"I try to write songs with emotion and honesty that tell stories from my life and hopefully yours too" ROJOR
UK singer-songwriter hailing from the North East of England with strong Scottish & Irish roots ROJOR is fast gathering a reputation as one the the most respected songwriters around. His last 3 singles have all picked up national airplay on BBC Radio 2 - the UK's most listened to station - and with a NEW ALBUM "The Last Box of Bullets" OUT NOW he is sure to add to his growing band of followers.
Using traditional instruments including ukelele & mandolin ROJOR brings a twist to the pop rock format of his radio friendly songs. He brings a positive and chilled vibe in difficult times and his music never follows trends. His 2011 album "Code in the Ether" saw single "Fallen Soldier (One Luv)" hitting national radio airwaves. This followed up his loosely acoustic album "Wire & Wood", which saw the beautiful 'Kane's Song' winning radio plaudits. Comparisons range from The Blue Nile, Prefab Sprout and Prince to Aimee Mann and John Cale. ROJOR has been described in the press as “the undiscovered genius” and his songs as “sexy”, “extensively moody” and “ethereal”, his lyrics are “intelligent and inspiring”. His music is beautifully arranged and he is at home in many musical fields. His song writing - which has drawn critics to mention John Lennon - not only deals with “the vagaries of love and inner frustration” but his social agenda is evident in songs like the haunting ‘Primitive’ and the soulful ‘Echoes of the Earth”. ROJOR's songs mix many musical influences and the sexy huskiness to his voice keeps the listener entranced.
Nominated as Best Male Solo Artist in the TME Awards ROJOR hit No.2 in the UKSounds download chart in 2006 with the single “Sail Away With Me”, from the wonderful “Faint Signal” album. This was followed up with 2007’s “The Book of Secret Songs” and “The Thief Who Stole the Truth” (2008), which brought forth radio hits “Made of Clay”, “November Song” and the brass filled (The Memphis Horns) “Light Up the World”. ROJOR has picked up airplay right across the BBC night-time network as well as spot plays on the UK’s National Radio Stations and in Europe (Germany, EIRE, France, Spain and the Netherlands) and the USA.
From a full band to a one-man acoustic show this is an accomplished live artist having played live with the likes of Primal Scream and Martin Stephenson. ROJOR has also headlined the ‘FTWL Stage’ at BBC Music Live (Middlesbrough) and is no stranger to the big festival audience, but he is also equally at home in more intimate live surroundings where the true essence of his beautiful songs is often best captured.
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