December 2013 – End of the Line For Now. This web site will be closing it's doors in early 2014. It has been a great ride and we would like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support and encouragement. Rogers CD's will continue to be made available through CD Baby.
October 2013 – Whistle-Stop A 1940s style acoustic jazz ditty called Whistle-Stop has just been released. Click HERE for more details.
April 2013 – Music Lessons Private music lessons are now being offered in two locations;
NORTH SHORE STUDIOS (Ridgefield, Conn.)
and VARITONE STUDIOS (Roxbury, Conn.)
For inquiries & more information; email your contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include your name, phone number(s), email address and your home area.
March 2013 – ‘Changes’, is the name of Chubby Checker’s latest song; a contemporary pop ballad which features guitar work by Roger. The new single was just released through Sony Music and can be purchased on itunes or by visiting www.chubbychecker.com.
February 2013 – Bass extraordinaire Peter Bennett, will be filling in as bassist for Wishbone Ash during the first week of their American tour (Feb 28th – Mar 5th). Visit www.wishboneash.com for tour dates & venue information.
January 2013 - Music for Hire Pump Audio, Inc., a leading company in music licensing, has chosen Roger’s music to add to their extensive catalog. The New York based company is an affiliate of global powerhouse Getty Images, and specializes in the placement of soundtracks for use in Film, TV, Radio, Video, etc. Click the Music Licensing tab for more info.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those whose lives are forever changed by the tragedy in Newtown, Conn.
October 2012 – Doctor Music’s RX … Read the latest review of Progressive Collective from the doctor of music himself, Dr. Music.
CLICK HERE to read the Doc's review.
Visit Dr. Music’s website:
www.drmusic.org for your music check-up.
Aug 2012 - Progressive Collective - The best of Roger’s instrumental progressive rock songs have been combined on this special collection. Selected tracks from solo albums “Worlds Within,” “The Epic Singles,” “2,” and Cinema’s “Universal Language” are all included. Also included is a NEW INSTRUMENTAL MIX of prog-rock tracks by Wishbone Ash. These unique arrangements are the first of its kind and are now at CD Baby
May 2012 – “ 2 ” … is the latest instrumental release for 2012. The new songs Jimi’s Page and Red Strat Shuffle are both featured on 2, and are now available in the Store. To purchase, preview and for more information about these recordings CLICK HERE!
April 2012 – Ringtones!! Ringtones from "Worlds Within" are now available in the store. CLICK HERE
Jan 2012 – Happy New Year! The band will start recording new material in the studio this month for a planned spring time release. An announcement will be made here when available
Dec 2011 – HAPPY HOLIDAYS! A holiday pic of, now rare, limited edition Fender guitars from December 1980, owned by brothers Jim, Mike and Roger. L-R: The Strat, Precision Bass, The Strat
Aug 2011 – Rockin’ California Style Eastcoast Boogie, The Bulldog Blues, Mofo, and Dance of the Poltergeist have all been selected as soundtracks for a series of promotional video ads from SoCal Beaches Magazine & Media Co. Filmed in San Diego, the ads feature California’s famous sunny beaches, surfboards, classic hot rod cars, swimwear models in sexy Victoria’s Secret bikinis…and some familiar rock & roll guitar tunes. www.prlog.org
Aug 2011 – American Empire Records We are pleased to be working with American Empire Records, and would like to thank the label’s president, Michael Christopher and his team for their personal involvement. See company website for more info: www.americanempire.com
Aug 2011 - Courageous Cat Live! The first live concert footage of Courageous Cat, performed at the Ives Concert Hall on September 18, 2009 is now on Youtube. The song and video have been licensed from copyright owners Telefeatures, LLC, and our sincerest thanks goes to Debbie Litt for her participation and ongoing support. For more information on the original Courageous Cat Cartoon Series click here: www.youtube.com/user/smokeyl138
Also, the live concert audio for Courageous Cat, as well as for Mofo, has been re-mastered and both videos can now be viewed in Video Clips, courtesy of Glenn Andrew Productions
Click Here to view the videos
June 2011 – STORE OPEN
T-Shirt’s, CD’s & MP3’s are now available in The Store section.
Feb 2011 – Canada’s ‘Sea of Tranquility’ comments on ‘Epics’
“I think these two tracks are fabulous and I really like the direction the music is taking. White Rush-In and Life
By Time has some stellar and very tasteful playing
throughout. Another superb offering that's very tastefully done with all of the flair and grace you've come to
expect from this seasoned pro. If this is any indication of
what the future holds for Roger Filgate then hang on tight 'cause it's going to be one hell of a ride!” --
Ryan Sparks - Sea of Tranquility
Feb 2011 – “The EPIC Singles” Available - Two instrumental epics, White Rush-In and Life
By Time, that were originally recorded for the “Worlds
Within” CD, has now been released. These are the last
remaining songs from that era, which are heavily in the progressive-rock style of Yes, Rush, ELP, King
Crimson, and Wishbone Ash. “The Epic Singles” features
the same line-up as “Worlds Within,” with Roger Filgate on Guitars (& Keyboards), Peter Bennett on Bass,
and Ed Lange on Drums. Both songs were recently
mixed & mastered and are now available together as MP3’s.
Click HERE to download:
Nov 2010 – New MP3 Single Released “Letting Go is the most recent instrumental single
from guitarist Roger Filgate. An obvious departure from
his usually more technical style, it delves deep into understated simplicity. Warm, smooth Clapton-like tones
set the mellow pace, which is soon met by an
unexpected surge of Zeppelin-esque power rock, all while stringing memorable melodies throughout the entire
piece. A brilliant composition with outstanding
production, Letting Go showcases yet another side to this master musician.” - J.T. Garrard / Music Archivist /
Purchase “Letting Go” MP3 at CDBaby!
Sept 2010 – Roger Filgate &
Wishbone Ash LIVE IN CONCERT
Roger & band will share the bill with his former legendary group, Wishbone Ash, at the Edmond Town Hall
Theater on Friday, September 24, 2010 as they
their 40th Anniversary Tour. Both bands will perform a FULL set of music, which includes Roger’s latest
album, along with brand new material. He also plans to
team up with Andy Powell on stage during the course of the evening! Tickets are now available at the venue
THIS SHOW IS FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY AND SEATING IS LIMITED.
Tickets: $40.00 (General Admission)
Showtime: 8:00pm / Doors: 7:30pm
Box Office: 203-270-4285
Edmond Town Hall Theater
45 Main St.
Newtown, CT. 06470
(Tickets for the Edmond Town Hall Theater can be purchased or reserved beforehand or at the show. Cash
only, no credit cards are accepted. Box office hours are
9-3 weekdays, or leave a message with your name, contact number and amount of tickets to be reserved. The
venue will call back to confirm during office hours.
Doors will open at 7:00pm day of show. Call: 203-270-4285)
June ’10 – In the Studio.
Currently, Roger is working on several recording projects with various artists and producers in the studio.
Updates on this, and live shows, will be posted
Mar ’10 – RF to share stage with
Roger & band will be supporting Wishbone Ash on Sat, Mar 27th at the Boulton Theatre in Bay Shore, NY. In
addition to performing songs from
his latest solo album “Worlds Within,” he will join his former band-mates on stage for some classics from the
“Illuminations” album. Showtime
7:30 pm! CLICK
HERE for tickets
Jan '10 - Sea of Tranquility Review
of Worlds Within
"While a large majority of instrumental guitar albums tend to either be one dimensional or self serving
platforms for players to show off their
chops with an excessive amount of masturbatory guitar solos, it's rather refreshing to come across a player
such as Filgate who displays
neither of these qualities. His latest solo effort entitled Worlds Within is a fantastic, multi-dimensional record
that incorporates many different
styles of music in addition to demonstrating his all-round versatilityas a player and songwriter." To read the
entire review as it appears on the
Sea of Tranquiliy CLICK HERE
Dec ’09 – Happy Holidays! Roger & his band wish everyone the very best for the Holidays.
Future shows are being
planned for 2010 and will be posted here…Cheers!
Oct ’09 - Roger Filgate & Band to Open for America
Roger & band will be the support act for legendary ‘70s group America at the Ridgefield Playhouse in
Ridgefield, CT. on Thurs, Oct 15th @
This show will be sold out soon, anyone planning to attend must reserve tickets asap.
Click here for tickets & more info:
Sept ’09 - Roger Filgate Live in Concert.
Roger’s debut show is now scheduled for Fri, Sept 18th at Ives Concert Hall (White Hall Auditorium, 181
White St. - WestConn University) in
Danbury, CT. The event starts @
8:00pm and will feature Roger and his band performing “Worlds Within” live.
Joining him on stage are band mates Peter Bennett on bass, Ed Lange on drums and
Dan Pacuk on
Chubby Checker is scheduled to make a rare guest appearance to perform his single "Knock Down
the Walls" live with Roger & band.
Opening the evening is special guest singer/song writer Jerry Cherry from NYC.
Tickets are available through the venue’s box office.
On line: www.wcsu.edu/tickets
July ’09 - Roger to perform with Chubby Checker. Roger will be performing “Knock Down
the Walls” live with Chubby
Lincoln Center’s “Midsummer Night Swing” Concert Series in N.Y.C. Concert date is Wed, July 8 @ 8:30pm.
Click link for more info:
June ’09 – Guitar Player Magazine reviews “Worlds Within”. Guitar Player Magazine has
just reviewed “WW” in their
issue on stands now. (See CD Reviews)
June ’09 – Rare CINEMA CD’s found and re-released. An unexpected find; Remaining
CD’s of former band CINEMA were
recently discovered and are now available to the public.
Click here for more info.
June ’09 – British magazine “Pipeline: Instrumental Review” features Worlds Within in their
summer issue (see CD Reviews).
April '09 - Musical equipment giant 'Behringer' cites Roger's new CD on their website.
March ’09 - Vintage Guitar magazine interview / review.
The May issue of Vintage Guitar magazine is hitting stands now, and features an interview with Roger by
Willie Moseley about past & present
bands, recordings, tours, instruments, current & future plans. Worlds Within is reviewed by John Heidt in the
CLICK HERE to read the interview with Willie Moseley
March ’09 - Music Web Express 3000 interview / review.
Music Web Express 3000 (formerly 20th Century Guitars magazine) has just interviewed Roger. Robert
Silverstein asks Roger questions about
the making of Worlds Within, musical influences, guitars, amps and more. This interview along with a review
of the new "Worlds Within" CD is
now available online at:
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