Kaye is the fifth solo album from UK-born, NYC-based singer-songwriter, Edward Rogers. Inspired and dedicated to the late English singer-songwriter and psychedelic legend Kevin Ayers (a founder member of Soft Machine), Kaye features 11 new Rogers originals and a version of Ayers’ "After The Show." The album was produced & engineered by Don Piper, recorded live in the studio in three days at Brooklyn Recording, tracked by Andy Taub; mixing was done at Broadway Recording and Saltlands Studio by Piper and Rogers. Kaye is released on Zip Records May 27.
Once again, Rogers has put together a stellar group of musicians to play on Kaye's twelve songs that were all penned by Rogers with the exception of "After The Show." Musicians James Mastro (Ian Hunter, Bongos), Sal Maida (Roxy Music, Sparks, Cracker), Dennis Diken (The Smithereens), Joe McGinty (Psychedelic Furs), Don Fleming, Gary Olson (Ladybug Transistor) and Pete Kennedy (The Kennedys, Nanci Griffith) come together on Kaye, which was produced by Don Piper (a don piper situation, Syd Straw), and also features backing vocals by Tish & Snooky (Manic Panic, Sic F*cks). The crack team tackle a combination of styles from hard edge pop to slight groove to tender ballads. Rogers describes Kaye as a mixture of madness and softness, and hopes Kevin Ayers, who was a major force in England’s psychedelic movement, would approve.