Roger Hodgson: Magic in living room-atmosphere
Translated by: Stephanie Litfin
Munich holds special memories for the ex Supertramp singer and songwriter Roger Hodgson: 38 years ago he had his first gig with his band in the PN-Club, 25 years ago he played with Supertramp in the Olympic stadium for the very last time. And 8 years ago he gave a solo concert in the Elserhalle, one of the best gigs this town has ever seen. And now the 58-year-old Brit spreads the magic similarly in the sold out Philharmonie. In a cosy and comfortable living room-atmosphere with carpets and pot plants, Roger Hodgson switched placidly between guitar, piano and keyboard. His voice is still strong and clear. With an almost excessive joy of playing and easiness this charismatic musician performed one hit after the other - and carries back his audience into the time of proms at school and the first kiss.
He is accompanied by the highly gifted multi-instrumentalist Aaron McDonald (saxophone, tin whistle, harmonica, piano, vocals). Liberated from the bandīs bombast, Roger Hodgsonīs first-class compositions show their full capability and they sound so fresh and new, like they just popped up in his mind recently. He cleverly includes his fans by asking them to whistle at the beginning of “Easy Does It”, and finally three generations, drunk with joy, dance together in front of the stage. And for everyone who missed it: on March 19, 2009, Roger Hodgson will be back!