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For over 30 years, Terre and her sisters Maggie and Suzzy were the successful singing group known as The Roches. Terre has written a funny, wise and very candid memoir of her life, both before and after fame. The book is available for purchase online at Lulu.com.


Terre Roche, Sidiki Conde and Marlon Cherry aka "Afro-Jersey" have completed their very first CD which is for sale now at CD Baby. Click on the "Afro-Jersey" button to get more information as well as the lyrics to the songs, which are written in both English and Mandingo languages.

We thank all of our backers who contributed to the Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to make the CD. You are a big part of this work and Afro-Jersey loves you! You can read Terre's somewhat humorous New York Times Op-Ed piece about her experience with crowdfunding by clicking on this link (The New Busking).

"Nobody teaches guitar better than Terre Roche, a world-famous performer who continues to study music herself, long after rocking Saturday Night Live. Great teachers combine keen eyes with vast knowledge and a deep understanding of the challenges their students face. Terre is a master of all three, and I've never met anyone who is better at teaching beginners.

And don't forget to take your Fretboard Vitamins!"

-- Gary Marcus, author of Guitar Zero


Terre Roche is an internationally acclaimed professional musician, composer, arranger, vocalist, performer and teacher with a career spanning 35 years. She is best known for her work with her sisters as The Roches. Terre has extensive experience working with harmony singing, guitar playing, ensemble and solo performing. As an experienced studio musician she has played and sung on many projects of diverse musical styles. For the last 15 years, Terre has been a dedicated music teacher.

Below is a list of selected highlights from Terre's CV





The Roches
  • Maggie & Terre Roche
  • Seductive Reasoning, Columbia (1975)
  • The Roches
  • The Roches, Warner Bros. (1979)
  • Nurds, Warner Bros. (1980)
  • Keep On Doing, Warner Bros. (1982)
  • Another World, Warner Bros. (1985)
  • No Trespassing, Real Live Records (1986); Rhino Records (1990)
  • Speak, MCA (1989)
  • A Dove, MCA (1992)
  • We Three Kings, MCA (1990); re-release Rykodisc (1994)
  • Will You Be My Friend?, Baby Boom Music (1994)
  • Can We Go Home Now, Rykodisc (1995)
  • The Collected Work of the Roches, Rhino Records (2003)
  • Moonswept, 429 Records (2007)
Live Concerts (selected)
  • Performances through the United States, Canada, and Europe, averaging 75 dates per year (1979 to present), including:
  • Sidiki Conde & Tokounou, Symphony Space NYC (2009)
  • Love in Hard Times; The Music of Paul Simon (2008)
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Town Hall, New York City (NPR’s “Mountain Stage”) (2007)
  • Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia (2007)
  • The Concert Hall for NYSEC, New York City (2007)
  • Finney Chapel, Oberlin, OH (2007)
  • Moore Theatre, Seattle (2006)
  • Royce Hall, Los Angeles (2006)
  • Overture Center, Madison, WI (2006)
  • Fitzerald Theatre, St. Paul, Minnesota (2006)
  • Bloomsbury Theatre, London (2005)
  • Edinburgh Queens Hall, Scotland (2005)
  • Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago (2002, 2005)
  • Zankel Hall, New York City (with Meredith Monk) (2005)
  • Town Hall, New York City (2005, 1993, 1989)
  • Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA (1994, 2000)
  • Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow (2000)
  • Carnegie Hall, New York City (with Philip Glass) (1997)
  • Carnegie Hall, New York City (1982)
Film and Television Music Composition:
  • Crossing Delancey (1988)
  • “Song City, U.S.A.,” Scholastic Productions (1989)
  • Heaven Help Us (1985)
  • “Tiny Toons” (1991)
  • The Land Before Time (1994)
Television Appearances (selected):
  • “Saturday Night Live” (1979)
  • “Rock Goes To College” (BBC) (1981)
  • “The Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder” (1982)
  • “Evening at the Improv” (1982)
  • “Cambridge Folk Festival” (BBC) (1982)
  • “The New Show” (singing with Paul Simon on “Hearts & Bones”) (1983)
  • “Soundstage” (PBS) (1983)
  • “Dick Cavett” (1985)
  • “Old Gray Whistle Test” (BBC) (1979, 1985)
  • “Oprah Winfrey Special” (1988)
  • “The Tonight Show” (1985, 1990)
  • “The Today Show” (1990)
  • “Late Night With David Letterman” (1990, 1991)
  • “Tiny Toons,” (Steven Spielberg, producer) (1991)
  • “Tracey Takes on HBO” (starring Tracey Ullman) (1997)
Collaborative Recordings (selected):
  • Paul Simon, There Goes Rhymin’ Simon, (1973)
  • Robert Fripp, Exposure (1980) (featured soloist)
  • Philip Glass, Songs From Liquid Days (1986)
  • John Moran, The Manson Family Opera, (1992) (featured soloist)
  • Loudon Wainwright III, History (1992)
  • Indigo Girls, Swamp Ophelia (1994), Rites of Passage (1989)
  • Laura Nyro, Time and Love: The Music of Laura Nyro (1997)
  • The Brian Woodbury Songbook, (2000) – featured soloist
  • Sidiki Conde – Sidiki(2005)
  • The Band, Endless Highway: Music of The Band (2007)
Honors (selected):
  • Album of the Year, The New York Times, for The Roches (1979)
  • Parents’ Choice Gold Award, for Will You Be My Friend? (1994)

Solo Works. (As a composer/singer/songwriter.)
  • The Sound of a Tree Falling, Earth Rock Wreckerds(1997)
  • The Downtown Messiah, The Bottom Line, The Winter Garden, NYC – (2002-2004)
  • Terre & Her Moodswings – The Bottom Line, NYC 1997
  • Terre & Her Moodswings – McCarter Theatre, Princeton 1997
Musical Collaboration:
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