Artist – Roger Pugh
Title – A COLOURFUL JOURNEY
Label – Oblong Records OBLCD079
For immediate release
Roger Pugh is a singer/songwriter/guitarist and mandola player. He has performed as a solo act and as a member of many bands over the years, including The Stoned Cherries, who he is currently a member of. Roger has been a stalwart of the English Folk Scene for a number of years now. His roles within it include, performing musician, entertainer, M.C. and events organiser. He has also toured Germany on many occasions, either as solo act, or with Chris Conway and Austria with Urban Folk, alongside Roger Wilson and Simon Edwards.
In 2009, Roger wrote a folk opera called A Minstrel’s Tale, which was a collection of his songs and tunes which told a bawdy tale and was presented in the same way as classical opera, yet the music was performed by a band of folk musicians and the singing was set in traditional English folk style and the performers were folk singers, who included Pete Morton as the main character, Roger played the part of the minstrel. It was staged in Leicester Cathedral to a packed audience of over two hundred people, where it was very enthusiastically received.
Roger’s fourth and newly released solo CD is entitled A Colourful Journey, the word solo is to be taken lightly, as there are sixteen other brilliant musicians featured, including Pete Morton, Roger Wilson, Chris Conway and Carole Palmer. This is a concept album, which envelopes Roger’s journey through life so far and includes the first cover song Roger has recorded, which was a hit the year he was born. He has tweaked the lyrics a touch in order to describe some aspects of an annual event which he organises. Topics range through various aspects of his life, culminating in his predicted death, due to happen, sometime in the distant future and maps out his desired funeral arrangements. Another song delivers words of advice to his sons Sam who was thirteen at the time of writing. Sam is featured on one of the tracks, where he plays a djembe solo. Also featured is his daughter Stan, who is the drummer in one of Leicester’s premier bands Ash Mammal. Other themes featured are busking where Roger cut his teeth and which served as a very fine apprenticeship, his love for his partner Diane, a story gleaned whilst on holiday in Ulster, another annual event that takes place close to Roger’s former home land of Southend-On-Sea, a song composed for a production of Robin Hood, where Roger played the part of Alan A’Dale and a couple of tunes and a song from the opera, fore mentioned.
Although essentially a folk musician, Roger’s music is flavoured with other genres of music both modern and ancient, such as reggae, eastern European, accapella , Irish traditional, rockabilly and sixties and seventies prog. rock.
The album took three years to record, taking in four different studios, the main one, being Greg’s Music room in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire.
For more information and the latest tour dates, please visit roger-pugh.co.uk
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