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Roland Orzabal Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Roland Orzabal Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth August 22, 1961
Zodiac Sign Leo
Girlfriend Emily Rath

Roland Orzabal is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer who is best known as the co-founder of the English pop-rock band Tears for Fears, for which he has worked as the main songwriter and joint vocalist. With the band, he has published the albums The Hurting (1983), Songs from the Big Chair (1985), The Seeds of Love (1989), Elemental (1993), Raoul and the Kings of Spain (1995), and Everybody Loves a Happy Ending (2004). He has been fairly successful working in collaboration with other artists as well and had even released a solo album in 2001 titled Tomcats Screaming Outside.

Born Name

Raoul Jaime Orzabal de la Quintana

Nick Name

Roland

Roland Orzabal as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2014
Roland Orzabal as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2014 (Roland Orzabal / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

Residence

England, United Kingdom

Nationality

English

 

Education

Roland had attended the Culverhay School (now known as the Bath Community Academy), a secondary school in Bath, England.

Occupation

Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

Roland Orzabal as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2012
Roland Orzabal as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2012 (Roland Orzabal / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – George Orzabal de la Quintana (Owner of an Entertainment Business)
  • Mother – Margaret Orzabal de la Quintana (née Menzies) (Dancer)
  • Siblings – Julian Orzabal (Younger Brother), Carlos Orzabal (Older Brother)
  • Others – Raúl Mariano Orzabal de la Quintana (Paternal Grandfather), Alexander George Menzies (Maternal Grandfather), Sybille Mary Ellis Wynn (Maternal Grandmother)

Genre

New Wave, Pop Rock, Synth-Pop, Electronica, Drum and Bass, Dark Wave, Gothic Rock, Progressive Pop, Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Rock, Spanish Folk

Instruments

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard

Labels

  • Mercury Records
  • Eagle Records
  • Epic Records
  • Gold Circle Films
  • Phonogram Incorporated
  • Fontana Records
  • Cherry Red Records
  • New Door
  • Gut Records
  • XIII Bis Records
  • Edel Records

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 8 in or 173 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Roland Orzabal as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2017
Roland Orzabal as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2017 (Roland Orzabal / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Roland has dated –

  1. Caroline Johnston (1982–2017) – Roland got married to his childhood acquaintance Caroline Johnston in 1982. They had 2 sons together named Raoul Orzabal (b. 1991) and Pascal Orzabal (b. 1994). The couple was together until Caroline’s sudden death from natural causes in June 2017.
  2. Emily Rath (2019-Present) – Roland got engaged to photographer and writer Emily Rath in 2019.

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial (Hispanic and White)

He is of Argentinian (Spanish (Andalusian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leonese), Basque, Galician), Italian, and distant Portuguese descent on his father’s side, and English and Scottish descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Mildly stocky frame
  • Neck-length, center-parted, frizzy, curly hair
  • Clean-shaven look

Roland Orzabal as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2015
Roland Orzabal as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2015 (Roland Orzabal / Instagram)

Roland Orzabal Facts

  1. When Roland was 3 years old, his father had suffered a nervous breakdown which had left him semi-bedridden for the majority of Roland’s childhood. His father had then decided to run an entertainment business resulting in different entertainers often hanging around in his home. This unorthodox upbringing has inspired several of his songs.
  2. His name was changed to Roland within a week of his birth by his mother as she had wanted him to fit in growing up in England. She had later left his father and taken him and his brothers to live with an aunt in Bath.
  3. In 1985, his relationship with his father was parodied in a cartoon that was published in the British tabloid The Sun.
  4. In 2014, he had written a novel titled S*x, Drugs & Opera. It had revolved around the struggles of a middle-aged pop star who is trying to rejuvenate his career.

Featured Image by Roland Orzabal / Instagram

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