Edward Rogers







Glass Marbles is the sixth solo album from UK-born, NYC-based singer-songwriter, Edward Rogers. Released on ZIP records in the US earlier this year, Glass Marbles has generated some great reviews from the US rock critics. Here’s what a few of them had to say:


"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


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 DC Rock Live


Pop-rock classicism. The Vinyl District


Splendid gathering of material...there is a LOT for you to marvel in. Popdose


Born in Birmingham, England where he spent the first 12 years of his life, Rogers moved to New York City just as the British Invasion began in the States. He started his career behind the drum kit and played in several garage bands. When a subway accident in October 1985 left him without his right arm and right leg below the knee, he turned to songwriting and found the enjoyment of singing and writing more rewarding than playing drums. Over the past decade, Edward has been extremely prolific, releasing five solo albums - the most recent being Kaye, taking inspiration from the late British troubadour Kevin Ayers -- as well as two with Bedsit Poets, which he founded, a Folk/Brit-inspired trio whose name was given to them by The Zombies' Colin Blunstone. Rogers also co-hosts "Atlantic Tunnel Radio" featuring the best of British rock both old and new, airing live weekly on East Village Radio.  Despite being every bit a New Yorker, it’s no surprise that Edward would want to match praise for ‘Glass Marbles’, across the water in his birthplace. Securing a distribution deal for the UK with Proper, Edward will release the UK version of ‘Glass Marbles’ early September. Created by Edward and producer Don Piper, the concept of this album is to present to the listener a cohesive piece of work while offering a diversity of styles and sounds. Recorded in a varied mix of studios across the US with collaborations from a multi talented selection of artists, Edward fuses the New York garage sound with a very British folk sensibility and vocals that have a resonance of Nick Cave.


Edward was joined in the studio by core group of musicians including Don Piper (A Don Piper situation, Syd Straw), James Mastro (Ian Hunter, Bongos), Sal Maida (Roxy Music, Sparks, Cracker) and Dennis Diken (The Smithereens).  Guest players include Geoff Blythe (Dexy's Midnight Runners, Elvis Costello), John Ford (The Strawbs, The Monks), Matthew Horn, Ivan Julian (Void-oids, Matthew Sweet), Pete Kennedy (Nanci Griffith), Joe McGinty (Psychedelic Furs)Konrad Meissner (The Silos, Laura Cantrell), Dave Schramm (The Schramms, Yo La Tengo), Gaz Thomas (Ronnie Spector), Tish & Snooky (Manic Panic, Blondie, Sic F*cks) and JF Vergel.


Over the last two years, Edward has toured extensively in the US and Europe and has opened for Colin Blunstone, Ian Hunter, Terry Reid and Dave Davies of The Kinks in both the U.S. and London.


LISTEN TO THE ALBUM HERE: https://soundcloud.com/edwardrogers1/sets/glass-marbles-2016 


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