About

I started playing the piano when I was 8, and I’ve been playing, composing and publishing music ever since. Detailed bio below.

Bands I’ve played in: Capital Chaps, Watch My Lips

Albums:

Listen to albums on Spotify: links here

Singles:

Other sites where you can find out more or hear my music:

I feel so privileged to be part of the SoloPiano.com community.

Click here for details of my releases MusicBrainz.

Detailed Bio

British composer, musician and ambient pianist known for distinctive solo work.

“My grandparents had a lovely old upright piano – with a fascinating history. The piano was on-board a Cunard liner in the early 20th century. During a storm it slid across the room crashing into a wall and cracking the piano frame! My grandfather bought the piano despite being told it was impossible to repair. He was an engineer, and after adding a sturdy bracket and several solid bolts the piano took pride of place in their front room – the best room in the house. I was fascinated by this piano, and took every opportunity as a young child to play it.”

These early music explorations provided seeds for a lifetime playing and composing. In the 1960s and 70s, influenced by bands and composers such as The Beatles and Brian Eno, he experimented with ambient sounds, modified instruments, tape recorders, and composition forms, and in the 1970s composed with VCS3 synthesizers at Goldsmiths Electronic Music Studio in London.

During the 70s & 80s he played and wrote songs with bands including Capital Chaps and Watch My Lips.

Glebe (1990), the new age album originally released in Australia as a cassette, was re-released in 2015.

The solo piano albums Improvation (2014), The Journey We All Make (2016), The Innocence of Spring (2018), and Nocturnes (2019) have a unique melodic blend of classical, new age, jazz, and improvisation.

Stay up-to-date by following on Spotify or at rogerevernden.net

Mi Fa Sol

Mi Fa Sol is the alias used by ambient pianist Roger Evernden to release experimental music or songs. Expect the unexpected… radical, innovative, challenging, awesome, crazy, weird, beautiful, mesmerising.

New releases, as well as previously unheard tracks, and reissues.

Elaine Pay

My wife Elaine is a wonderfully talented artist. Some of her amazing artworks have formed covers for my albums and singles.

Click here to see a gallery of some of her works.

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