Introductions

We are all ghosts.

As if you haven't guessed it, we are Roam Like Ghosts, and thank you for checking us out. This is now the part where we tell you little about us and what we are doing.

Roam Like Ghosts is an original acoustic duo of Mathew Daugherty on vocals and Bucky Fairfax on guitars. The group blends styles across various genres from rock to folk for an alternative sound that is a fall back to post grunge acoustic songs with progressive swampy flair.

The virtual duo based in Reston, VA and Cary, NC respectively, rejoins twenty years after their former band SEDAH, based in Richmond, VA, ended. Although Daugherty and Fairfax continued separately with other bands, notably for Daugherty - Drivelink, 3STARKARMA and notably for Fairfax - Radio Silent Auction, and Something for Now, collaborations occurred over the years for a handful of songs. In 2017, a new sound and writing style with more subtle intensity and reflection emerged between the duo. Delicate guitar playing and restraint coupled with vocal strength, ghostly melodies, and sober thoughtfulness forms songs of love and loss, life and death, hope and fear.

Our debut album, "Yesterday and the Day Before", returns to provide a musical fusion and softer side of their formative rebellious years with reminiscence, simplicity, and refinement.

Mathew Daugherty and Bucky Fairfax
Yesterday and the day before
"Roam Like Ghosts make a bold statement with their debut, Yesterday and the Day Before, by going against the current of today’s hip-pop wave..." - I AM THE INDUSTRY
"Currently in the midst of the big-wave-of-sound musical culture, I find projects like Roam Like Ghosts‘ debut album, Yesterday And The Day Before, refreshing in its minimalist and low-maintenance approach. Skilled guitar artistry, bonafide vocal prowess..." - Ark of Music
"Roam Like Ghosts blends the alternative world in an acoustic demeanor towards a grungy bravura through a collaborative effort to infiltrate the music scene on their newest single , ‘Smile’." - Artistrack
"Yesterday and the Day Before" was released on October 20th, 2017, digitally. "With the popularity of digital media and everyone listening to everything through a digital device, whether downloading or streaming, we didn't see the purpose for manufactoring tons of CD's that a listener would just burn onto their computer or device. Plus it made for less things to bring to shows." For almost a year, the duo went back and forth, crossing state lines to write and record this album. "We are pretty happy with outcome and hope that everyone else is too."

"Yesterday and the Day Before" was recorded at Osceola Recording Studios in Raleigh, NC with Dick Hodgin (Hootie and The Blowfish, Cravin' Melon, Clay Aiken, Corrosion Of Conformity, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny Quest) at the helm, engineering and producing.

News & Announcements

May. 11, 2018
NEW Album Review for our debut, "Yesterday and the Day Before" on I AM THE INDUSTRY.com
May. 10, 2018
Ghosts!!! We are currently booking dates for the Summer/Early Fall 2018 in support of debut album. We hope to see you roaming!!!! Check Appearance for dates.
May. 2, 2018
"The Quiet" was selected to be added/shared on Pretty in Noise's (Germany) Soundcloud Playlist. Check it on Soundcloud - Pretty in Noise FM Soundcloud
Apr. 28, 2018
"Smile" was selected by TEEJUS to be added to the Spotify playlist Sad Times. Thanks TEEJUS!!!! You can listen and add the playlist to your Spotify here: Sad Times Playlist on Spotify
Apr. 27, 2018
Another licensing deal with SongTradr!!!! Our songs, "Smile" and "See You Again" were selected for the Songtradr Premier Overhead Radio deal. This is similar to the MooD Overhead music deal where our songs will be getting played worldwide in retail spaces, gyms, restaurants, etc.
Apr. 18, 2018
Album Review!!! -
The Ark of Music has a review up for our debut album, "Yesterday and the Day Before". You can check it out here: http://thearkofmusic.com/roam-like-ghosts/.
Apr. 9, 2018
Hey everyone -
Artistrack.com have a review up for our first single, "Smile". You can check it out here: https://artistrack.com/roam-like-ghosts-smile-review/.
Mar. 10, 2018
Hard work pays off. Our little duo, ROAM LIKE GHOSTS, have finally received notice from SongTradr, that 8 of the songs from our album, “Yesterday and the Day Before”, were selected into a licensing deal with MooD Overhead music. What this means is, our songs will be getting played worldwide in retail spaces, gyms, restaurants, etc.

So next time you’re in your favorite store, you may hear one of our tracks playing on the in house station.

Take it on the Chin and One Thing, were not entered into this deal because they each have one bad word. LOL.

Thanks everyone for listening and for your support - Bucky & Matt
Feb. 19th, 2018
Things are going kind of slow at the moment. We've been caught up in our non-musical lives at the moment. Our song "Take it on the Chin" is up to 181,812 plays/views on SongTradr.com. We are still waiting on final approval for 8 out of 10 of our songs off the to get the final approval in a licensing deal. Fingers crossed. Later.
Jan. 18th, 2018
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!! Yes we know it's a few weeks late but we've been busy. Busy writing new music, looking where to play next, etc. Here is some good news, our song "Take it on the Chin" is up to 87,450 plays/views on SongTradr.com. SongTradr is a music licensing site and currently we have a few songs entered in deals to be licensed, just waiting to the final approval. Fingers crossed. Later.
Nov. 26th, 2017
IT WAS GREAT TO BE BACK IN RVA LAST NIGHT. We had a great time seeing family, friends, and making new friends. Thank you everyone for coming out. Thank you to Garden Grove Brewing as well, for hosting. A great place for us to perform. Awesome beverages. We'll be booking a few more shows after the holidays, so stayed tuned.
Nov. 12th, 2017
Thanks to everyone who is/has downloaded the album. For those fans who are streaming the album on Spotify or Apple Music, please added us to your playlists.
Nov. 8th, 2017
Get free shipping for orders over $45 with code CHEER24fa74 until 12/15 at the Official Roam Like Ghosts Merch Store
Nov. 6th, 2017
We are pysched to have Bobby DeRosa sitting in on bass with us at our show on Nov. 25th in RVA at Garden Grove Brewery.
Nov. 1st, 2017
Hey, welcome to our new web site. We'll supply you with news of our latest happenings here.

Appearances

July 7th, 2018
Caffé Driade FREE!!!!
1215 E Franklin ST
Chapel Hill, NC
8:30pm - 10pm
July 20th, 2018
Gypsy Sally's FREE!!!!
3401 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(K Street is also known as Water Street and is located below the Whitehurst Freeway).
Please note that most car GPS systems as well as Google Maps and MapQuest have incorrect directions — the venue is located below the Whitehurst Freeway (not on it!).
10:30pm - Midnight
Aug. 4th, 2018
Garden Grove Brewing & Urban Winery FREE!!!!
3445 W Cary St
Richmond, VA
8pm - 11pm
Sept. 29th, 2018
Sinistral Brewing Company FREE!!!!
9419 Main Street
Manassas, Virginia
7pm - 10pm

Past Appearances

Nov. 25th, 2017
Garden Grove Brewing & Urban Winery
3445 W Cary St
Richmond, VA
8pm - 11pm
Oct. 21th, 2017
Caffé Driade
1215 E Franklin ST
Chapel Hill, NC
8:30pm - 10pm

Instagram @RoamLikeGhosts

CONTACT

BOOKING and MANAGEMENT

contact@roamlikeghosts.com

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