RIP Roger Leece 2017

I met Rog around 1990 – he was a great drummer in The Government – one of the best unsigned SE London live acts of the time in my view. He was directly responsible for improving my guitar playing and general musicianship by dragging me from a basic rock mentality by feeding me tapes of more complex players like Allan Holdsworth and Scott Henderson/Tribal Tech. I loved his hi hat work more than any other drummer I’ve heard – watch Call On Me for example. A very modest guy for someone with such talent.

I have uploaded the 2 SE London, The Government gigs I have on 8mm camcorder. See the Posts for the rest.

Here’s the first; Go Getter, at the Amersham Arms, Deptford, London, Mar 1991

Sons of Lovers support for The Government