Kings of Old Skool is now Legends of Old School, we chat to Roger the Dodger Ahead of Saturday 8th October at CTICC in Cape Town
He’s been on the music scene for over 30 years entertaining people playing at various house parties, functions and guest DJ at Clubs in and around Cape Town.
He still maintains “playing old school music is what I do best”. During the Covid lockdown period Roger the Dodger created and started being active through live streaming which still enabled him to bring his talent to the people around the Globe.
These efforts have now brought him over 12000 followers and he continues to play on this platform.
We chatted last week:
What is your job description?
Managing director of Zodiac Sound & Lighting.
What does music mean to you?
Music is a big part of my life it brings a sense of calm when listening or playing it
My music is about…
Brings back memories & nostalgia. Certain music touches my soul & gives me goosebumps.
What is your motto?
Go big or go home.
Fame is about…
Doing what you love & people recognizing you for it.
Retirement will happen when…
When the lights go out or when I can no longer do what I enjoy doing.
I don’t do…
Drugs & false people.
I would love to co-write with…
Where do you go for inspiration to create?
To the Lord my God.
What is the most enjoyable aspect of your work?
Meeting new people & seeing people enjoy themselves.
The song you must do during every show?
Maysa – Inside Out
Any funny moments on stage?
Having to go to the toilet in a set & not making it back in time before the song ended.
My heroes are…
My Mom & Dad always pushing me to do the best I can.
My style icon is…
Which living person do you admire most and why?
A close friend of mine Jason Strobel. So down to earth & always willing to lend a helping hand.
What is your most treasured possession?
My Vinyl collection. I have been collecting since the early 80’s
It’s your round; what are you drinking?
KWV 15-Year-old Brandy
Dream gig to do?
Legends of Old School
What makes you stand out?
My kindness & ability to communicate with most people
BOB & Sunny (Rogerthedodger)
If you were not a musician, what would you do?
Learn to be one.
Pick five words to describe yourself?
Hardworking, Ambitious, Kind, Loving & Considerate.
What are you streaming?
Greatest Movie Ever Made?
What book are you reading?
What song changed your life?
Sugar Hill Gang – Rappers Delight
Who do you love?
My wife & kids.
What is your favorite Word?
Top of your bucket list?
Go and see an F1 Grand Prix
Your greatest achievement?
Owning my own business.
What do you complain about most often?
What is your biggest fear?
Not being able to provide for my family.
Being loved & surrounded with the people that have your back.
On stage, I tend to…
Come alive & show off.
The best life lesson you have learned?
Trust & believe in yourself.
What has been your favorite journey so far?
Seeing my kids grow up and being a part of their lives.
Do you do charity work, and if you do – what do you do?
I don’t do it for a specific organization but I do it in my everyday life.
Wishes and dreams?
To be the best Dad & friend I can be. I dream of not having to rely on anyone or person to sustain myself one day.
We are on volume 3 of this fantastic Saturday night out:
The other players on Saturday 8th October are:
DJ Shaun D
Get your tickets from Ticketmaster
Social media links
Rogerthedodgersa & rogeralexander9800
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