Paul R Rogers

Paul R Rogers

BandPopAdult Contemporary

Acoustic songs across Jazz,Blues and folk styles. Accomplished songwriting and acoustic guitar from Paul melded with silky jazzy, sensuous yet powerful vocals from Blaire!

Biography

Award winning singer/songwriter, Paul has written well in excess of 100 songs across as many genres as he can! His success as runner up in the Folk & Country category 2005 UK Songwriting Contest with 'Cold', was closely followed in 2006 with a finalist position for 'Love Thing' in the jazz/blues category.

After playing in various bands and developing as a solo artist in the 80's, Paul had a family break in the 90's, returning to music in the early 2000's. He soon met Jacqueline Sharp, (perhaps the worlds best kept secret voice!) and went on to achieve radio plays, Showcase and Festival performances and the competion success. Jacqui moved on to work with Clive Gregson amongst others, and so Paul met Blaire Palmer in May 2005. Blaire's silky, tantalising voice gives Pauls songs a completely different feel and coupled with their on stage rapport the future looks bright! Already to date they have supported Martin Carthy, played festivals and of course the competion success, they truly deserve greater commercial interest!

Pauls influences range from John Martyn/Nick Drake/Richard Thompson to 60's & 70's Soul, Blues, Little Feat/Sting/Joni Mitchell etc etc, but he also keeps a firm ear on contempory music i.e. James Blunt/Jose Gonzales/Amy Winehouse.

Blaire's style comes from influences as wide as Ella Fitzgerald/Billie Holliday to Blondie/Suzanne Vega!

Lyrics

Cold

Written By: Paul R rogers

How many times,
Have I tried to light this fire tonight?
The matches must be damp,
The tinder keeps blowing away,
It's so cold that even the snowmen they shiver,
And the ice kills the ripples that flow on the river,
There are many kinds of cold,
It was the frost that caught hold of your heart.

You blow on your hands,
A vain effort to keep out the chill,
A snow falling gently say's 'keep your hands warm if you will',
It's so cold the polar bears snuggle up tight,
A damned good exscuse to stay in for the night,
There are many kinds of cold,
It was the frost that caught hold of your heart.

Ice will form on the trees,
And you can see your breath forming,
Froming in the breeze,
But I don't understand,
What you have done to me,
Won't someone put on the heating,
And drive out this freeze?
There are many kinds of cold,
It was the frost that caught hold of your heart.

How many times have I tried to light this fire tonight?
The matches must be damp,
The tinder keeps blowing away,
It's so cold that snowballing's off for the day,
But I better wrap up just in case,
Anyway,
There are many kinds of cold,
It was the frost that caught hold of your heart,
There are many kinds of cold,
It was the frost that caught hold of your heart.

Love Thing

Written By: Paul R Rogers

Can't see the road,
Can't see ahead,
Fog's got too thick for me,
I need radar instead,
Close my eyes now they're blinded,
Don't know what this love thing is.

When it starts,
Grey skies turn to blue,
And there ain't any time,
When I'm not thinking about you,
Close my eyes now they're blinded,
Don't know what this love thing is.

Silence don't help solve anything,
You know what it is that we both need,
And I'm crying now that you've got me on my knees,
But I can't see the wood for the trees,
No I can't see the wood for the trees.

Can't see the road,
Can't see ahead,
Fog's got too thick for me,
I need radar instead,
Close my eyes now they're blinded,
Don't know what this love thing is.

Silence don't help solve anything,
You know what it is that we both need,
And I'm crying now that you've got me on my knees,
But I can't see the wood for the trees,
No I can't see the wood for the trees.

Now it's ending,
Grey skies above,
And there ain't any easy explanations because,
My eyes they are blinded,
Don't know what this love thing is,
Oh my eyes they are blinded,
Don't know what this love thing is.

Discography

See www.myspace.com/rogersandpalmer

Set List

We can currently play 2 x 45 minute sets. Mostly Paul's originals songs but include James Blunt, Corinne Bailey Rae, Eva Cassidy and Suzanne Vega covers.