Archive for October 15th, 2015

Beatifik – Intrigue

Roger Odell, drummer/composer is known as a member and co-founder of the famous UK-based group Shakatak. With more than 50 albums the band is one of the most productive world wide. Beside this all band members have already released own solo projects. In case of Roger Odell it’s the formation Beatifik.

In late 1999/2000 Roger recorded the first album entitled Blue Window. One can call it a family project, because his son Jamie played on keys, his wife Larraine and Jacqui Hicks were the featured vocalists, his daughter Maxine sang background. Now Roger is back with the sophomore album Intrigue (2015).

The new album features Larraine and Jacqui again. Roger plays the drums and composed most of the songs, while Jamie plays all keyboards, recorded and engineered the project. In addition perform Mornington Lockett on saxes and Keith Winter on guitar. Keith was an ex-member of Shakatak, before he had to leave the group because of a nerve disease of his fingers. After his miraculous recovery he has returned to former strength.

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