"Like Savage Garden and Coldplay meeting at a glamourous party by the beach" 
NE Volume Magazine
ROJOR has a talent for writing radio friendly tracks but he's so much more. Integrity is at the heart of everything he does and lyrically these are poems set to music. He's thoughtful, intelligent and a throwback to a time when musicians were artists too - when popular music could reach higher.
The singer/songwriter was schooled and raised on Teesside in one of the poorest parts of the UK and has strong Scottish & Irish roots. He has gone on to hit the national radio airwaves with a succession of tracks including 'Kane's Song', 'Fallen Soldier', 'The First Time Again', 'Everytime I See Her' and 'Planet Ride' all played on BBC RADIO 2 - the UK's most listened to station.
2020 saw the writing and recording of the fabulous 'Melancholy Songs of the Caged Bird' album, which was released in 2021 and documented the lockdown experience in tracks like 'Birdsong' as well as some brilliant radio singles - 'Man in the Moon', 'American Girl' and 'Calling Out Around the World'.
Following support from BBC Radio 2 and BBC Scotland singer/songwriter ROJOR (pronounced Ro-jaw) had BBC Introducing 'Track of the Week' in 2019 with 'If Love Could Cure' taken from his beautifully crafted album 'A Purer Form of Sadness'. This followed up 2018's EP 'Blood & Bones' released on the back of melancholy electro-pop single 'Disconnected', which featured amongst BBC Tees INTRODUCING tracks of 2018. The mini-album also includes the melodic 'When the Angels Come' and the haunting 'Flower of the Tees'. 
2017 saw the single 'Only Luv Can Hurt' as a showcase for a fantastic album 'For The Uninitiated'. The melancholy EDM pop track highlights his knack for universal and emotive songwriting and radio friendly pop hooks. It sits perfectly with fourteen other tracks on a spectacular retrospective, which includes re-workings of tracks such as 'Mercy', 'On Your Radar', 'Solace and 'Colours in my Heart Explode'. The album also includes radio tracks 'Everytime I See Her', Planet Ride', 'Kane's Song', 'The First Time Again' and 'Just One Day' (which featured on RTE's flagship show in EIRE 'Late Date').
Comparisons range from One Republic, New Order, The Blue Nile, Bowie, The Lightning Seeds, St Etienne, 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 as "intelligent and inspiring".
ROJOR has played live with the likes of Romeo Stodart of The Magic Numbers, Ren Harvieu, Wet Wet Wet's Graeme Clarke and Martin Stephenson. ROJOR has also headlined the ‘FTWL Stage’ at BBC Music Live (Middlesbrough) to a 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. 
The digital age has meant that once limited edition early demos/cassette albums have now been remastered and added to the discography - and in recent years these have also become available on all good digital streaming platforms.

"the undiscovered genius" - Rob Nichols, On The Beat
"a step in the right direction for indie music.... eclectic compositional brilliance" - NE Volume Magazine
ROJOR has "a knack for universal and emotive songwriting and radio friendly pop hooks" - Music-News.com
"an album (Fatally Beautiful) that purrs, boils and simmers with pure pop excellence" - NARC Magazine
"strong melodies, decent hooks and compelling lyrics" - R2 Magazine
"Rojor has a touch of the Paddy McAloons (Prefab Sprout) about him" - The Crack Magazine
"The songs are faultless" - Chris Lloyd, Northern Echo
"Rojor's been banging on the door for ages and seriously needs to gain admittance"  - FATEA Magazine
"Rojor suits the live stage, cool and composed he knows how to deliver his unrivalled inventiveness with impressive impact" - Keep It Live Magazine

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