Singer-songwriter Edward Rogers was born in Birmingham, England where he spent the first 12 years of his life. He moved to New York City just as the British Invasion began in the States, and started his career behind the drum kit playing in several garage bands. When a subway accident in October 1985 left him without his right arm and right leg below the knee, Rogers turned to songwriting and found that he enjoyed singing and writing more rewarding than playing drums.
Over the past decade, Rogers has been extremely prolific, releasing four solo albums and two with Bedsit Poets, a Folk/Brit-inspired trio whose name was given to them by The Zombies’ Colin Blunstone.
His first solo album Sunday Fables was released in 2004 on Not Lame Recordings. The following year, Bedsit Poets released The Summer That Changed on Bongo Beat Records. His second solo album You Haven’t Been Where I’ve Been,” co-written and produced by George Usher, was released on Zip Records in 2008, as was the second Bedsit Poets album Rendezvous on Bongo Beat Records. Sparkle Lane, his third solo effort released on Zip Records in 2010, found him revisiting his British roots, with songs inspired by his early years growing up in Birmingham. 2011 sees the release of Roger’s fourth solo album, Porcelain also on Zip Records. A departure from his previous work with a much edgier vocal and musical approach, Porcelain is inspired by the music he was listening to during 1972-1975. Rogers co-produced the album with Don Piper.
He has played extensively in New York, and the east coast, Los Angeles, Canada and London both as a solo artist and with Bedsit Poets.
In addition to his fruitful songwriting career, Rogers co-produced 20 shows for the extremely successful series The Beat Goes On at NYC’s The Bottom Line. He has co-hosted the Irish Rock Revue for several years, at well-respected venues such as The Bowery Ballroom, Webster Hall and the Highline Ballroom. Additionally Rogers is a regular performer in the highly-successful Losers Lounge series at Joe’s Pub and co-hosts the radio show Atlantic Tunnel on East Village Radio every Sunday from noon to 2 pm.
Porcelain (BoB 121) was released in the UK in February 2012
Edward Rogers’ website