Edward Rogers


EDWARD ROGERS RELEASES GLASS MARBLES 

ON ZIP RECORDS

Announces Three Dates in the UK with

Colin Blunstone

 

Glass Marbles will be released on Zip Records on 11 March 2016. It is the sixth solo album from UK-born, NYC-based singer-songwriter, Edward Rogers, and his fifth on Zip Records. Rogers will be opening for Colin Blunstone on three of Blunstone’s upcoming solo shows in the UK.

 

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 he enjoyed singing and writing more rewarding than playing drums. Over the past decade, Rogers has been extremely prolific, releasing five solo albums as well as two with Bedsit Poets, which Rogers founded, a Folk/Brit-inspired trio whose name was given to them by The Zombies’ Colin Blunstone.

 

One year’s body of work, consisting of over 50 songs, was collected and Rogers, along with his producer, Don Piper, selected the best songs, the right recording venues and musicians to fit each of the 18 songs on Glass Marbles. This was accomplished by setting up a number of recording sessions at different studios with a number of diverse musicians. The concept of this album is to present to the listener a cohesive piece of work, while offering a diversity in style and sound. 

 

In addition to Edward Rogers and the core musicians, Don Piper, James Mastro, Sal Maida and Dennis Diken, guest players include Geoff Blythe,John Ford, Matthew Horn, Ivan Julian, Pete Kennedy, Joe McGinty, Konrad Meissner, Dave Schramm, Gaz Thomas, Tish & Snooky and JF Vergel. 

 

Rogers recently opened for The Kinks’ Dave Davies on several U.S. dates as well as Davies’ only UK date in 2015 at London’s Islington Assembly Hall this past December (where brother Ray Davies joined Dave on “You Really Got Me”). Rogers also opened for Colin Blunstone on his first solo U.S. tour in over 40 years in May, 2014, as well as for Ian Hunter and Terry Reid. 

 

Colin Blunstone Dates With Edward Rogers Opening:

 

Friday, 22 April, The Brook, Southampton, UK

Saturday 23 April, Fletching Trading Boundaries, East Sussex, UK

Sunday, 24 April, The Borderline, London, UK