and Spanish-inspired rock music. Grant’s relentless talent brings the audience to amazed ovations as his ruthlessly impressive flamenco guitar skill is a breathtaking sight to behold live. Frequently incorporating orchestral elements into his music, Grant is backed by a full band and special guest vocalists when he performs.
As endemic looms on the horizon for the world, Grant’s touring schedule has been boosted by his passion to perform scene after scene, night after night. In 2022, armed with his guitar, his ability to mesmerize audiences, and showcasing his astonishing ability to enchant and ignite the stage through his compositions and multi-instrumental agility, Roland Grant is “Nacido del Fuego”.
And his music too.