Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Roger Lomas - From the Sorrows to Award Wining Producer

Another from the prolific pen of  Pete Clemons - from a recent edition Coventry Telegraph..
This time up the story of Coventry's only Grammy winning musician and record producer - Roger Lomas. Best known for his work with Two Tone but there's a lot more to Roger - read on...



TAKE A LOOK (AND LISTEN) TO THE DIVERSE ROGER LOMAS MUSICAL PORTFOLIO AS PRODUCER / SONGWRITER AND BAND MEMBER-MUSICIAN.

Some of Roger Lomas's productions - A full list can be found on Roger's website here http://www.rogerlomas.com/records.htm

Roger Lomas as Producer
Includes Selecter, Specials, Modetes, Body Snatchers, echo and the Bunnymen, Bert Jansch, Hazel O'Connor, Subsonixx, Bad Manners, Lee Scratch Perry, Roy Wood, Reluctant Stereotypes,
Desmond Dekkar, Toots and the Maytals, The Tubes, 3 Red Colours, Elkie Brooks, The Country Joe Band, The Men They Couldn't Hang, Ashley Hutchings, The Wildhearts, Jeremy Spencer, The Ripps, China Crisis and more....



Roger produced The Selecter's 2nd and innovative Album Celebrate the Bullet





Lorraine - Bad Manners


Too Much Too Young - Live


The song that started it all - The Selecter - (B side of Gangsters) but written by Neol Davies, played by Neol Davies with John Bradbury on drums and recorded on a 4 track porta-studio by Roger Lomas as early as 1977.


Echo and the Bunnymen - Me, I'm all smiles  album


Desmond Dekker and the Specials king of kings album









Coventry Ska / jazz outfit fronted by Paul King - (later front man of chart topping band King)


NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES
45th GRAMMY AWARDS
Roger Lomas
(Producer / Engineer)
BEST REGGAE ALBUM - 2002
"JAMAICAN E.T."
(Lee 'Scratch' Perry)



And Roger's latest production The Subsonixx


Roger Lomas as Musician

Roger joined the Sorrows in 1966. This 1967 track from the Sorrows, features Roger i think



In the late 70's Roger was in The Dodgers with former members on Badfinger and the Coventry progressive band Indian Summer -


From the The Sorrows to Roger and Pip - under-rated heavy heavy track!




Another Roger Lomas outfit - Renegade as musician - Revolution by Renegrade


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Rocking at the Ritz - Coventry Venue

Back in the early 60's the Ritz (in Longford Coventry) was the place rock it out. Pete Clemons takes you back there via his Coventry Telegraph article...




The reformed Sorrows playing live after decades in 2012 and featuring some of the guys mentioned in the article like Nigel Lomas




Monday, February 11, 2013

Don Fardon - From the Sorrows to Indian Reservation

Pete Clemon's takes up the story of  Don Fardon from the early days to the Sorrows and beyond. From his recent Coventry Telegraph article...








Pink Floyd at the Coventry Locarno 1972

Once again, Pete Clemons is writing about the Lanchester Arts festival gigs at the Coventry Locarno 1972. Following on from the Chuck Berry Concert, he takes a look at the Pink Floyd concert in his Coventry Telegraph article.






Chuck Berry Live at Coventry Locarno 1972

Pete Clemons with more Coventry music history via his article published in Coventry Telegraph, this time on the Lanchester Arts Festival 1972. The Lanch was Coventry poly now known as Coventry University. Some of the festival was held at the Locarno in Coventry and this article concerns the recording of  Chuck Berry's biggest selling record My Ding a Ling, recorded in Coventry at the concert.





Although the recording of the single was from the Coventry gig, this footage is from the later London Concert.