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Saturday, March 5, 2011


Vancouver, BC Canada ~ March 3, 2011 ~ Review by Ross Viner 

Add equal parts spirituality, love, musical genius, with a sold out crowd and what do you get?  An evening with Roger Hodgson.  Such a recipe can only fill you with joy!

Better known as the voice and co-founder of the super group "Supertramp” Roger made his way to the lower mainland for the first time in four years to an enthusiastic audience.


Opening with "Take The Long Way Home” the crowd embraced the musical genius and he embraced them.  Unlike a lot of musical legends who come to sold out audiences, Roger actually engages his crowd.  Most artists come on stage to sing hit after hit with minimal interaction and sometimes this can come across as work rather than passion, often looking scripted.  Not Hodgson!  He clearly still loves his songs and playing to his fans often giving a history of some of his tunes and interacting with audience members.

Other song performed include "The Logical Song”, "Breakfast in America”, "Fools Overture”, "Give a Little Bit”, "Dreamer”, "Take the Long Way Home”, "It’s Raining Again”, and the epic "Fools Overture”, just to name a few.

Most artists restrict their set list to those recorded.  Hodgson gives even more to his fans offering a tune he has yet to record called "The Awakening”.  A lovely tune not only about forgiving others, but yourself.  This isn’t the first time he has performed unrecorded songs.  If the reader were to acquire his DVD "Take the Long Way Home-Live in Montreal” you will also be treated to "Oh Brother”, a personal favourite of the writer.  One of the most moving songs you could hope to hear and let’s hope Hodgson records it soon.


After Roger gave more than just a little bit, we found ourselves purposely taking the long way home while singing more to Roger’s hits.  It seemed only Logical.

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[ Posted by Bonnie Ritchie, March 05, 2011 9:42 ]
     We have followed Roger all over Western Canada, as far as Nakusp, and he ever amazes us. I attended both concernts this week, both the 3rd and 4th of March, but i must say for the first time i felt so connected to his songs as he took the time to speak to the audience on the 3rd and give us a bit of history. What a gift you have and how kind of you to share it. The 4th, well, the crown took over but i could still hear your magical voice and the band all together is amazing. We are forever your fans and wish you continued health and happiness in your life.

Warmest wishes,

[ Posted by Tony Heaney, March 07, 2011 15:25 ]
     Brought my family to the show.
A night we will all never forget.
Truly a heavywieght performer and his message of kindness was insperational.
Thanks you so much Roger.

[ Posted by Max Teichman, March 12, 2011 7:58 ]
     ...While exiting a Roger Hodgins (Supertramp) concert Friday, March 4th, 2011, Red Robinson Theatre, Lynne Spalding (my partner) observed, "Roger lives his life in Repose, he is attuned, at peace, in a relaxed state of mind, enjoying his life journey, meeting people, and happily engages his audience...he gets it."

Hence the inspiration for this poem.....

Become Love, "Live Life in Repose:"
Live your life.
Enjoy every moment and everybody
Take it all in, while onst your journey.

Become Love, "Live Life in Peace of Mind",
Live your life.
Enjoy freedom from worry.
Take it all, in calmness and tranquility

Become Harmony, "Win Back Your Doubters"
Live your life.
Enjoy new friendships found.
Take it all in , "Live Life in Repose"

by Max Teichman

Repose...Freedom from worry; Peace of mind; Calmness; Tranquillity

[ Posted by ali, April 18, 2011 13:56 ]
     Dear Roger,
I hope you are well .My name is ALI from morocco. I am 23 years old and I am one of your biggest fans since I was a little child. I just want to say what a true blessing to have you in morocco for the first time performing with the royal symphony orchestra on the 22 th may. In fact I had been praying the almighty to see you one day performing live and now the dream is becoming reality oh I can’t describe the joy
So welcome to your country Morocco and I wish you good health and happiness forever 

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