Paul Johnson Rogers

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Profile

Based in my studio located just south of Seattle, I am an established music professional who relocated from England to the USA in 2014. I am authorized to work in the US for any employer. Active as a composer, songwriter, and arranger, I work for film and broadcast, the stage and the concert platform. As an independent producer, I work regularly with clients representing a range of musical genres.

CAREER (EDITED HIGHLIGHTS)

Composer and producer of background ‘production’ music for dozens of tv programs, films, adverts and other events, my work is regularly broadcast in more than twenty-five countries. Partial list includes: Made in America (Whoopi Goldberg, Will Smith, Ted Danson), Get Shorty (Gene Hackman, Danny Devito, James Gandolfini), Friends, Parks and Recreation, Oprah Winfrey Show, The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, Iron Maiden ‘Dance of Death’ (Death on the Road World Tour), Roger Waters The Wall (Live in Berlin), Spongebob Squarepants, Freddie Mercury (Uomo Della Foresta – not yet released), Highlander, Nike Alpha Project advert, and many more…

Through hanging about and being a nuisance, I was lucky enough to get a great start learning sound engineering and production as a tape op/gofer at Gary Numan’s Rock City Studios, located at the legendary Shepperton Studio Center. I eventually worked in various capacities alongside many leading artists, including Sting, Pino Palladino, Andy Taylor (Duran Duran) and many others (as well as once having a jam with Hans Zimmer!) I also undertook additional production work at many other leading studios including Nomis and CTS Wembley. I gained a comprehensive working knowledge of most musical instruments, and I regularly perform drums, guitar, keyboards, vocals, brass and bass on my own broadcast works.

I supported or toured with a diverse range of acts including No Exit, The Enid, Squeeze, Dramatis, Electronic Circus, and Souxsie and the Banshees.

With Chris Payne (Visage, Tubeway Army) I composed and arranged two albums of substantial orchestral and choral works, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra for Carlin Production Music and Chappell Music.

Under the name ‘Glass Bead Nation,’ I write and record songs (mainly electronic genre) that gain regular radio airplay in several countries.

Author of the book ‘Lyrics and Poems,’ published May 2020.