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“The highest compliment that Roger can be paid is that he probably sounds better live today than in the recording studio more than a generation ago.”
- Evening Standard – London, Review from The Royal Albert Hall Concert
Roger Hodgson has been recognized as one of the most gifted composers, songwriters and lyricists of our time. He was the original, legendary voice of Supertramp and composer of many of the band’s greatest hits; songs that have become the soundtrack of our lives: “Give a Little Bit,” “The Logical Song,” “Dreamer,” “Take the Long Way Home,” “Breakfast in America,” “It’s Raining Again,” “School,” “Fool’s Overture” and so many others.
During the time Roger led the band, Supertramp became a worldwide rock phenomenon, selling well over 60 million albums. The wildly successful album Breakfast in America hit number one in countries around the world, selling over 20 million copies and becoming one of the biggest selling albums of all time.
After years of enormous international success—four studio albums, numerous tours, awards and more—Roger parted company with Supertramp in 1983, after the Famous Last Words album and tour. Following his heart, he chose to live a simple lifestyle in nature with his family and pursue his spiritual values. He built a state-of-the-art recording studio at home where he could continue to create music and be with his children.
Roger’s first solo album, In the Eye of the Storm was released in 1984 and became an international hit, selling over two million copies. More albums followed, including Hai Hai (1987) and Open the Door (2000). In 2001, Roger joined Ringo Starr in his All Starr Band Tour; however, it is only since 2004, with his children fully grown, that Roger has felt the call to tour regularly again.
Roger continues to compose music and write lyrics, and has over 60 unreleased songs, some of which he plans to record when the time is right. He compares his writing process to an artist painting a picture, keeping it close to his heart until the picture is complete before he shares it with the world.
“There are few vocalists instantly recognizable from the first few bars of a song, but Roger Hodgson is certainly one of that unique group. The singer/songwriter of Supertramp, his voice is as unmistakable as the distinct keyboard sound of his early hits.”
- The Times-London, Review from The Royal Albert Hall Concert