Singer Roger’s out on the road with Stephanie and the Ghost of Lily Fogg

Roger Davies
Roger Davies

Brighouse singer-songwriter Roger Davies is on tour this summer performing tracks from his latest album ‘Songs in Plain English’.

He recently released a new single ‘Stephanie’ with West Yorkshire band The Durbevilles and now he’s on the road, taking to the stage at clubs and festivals.

With gigs in Shepley, Bingley and Brighouse under his belt already this summer, Roger, of Clifton, will be in action at Leeds College of Music on June 22. Then he will play at Cleckheaton Folk Festival on July 7, the Music on the Marr Festival in Cumbria on July 19 and at the Black Cat Cafe in Stockport on July 25.

Roger can also be heard at Chepstow Folk and Acoustic Club on July 26 and at St Martin’s Church in Brighouse on September 14, as part of the town’s Art Festival. Looking ahead, Roger will be performing in Huddersfield and Halifax in the autumn.

Many of Roger’s songs are set in and around Brighouse and West Yorkshire. He said: “I need a backdrop, a landscape in which to place my characters and stories in order to make them believable. In fact I only use true stories and real experiences as the basis for my songs in the first place.”

Roger’s songs include ‘Huddersfield Town’, ‘Brighouse on a Saturday Night’, ‘The Beerbelly Blues’, ‘The Ghost of Lily Fogg’ and ‘Into the Sun’.

Calderdale provides the setting for two songs on his new album: ‘Percy Shaw’ about the inventor of the reflective road studs and ‘Judy Woods’, about the beauty spot near Norwood Green.

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