Roger Evernden

Roger Evernden

UK

British composer, musician and ambient pianist known for distinctive solo work.

“My grandparents had a lovely old upright piano - with a fascinating history. The piano was on-board a Cunard liner in the early 20th century. During a storm it slid across the room crashing into a wall and cracking the piano frame! My grandfather bought the piano despite being told it was impossible to repair. He was an engineer, and after adding a sturdy bracket and several solid bolts the piano took pride of place in their front room - the best room in the house. I was fascinated by this piano, and took every opportunity as a young child to play it. “

These early music explorations provided seeds for a lifetime playing and composing. In the 1960s and 70s, influenced by bands and composers such as The Beatles and Brian Eno, he experimented with ambient sounds, modified instruments, tape recorders, and composition forms, and in the 1970s composed with VCS3 synthesizers at Goldsmiths Electronic Music Studio in London.

During the 70s & 80s he played and wrote songs with bands including Capital Chaps and Watch My Lips.

The solo piano albums have a unique melodic blend of classical, new age, jazz, and improvisation:

- Deep and Crisp and Even: A Felt Piano Collection of Traditional Christmas Songs
- S L O W - Calm Piano for Mindful Yoga, Relaxation and Meditation
- Rainbows Of Hope (2020)
- The Unfolding Of Wings (2020)
- Nocturnes (2019)
- The Innocence Of Spring (2018)
- The Journey We All Make (2016)
- Improvation (2014)

The new age album Glebe {1990) was re-released in 2015.

Stay up-to-date by following on Spotify or at http://www.rogerevernden.net/

Artist Blog

  • Old Souls Dream Young

    ​My new dream-themed album is released today (20th August 2021). Each track has an instrumental focus on some aspect of our dreams - our dreams of the future, our dreams about…

  • Hope - compilation piano album

    Hope is the title of an exciting new piano album which will be released on March 26 2021. 12 pianists send messages of Hope through 12 uplifting compositions on this new compilation…

  • Deep and Crisp and Even - A Felt Piano collection of Traditional Christmas Songs

    Many musicians are drawn to producing a Christmas album. This one has been over five years in the making. If I was going to do a festive album, especially based around 12…