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Featured Artist - Carl Roland

Carl Roland grew up in Kansas City, Carl was a natural musician playing the trumpet and teaching himself how to play the guitar and continued on his musical quest by mastering the piano. 


He obtained a true understanding of music as part of his school's marching band and that is where he started to adapt from one instrument to the another.

By the age of 15 Carl was on stage playing guitar and keyboards with professional adult bands, trying to blend in as if he wasn’t just still a child.  At the age of 19 with a little cash in his pocket, a car load of clothes, his guitar and keyboard, Carl and a few of his aspiring friends journeyed across the country to Los Angeles.

Carl was also part of the hit making production team Mokutz which he formed with his good friend and business partner Charles Jordan. Carl aggressively built relationships and shared his music creations with as many Music Executives that would listen to his music and shortly Mokutz landed an impressive record deal ultimately signing with EMI Music which is now publishing SONY / ATV.

Throughout his career Carl has made hit records which have soared up the Billboard Charts straight to the top.  He has earned Gold and Platinum records along with the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Award for one of the most requested Wedding Songs for over a decade entitled 'YOU'.

“This is one of my greatest and most memorable accomplishments. Jesse is one of the friends who made the journey from Kansas to Los Angeles dreaming of a record deal. We were young and crazy but we were also fearless, hungry and we really believed in our talents.

That journey to L A certainly paid off, however Jesse actually came after I had the most incredible and amazing opportunity. I was blessed enough to have guidance from the eldest of the legendary Jackson Family, namely Jackie Jackson. Jackie was a manager, mentor and good friend to us allowing us to have full access to the Jackson's Havenhurst Studios located on the Jackson Family estate. 'This is where we learned the true art of production and the business of music. That time and experience alone was priceless and unforgettable'.

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Featured Artist - Carl Roland

Throughout Carl's career he has had the pleasure of working with some of the great musical artists including Patti Labelle, Adina Howard, Seal, Melvin Riley and Jamie Foxx to name a few.

While much of his time nowadays is consumed with the Dustyy Lane Band Project Carl also finds time to produce and score music recordings for film and television. 'This side of production is just another way of expressing my creativity and I really enjoy it.  You can see some of my work on Dustyy Lane Band LV-TV YouTube Channel'.

Carl looks forward to finishing his own Smooth Jazz album this year as well as a solo project for KLEO.  'The Jazz project is something I’ve been wanting to do over the last few years. I play many instruments and want to be able to express that versatlity within my project. I am considering some collaborations with a few other well-known jazz players, but that’s a secret for now.  I might even be able to talk Kleo into talk Kleo into ‘ooooowzing' on a track. 

'However for the foreseable future I will have to fit it all in around Dustyy Lane.  This is a great project and this band is like no other band.  I get to create all styles of music with my own personal expression in it and THEN, you have an incredible vocalist and performer like KLEO putting her own personal touch to it, it’s a hit making combination'. 

'There’s one other unique element that Dustyy Lane will be introducing, but that too is a surprise. Come and see us at the next gig and you’ll see'.

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