"John and Paul. Mick and Keith. Pete and Roger. Tyler, Perry. Axl, Slash. Page, Plant. Noel, Liam. Ray and Dave. To my ears, the best rock ‘n’ roll, regardless of its generational bent, is oft borne of odd couples. The Vagabond Hearts are no exception. A fresh, underground New York City super-group of sorts, the Vagabond Hearts are helmed by two veritable veterans of the local music scene: guitarist, songwriter J-F Vergel and singer, songwriter, recording artist Edward Rogers. Rogers, the well-tempered, well-organized British ex-patriot emerges as a stark contrast to Vergel, the street-wise, shoot-from-the-lip New Yorker. Naturally, they’re a perfect fit."


TOM SEMIOLI - THE HUFFPOST NEW YORK, Aug 21, 2015


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"Over the course of his 20-plus-year-long career, Edward Rogers has avoided the trappings of the ever-changing music trends that ripple through the city and beyond."


GERALD  HAMMILL - OTHER MUSIC


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"One of favourite artists here at RT and you absolutely have to love it when an artist like Edward Rogers delivers a new album because he gives you a complete package - thoughtful, image-laden lyrics, almost always thematically unified, melody and always a full complement of songs. And on Glass Marbles, his sixth solo album, no less than eighteen songs - right there, more than your money's worth."


ROUGH TRADE

"Every once in a while you meet a man like J-F. Someone who lives by in-person codes. He shows up for you. Invites you to his home. Cooks, plays music, takes photos. He finds interest in all walks of life and his varied friend group proves that.  He has led anything, but a boring life."


NICOLE RABE - PISTOL STUDIOS


To read about J-F and his photography work, here's a short Q&A on "OFF THE CUFF", on Pistols Studios' blog .




"The sunny and poppy "Looking For Stone Angels" is the most compelling Britpop tune released in this millennium, while ferocious ripper "Olde House On The Hill" gives us a pretty good sense of what Roxy Music might have sounded like in 2016."


THE VILLAGE VOICE


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