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 332
Crazy - Ver 2 (Willie Nelson) Country Mar 4, 2018 203
Down By The Riverside (Ska) Ska/Reggae/Dub Oct 13, 2017 455
Milo's Theme Childrens Sep 21, 2017 323
Open Circuit 3 Electronica Jul 20, 2017 904
Plátanos Verde Latin Jun 5, 2017 368
At Last Jazz Apr 17, 2017 435
Heart Of Gold Rock Apr 9, 2017 615
Chase Sequence - August Moon Funk Mar 24, 2017 388
Stagger Lee Blues Mar 20, 2017 406
Tango For Tania Ver 2 Latin Feb 21, 2017 397
Tears of a Clown (Instrumental) Jazz Aug 10, 2016 708
I Won't Last a Day Without You Ska/Reggae/Dub May 26, 2016 870
Your Time Starts NOW Jazz Mar 2, 2016 542
Silver Bells Boogie Woogie Holiday Dec 20, 2015 415
On The Sunny Side of the Street Jazz Dec 16, 2015 566
Writing's on the Wall (Bond Theme) Pop Oct 10, 2015 441
Moonglow Collab Jazz Jul 27, 2015 779
Philadelphia Mambo (Tito Puente) Latin May 25, 2015 977
Incidental Music For a Sky Jump Jazz Jan 9, 2015 808
Memphis Underground (Herbie Mann) Jazz Aug 27, 2014 2827
Speak Low Collab Jazz Jul 28, 2014 718
Watching The Detectives (Elvis Costello) Collab Ska/Reggae/Dub Jun 4, 2014 1027
Bye Bye Blackbird Collab Jazz May 6, 2014 1852
Capricious (Billy Taylor) Jazz Mar 28, 2014 1849
Gungo Peas Riddim Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 27, 2014 1114
You Won't See Me (Lennon - McCartney) Collab R&B Jan 10, 2014 1205
In The Bleak Midwinter Holiday Dec 13, 2013 484
Holly + Jeff - Coffee Break (zincshed mix) Pop Oct 1, 2013 1083
Haitian Divorce Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 4, 2013 1350
Lively Up Yourself - Down By the Riverside Ska/Reggae/Dub Jul 13, 2013 1087
Tubular Bells Ska/Reggae/Dub Jun 15, 2013 1352
Skyfall (vocal version) Collab Pop Nov 30, 2012 1809
Bounty Hunters Collab Ambient Nov 13, 2012 765
Skyfall Latin Mix Latin Nov 6, 2012 1366
Halloween Queen Collab Holiday Oct 29, 2012 2251
Take Five Collab Jazz Oct 22, 2012 1049
Think Jazz Sep 17, 2012 951
Blackbird (Beatles) R&B Jul 31, 2012 2901
All Of Me Collab Jazz Jul 23, 2012 824
Good Morning Heartache (remastered) Collab Jazz Jul 19, 2012 861
Night And Day Collab Jazz Jul 10, 2012 997
Love Theme from August Moon Classical May 17, 2012 2297
TSOP (Jazz Lounge Mix) R&B May 2, 2012 1722
Valerie Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 18, 2012 1723
Natural Mystic (Bob Marley) Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 5, 2012 2530
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Holiday Dec 19, 2011 948
Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) Collab Jazz Dec 13, 2011 2318
Rolling In The Deep (Backing Track Mix) R&B Nov 14, 2011 2630
Straighten Up and Fly Right Collab Jazz Oct 17, 2011 4172
504 New Orleans Party Mix Funk Sep 27, 2011 1014
Caged Bird (Alicia Keys) R&B Sep 2, 2011 1848
Rock Wit U (Alicia Keys) remix Funk Jul 28, 2011 1571
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon) Collab Latin Jul 12, 2011 5436
Fallin' (Alicia Keys) remix R&B Jul 3, 2011 1803
Just Dance (Lady Gaga) Jazz Jun 25, 2011 819
Lady Day And John Coltrane (Live) Jazz May 28, 2011 1582
Love Is Eternal Sacred Light (Paul Simon) - remix Pop May 9, 2011 1189
Stolen Moments Collab Jazz Apr 25, 2011 1598
Jammin' (Bob Marley) Latin Apr 16, 2011 5748
Never Make Your Move Too Soon (Take 2) Collab Blues Mar 18, 2011 2264
Words (Neil Young) Collab Rock Feb 21, 2011 1345
Baltimore Collab Alternative Feb 15, 2011 1009
Dance Hall Samba Latin Feb 8, 2011 982
Sandy Bay Cafe (remix) Collab Blues Feb 1, 2011 1295
Low Rider Collab Funk Jan 22, 2011 1802
The Story Of The Three Billy Goats Gruff Collab Spoken Word Jan 15, 2011 11793
Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars) Collab Latin Jan 9, 2011 1559
Many Hands Many Voices (Instrumental mix) Collab World Jan 3, 2011 1348
Peanut Vendor / Full Up Ska/Reggae/Dub Dec 14, 2010 5041
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Jazz Dec 7, 2010 1692
Further On Up The Road Collab Jazz Nov 21, 2010 1275
All In Love Is Fair - feat eagle Collab R&B Nov 11, 2010 1443
The Troll's Song Collab Childrens Oct 25, 2010 5018
For What It's Worth (Stephen Stills) Collab Rock Oct 22, 2010 1409
Many Hands Many Voices (Reggaeton Mix) Collab Ska/Reggae/Dub Oct 14, 2010 2215
Rehab (Amy Winehouse) Jazz trio version Jazz Oct 4, 2010 4599
Happier Than The Morning Sun (Stevie Wonder) Jazz Sep 16, 2010 1953
Deeper Into The Darkness (remix) Collab Rock Sep 13, 2010 1056
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life Jazz Sep 1, 2010 1758
I Wish (Stevie Wonder) - remix Funk Aug 18, 2010 4452
Fiddler On The Roof Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 12, 2010 7822
Little Rays Of Light Jazz Jul 21, 2010 1528
California Soul (Ashford & Simpson) R&B Jul 15, 2010 6361
What Am I To You (feat RedthruNthru) Collab Country Jul 6, 2010 1211
Right On The Tip Of My Tongue Pop Jun 29, 2010 1412
Evil Ways (feat Mosaica) Collab Latin Jun 13, 2010 1554
Time To Be Alone (Original) Pop Jun 3, 2010 1182
Michelle (Lennon McCartney) Collab Jazz May 24, 2010 1707
Manha de Carnaval Collab Latin May 15, 2010 2155
Creepin' Jazz May 5, 2010 1360
Kiss Hello Goodbye Country Apr 28, 2010 954
Boogie On Reggae Woman Jazz Apr 17, 2010 4198
Look Out Suzy Goose (remix) Childrens Apr 16, 2010 1143
Work Together (zincshed mix) Collab Funk Apr 13, 2010 1030
Cold Duck Time Collab Jazz Apr 2, 2010 4525
Teach Me Tonight (remix feat grathy) Collab Pop Mar 7, 2010 1707
Occupation (Don Drummond) Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 21, 2010 3676
Jean Pierre (Miles Davis) Collab Jazz Jan 24, 2010 6437
"Tehuti" from Conga Suite (zincshed mix) Collab Jazz Jan 5, 2010 1183
Good Morning Heartache (remix) Collab Jazz Dec 21, 2009 1693
Winter Wonderland Holiday Dec 10, 2009 1267
Nature Boy Collab Jazz Nov 24, 2009 1142
I Won't Last A Day Without You (Carpenters) Ska/Reggae/Dub Nov 13, 2009 3647
Pull Up To The Bumper Collab Funk Nov 4, 2009 2936
Oye Como Va (Tito Puente) Latin Oct 29, 2009 8512
The Jody Grind (Horace Silver) Collab Jazz Oct 22, 2009 6150
Living On the Flight Path Funk Oct 6, 2009 1150
Stone Flower (Jobim) Take 2 Classical Oct 2, 2009 2799
Morning Road Ska/Reggae/Dub Sep 23, 2009 1088
Electroplated Funk Collab Jazz Sep 21, 2009 1061
Samba With Reggae Sauce Jazz Sep 17, 2009 1098
Sonata No 8 (Beethoven) Jazz Sep 11, 2009 1630

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Sugar Blue Jazz May 20, 2017 600
Preguntas 2 Latin May 12, 2015 890
Betcha By Golly Wow (Stylistics cover) R&B Mar 24, 2014 866
My Old Man said Follow the Van Comedy Mar 23, 2014 2550
You Won't See Me R&B Jan 29, 2014 1017
You Wont See Me R&B Jan 26, 2014 878
You Won't See Me R&B Jan 14, 2014 1195
Chan Chan (jazzy version) Latin Sep 21, 2013 1669
Quizas, Quizas, Quizas Latin Feb 2, 2013 1325
Desperado Country Apr 18, 2012 1588
A Bird Without Wings Inspirational Dec 31, 2011 4256
In These Shoes? Jazz Jun 7, 2011 1877
Tumbling Dice Rock Dec 30, 2010 2623
Look Mummy No Hands Other Oct 27, 2010 5733
02 Deeper into the Darkness Blues Oct 24, 2010 736
Sandy Bay Caf {Broken Jukebox} Rock Oct 13, 2010 1853
Happier then the morning sun Pop Oct 1, 2010 1929
Dance In The Shadows Pop Jul 27, 2010 1711
Deeper into the Darkness ft organ and clavi by Roger Foster Blues Jul 21, 2010 1315
Burnin' Up (drum loops and mix by Roger Foster) Explicit Ska/Reggae/Dub Jun 25, 2010 1438
Chameleon Jazz May 8, 2010 1810
AND THE GODS MADE PEACE !!! Latin Feb 5, 2010 1307
All roads lead here Jazz Jan 4, 2010 1206

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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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