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Tinie Tempah Wins 2 Brits with the help of Roland

He didn’t win two Brit awards last night for nothing you know! Kola Bello, Tinie Tempah’s keyboard/synth player, Kola Bello is a self-confessed keyboard, synth and music addict plus a huge fan of Roland gear. Why? The UK grime scene is a hotbed of talent and you need to be tooled up to stay on top of your game. Roland TV caught up with him not so long ago so he can tell you all why he loves them and how he helps make Tinie Tempah such a big success. He talks through the Juno GI which aids him programme mainstream sounds with features such as pro-edit, live-edit and Phantom Power, and if you’ve wondered what the Portamento feature is in many Roland keyboards, you’ll definitely want to tune in. Also see an exploration of the AX-Synth, a piece that Kola has wanted since forever because of it’s portability. Plus, see the ease of Roland’s editing software all here…

The Juno GI

  • Over 1,300 high-quality sounds optimised for live performance  
  • Friendly operation with dedicated controls and large display  
  • Lightweight, compact body with batter compatibility  
  • 128-voice polyphony  
  • Intuitive user interface, including dedicated Tone Category buttons and large display  
  • Full-featured 8-track digital recorder onboard with Guitar/Mic/Line inputs  
  • Plug in a guitar and play/record with built-in pro guitar effects derived from the BOSS GT series  
  • High-capactiy SDHC card slot for data storage and direct play  
  • Complete mobility when used with a battery-powered PA or amp


  • Built-in sound engine with voices from Roland’s latest synths  
  • Ribbon controller, D Beam, modulation bar, knobs, and easy to see display for stage  
  • USB MIDI for easy connection to PC  
  • Dedicated V-LINK Button for video/visual control  
  • Long battery operation (approx 6 hours)

See them in action

Wanna know what they sound like in a real song? See the video below for Tinie Tempah’s Brit Award winning single, Pass Out where you can hear the Juno GI!



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