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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: April 4, 1946

Roger Cairns started singing at a very early age and hasn’t stopped since. He sang at his aunt’s wedding when he was three years old. He sang in the church choir. Every year, he sang at the local residents association Christmas party. He sang at school and was 12 when he was awarded the Robert Burns Prize for excellence in the singing of Scottish songs. That’s what Roger knew, that’s what he loved, and that’s what he decided he was going to do when he turned 9: he was going to become a singer.

Flash forward 50 years and Roger is in Los Angeles, California, singing with a 20-piece jazz orchestra. His musical path out of the Scottish projects was circuitous, to say the least: it took him from crawling over English rooftops installing television antennas to delivering refreshments to the Beatles; from taking helicopter trips to North Sea oilrigs to organizing outdoor stunt spectaculars in Saudi Arabia, from impromptu visits by the KGB to the birth of his three children. And yet, though life frequently got in the way and Roger had to put his musical career on hold several times over the years, never did any of his experiences feed his soul the way music did and nothing ever replaced his love of singing....
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… Cairns is a master of all. … a seasoned professional who has put in his countless hours of singing, performing and truly being there. You can hear it in his phrasing and his honest and sincere delivery of each lyric, hitting the emotional core of each song. … few vocalists can convey such vulnerability and strength at the same time. - Geannine Reid, Ejazzznews.com.

His vocals offer a glimpse of emotion wrapped in a timeless quality… - J Edward Sumerau, MetroSpirit.com.

… has a voice that reminds me of classic crooners like Mel Torme, Johnny Hartman. - Jeffrey Siegel, straightnochaserjazz.blogspot.com

Everything Roger sings is in his own voice with its own level of appeal and familiarity...

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Music

Featured recording “Let's...”

Let's...

Self Produced
2010
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    Let's...

    Self Produced
    2010
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    A Scot in LA

    Self Produced
    2006
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