Kate Rogers Band - Repeat Repeat LP
Label : Independent
Credits : Wurlitzer.
Born and raised in Canada, Rogers somewhat unexpectedly discovered success in the UK as a singer/songwriter after lending her voice to a project Mark Rae’s project Rae and Christian. At the time Rae was head of Manchester based Grand Central Records.
As a child growing up in a small rural community of Ontario, Rogers studied classical voice with the Royal Conservatory of Music, but had long since given up her musical aspirations when Rae first approached her.
“I still sang, but I had no intention of doing it professionally,” she explains, “but I knew it was an opportunity that wouldn’t come around again, so I went.”
After gaining recognition as the voice of Aim’s ‘Sail’ and ‘The Girl Who Fell Through the Ice’ Rogers signed her own deal with Grand Central, in 2000, and released two records on the label – St. Eustacia in 2004 and Seconds in 2005. Both gained wide critical acclaim abroad and at home, but unfortunately Grand Central closed its doors while Rogers and the newly formed Kate Rogers Band were recording her third full-length release, Beauregard. Undeterred, she released Beauregard and the band’s 2010 follow up EP Gadabout independently and continued to tour widely in the UK.
Now, while still honing her skills singing for an immeasurably wide range of artists – The Coast, Sunparlour Players, Great Bloomers, Jory Nash, and Party Wizard to list just a few – as well as becoming a full-time member of the Toronto band Indoor Voices, she is unleashing her latest album ‘Repeat Repeat’, an eleven song collection that showcases just how diverse her years of recording have made her. A solid amalgamation of indie-pop, rock, folk and barren singer-songwriter, this album holds something for every listener, a ride that can take you from empowered and joyous to intimately revealing and vulnerable in just one sitting. Connecting to her listeners has always been something that comes naturally to Rogers, and only seems to be getting stronger with each new work she conjures up. Repeat Repeat is clearly no exception to that rule.