Roger's performance in Sydney at the State Theater built in 1927 was magical. This beautiful old theater was built in three levels with a painted domed ceiling and ornate walls and doors and red cushy seats. Its location in the heart of downtown in the fashionable shopping district was a great place to play, both for Roger and his band and for the audience as well. It just does not get any better than this - and Roger's second show at this beautiful theatre is April 4.
Here are a few comments that poured into Roger's Guestbook on his site before we even left the venue:
Rhette wrote: Dear Roger, Just a note to say THANK YOU for your Sydney Show at the State Theatre tonight Weds 3rd.You played close to 2.5 hrs of my life's music soundtrack. Brought many memories both good and bad thank you to you and your band for a memorable night, Please Release "The Awakening" I cant wait to have that in my collection.
Bruce wrote: 4/3/13 My God, or should I say Roger, you took me back to 1973-1982, all the times while going through my teens and more, tears were on my cheeks, your music filled my heart and memories, those special moments, every song is significant somewhere in my life.,.You were like a mate on stage and just purely made the night so memorable. Wish I could do it again and again, I never ever get sick of your music. Your band is incredible. They just respond so perfectly adding their own savoir-faire. I will be there next time here in Sydney. Thanks mate.
Richard wrote: Having seen you twice in 2010 I have just been to the first of your two shows in Sydney in 2013.I didn’t think the 2010 solo shows could be topped. This concert was different, but still magnificent, fantastic acoustics, and a fantastic set list. But for me, "two of us” made my night, you didn’t play it last time in Sydney, but when that A chord rang out of that magnificent Guild 12 string during the encore this 50yo man shed a tear. Thank you
Photo by Howard Heckers