Secret Garden Snippet - Roger Smith Recovering From Cancer

Readers of Denis Poole�s Secret Garden will know it�s the place to go for a British perspective on all that�s good, and not so good, in the world of smooth jazz and classic soul. In order to bring you more of the news more of the time this latest Secret Garden Snippet delivers another snapshot from the adult contemporary scene. The Secret Garden was alarmed to hear that Tower of Power keyboard player Roger Smith, a run away success in 2004 with his solo CD Just Enough, underwent surgery for Prostate Cancer in early January.

Good news is that everything went well and Roger is enjoying rest and recovery. Although not touring with the band right now he does plan to return in mid-April. In the interim, and starting with a series of gigs that the band is scheduled to play in Japan, Mike Finnegan will be filling in for him.

Roger should therefore be back well before June 16 when Tower of Power take to the stage in Victoria BC, the first date of a big venue, 22 city tour with Tom Jones.

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