"I bought my first vibraphone at the age of 24 (after a wasted
youth being a very bad - not to mention unemployed - rock drummer) and
played my first gig at the age of 28. I am completely self taught".
“..in full flight with two mallets in each hand, he gives the world's
best vibes players a run for their money" - James Griffiths, Guardian.
"Beaujolais' mix of firm emphasis and mellow tone, coupled with a
shapely sense of improvised melody, gives much of it an unexpected
richness and bounce; even a well-travelled standard such as You Don't
Know What Love Is reveals haunting new turns, with a good deal of spin
provided by the excellent pianist Robin Aspland" - John Fordham, The
Guardian (reviewing Roger’s quintet CD ‘Sentimental').