Roger James Comedy and Music
website design by Roger James ©2008

" ... charming humour, musical talent and versitality gave our event the extra ingredient it needed to put it over the top. "
   Mayor Janet Gutowski Chair of the Frontenac Heritage Festival

".Roger James is a scream ... comedians have not always made the best musicians, James defies this history, he is accomplished on several
instruments.." The Ottawa Citizen
"... zany humour and impressive musical talents helped our group to gel and made our conference more memorable and engaging... a highlight of the week and helped bring the group together."
Paul Bowman, Queen's Theological College
"...He talked fast, moved
rapidly ... the crowd stormed
him back for an encore..."
Wilder Penfield III
The Toronto Sun

 "Roger is the kind of entertainer that everyone loves!  Whether he is performing for kids or adults, everyone is always engaged.He is one of the most versatile performers I have ever encountered.  His mix of comedy, music, and a variety of instruments makes this performer one you'll want to see again and again!"
Lesley Kimble, Special Event Coordinator , City of Kingston, Recreation & Leisure Services , Community Services Group.


"He features a vast repertoire of songs and humour for all ages.  Humorous songs and ,spontaneous off-the-cuff humour. A terrific banjo and guitar player, he also plays Bodhran (Irish drum) and various other instruments. Combine this with musical styles as diverse as 50's& 60s, Blues, Rock,Country, Bluegrass, Celtic and Folk and and you have a entertaining collision of humour and musical skill.
        Roger performs at festivals, events, clubs, schools, conferences, fairs, on riverboats and in concert. You can also find him sharing a stage with Wendell Ferguson, comedy songwriter and award-winning guitarist, and  Nancy White, comic singer-songwriter of CBC "Sunday Morning" fame. "He is possibly the most hilarious man on earth", says Nancy.  
      Film historians, please note, He was featured in the 2009 Bravo documentary "Voicing Irish Music" and appeared onscreen as a Fish-monger and Street Musician in the 1999 HBO movie "Vendetta". }" David Malahoff

 


ask uncle roger Ask Uncle Roger- FAQ-

Q-What do you play?
A- Musical styles include-Celtic (Irish, Scottish, Downeast), 60s, 50s Bluegrass, Ragtime, Blues, Folk,  Satire. Humorous songs, original and tributes to humourous songwriters such as: Tom Lehrer, Allan Sherman, Groucho, Danny Kaye, Shel Silverstein and...

Q- No, I meant what instruments do you play.
A- Oh, Guitars: 6-string,12-string,  5-string Banjo, Bodhran (Irish Drum),Bones, a bit of Celtic Harp, and Piano.

Q- What do you mean "Comedy and Music"?
A- OK, I'm playing a song, If you're laughing it's comedy, if you're not, it's music.

Q- What is a major export of Bolivia?
A- Tin

Q- How long have you been playing?
A- I started with Violin in Third grade, switched to Guitar in Sixth grade, played in High School Rock bands and a Jazz trio. 1969- Played Detroit Coffehouse circuit, Blues, Folk and Comedy, joined Irish band “Tinkers Dam” in '72,helped form “Cobblers Awl” in‘74 went Solo again in'78.


Q- Have you ever had a real job?
A- No.

Q- What is the fastest land animal?
A- I don't know.


Q- Where have you played?
A- U.S., Canada, Ireland, England.Clubs, Festivals, TV, Theatre, Radio, Records, Boats, Busses, Backalleys.

Q- What is the Secret of Life?
A- Keep breathing.

 

© Roger James 1999-2018

An entertainer suitable for all-ages, spontaneous, interactive, comedy and humorous songs. multi-instrumentalist and singer. Compulsory fun.

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"A virtuoso on the banjo."
Gene Richard, President, Kingston Musician's Union

"Could just as easily have been a doctor but nooo... "
Roger's Mother

“It was absolutely awesome, people were hugely pleased.”
Daniel Fewings, OSSTF Teachers Conference, March

"Good coat, good teeth, very cooperative..." Ontario Veterinary Journal

“Roger James proves that comedians need not be offensive or insulting to
be hilarious. " Robert W. Clark, President St. Lawrence Cruise Line 2015
"...He plays a sampling of just about every musical style ever conceived,and plays them all exceptionally well..." Fanshawe College, London, Ontario
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Canadian Empress

More than 5000 performances in 81 cities in Canada, USA, Ireland, and  England. In concert he has appeared with: Joe Cocker, Bruce Cockburn, Murray McLauchlan, J.J. Cale, The Kingston Trio, Tommy James & the Shondells, VictorJ, and, Valdy and others
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Contact- fun@rogerjames.com • Phone- 613 583 0756 facebook logo and link

"I met Roger James when I facilitated the Royal Conservatory of Music's Foundations Course sponsored by the Ontario Art's Council. Roger was a pure pleasure to work with, the perfect combination of jovial, engaged and enthusiastic! He wowed us all with his ability to combine his talents as a multi instrumentalist with his skills as an educator. I'm sure that people young and old would enjoy working with him."
Ciara Adams, LTTA, Artist-educator Mentor RCM, March, 2013
Royal Conservatory of Music Canada Logo Royal Conservatory Artist-Educator Foundations Course Certified,
Listed on The Ontario Arts Council Teaching Artists Roster, 2013


Upcoming Performances- Apr. - Oct. 2018

April 2018 -

• Sun. Apr 15.- Leonard Cohen Tribute with Erroneous Monks, CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. Darn.

• Tue. Apr. 24- Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Fri. Apr. 27- Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Fri. Apr. 27 - Evening- Stonewater Pub 8:00 - 11:00 pm, 490 Stone St. (at Water St.) Gananoque, ON, in The 1000 Islands. B&B- 613-382-2542 Pub- 613-382-2116 www.stonewaterbb.com/

• Sat. Apr. 28- Private Event, Kingston ON

• Sun. Apr. 29- event with Goat Steppers Band, Chalmers United, Kingston ON. 2pm-4pm

May 2018 -

• Tue. May 1 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Fri.May 4 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Sat. May 5 - Homegrown Live Music Festival event with Goat Steppers Band Crawford Wharf Docks 4pm

• Mon. May 7- Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Tue.May 8- Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Tue.May 8 - Evening St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Coteau Landing, PQ Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com/

• Wed .May 9 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Fri. May 11 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 10:30pm- 1:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Mon. May 14 - St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Brockville ON. Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com/

•Tue. May 15 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Fri. May 18 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Tue. May 22 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544

• Wed. May 23 - St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Brockville ON. Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com/

• Thur. May 24 - Private Event - Westdale Complex Auditorium Napanee ON.

• Fri. May 25 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Sat. May 26- Evening - Stonewater Pub 8:00 - 11:00 pm, 490 Stone St. (at Water St.) Gananoque, ON, in The 1000 Islands. B&B- 613-382-2542 Pub- 613-382-2116 www.stonewaterbb.com/

• Sun. May 27, 10am - 11am, Walk for Alzheimer's fundraiser. Lake Ontario Park, Kingston ON www.walkforalzheimers.ca

• Sun. May 27, 2pm - 4pm with Goat Steppers Band Chalmers United Kingston ON

• Mon. May 28, St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Ivy Lea Village, Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com/

• Sat. May 28, 8pm - 10pm The Colonial Resort and Spa ,780 King Street W Gananoque, ON, 1-800-267-9497, www.colonialresort.com

• Tue. May 29 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Tue. May 30 - Evening -St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Cornwall ON, Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com/

June 2018 -

• Fri. June 1 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544

• Tue. June 5 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Fri. June 8 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Fri. June 8 - Evening -St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Brockville ON, Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com/

• Tue. June 12 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Tue. June 19 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Fri. June 22 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544

• Sat. June 23 - St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Ivy Lea Village ON, Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com/events@ktic.ca

• Sun. June 24 - Leonard Cohen Tribute with Erroneous Monks, Royal Theatre, Gananoque ON 7pm

• Mon. June 25 - St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Brockville ON, Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com/

• Tue. June 26 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Wed. June 27 - Fox Run by the River Gananoque, ON, Private event

• Thurs. June 28 - Music in the Park Concert, Confederation Basin Stage, Kingston ON 12:30pm-1:30pm

• Fri. June 29 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Fri. June29 - Evening , Stonewater Pub 8:00 - 11:00 pm, 490 Stone St. (at Water St.) Gananoque, ON, in The 1000 Islands. B&B- 613-382-2542 Pub- 613-382-2116 www.stonewaterbb.com/

 

July 2018 -

Tue. July 3 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Wed. July 4 - St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Brockville ON, Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com/

• Mon. July 9 - St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Ivy Lea Village ON, Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com/

• Tue. July 10 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

Thurs. July 12 - MacLachlan Woodworking Museum. Campfire sing-along 6pm-8pm Kingston www.woodworkingmuseum.ca

• Fri. July 13 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Sat. July 14 - St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Coteau Landing, Quebec Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com/

• Tue. July 17 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Thurs. Jul. 19- The Royale ,Kingston On, Private event

• Tue. July 24 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Fri. July 27 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Fri. July 28 - Evening- Stonewater Pub 8:00 - 11:00 pm, 490 Stone St. (at Water St.) Gananoque, ON, in The 1000 Islands. B&B- 613-382-2542 Pub- 613-382-2116 www.stonewaterbb.com/

• Tue. July 31 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

August 2018 -

• Wed. Aug. 1 - St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Ivy Lea Village, Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com/

• Fri. Aug 3 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544

• Fri. Aug 3 - Evening - St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Brockville ON, Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com/

• Tue. Aug. 7 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

Thurs. Aug. 9 - MacLachlan Woodworking Museum. Campfire sing-along 6pm-8pm Kingston www.woodworkingmuseum.ca

• Fri. Aug 10 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Sun. Aug. 12 - St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Brockville ON. Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com/

•Tue. Aug. 14 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Fri. Aug. 17 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Fri. Aug. 17 - Evening - St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Ivy Lea Village ON.Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com

• Sun. Aug. 19 - St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Brockville ON., Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com/

• Tue. Aug. 21 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Fri. Aug. 24 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Tue. Aug. 28 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Tue. Aug. 28 - Evening - St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Brockville ON., Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com/

• Fri. Aug. 31 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Fri. Aug. 31 - Evening , Stonewater Pub 8:00 - 11:00 pm, 490 Stone St. (at Water St.) Gananoque, ON, in The 1000 Islands. B&B- 613-382-2542 Pub- 613-382-2116 www.stonewaterbb.com/

September 2018 -

• Tue. Sept. 4 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Fri. Sept. 7 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Fri. Sept 7 - Evening - Gananoque Boat Line Dinner Cruise, 7pm-9pm, Gananoque, ON www.ganboatline.com

• Tue. Sept. 11 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Wed. Sept. 12 - St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Ivy Lea Village, Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com/

• Fri. Sept. 14 - St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Brockville ON, Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com/

• Tue. Sept. 18 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Fri. Sept. 21- Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Sun. Sept. 23 - St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Brockville ON, Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com/

• Tue. Sept. 25 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Fri. Sept. 28 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Fri. Sept. 28 - Evening - St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Ivy Lea Village ON, Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com/

• Sat. Sept. 29 - Stonewater Pub 8:00 - 11:00 pm, 490 Stone St. (at Water St.) Gananoque, ON, in The 1000 Islands. B&B- 613-382-2542 Pub- 613-382-2116 www.stonewaterbb.com/

• Sun. Sept. 30 - St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Brockville ON, Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com/

October 2018 -

• Tue. Oct. 2 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Tue. Oct. 2 - Evening - St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Brockville ON, Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com/

• Thurs. Oct. 4 - The Royale ,Kingston On, Private event

• Fri. Oct. 5 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Tue. Oct. 9 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Wed. Oct. 10- Fox Run by the River Gananoque, ON, Private event

• Fri. Oct. 12 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Sun. Oct 14 - St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Ivy Lea, ON, Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com

• Tue. Oct. 16- Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Wed. Oct 17 - St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Ivy Lea, ON, Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com

• Fri. Oct. 19 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Tue. Oct. 23 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca

• Thurs. Oct 25 - St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Ivy Lea, ON, Passengers only event www.stlawrencerivercruise.com

• Fri . Oct. 26 - Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Lunch Cruise 12:30pm- 3:30pm, Crawford Wharf Docks. 613 549-5544 events@ktic.ca