Sunday Selection: RogerThat : 2 August 2009

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[Photo: Stuart Blythe]
   Rogerthat is a rock-reggae band that shakes every room they play in. A band that could have come from just about any era. Their contemporaries could be the Black Crowes or the Black Keys. Anything from the Woodstock era, Marley and Lee Scratch Perry or the steel blues of Muddy Waters (circa Electric Mud)… if you could mash the raw electric, psychedelic rock-reggae rep’s of those, you’d get close to the quartet

Rogerthat are back in Australia in August and Sept to mix their peyote and melt minds. On a national tour to prop the release of The Desert’s Call, their debut album (out thru MGM).

The band are currently in Europe for a month long run after smoking it in Canada – 9 gigs in 2 weeks thru West Canada to rooms full of RT converts.

While they were in Vancouver RT were invited into Fader studios after a local producer had his head bent by the band at the esteemed Richards on Richards venue (the band were well chuffed when they saw Rodriguez was playing the same venue the following week).

They recorded 2 new tracks including their life changing version of the Willie Dixon/Stones classic, “I Just Want to Make Love To You” which will emerge somewhere shortly. The guys also went into Calgary’s radio station CJSR and Vancouver radio, Evolution 107.9
This week the band will be going into Radio Amsterdam to follow up their acoustic live show they did in May last year. This leg of the tour also takes in Bournemouth, Newquay and London – places the band went real well on their run thru last year.

New single, 19, has picked up play across the stations that gave Green Room air time: FBi, PBS, RRR and ZZZ . The Desert’s Call has already been Album of The Week on 2BOB radio.

Garage / Psychedelic / Soul

Gold Coast,, QLD

Jimmy Young – guitar
Lach Leckie – bass
Jesse Bailey – vocals
Dan Briffa – drums

Pretty much everything. Especially….blues, pyschedelic rock, reggae and rock’n’roll


Upcoming Gigs:
Thu 6 Aug – Woodport Inn, Erina NSW
Fri 7 Aug – Oxford Tavern, Wollongong NSW
Sat 8 Aug – Annandale Hotel, Annandale, Sydney NSW
Wed 12 Aug – Station Resort, Jindabyne NSW
with The Beautiful Girls
Fri 14 Aug -The Espy – Deep Roots, St Kilda, Melbourne VIC
Sun 16 Aug – The Pelly Bar – Pier Live, Frankston VIC
Wed 19 Aug – Baha @ Rye, Rye VIC
Thu 20 Aug – The National Hotel, Geelong VIC
Fri 21 Aug – The Loft, Warrnambool VIC
Sat 22 Aug – Ed Castle, Adelaide SA
Sat 29 Aug – Hoey Moey, NSW
Fri 4 Sep – Coolangatta Hotel, QLD
Sat 5 Sep – Great Northern Hotel (Byron Bay), NSW
Fri 11 Sep – Sands Tavern, QLD
Sat 12 Sep – Troubadour, The, QLD
26 Sep 2009 – Sounds Of Spring 2009 – Brisbane

Visit RogerThat website for all gig details!


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