The path to success in investment banking these days is pretty much preordained: top university, first-class degree, ball-breaking spell as an intern, some sort of post-grad qualification and no time for any outside interests.
So its nice when you discover it doesnt have to be that way.
Well, we say rock, but his former band, the Happy Refugees, were described by one music website as having "a unique blend of quirky, DIY garage-pop, shambling post-punk and delicate introspection...wrote brilliant songs, had a unique and well-defined aesthetic and an underlying sense of poetry that ran through everything it did."
That was in 1984. You can spot a then-hirsute Rodgers in the photo below, fourth from the left. A couple of years ago, their mini-LP The Last Chance Saloon was re-released, prompting Rodgers and his bandmates to get together in late 2011 for a couple of reunion gigs in New York. Theres apparently a second album on the way, 30 years later.
Rodgers talents dont end there hes also an accomplished opera singer.
And if youre not familiar with the Happy Refugees oeuvre, then you might recognize the song "Papas got a brand new pigbag", by Pigbag. Its a staple tune today from football terraces to nightclubs. Its probably the second most recognizable instrumental tune from the early 1980s after the theme tune to Chariots of Fire, and a lot better to dance to.
Rodgers played as a session musician on the Pigbag recording. He told us: "If only I got royalties every time that song got played!"
Kevin, mate, we think youre probably doing quite well enough as head of the worlds biggest foreign exchange house...