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Roger Evernden

Roger Evernden is a British composer and pianist.

Roger was born in Southampton, in 1953. He displayed a talent and enthusiasm for music at an early age; he apparently got up on a bandstand in Bournemouth to conduct a brass band when he was three years old! His nan and grandpa had a piano with a fabulous history, that was kept in their front room - a room that was only used for special occasions. The piano had been on board a Cunard liner, and was damaged during a storm when it slide across a ballroom floor to crack its frame against a wall. Grandpa was an engineer, working at the docks. He rescued the piano, and managed to fix the frame - against all odds - with a hefty bracket and some huge bolts! An uncle played In The Mood on this piano... and after that Roger, who was six or seven, was determined to learn to play the piano.

He had classical lessons from the age of 8, but soon began to explore compositions of his own making.

His first solo album was called Glebe. It was released in 1990, and contained New Age compositions inspired by the birth of his son, Christopher. This album was re-released in 2015, with some additional unreleased tracks and some additional early demo versions of songs from the album.

In October 2014 he released "Improvation", an album of original solo piano music.

In October 2016 he released "20 20" - a 20 minute and 20 second ambient composition of slow, dreamy synthesizer sounds for relaxation and meditation.

Further solo piano albums followed: The Journey We All Make (2016), The Innocence of Spring (2018), and Nocturnes (2019).

His style has been compared to Nils Frahm, Ludovico Einaudi, and other contemporary piano-based composers. It has been described as "a unique melodic blend of classical, new age, jazz, and improvisation".