Lee Rogers

Lee Rogers

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With musical influences including Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, Sting and James Taylor, Lee Rogers' brand of blues-laced rock/pop has the distinctive charm of fellow countrymen Van Morrison and Paul Brady while remaining uniquely his own.

Biography

If your musical tastes include people like STING, JAMES TAYLOR, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN OR VAN MORRISSON then you're going to love the music of singer song-writer LEE ROGERS. Hailing from Belfast in Northern Ireland, Lee sent out a demo album to various labels and was immediately picked up by UK label Zenith Cafe. In 2006 he subsequently recorded his debut album 'Drawing Clocks' in Italy with noted Italian producer Marco Canepa (Zucchero , Roger Hodgson of SuperTramp) .

A great favourite with Ted Kelly at XM Worldspace, Lee's international performances include NXNE (North by North East) in Toronto, MIDEM in Cannes, Best Of Brits two years in a row at ABBEY ROAD for XM Worldspace and, of course, countless gigs in the UK and Ireland including supporting Australian star TIM FREEDMAN for some of Tim's solo gigs in the UK. Lee is also off to NYC to do an industry showcase to be recorded and broadcast by XM Worldspace.

Lee has already had tracks on two major feature films; The River King starring Ed Burns for Myriad Pictures and; 'Maradona La Mano De Dios' which Lee was asked to co-write and perform the title track for. It's due for worldwide release 2007/8.

Music Gorilla have chosen Lee to be one of the five acts performing at their industry showcase. The event will be held on the 25th September at The Annexe in NYC and Ted Kelly from XM Worldspace will be recording Lee's live performance for broadcast. Music Gorilla have also championed Lee's music for MTV broadcasts. Many thanks to music Gorilla! In November Lee's off to Faenza to perform at the MEI music festival. He was chosen for this event through Sonic Bids. many thanks Sonic Bids!

In the last two months Lee has become one of the most popular of the acoustic artists on Amie Street. As well as holding key positions in all the acoustic charts, his songs 'Ida' and 'Brian Writes Poetry' are currently number 9 and 10 in the 'Best selling in all genre's' over the last three months. Many thanks to Amie Street!

What are other people saying about Lee Rogers?

"Unbelievable music, loving the voice. The songwriting is solid gold" - Arnold McCuller, singer, James Taylor band

"....Love, love, love....pierced by impassioned vocals sounding like Sting at his stratospheric best" -Alan Fark, Minor 7th review

"....a very very good record, I hope someone at radio picks up on it and plays it to death" - Paul Brady

"...very impressive and very enjoyable!" - Dominic Miller, Guitar Virtuoso, Sting Band

"..This was a mix of Tom Waits, The Commitments and John Lee Hooker in the form of a charming Irishman." -Phil Velleneuve, Chart Attack, Canada (live review of NXNE show)

The best we've heard of over 200 artists!
Reviewer: Doug, CEO of BBS Radio
'One of the best artists on BBS Radio, if not the best at this time! The CD is nothing short of Brilliant! More songs worth listening to than 2,000 independant artists CDs I've reviewed in the past two years!'?

''Nevermind'' is sublime and the single ''Love, Love, Love'' wonderfully soulful. ...If you like your rock laid back and blues laced then this could be right up your street" - Pete Whalley, GetReadyToRock.com.

Lyrics

Brian Writes Poetry

Written By: Lee Rogers

Standing by the river side, he gazed across the water
Pen and paper poised to write some words some how
The middle from a brood of three Brian, he writes poetry
The others didn't go that road at all

Played the razor looking down
With his heart on his sleeve
Eloquently speaks his words gonna get you to believe
But i say...............

Now every day was just the same but with a different feel and a different name
It's crazy just to watch how a story goes
The Timeless Search for Everything was a poem I heard, I was just a kid
I say it now, it doesn't really flow, no, no

Played the razor looking down
With his heart on his sleeve
Eloquently speaks his words gonna get you to believe
But i say...............

Laughing, running, skipping and jumping a fool for words a story coming
He lays his lines into the land
But I heard just the other day that Brian he had gone away
Leaving just some whiskey and some songs he had

Played the razor looking down
With his heart on his sleeve
Eloquently speaks his words gonna get you to believe
But i say...............

Love, Love, Love

Written By: Lee Rogers

Wont you stay with me, all through the night
I know you got your work, but I can take you there its alright
I been here alone, day after day its a long time since anyone
Ever made me feel this way
And I know it wont be dark here anymore
You let in the light when you open my door
And I know you wont ever go away
I'm asking you tonight just
Stay,stay............

I swear on the moon and the stars in heaven above
Nothing else matters now but Love, Love, Love
I swear on the moon and the stars in heaven above
Nothing else matters now but Love, Love, Love

You're like this open book,but just for me
For you I'm just the same, for you my feelings are for free
How we going now? Babe are we ok?
I know I ask the same old thing about a million times a day
And I know it wont be dark here anymore
You let in the light when you open my door
And I know you wont ever go away
I'm asking you tonight just
Stay,stay............

I swear on the moon and the stars in heaven above
Nothing else matters now but Love, Love, Love
I swear on the moon and the stars in heaven above
Nothing else matters now but Love, Love, Love

Wasn't ever gonna get to be, wasn't ever gonna see
Im never gonna know just what's out there in front of me
Why'd you come here anyway, why'd you promise you where gonna stay
You tell me that you love me, today of all days

I swear on the moon and the stars in heaven above
Nothing else matters now but Love, Love, Love
I swear on the moon and the stars in heaven above
Nothing else matters now but Love, Love, Love
I swear on the moon and the stars in heaven above
Nothing else matters now but Love, Love, Love
I swear on the moon and the stars in heaven above
Nothing else matters now but Love, Love, Love

Ida

Written By: Lee Rogers

Its 4 o clock Ida, for the first time today
I've been skulking in the shadows
Trying hard to find my way
Its just a thought Ida, how you think you'll cope
I dreamed I saw you last night
Through the dust and the cigarette smoke

And I was just standing there drunk
Covered in rain
The humming of the city like as if
She knew my name
Isn't it a pity I cant even light my flame

I'm leaving town before Judgment day
Ida I'm leaving town before Judgment day

It's pinching me Ida, for the first time in my life
And this damn weather don't help
How can i help myself
There's a train coming Ida, I'd like to be on
Maybe you could meet me out in Boston
Or maybe you wont, maybe you wont go

And I was just standing there drunk
Covered in rain
The humming of the city like as if
She knew my name
Isn't it a pity I cant even light my flame

I'm leaving town before Judgment day
Ida I'm leaving town before Judgment day

I twisted of my lid, looked along the avenue
It was like everyone was thinking the same thing
Its as hard as this old face, or as cold as your heart of stone
With not a pot to piss in nor a song to sing, sing

I'm leaving town before Judgment day
Ida I'm leaving town before Judgment day

Its 4 o clock Ida, for the first time today.........

Discography

Drawing Clocks
Love, Love, Love (single)