Roger believes that his early childhood, building his first drum kit, playing in local bands, natural gifts and watching his heroes all combined together.
He said: “From that pot, where it all got mixed up, I just forged my own style.”
And then, of course, it’s what you do with it when you’ve got it…
Roger is passionate about the importance of a drummer to a band, but also warns about an easy trap unwary musicians can fall into.
He said: “As drummers we drive the band, and I think the most important thing we can all do is play for the song.
“It’s not about showing off on your instrument. It’s about being aware of the whole song – not just the drum part.”