Biography

Updated Feb 2018
Greetings, my name is Roger and I live in the UK near Coventry.
I am originally from Jamaica and played in bands throughout school and university before doing a 5 year stint with a Reggae band in the 80’s. This was followed by many years teaching in the UK but I left all of that some years ago and began playing keyboards with local bands and drumming with the Coventry Samba Band. It helps that I am now retired.


Last year I played a few gigs and continued posting tracks on iCompositions and Indaba. It was not my year for technological advances. I abandoned plans for a Thunderbolt interface and installed a PCIe sound card on my computer instead.

In November 2017, Gibson pulled the plug on Cakewalk, the company that produces Sonar software, This is the program I have used for over 12 years, so some changes are now inevitable. Wait and see what happens next. #SaveCakewalk

latest news is that Bandlab have taken over Cakewalk. Meanwhile Gibson is on the verge of bankruptcy unless they can service their massive debt

Here is my SoundCloud page
http://soundcloud.com/zincshed

I am also on YouTube
http://youtube.com/user/ZincShed

My competition remixes can be found at indabamusic but indaba has now been taken over by Splice and the whole approach of the site seems to have changed
http://indaba.me/zincshed

And I sometimes post on twitter
http://www.twitter.com/zincshed

Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
Wonderwall Jazz Mar 20, 2018 347
Crazy - Ver 2 (Willie Nelson) Country Mar 4, 2018 209
Down By The Riverside (Ska) Ska/Reggae/Dub Oct 13, 2017 458
Milo's Theme Childrens Sep 21, 2017 324
Open Circuit 3 Electronica Jul 20, 2017 942
Plátanos Verde Latin Jun 5, 2017 369
At Last Jazz Apr 17, 2017 435
Heart Of Gold Rock Apr 9, 2017 616
Chase Sequence - August Moon Funk Mar 24, 2017 388
Stagger Lee Blues Mar 20, 2017 411
Tango For Tania Ver 2 Latin Feb 21, 2017 398
Tears of a Clown (Instrumental) Jazz Aug 10, 2016 714
I Won't Last a Day Without You Ska/Reggae/Dub May 26, 2016 879
Your Time Starts NOW Jazz Mar 2, 2016 545
Silver Bells Boogie Woogie Holiday Dec 20, 2015 417
On The Sunny Side of the Street Jazz Dec 16, 2015 567
Writing's on the Wall (Bond Theme) Pop Oct 10, 2015 443
Moonglow Collab Jazz Jul 27, 2015 780
Philadelphia Mambo (Tito Puente) Latin May 25, 2015 982
Incidental Music For a Sky Jump Jazz Jan 9, 2015 811
Memphis Underground (Herbie Mann) Jazz Aug 27, 2014 2838
Speak Low Collab Jazz Jul 28, 2014 718
Watching The Detectives (Elvis Costello) Collab Ska/Reggae/Dub Jun 4, 2014 1031
Bye Bye Blackbird Collab Jazz May 6, 2014 1867
Capricious (Billy Taylor) Jazz Mar 28, 2014 1855
Gungo Peas Riddim Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 27, 2014 1117
You Won't See Me (Lennon - McCartney) Collab R&B Jan 10, 2014 1209
In The Bleak Midwinter Holiday Dec 13, 2013 484
Holly + Jeff - Coffee Break (zincshed mix) Pop Oct 1, 2013 1085
Haitian Divorce Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 4, 2013 1357
Lively Up Yourself - Down By the Riverside Ska/Reggae/Dub Jul 13, 2013 1087
Tubular Bells Ska/Reggae/Dub Jun 15, 2013 1354
Skyfall (vocal version) Collab Pop Nov 30, 2012 1817
Bounty Hunters Collab Ambient Nov 13, 2012 766
Skyfall Latin Mix Latin Nov 6, 2012 1368
Halloween Queen Collab Holiday Oct 29, 2012 2257
Take Five Collab Jazz Oct 22, 2012 1050
Think Jazz Sep 17, 2012 951
Blackbird (Beatles) R&B Jul 31, 2012 2917
All Of Me Collab Jazz Jul 23, 2012 825
Good Morning Heartache (remastered) Collab Jazz Jul 19, 2012 866
Night And Day Collab Jazz Jul 10, 2012 998
Love Theme from August Moon Classical May 17, 2012 2303
TSOP (Jazz Lounge Mix) R&B May 2, 2012 1724
Valerie Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 18, 2012 1727
Natural Mystic (Bob Marley) Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 5, 2012 2532
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Holiday Dec 19, 2011 948
Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) Collab Jazz Dec 13, 2011 2319
Rolling In The Deep (Backing Track Mix) R&B Nov 14, 2011 2640
Straighten Up and Fly Right Collab Jazz Oct 17, 2011 4192
504 New Orleans Party Mix Funk Sep 27, 2011 1016
Caged Bird (Alicia Keys) R&B Sep 2, 2011 1849
Rock Wit U (Alicia Keys) remix Funk Jul 28, 2011 1572
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon) Collab Latin Jul 12, 2011 5453
Fallin' (Alicia Keys) remix R&B Jul 3, 2011 1807
Just Dance (Lady Gaga) Jazz Jun 25, 2011 819
Lady Day And John Coltrane (Live) Jazz May 28, 2011 1583
Love Is Eternal Sacred Light (Paul Simon) - remix Pop May 9, 2011 1191
Stolen Moments Collab Jazz Apr 25, 2011 1598
Jammin' (Bob Marley) Latin Apr 16, 2011 5767
Never Make Your Move Too Soon (Take 2) Collab Blues Mar 18, 2011 2265
Words (Neil Young) Collab Rock Feb 21, 2011 1348
Baltimore Collab Alternative Feb 15, 2011 1010
Dance Hall Samba Latin Feb 8, 2011 983
Sandy Bay Cafe (remix) Collab Blues Feb 1, 2011 1297
Low Rider Collab Funk Jan 22, 2011 1805
The Story Of The Three Billy Goats Gruff Collab Spoken Word Jan 15, 2011 11814
Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars) Collab Latin Jan 9, 2011 1561
Many Hands Many Voices (Instrumental mix) Collab World Jan 3, 2011 1350
Peanut Vendor / Full Up Ska/Reggae/Dub Dec 14, 2010 5049
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Jazz Dec 7, 2010 1693
Further On Up The Road Collab Jazz Nov 21, 2010 1276
All In Love Is Fair - feat eagle Collab R&B Nov 11, 2010 1445
The Troll's Song Collab Childrens Oct 25, 2010 5026
For What It's Worth (Stephen Stills) Collab Rock Oct 22, 2010 1414
Many Hands Many Voices (Reggaeton Mix) Collab Ska/Reggae/Dub Oct 14, 2010 2222
Rehab (Amy Winehouse) Jazz trio version Jazz Oct 4, 2010 4599
Happier Than The Morning Sun (Stevie Wonder) Jazz Sep 16, 2010 1954
Deeper Into The Darkness (remix) Collab Rock Sep 13, 2010 1058
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life Jazz Sep 1, 2010 1761
I Wish (Stevie Wonder) - remix Funk Aug 18, 2010 4457
Fiddler On The Roof Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 12, 2010 7830
Little Rays Of Light Jazz Jul 21, 2010 1529
California Soul (Ashford & Simpson) R&B Jul 15, 2010 6376
What Am I To You (feat RedthruNthru) Collab Country Jul 6, 2010 1212
Right On The Tip Of My Tongue Pop Jun 29, 2010 1416
Evil Ways (feat Mosaica) Collab Latin Jun 13, 2010 1555
Time To Be Alone (Original) Pop Jun 3, 2010 1184
Michelle (Lennon McCartney) Collab Jazz May 24, 2010 1711
Manha de Carnaval Collab Latin May 15, 2010 2159
Creepin' Jazz May 5, 2010 1363
Kiss Hello Goodbye Country Apr 28, 2010 956
Boogie On Reggae Woman Jazz Apr 17, 2010 4203
Look Out Suzy Goose (remix) Childrens Apr 16, 2010 1144
Work Together (zincshed mix) Collab Funk Apr 13, 2010 1030
Cold Duck Time Collab Jazz Apr 2, 2010 4530
Teach Me Tonight (remix feat grathy) Collab Pop Mar 7, 2010 1707
Occupation (Don Drummond) Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 21, 2010 3685
Jean Pierre (Miles Davis) Collab Jazz Jan 24, 2010 6440
"Tehuti" from Conga Suite (zincshed mix) Collab Jazz Jan 5, 2010 1184
Good Morning Heartache (remix) Collab Jazz Dec 21, 2009 1694
Winter Wonderland Holiday Dec 10, 2009 1268
Nature Boy Collab Jazz Nov 24, 2009 1144
I Won't Last A Day Without You (Carpenters) Ska/Reggae/Dub Nov 13, 2009 3661
Pull Up To The Bumper Collab Funk Nov 4, 2009 2937
Oye Como Va (Tito Puente) Latin Oct 29, 2009 8526
The Jody Grind (Horace Silver) Collab Jazz Oct 22, 2009 6162
Living On the Flight Path Funk Oct 6, 2009 1150
Stone Flower (Jobim) Take 2 Classical Oct 2, 2009 2805
Morning Road Ska/Reggae/Dub Sep 23, 2009 1090
Electroplated Funk Collab Jazz Sep 21, 2009 1061
Samba With Reggae Sauce Jazz Sep 17, 2009 1099
Sonata No 8 (Beethoven) Jazz Sep 11, 2009 1631

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Sugar Blue Jazz May 20, 2017 605
Preguntas 2 Latin May 12, 2015 893
Betcha By Golly Wow (Stylistics cover) R&B Mar 24, 2014 867
My Old Man said Follow the Van Comedy Mar 23, 2014 2570
You Won't See Me R&B Jan 29, 2014 1019
You Wont See Me R&B Jan 26, 2014 878
You Won't See Me R&B Jan 14, 2014 1199
Chan Chan (jazzy version) Latin Sep 21, 2013 1677
Quizas, Quizas, Quizas Latin Feb 2, 2013 1327
Desperado Country Apr 18, 2012 1588
A Bird Without Wings Inspirational Dec 31, 2011 4276
In These Shoes? Jazz Jun 7, 2011 1884
Tumbling Dice Rock Dec 30, 2010 2633
Look Mummy No Hands Other Oct 27, 2010 5740
02 Deeper into the Darkness Blues Oct 24, 2010 738
Sandy Bay Caf {Broken Jukebox} Rock Oct 13, 2010 1854
Happier then the morning sun Pop Oct 1, 2010 1935
Dance In The Shadows Pop Jul 27, 2010 1714
Deeper into the Darkness ft organ and clavi by Roger Foster Blues Jul 21, 2010 1317
Burnin' Up (drum loops and mix by Roger Foster) Explicit Ska/Reggae/Dub Jun 25, 2010 1440
Chameleon Jazz May 8, 2010 1819
AND THE GODS MADE PEACE !!! Latin Feb 5, 2010 1310
All roads lead here Jazz Jan 4, 2010 1208

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If it ain't broke February 6, 2018
Our precarious relationship with hardware and software.
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USB3 vs Thunderbolt March 7, 2017
USB2 interfaces have have long been the most popular option for recording music with a Mac or a PC. The game is now changing as new standards are imposed by the computer industry.
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The new Mac Mini July 27, 2014
An updated Mac Mini is still on my wishlist. In the meantime a new PC will have to do.
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Thunderbolt strikes zincshed March 13, 2014
Hans Zimmer Wants You February 16, 2014
Deadline approaching for the Hans Zimmer contest
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