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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 424
Crazy - Ver 2 (Willie Nelson) Country Mar 5, 2018 229
Down By The Riverside (Ska) Ska/Reggae/Dub Oct 13, 2017 495
Milo's Theme Childrens Sep 21, 2017 353
Open Circuit 3 Electronica Jul 20, 2017 1108
Plátanos Verde Latin Jun 5, 2017 385
At Last Jazz Apr 17, 2017 444
Heart Of Gold Rock Apr 9, 2017 627
Chase Sequence - August Moon Funk Mar 25, 2017 398
Stagger Lee Blues Mar 20, 2017 435
Tango For Tania Ver 2 Latin Feb 21, 2017 410
Tears of a Clown (Instrumental) Jazz Aug 10, 2016 753
I Won't Last a Day Without You Ska/Reggae/Dub May 26, 2016 961
Your Time Starts NOW Jazz Mar 2, 2016 573
Silver Bells Boogie Woogie Holiday Dec 20, 2015 447
On The Sunny Side of the Street Jazz Dec 17, 2015 607
Writing's on the Wall (Bond Theme) Pop Oct 11, 2015 451
Moonglow Collab Jazz Jul 27, 2015 795
Philadelphia Mambo (Tito Puente) Latin May 25, 2015 1057
Incidental Music For a Sky Jump Jazz Jan 9, 2015 826
Memphis Underground (Herbie Mann) Jazz Aug 27, 2014 2981
Speak Low Collab Jazz Jul 28, 2014 738
Watching The Detectives (Elvis Costello) Collab Ska/Reggae/Dub Jun 4, 2014 1060
Bye Bye Blackbird Collab Jazz May 6, 2014 1985
Capricious (Billy Taylor) Jazz Mar 28, 2014 1940
Gungo Peas Riddim Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 27, 2014 1143
You Won't See Me (Lennon - McCartney) Collab R&B Jan 10, 2014 1254
In The Bleak Midwinter Holiday Dec 13, 2013 499
Holly + Jeff - Coffee Break (zincshed mix) Pop Oct 1, 2013 1098
Haitian Divorce Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 4, 2013 1426
Lively Up Yourself - Down By the Riverside Ska/Reggae/Dub Jul 13, 2013 1100
Tubular Bells Ska/Reggae/Dub Jun 15, 2013 1422
Skyfall (vocal version) Collab Pop Nov 30, 2012 1843
Bounty Hunters Collab Ambient Nov 13, 2012 776
Skyfall Latin Mix Latin Nov 6, 2012 1385
Halloween Queen Collab Holiday Oct 29, 2012 2330
Take Five Collab Jazz Oct 22, 2012 1072
Think Jazz Sep 17, 2012 960
Blackbird (Beatles) R&B Jul 31, 2012 3000
All Of Me Collab Jazz Jul 23, 2012 838
Good Morning Heartache (remastered) Collab Jazz Jul 19, 2012 894
Night And Day Collab Jazz Jul 10, 2012 1019
Love Theme from August Moon Classical May 17, 2012 2332
TSOP (Jazz Lounge Mix) R&B May 3, 2012 1768
Valerie Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 18, 2012 1750
Natural Mystic (Bob Marley) Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 5, 2012 2573
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Holiday Dec 19, 2011 958
Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) Collab Jazz Dec 13, 2011 2337
Rolling In The Deep (Backing Track Mix) R&B Nov 14, 2011 2698
Straighten Up and Fly Right Collab Jazz Oct 17, 2011 4310
504 New Orleans Party Mix Funk Sep 27, 2011 1028
Caged Bird (Alicia Keys) R&B Sep 2, 2011 1861
Rock Wit U (Alicia Keys) remix Funk Jul 28, 2011 1582
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon) Collab Latin Jul 12, 2011 5616
Fallin' (Alicia Keys) remix R&B Jul 3, 2011 1825
Just Dance (Lady Gaga) Jazz Jun 25, 2011 828
Lady Day And John Coltrane (Live) Jazz May 28, 2011 1587
Love Is Eternal Sacred Light (Paul Simon) - remix Pop May 9, 2011 1247
Stolen Moments Collab Jazz Apr 25, 2011 1616
Jammin' (Bob Marley) Latin Apr 16, 2011 5875
Never Make Your Move Too Soon (Take 2) Collab Blues Mar 18, 2011 2298
Words (Neil Young) Collab Rock Feb 21, 2011 1359
Baltimore Collab Alternative Feb 15, 2011 1029
Dance Hall Samba Latin Feb 8, 2011 987
Sandy Bay Cafe (remix) Collab Blues Feb 2, 2011 1321
Low Rider Collab Funk Jan 22, 2011 1837
The Story Of The Three Billy Goats Gruff Collab Spoken Word Jan 15, 2011 11949
Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars) Collab Latin Jan 9, 2011 1585
Many Hands Many Voices (Instrumental mix) Collab World Jan 3, 2011 1363
Peanut Vendor / Full Up Ska/Reggae/Dub Dec 14, 2010 5129
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Jazz Dec 7, 2010 1713
Further On Up The Road Collab Jazz Nov 21, 2010 1291
All In Love Is Fair - feat eagle Collab R&B Nov 11, 2010 1465
The Troll's Song Collab Childrens Oct 25, 2010 5078
For What It's Worth (Stephen Stills) Collab Rock Oct 22, 2010 1430
Many Hands Many Voices (Reggaeton Mix) Collab Ska/Reggae/Dub Oct 14, 2010 2247
Rehab (Amy Winehouse) Jazz trio version Jazz Oct 5, 2010 4607
Happier Than The Morning Sun (Stevie Wonder) Jazz Sep 16, 2010 1963
Deeper Into The Darkness (remix) Collab Rock Sep 13, 2010 1065
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life Jazz Sep 1, 2010 1776
I Wish (Stevie Wonder) - remix Funk Aug 18, 2010 4487
Fiddler On The Roof Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 12, 2010 7929
Little Rays Of Light Jazz Jul 21, 2010 1548
California Soul (Ashford & Simpson) R&B Jul 15, 2010 6468
What Am I To You (feat RedthruNthru) Collab Country Jul 6, 2010 1226
Right On The Tip Of My Tongue Pop Jun 29, 2010 1427
Evil Ways (feat Mosaica) Collab Latin Jun 13, 2010 1578
Time To Be Alone (Original) Pop Jun 3, 2010 1193
Michelle (Lennon McCartney) Collab Jazz May 24, 2010 1743
Manha de Carnaval Collab Latin May 15, 2010 2181
Creepin' Jazz May 5, 2010 1378
Kiss Hello Goodbye Country Apr 28, 2010 970
Boogie On Reggae Woman Jazz Apr 17, 2010 4251
Look Out Suzy Goose (remix) Childrens Apr 16, 2010 1150
Work Together (zincshed mix) Collab Funk Apr 13, 2010 1044
Cold Duck Time Collab Jazz Apr 2, 2010 4589
Teach Me Tonight (remix feat grathy) Collab Pop Mar 7, 2010 1731
Occupation (Don Drummond) Ska/Reggae/Dub Feb 21, 2010 3763
Jean Pierre (Miles Davis) Collab Jazz Jan 24, 2010 6533
"Tehuti" from Conga Suite (zincshed mix) Collab Jazz Jan 6, 2010 1195
Good Morning Heartache (remix) Collab Jazz Dec 21, 2009 1709
Winter Wonderland Holiday Dec 10, 2009 1280
Nature Boy Collab Jazz Nov 24, 2009 1156
I Won't Last A Day Without You (Carpenters) Ska/Reggae/Dub Nov 13, 2009 3746
Pull Up To The Bumper Collab Funk Nov 4, 2009 2951
Oye Como Va (Tito Puente) Latin Oct 30, 2009 8635
The Jody Grind (Horace Silver) Collab Jazz Oct 22, 2009 6259
Living On the Flight Path Funk Oct 6, 2009 1159
Stone Flower (Jobim) Take 2 Classical Oct 2, 2009 2868
Morning Road Ska/Reggae/Dub Sep 23, 2009 1102
Electroplated Funk Collab Jazz Sep 21, 2009 1070
Samba With Reggae Sauce Jazz Sep 17, 2009 1107
Sonata No 8 (Beethoven) Jazz Sep 11, 2009 1637

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Sugar Blue Jazz May 21, 2017 629
Preguntas 2 Latin May 12, 2015 916
Betcha By Golly Wow (Stylistics cover) R&B Mar 24, 2014 893
My Old Man said Follow the Van Comedy Mar 24, 2014 2684
You Won't See Me R&B Jan 29, 2014 1038
You Wont See Me R&B Jan 26, 2014 900
You Won't See Me R&B Jan 15, 2014 1233
Chan Chan (jazzy version) Latin Sep 21, 2013 1726
Quizas, Quizas, Quizas Latin Feb 2, 2013 1349
Desperado Country Apr 18, 2012 1615
A Bird Without Wings Inspirational Dec 31, 2011 4410
In These Shoes? Jazz Jun 7, 2011 1922
Tumbling Dice Rock Dec 31, 2010 2691
Look Mummy No Hands Other Oct 27, 2010 5772
02 Deeper into the Darkness Blues Oct 24, 2010 753
Sandy Bay Caf {Broken Jukebox} Rock Oct 13, 2010 1875
Happier then the morning sun Pop Oct 1, 2010 1965
Dance In The Shadows Pop Jul 27, 2010 1752
Deeper into the Darkness ft organ and clavi by Roger Foster Blues Jul 22, 2010 1325
Burnin' Up (drum loops and mix by Roger Foster) Explicit Ska/Reggae/Dub Jun 25, 2010 1452
Chameleon Jazz May 8, 2010 1863
AND THE GODS MADE PEACE !!! Latin Feb 5, 2010 1336
All roads lead here Jazz Jan 4, 2010 1220

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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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