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Roger Greenaway - Roger Greenaway Newsletter Interview

23 Oct 2006 // An interview by Shade
Roger Greenaway is a musician, multi-instrumentalist, family man and modern day balladeer. He has been writing and performing for as long as he can remember, and probably then some. Given the choice between music and breath, this is a man that would pause for consideration.

2004 saw Roger releasing his debut album 'Wayt', under the guidance of producers Justin Harwood (The Chills) and Riki Morris, through his own Sunshine Productions label. A thoughtful collection of contemplative rock and pop featuring the single 'Wise', it was followed up with two highly successful national club tours.

Not one to rest on his laurels, album number two, '40 Miles', is just over the horizon. The next step in Roger Greenaways personal evolution involves you. In stores early 2007.

Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists?

Prince Tui Teka, Riki Morris, Ritchie Pickett, the Finn brothers, Mixture, Shihad, Steriogram and The Dance Exponents...

What is your favourite NZ venue?

Playing... The Arc Cafe, soaking it up...Western Springs

What is the best live gig you have ever been to?

Definitely a tie between the Rolling Stones at Western Springs circa 94/95 and Soundgarden at BDO.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Recording music in a custom built studio and growing chillis.

How do you keep in contact with your fans?

At gigs, email via rogergreenaway.com or with the newly discovered wonders of myspace.

What rumour would you like to start about yourself?

That I wrote 'Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress'.

What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?

The difference between inspiration and imitation is obvious, be innovative.

About Roger Greenaway

Roger Greenaway is one of the most original and timeless musicians currently writing and performing in New Zealand. His blend of rock and pop sensibilities have created some of the most beautiful and moving songs to be performed in the country’s clubs and venues.

Roger released his debut album Wayt on his own Sunshine Productions label in November of 2004. He followed it up with two successful nationwide tours.

In 2007 Roger will release his second album 40 Miles. After tracking each of the songs personally in his own home studio, Roger pulled in the expertise of Venn Productions’ Dave Holmes (Gramsci, Jacob, Autozamm) to help him round it out. They then recruited Jasper de Roos to lay down some incredible drums and later, Oliver Emmitt for a trombone cameo.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Roger Greenaway


40 Miles
Year: 2007
Type: Album
Year: 2004
Type: Album

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