Welcome to my web site. Many people have asked me to tell them what I am up to these days and are interested in my life as a musician and performer spanning several decades. Please browse through my site to see photographs of my life in music or listen to some of my songs.

Best regards,

Roger James, Singer and Songwriter

Roger is a member of:

  • PRS (Performing Rights Society)
  • MCPS (Mechanical Copyright Protections Society)
  • BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors)
  • PPL (Phonographic Performance Ltd)
A professional musician and entertainer for many years, Roger James has played with rock 'n' roll luminaries such as Eddie Cochrane, Jerry 'Lee' Lewis and Gene Vincent, Joe Brown, Marty Wilde, Tommy Steele and Lonnie donegan, plus he has worked with all of the foremost bands in the country - Joe Loss, Geoff Love, Don Lang's (Six - Five Special) "famed" Frantic Five, Ray McVae, Johnny Howard, The Dark Blues and Lord Colwyn's "Society" 7. Incorporating the top West End venues and hotels; Hilton, Royal Garden, Royal Lancaster, Dorchester, Savoy, Grosvenor House Royal Albert Hall and even Windsor Castle.

He worked in Hamburg in 1961/2 with The Beatles and Gerry and the Pacemakers. Roger is currently working as a solo entertainer all over the country, covering the "golden" periods of the nostalgic 40s, 50s and 60s.

Roger is also a very accomplished compere and voice-over artiste; not to mention his first class skills as a radio presenter. Roger is an entertainer of the highest calibre, able to turn his hand skillfully to any aspect of the music business.

Roger has produced 13 singles with EMI, Nems (Brian Epstein's label), BBC Records and Chapter One Records. He also has 3 albums with BBC Records and Chapter One Records.

Roger's 47 broadcasts include BBC and Capital Radio as well as composing and performing numerous jingles for TV and Radio. His TV appearances include Z Cars, ABC At Large, The House that Rock Built and Sky Star Search. In his film role in Forever Young by Ray Coleman, Roger not only acted, sang and performed the entire score but was responsible for its authenticity and musical direction. Roger has also worked with Paul McCartney in Give My Regards to Broad Street and featured on guitar in the film, Girl on a Motorcycle with Marianne Faithful.

He has been in the Guinness Book of Hit Singles with Honest I Do under the name of Danny Storm. Throughout the 70s Roger became a sought after session musician playing electric and acoustic guitar for top record producers, such as Norrie Paramore, Les Reed, Joe Meek, Johnny Worth and Tim Rice.

Email: rogerjames@rj4.co.uk