A Little History
Music was always a main focus around
my family. My Dad played a lap steel with a little Hawaiian show group
in Chicago, and also a 6 string electricwhen they first came on the
market. My Mom sang with the Chicago Opera Co., And was featured in
several productions, one as the star lyric soprano on the opera, “Madam
Butterfly”. I knew the melody of "One Fine Day", long before I
heard “Jail House Rock”. Several of the songs on this
album are about my friends from the past and present, and they never
cease to provide me with new material to write about.
Lately I've been performing as a One Man Band single guitar vocalsist using a digital drummer that also provides bass, so I have the sound of a 3 piece band (Guitar, Basss & Drums). It's great for small lounges, restaurants and parties.
GOLDA’S SONG is about a wonderful
lady who was a very close friend of my Mother. They had a large farm
just down the road from our house near Mahomet Illinois. It was a fun
place to play and grow up. Her daughter, Sandy, and I spent many fun
hours down along the Sangamon River, riding our trusty steed “Chocolate”,
shooting holes with our BB guns in every leaf and pop can we could find.
Maybe some of the truths in this tune will help you “Slow down,
enjoy the dance” when you’rerushing to trying to stay even
in the game of life.
I've written 9 original songs on his album,
"A Little Bit Country". They are unique ballads about life
and friends from different phases of my life and times. All songs were
produced at my recording studio, VECTOR STUDIOS in Laguna Niguel California
where I do voice-over work as well. My group, The Other Band is currently
playing casual gigs, in the form of weddings, parties, and events, in
the local areas of Orange County and Los Angeles Ca. I also performs
as a One Man Band, using a digital drummer that has sequenced bass patterns
giving the sound of an actual 3 piece band and play harmonica along
with it, so he creates 4 actual instrumental sounds. When you add to
this mix of instruments the amazing guitar I use called a GUITORGAN,
you get a 5th sound of an actual organ. The entire package of entertainment
is great for small gatherings, and parties where cost, and available
space are of major consideration. If music is not on your list of desired
entertainment, I do a stand-up comedy act that is hilarious, and keeps
the crowd in "Bent over stitches" as it has been described
by many who've seen it.
Since I have been a professional photographer for 20 or more years,
I've also been hired to do the still photography at a party and can
supply the host with a CD of the photos before leaving the event. My
felling is, “Why just stand around on my break when I could be
taking pictures of everyone adding to the fun!”
SAILING, tells about some of my friends
in Marina del Rey, California. Don and Nancy Clark I must thank for
many fun hours aboard their boat, the Midnight Contessa. It was always
a fun adventure heading out to Catalina Island or to Redondo Beach for
brunch, with all the interesting characters aboard for the trip. Edson
Stroll who was a regular on McCales Navy for 5 years, has been a tremendous
help to me in developing my “Signature voice” for singing
and voice-over commercials, and for introducing me to Don and Nancy.
Jimmy Bovie, has been a great friend, and shared my love of fast cars,
and boats. When I worked for the Vector Aeromotive Corp. He was always
wanting a ride in the Vector. I regret the company closed before I could
take him a spin. I would love to hear your comments, and any feed-back
on this album.
Get my CD with 9 fun original
song ballads about the great friends, loves, and life experiences that
have come my way! Only $12.95 + $5 shipping
CONTACT: 949 542 7935
YA gotta see this before
you go hiring a big expensive band for our party. If it's dance music
you want jump to, or snuggle your honey with, you gotta give this a
shot! Roger knows scads of tunes to get you going and rock'in into the
night...or afternoon. Just click on the picture for a 6 minute demo
of him playing the amazing GUITORGAN (A guitar with all the electronics
of a big organ as well as a fine guitar) at a local fishing club function.
He also has digital bass and drums, while playing harmonica along with
it all! If you can't open the file click on the alternate You Tube link,
the resolution is not as good, but you can still view it.
Here I'm at one of the largest yacht clubs in Maring Del Rey, Ca. for their yearly fishing tournament banquet.
A Short demo of a few songs
Just a few songs to give you an idea of my material, song selection and overall sound. These are only a small percentage of the the tunes I perform in a 3 to 4 hour engagement.
Make sure to give me call to discuss booking times and arrangements FOR YOUR NEXT PARTY OR FUNCTION. I ALSO SET UP SOUND SYSTEMS (and will allow you to use mine when I play) FOR YOUR NEXT PARTY OR EVENT.
Office: 949 FIVE FOUR TWO 7935 Cell: 310 NINE SIX 3 4969
What they are saying
Christopher - Laguna Ca. I just loved
Roger's song about Chasing Hussein, even though it's old news it's
still a great song, especially for someone who served their country
in the armed forces.
Carter - Huntington Beach Ca. I can really
identify with that song Ridding Double, because we just had twins
a year ago, and it really strikes home. We
play it for all our friends, then they want to buy the CD.
Hunt - Champaign, Illinois . Since Roger
is a local boy I wanted to hear his songs, and I love everything on
the CD. I am surprised it hasn't hit the top of the music charts by
now, but it probably will soon.
Westerville - Nashville, Tn. Roger needs
to come out here to get in to the game of being noticed, his songs
are really loaded with feeling and paz az. They're fun to listen to
and sing along with. Good job Rog!