Roan Ash is a multi-talented singer-songwriter from Pretoria, South Africa with a modern soulpop-country style.
He started playing guitar in 2001, and in 2006 he started opening for other bands, and doing his own live performances. Since then, Roan has shared the stage with artists including Dan Patlansky, Matthew Mole, Jo Black, Jan Blohm, Koos Kombuis, Arno Carstens, Vusi Mahlasela, Glaskas, Klopjag, Robin Auld, Albert Frost and others. In February 2015, Roan recorded and released his debut album, The Traveller, independently. In 2016, he co-wrote and recorded the theme song of the feature film, Sy Klink Soos Lente, alongside Bouwer Bosch and Dawie De Jager.
He also co-wrote on the Jo Black album, titled ‘Skepe’.
In 2016, Inhoud Huis Musiek, a boutique Afrikaans Indie record label, fell in love with Roan’s talent and signed him instantly. Early 2018, Roan’s 7 track EP was released titled, Whiskey To My Soul that has achieved Platinum status. Apple Music placed Roan’s song in other territories and Apple Music Nashville chose Roan to be part of the Nationwide Country Music Campaign. Only 5 artists were chosen globally. Roan’s songs featured on the A-List Country Music Playlist, which is one of the top 5 playlists
in the world.
Roan’s streams has reached the 30 million mark worldwide to date and still climbing and If I Ever Saw Heaven and Whiskey to My Soul reached number one on several South African radio stations, both these music videos reached over a million streams on YouTube. His EP reached Platinum status in less than a year.
Roan is nominated for a SAMA award 2019 in the category best Adult Contemporary album of the year. Roan also won the ‘Bokkie’-award 2019 for the title National Artist of the Year. Roan’s music received an overwhelming response worldwide. WME in Nashville created opportunities for international ventures. He was invited to perform at the CMA’s (Country Music Association Fest) in June 2019.
Roan has a unique stage presence and his songs tell stories that touch his audience deeply.
His life philosophy is “Be someone that feels the rain, don’t just get wet”.
The Traveller (2011)
Whiskey to my soul – EP (2018)