Roger Evans – Keys

First Steely Dan Album
“Katy Lied ( released 1975). I had the album on cassette, and played it non-stop while revising for O Levels (yes, that long ago)”
Favourite Song
“I can’t choose one… but favourites through the years would be Barrytown (Pretzel Logic), Peg (Aja), Lunch with Gina (Everything Must Go) – plus Riki, Josie, Hey Nineteen…. – etc
Favourite Album
“Tricky question. – It’s between Katy Lied (first album I listened to), Royal Scam (packed with great tracks), AJA (OK… It’s probably got to be AJA).”
Favourite Other Artist.
“Donald Fagen (does that count?)”
Hardest Tune to Play
“Sign In Stranger (Royal Scam 1976). Blistering Piano work from Paul Griffin”
“Fender Rhodes 73 MK1 (round top), Wurlitzer EP200, Nord Stage3, Assorted pedals to give the Rhodes that “Steely Sound”
“Being a big Steely fan, the Simply Dan project is a fantastic to be involved in. The challenge of working out some of the songs that you think you know well, (until you sit down at the piano to work them out.) The craftsmanship of Fagen and Beckers song writing, their harmony, and groove, is just brilliant. There’s so many more tunes to learn !”