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Press Quotes for Edward Rogers' previous CDs:

"Glass Marbles" 

The sunny and poppy "Looking For Stone Angels" is the most compelling Britpop tune released in this millennium, while ferocious ripper "Olde House On The Hill" gives us a pretty good sense of what Roxy Music might have sounded like in 2016.
The Village Voice

Rogers' latest album, Glass Marbles, is an epic nineteen-track masterpiece: it's his Sandinista, or Blonde on Blonde, or Here Come the Miracles.
New York Music Daily

...as much as he reminds me of  (Kevin) Ayers, there is also plenty of Ray Davies and perhaps a bit of Bill Fay. Basically, Rogers' songwriting skills are easily and fairly compared to these fine songwriters. I always make room in my day for thoughtful intelligent music and this goes on that list with a bullet.
DC Rock Live

His latest effort Glass Marbles follows a similar approach as his 2014 album Kaye, with a mix of theatrical tunes delivered in a voice reminiscent of David Bowie, and full-throttled rock songs.
Broken Hearted Toy

Pop-rock classicism.
The Vinyl District

Capable of triggering Byrdsian pop shivers...Supple and charmingly melancholy.
Stereo Embers Magazine

Rogers works a gently acidic folk rock groove...A worthy addition to his catalog.
Blurt Magazine

He's the perfect singer/songwriter, the ideal personification of Brit Rock superiority. (Glass Marbles)...a sumptuous treat from start to finish.
Elmore Magazine
As Edward Rogers continues on his journey, his wisdom and experience combine to create music with integrity. May his work become a standard in everyone's collection.
The Big Takeover

Glass Marbles...Edward Rogers' eclectic and poetic new album.
Elmore Magazine

Splendid gathering of material...there is a LOT for you to marvel in...
So let’s make this easy:  buy a copy of Glass Marbles, sit down and slowly devour and digest it.  You’ll be filled and satisfied afterward – that’s not a smart-assed statement, it’s a prediction of outcome.
This album is a success on a variety of different levels. The songs are smart and reflective Although we don't get the impression this guy is really trying to sound like anyone, while spinning these tracks we're reminded of a variety of artists including Dave Davies, Mott The Hoople, The Television Personalities, and David Bowie. You get over 70 minutes' worth of music here...and it all sounds great. Our favorite cuts include "The World of Mystery," "Bright Star," "Fade Away," and "Glass Marbles." Recommended. Top pick.
Don Seven/Babysue.com
Singer/songwriter Edward Rogers offers a neat array of eighteen tuneful and thoughtful songs that combine smart lyrics and shimmering dulcet melodies with often touching and enthralling results. Rogers' raspy, yet reassuring voice and sharp knack for mature introspective songwriting make for a strong and impressive double whammy. Whether he's addressing the hapless plight of your average nine-to-five wage slave (the wonderfully rueful "Welcome to My Monday Morning") or coming to terms with a failed relationship (the extremely moving "Broken Wishes on Display"), Rogers brings a certain resigned, yet resilient and reflective humanity to each and every song that proves to be both affecting and engaging in equal measure. A lovely album.
Joe Wawrzyniak/Jerseybeat.com
From New York comes the latest album from UK-born singer/songwriter Edward Rogers titled "Glass Marbles." Beginning with "The World Of Mystery," you get a sense that this album has a special quality to it as Rogers portrays a mature folk/rock sound. His storytelling lyrics are so descriptive as in "Welcome To My Monday Morning" that he paints the perfect picture in your mind of what he is singing about. This release is filled to brim with many different genres as Rogers's wonderful songwriting becomes the main focus of the album.
Jim Pasinski/jpsmusicblog.blogspot.com

Press Quotes for "Kaye" 

If you like your rock literate, with a knowing glance to the past mixed with a modern lyrical perspective, Edward Rogers' new album "Kaye" is for you. It reminds me of Ray Davies recent solo work (which is excellent by the way) plus the greatly missed NYC Man, Lou Reed. 'Street Fasion is like a lost Roxy Music outtake. 'Whatever Hapend To The News Today' is a zeitgeist of the times and a companion piece to Jarvis Cocker's 'Running The World'. (Kevin) Ayers would surely approve of the perspective and memorable melody that the song "Kaye" provides the listener.  

With Kaye, Edward Rogers firmly places himself in the canon of solo artists who consistently persevere beyond the boundaries of fads, like early Lou Reed, David Bowie, Iggy Pop and John Cale. May he continue on this path with equal fervor.
-The Big Takeover

Kaye (Kevin AYErs) was created precisely as a tribute to the wayward artist. Rogers does a good job capturing Ayers’ subject matters, blends of innocence and worldliness – I was particularly impressed by the mellifluous Worry for the WorldBorrowed & Blue is a great folk opus with harmony vocals and would sit quite well further back in Kevin’s old timeframe, at home with Pentangle, Roy Harper, and madrigalian rockers. I’m quite sure that Kevin would have, had he not passed last year, relished the collection.  
Five albums into his solo career and English-born, New York-bred Edward Rogers delivers a grand slam of a release with this offering, Kaye.  Dedicated to the late, great Kevin Ayers (of Soft Machine fame), and filled with intense, image-laden and melodic songs – this is as good as an album can get. It isn’t often that a musician can bring a “complete” work to realization – Edward Rogers has unquestionably done so with Kaye.  A must.  
Kaye is an album that plays Kevin Ayers and the band Soft Machine throughout the album but with a nicely done style from Rogers himself. Edward Rogers needs to be proud of this project; it has a superb message throughout, and brings out Ayers when time called on it. In doing this review, I felt at times I was doing two reviews, one on Edward Rogers with the other on Kevin Ayers. For this writer, it was interesting looking at both sides of the coin, both artists contributing almost equally. Edward did an outstanding job with this project, and gave credit and homage where it was due. Kevin would be very proud of Edward. 
-High Note Reviews/tumblr.com
Veteran rocker Edward Rogers was inspired by legendary British singer/songwriter Kevin Ayers, a founding member of psychedelic pioneers The Soft Machine, when putting together fifth solo effort “Kaye.” It’s a compelling album made up of 11 original tunes and a cover of Ayers’ “After the Show.” “Kaye” ranks among his best work to date, with standouts that include “No Color for Loneliness,” the aforementioned “After the Show” cover, the title track, “What Happened to the News Today” and “Fear of the Unknown.”  
-Pittsburgh In Tune
The fact that "Kaye" was created over a mere three days only adds to the sense of wonderment this impressive album holds and for Edward Rogers, a man who is every bit as good a vocalist as he is a lyricist, it would be understandable if he was then a little bit proud of his latest solo release. The beautiful "Kaye" is due to be released in July and one can't help but to get the impression that this is one of those fine albums that will be making an appearance on more then a few "Best of 2014" lists!
-Heavy Metal Time Machine
Kaye…a 12-song triumph directly inspired by – and dedicated to – the late great Kevin Ayers. “Fears Of The Unknown” could easily slip onto Mastro’s boss’s (Ian Hunter) playlist while “Copper Coin” might well be the missing song from Colin Blunstone’s solo repertoire both displaying, as does the record entire, an uncommonly deft ability to wrap the whimsy of imagination around the complicated mess of the human experience. 
-Caught In The Carousel

His latest release KAYE is a collection of love songs and compelling tales, delivered in a resonant vocal style reminiscent of David Bowie at times.
 -Broken Hearted Toy


New Yorker Rogers lived his first 12 years of his life in Birmingham, which seems to have lent wry humour to his music - specifically this wondrous piece of elegiac glam rock (The Biba Crowd). It's a kind of musical equivalent to Jonathan Coe's The Rotter's Club.

-The Word Magazine


Without a doubt one of the most delightful surprises to land on the BLURT office stereo of late has been Porcelain by UK-born, NYC-based songwriter and classic pop maven Edward Rogers.

-Blurt Online


Man. Great songs spill out of this little bastard like raindrops. How does he do that?? On his latest collection, NYC-via-Birmingham's Sir Edward goes deeper into the woods, assimilating his veddy british '60s/70s as if intent on making sure you're aware of every single ingredient in the best bouillabaisse you've ever tasted.


Ex-pat Rogers sure knows how to pen a song and his skills as a bona fide wordsmith come up trumps. He also uses his voice to best effect - fragile if necessary, rising when required, but never full hog aggressive.

-Music News UK

Housed in a beautifully designed triple fold digipak sleeve, Porcelain spins like a non-strop string of hits. Kickass cuts include "The Biba Crowd," "Love With the World," "Topping the World," and "Fashion Magazine." Totally cool pure pop. 

Top pick.



Porcelain works multiple sides of the fruitful ‘60s/’70s flowering of rock’s art pop culture, handling early ‘70s guitar rock curling “The Biba Crowd,” “Diamonds Amour,” and wry “Topping the World,” the James Williamson-Stooges-esque (yes!) “Separate Walls,” and the Dylan-meets-Badfinger “Love With the World” as fluently as baroque-stoked folk on “Nothing Too Clever” or the piano plucky “Link to the Chain.” Like loves The Left Banke, Kinks, and Zombies, Rogers realizes that the R in A&R (repertoire!) matters as much as groovy tunes. 

Rogers never disappoints.

-The Big Takeover


Porcelain – might be fragile, but it’s undeniably beautiful. It’s also got a lot of class, for being old school. In a similar vein, the music of Edward Rogers touches on something long-gone and yet there it is – as solid as a porcelain plate – and just as beautiful. And his sound – so familiar, yet so new – might be just what we need in hard times like these: a post-9/11 world, with Wall Street “occupied” and Washington nearly bankrupt, Steve Jobs, Amy Winehouse, Heath Ledger, Michael Jackson all dead.




A songwriter whose technique can mirror legends like Bowie, Westerberg or Lou Reed, Edward Rogers knows how to craft a perfect rock record that delves into fiery New Wave, gentle chamber pop, and garage rock pummeling. There is truly something for everyone here, and for those who appreciate some diversity mixed in with layered guitar work and snarled vocals, this is an absolute must. In short,Porcelain is an accomplished blend of alt-pop, garage rock and glam pop that is undeniably contagious from the first listen.




Over the years, I have heard some spectacular rock n roll albums and now, I can add another album to that list. Porcelain is a cross between the Euro Rock scene and the 60′s-70′s American rock scene. If you call yourself a rock n roll enthusiast, this is a must have for your record collection. So mark your calendars for November 8th and make sure to pick this album up or forever be kicked out of your social circle.




There are elements of David Bowie, Iggy Pop,  Lou Reed, all fused with Rogers' songwriting that draws from the music he listened to in the early 70s. The album has a good side and a dark side and in the end it just shows how wide the palette is for Edward Rogers. If you're a fan of any of the aforementioned artists (and really how could anyone not be), definitely give "Porcelain" from Edward Rogers a listen.




We hear a lot of Ian Hunter (musically and vocally) throughout! EXCELLENT!

-Kook Kat Music



Porcelain takes the British pop of his childhood and blends it with the influences from his NYC life, resulting in memorable guitar riffage, mixed with chamber pop, new wave, and waiting garage rock. Sometimes soft with the keys, other times raw and snarled, a really great disc that resides somewhere between alternative, garage, and glam.




Edward Rogers’ Porcelain Hits Hard and Pure The Birmingham, UK expat’s new album Porcelain is his hardest-rocking effort so far, and not only is it his best, it’s also one of best straight-up rock records of the last couple of years.

-New Music Daily

Sparkle Lane:
Sparkle Lane, with its autumnal strings and misty melancholy packs quite a psychological wallop. Sparkle Lane paints bittersweet miniatures – say the gorgeous floater “Passing The Sunshine” – approaching the hallowed territory of The Kinks’ “Village Green”.
Uncut Magazine (UK)

The impeccably crafted Sparkle Lane ranks as his best effort yet, a record that sits nicely alongside The Kinks' Village Green Preservation Society and The Zombies' Odessey and Oracle as precisely tuned art-hyphen rock at its finest.
M Music & Musicians Magazine
Edward Rogers writes effortless melodies like the Left Banke and Nick Lowe. The strings and vocal bits are like the Hollies’ “Butterfly” after hearing “Eleanor Rigby”.
The Big Takeover
Here’s another gorgeous album from Edward Rogers. This time combining a nostalgic trip through his own personal back pages, and a ramble far and wide across pop’s rich tapestry…lovely collections of a lost 60’s English childhood and reflections on a life of incident.
Bucketfull of Brains (UK)
Sparkle Lane is a delightful disc from beginning to end.  It brims over with both a penchant for Anglophilia and a sense of lost innocence.
Beyond Race Magazine
Take some definite British roots, let them simmer in the New York City music scene, add in a splash of chamber pop and 1960’s influences and you’ve got the right mix for talented songwriter Edward Rogers.  “Passing The Sunshine” which is slightly reminiscent of the Kinks and the Housemartins with a string section; the picturesque “Boys In Grey;” and the free-flowing pop of “Whatever You’ve Geen Told” are three of the loveliest songs anyone’s released this year and there’s more where those dame from sprinkled throught the disc.
Newhouse News Service
Ex-pat from Birmingham, now a New Yorker, Mr. Rogers – has dropped a jewel. Part soft pop-psych, part nervous-edged early Roxy Music, and always effortlessly melodic.
Shindig Magazine (UK)
Sounding musically like The Beatles, and lyrically like The Who, the Kinks, and XTC, Sparkle Lane is a mix of 14 fun little dittys that have a high repeat value.
Skope Magazine
On Sparkle Lane, his third album, he pens imaginative, well-arranged songs that straddle folk-rock, Kinks-style pop and Bowie-style glam. Distinctive, mildly oddball Brit singer-songwriter magic. 3 stars
Cultural Pilgrim blog
I have always been impressed by Rogers as a songwriter and this continues to hold true on Sparkle Lane. This album definitely has a lot of depth. Rogers may have started later than many of his peers, but he is definitely writing better material than quite a few of them.
Quirky pop verging on psychedelic, especially in the lyric department. Engaging in a slightly othewordly way, yet very familiar, especially in its Brit Pop-isms. A good cure for the sad autotuned pop sounds dominating the teenybopper stations these days.
Pirate Cat Radio 87.9fm
Sparkle Lane is quite frankly, one of the best albums I have heard in a long time. I get more excited with each track – this is the rare kind of experience that I had when I first heard such classic albums as The Beach Boys “Pet Sounds” and The Zombies “Odessey and Oracle.”
Preston’s Beat blog
Edward Rogers is ready for the spotlight on his third album. Rogers’ album entitled Sparkle Lane is a mix of brilliant chamber and indie pop.”
Amore Magazine.
The fun you’ll derive from picking out the sounds here (a good many of them provided by guitarist Pete Kennedy of The Kennedys) will very quickly be replaced by the pure joy you’ll experience listening to Edward Rogers.
Cincinnatti City Beat
You Haven't Been Where I've Been:


Second LP time and New York troubadour Rogers hits all the sweet spots again for we who adore classic '60s pop...a delightful LP with craft-a-plenty, boss tunes, honey production, and mixed by kindred Mitch Easter.


Outstanding.  [The song] “Far Relection” is a quality Brit-sounding ballad like the kind Ray Davies is known for.


The first half of this CD sounds like the great long lost ELO album. The rest of it sounds like the great long lost album by The Move


The album exhibits contemporary pop through a prism of Kinks/Ray Davies, Zombies, Byrds and other influences, and the result is every bit as strong as Rogers' debut disc "Sunday Fables". Long may you run, Sir Edward.


You Haven’t Been Where I’ve Been is a wonderfully produced collection of laid back rock songs.  Elegant retro pop for today!



Beautiful….hypnotic…a sweeping landscape of sound.  EXCELLENT!



Sunday Fables:


An ambitious solo debut from the prodigiously talented Mr. Rogers. Loaded with Rickenbacker-drenched pop goodies, all of which were written by Rogers with George Usher.

...a precious jewel of a record, one that combines ringing, Byrdsy pop with lilting, folky melodies and some gorgeous chamber-pop leanings...

Nobody who's followed (Edward) Rrogers' pop-compulsive career is surprised the see some former Zombies gracing Rogers' long-expected solo effort... a surprisingly sharp collection of orchestral easy listening.

Having a pair of Zombies and The Church guitarist guesting on an album, must be more than enough a reason for a pop fan to get interested... an incredible set of tunes...

Pop watchers are advised to pick up the superb Sunday Fables.

Ed's new CD, as contemporary as it is, reminds me of the melodies and harmonies that made me love the sounds of England in 1964.


Ed Rogers loves pop music. you can tell because this record sounds like a glowing devotional to the art of the timeless melody. george usher and several guest star friends prop up the glorious tunage with their transcendent chording, while ed sends you into a timewarp with lyrics that recall the innocense of the first time you brushed your hand against a teenage cheek, and melodies that seem to have been kissed by the sun. it's all quite glorious, really.