- Category: PA 2001
Roger Lucey was born and raised in Durban, Roger's musical career took off in the late 70's when he relocated to Johannesburg where he both worked and performed at the Market Café in the first year of this legendary theatre's existence. His first two albums, though critically acclaimed, were banned by the Apartheid State thus effectively sabotaging his musical career. Lucey was involved in the legendary "Le Chaim" in Hillbrow which hosted many great South African bands with whom he collaborated. After taking a camera course, Lucey worked his way into a ten-year career with World Wide Television News ending up as the Cape Town Bureau Chief. Working as producer, camera operator and editor, Lucey covered news events and made documentaries all over the world. Lucey's journalistic career began with the publication of short stories in Staffrider magazine during the mid 70's, followed in the 90's with articles of his experiences in Bosnia, Chechnya and Somalia.
In 1994 Lucey wrote his first play, The High Cost of Living, and performed it at the Grahamstown Festival. His second play, Newsroom, also ran at Grahamstown in 1995. Subsequent productions followed: Turning Points (1995), a one-hander autobiographical musical documentary, and Under the Influence and Making Whoopee - both nouveau-cabarets - followed from 1996-97. Lucey then performed in several shows and concerts for Theatre for Africa and continued shooting programmes for local and international TV. Roger Lucey currently produces and presents the Arts segment of Etv's news programme. He has just released a double CD of 21 selected songs written over the last 21 year. One of his songs has been included in Prof. Michael Chapman's soon to be released anthology of South African poetry.
21 years down the road; 2000 (3rd Ear Music)
Back in from the Anger, 1998 (3rd Ear Music)
Running for Cover, 1990 (3rd Ear Music)
Half-a-Live, 1981 (3rd Ear Music)
The Road is Much Longer, 1979 (3rd Ear Music)