The spirit of Supertramp
Co-founder of the legendary band Supertramp in 1969, to which he belonged for 14 years, England’s Roger Hodgson was not only a genuine vocalist, but also the creative mind of hits such as “The Logical Song”, “Breakfast in America”, “Give a Little Bit”, “Dreamer“, “School“, “Take the Long Way Home“, “Child of Vision“, “Even in the Quietest Moments” or “It’s Raining Again“, among many other songs that marked millions of fans.
Along with Rick Davies, whom he met thanks to an advertisement in which he was looking for a guitar player for a new band, he achieved glory through his mixture of progressive rock and a simpler soft-rock, and the philosophical depth of his lyrics. They became famous with the album “Crime of the Century” (1974) and continued with LPs such as “Crisis? What Crisis?” or “Even in the Quietest Moments”. Then, it came something much bigger, the amazing “Breakfast in America” (1979), which has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. What is the key to their success? An unusual quality and instrumental precision alternated with catchy choruses and lyrics. Thanks to them, art-rock approached pop culture.
After the band broke up, Hodgson explored new musical fields in his solo career, without fearing experimentation. In the new century, with his sharp voice as a distinctive sign, he returned to the stage. Since then, whether on the piano, on guitar, or leaning on his excellent band, he revisits his greatest hits and demonstrates in each live show that he is forever young.