Lucas Rogerson
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Lucas Rogerson

Guelph, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE | AFM

Guelph, Ontario, Canada | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter

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Dec
05
Lucas Rogerson @ Fergus Grand Theatre

Fergus, Ontario, CAN

Fergus, Ontario, CAN

Jul
25
Lucas Rogerson @ Fergus Truck Show

Fergus, Ontario, CAN

Fergus, Ontario, CAN

Aug
15
Lucas Rogerson @ Wellington County Museum

Elora, Ontario, Canada

Elora, Ontario, Canada

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by: Craig Dubecki

Lucas Rogerson, who hails from Ontario and is on the Drayton Records Label, captured my attention immediately with his latest EP Streetlights. Starting a song with a saxophone will always do that! “Elm Street Park Swings” kicks off the four-song teaser I was fortunate enough to review. Combining a mixture of country-rock, with a jazz background; it immediately had me wanting more.

“Main Street Bridge” confirms that Lucas must be a Springsteen fan. It quickly becomes evident that Lucas Rogerson is a story-teller, and a splendid one at that with clever time and tempo-changes throughout. “Sunshine” slows things down nicely with only a gentle acoustic guitar, allowing Lucas’s vocals to shine. “Street Lamp Sigh” comes back with a great finger-snapping, jazzy groove. This is a tune that will surely turn up the heat and get your dancing feet going. I love the guitar. I love the sax, and what a cool song!

Streetlights is music for everywhere and anywhere. It’s clean, professionally produced and very sexy. Lucas Rogerson will be officially premiering Streetlights at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto on May 22, 2013. That would be a perfect date night!

http://www.lucasrogerson.com - Velvet Rope Magazine


Streetlights chronicles the blossoming of young love from it’s subtle beginnings on Elm St. Park Swings, through a graffiti-confession under the Main Street Bridge and the dreamy simplicity of Sunshine, to a climatic finale in a Street Lamp Sigh.

Streetlights is a love story that everyone has lived. We all can recall a time in our journey of love when we were chilling on swings “kicking our shoes jut to see how far they land” or the moment where we “painted our names in red and white, swearing our love will never die”. Anyone who has ever been in love has certainly been woken up by “sunshine staring through [their] window” with their special someone “still on [their] mind” and a sly smile is inevitable as we travel back in time to the moment where we found “what we were searching for”.

Yes, streetlightsis a human story with human emotions and experiences set on a sonic canvas that is hard to define. Certainly, there are elements of many genres to which each listener will be quick to place, we all hear what we want after all, but therein lies the genius. Lucas has done the same thing musically as he has lyrically. He has managed to reach so deep into the listener that they become the story.

Lucas Rogerson has created an artistic gem with streetlights. In these four songs you will be transformed into the characters of streetlights, if you listen deep enough.

- Alan Clarke - Amp & Axe Blog


Discography

Streetlights EP - May 21, 2013

Street Lamp Sigh (Single) - Released to National Radio Jun 1, 2013 

Elm St. Park Swings (Single) - Released to National Radio Oct 15, 2013

Kaleidoscope - July 1, 2014

A Perfect Night (Single) - Aug 1, 2014

Another Day With You (Single) - Released to National Radio July 28, 2015

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Bio

Lucas Rogerson is an independent Canadian musician, recording artist, producer and founding member of the Settlers Creek Band. His music combines the influences of pop-rock, country and more recently blues. He has toured and performed professionally since the age of 12 and has released two records to date with Settlers Creek Band (Line in the Dirt - 2011, Stumbled on to You c/w Life is out there (singles) - 2012) and two solo records (Streetlights - 2013, Kaleidoscope - 2014). He is currently in the studio working on a new record to be released in 2015.  

The eldest son of four and raised on a farm in Fergus, ON, Rogerson took an early interest in music. At an early age, he was singing in church choirs and performing in school plays. After a short venture with piano lessons, he received his first guitar at the age of 8 as a Christmas present and quickly took to the instrument. At the age of 11, he started playing the trombone in his school band while also studying the violin under the tutelage of Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champion, Scott Woods. Under Woods’ wing,

Lucas started touring and performing at festivals, concerts, dances and jamborees throughout Ontario.  Music, in all forms quickly became Rogerson’s life.  It was during high-school that Rogerson started composing and writing songs using the classical and jazz techniques he was studying in school and the wide array of influences outside of it. This is also when he met the musicians that would go on to form his first band and give a platform to hone his performance skills for the next decade.

While on tour with Scott Woods in his mid-teens, Rogerson met Bryce Butcher at a jamboree. They connected over similar interests in traditional country music and started performing as a duo at jamborees. The two quickly gained a following and decided to form a band. Calling upon high school band mates Sean Bruder and brothers, Chris and Greg Eisen, a group was officially formed. In early 2000 the Settlers Creek Band played their first concert which became the primary musical focus for Rogerson for the next 10 years. The band toured relentlessly and grew from small bars and fairs to being one of the top drawing bands in Ontario and playing at major festivals. In 2011 Settlers Creek Band released their debut album ‘Line in the Dirt’, co-produced by Rogerson beginning the next stage of his life and a defining moment for the artist.

During the production of ‘Line in the Dirt’, Rogerson became enamored with the songwriting and record-making process. After its release, he went on to further develop his skills in the studio by producing other artists. Frustrated by their desires to follow current trends, Rogerson set out on his own to develop something that was uniquely his. He began work on a record that would free him from the confines of expectation.

The time had come to act as a channel, not the creator, of the music.  Streetlights (released May 20, 2013), is largely a record of Lucas “letting it happen”. The songs were all written rather quickly with little review. He wrote about what he heard, saw or felt. The recording sessions were likewise instinctual including musicians that he had performed with and felt a musical connection with at some time during his career. Brett Schneider, Mark Whitelaw and Don Featherstone had the freedom to play what they felt. They wouldnʼt over-think the arrangements or performance. They would just play. Upon the release, Rogerson embarked on a tour to promote the record. Performing in mid-sized theaters the audience was treated to the transformation of an artist coming into his own. The concerts were spontaneous, elegant and sensual; while being majorly successful at launching the new artist.

Since the completion of the Streetlights Tour, Lucas started working on a new record that combines and explores his vast musical pallet of influence and experience up to this point. Entirely written and recorded at his new studio with a brand new band, Kaleidoscope was released July 1, 2014 and reveals more of this artist who is constantly evolving. Ever prolific, Rogerson is currently huddled up in his laboratory working on his next creation. The consummate CreArtist!

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