ABOUT ROJOR

ROJOR

Biography

Following support from BBC Radio 2 and BBC Scotland singer/songwriter ROJOR returns in 2018 with a six track EP 'Blood & Bones' on the back of melancholy electro-pop single 'Disconnected', which showcased as BBC Tees INTRODUCING 'Track of the Week' back in June. The mini-album also includes the melodic 'When the Angels Come' and the haunting 'Flower of the Tees'.
As well as support at national radio , ROJOR has played live with The Magic Numbers, Primal Scream, Ren Harvieu, Wet Wet Wet's Graeme Clarke and Martin Stephenson & the Daintees. He has picked up press acclaim from RnR Magazine, NARC and The Crack.
2017 saw the success of single 'Only Luv Can Hurt' as a showcase for a fantastic album 'For The Uninitiated'. The melancholy electro-pop track showcased his knack for universal and emotive songwriting and radio friendly pop hooks and sits perfectly with fourteen other tracks on a spectacular retrospective, which includes re-workings of classic tracks such as 'Mercy', 'On Your Radar', 'Solace and 'Colours in my Heart Explode'. The album also includes radio hits 'Everytime I See Her', Planet Ride', 'Kane's Song', 'The First Time Again' and 'Just One Day'.
Hailing from Teesside on the North East coast of England, ROJOR's 2015 album 'Fatally Beautiful' showcased singles 'Everytime I See Her' and 'Planet Ride'  both of which played out across the UK on the nation's most listened to station BBC RADIO 2.

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ROJOR is decidedly under the radar and in a society obsessed with celebrity this northern lad has quietly built up a strong reputation and a loyal band of followers via his talent for crafting well written and intelligent songs. Single releases have seen much radio airplay, including national recognition in Europe on BBC Radio Two, BBC Radio Scotland and RTE Radio One in Eire.
Comparisons range from New Order, The Blue Nile, Bowie, The Lightning Seeds, St Etienne, Prefab Sprout and Prince to Aimee Mann and John Cale. ROJOR has been described in the press as "the undiscovered genius" and his songs as "sexy", "extensively moody" and "ethereal"; his lyrics as "intelligent and inspiring".
From a full band to a one-man acoustic show this is an accomplished live artist having played live with the likes of Primal Scream, The Magic Numbers, Ren Harvieu, Wet Wet Wet's Graeme Clarke and Martin Stephenson. ROJOR has also headlined the ‘FTWL Stage’ at BBC Music Live (Middlesbrough) and is no stranger to the big festival audience, but he is also equally at home in more intimate live surroundings where the true essence of his beautiful songs is often best captured.
"the undiscovered genius" - Rob Nichols, On The Beat
"a step in the right direction for indie music.... eclectic compositional brilliance" - NE Volume Magazine
ROJOR has "a knack for universal and emotive songwriting and radio friendly pop hooks" - Music-News.com
"an album (Fatally Beautiful) that purrs, boils and simmers with pure pop excellence" - NARC Magazine
"strong melodies, decent hooks and compelling lyrics" - R2 Magazine
"Rojor has a touch of the Paddy McAloons (Prefab Sprout) about him" - The Crack Magazine
"The songs are faultless" - Chris Lloyd, Northern Echo
"Rojor's been banging on the door for ages and seriously needs to gain admittance"  - FATEA Magazine
"Rojor suits the live stage, cool and composed he knows how to deliver his unrivalled inventiveness with impressive impact" - Keep It Live Magazine


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