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.

With our debut album, "Yesterday and the Day Before", we return to provide a musical fusion and softer side of our formative rebellious years with reminiscence, simplicity, and refinement.

Mathew Daugherty and Bucky Fairfax
Yesterday and the day before
"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.
Our song 'Smile' was reviewed on Indie Music Plus episode 156. Check it out on their YouTube Channel - HERE
Roam Like Ghosts is an innovative blend of roots-y sounds, put through a post-grunge alternative lens...Anchored by graceful guitar playing and augmented by introspective vocals, the music takes the listener an emotional ride through the ebb and flow of life.
For the rest - Indie Music Plus
"The album, which one could surmise is something of an anthology, includes standout songs like the opening track, “When The Wind Blew,” plus “The Quiet”; “If Walls Could Talk,” and “Smile.”

The latter track, “Smile,” is a single waiting in the wings thanks to its beautifully layered harmonies and musical instruments creating magnificent melodies."
For the rest - Indie Rock Cafe
"Musically, Roam Like Ghosts is acoustically driven with rich textures and warm rhythms. Vocally, Daugherty and Fairfax’s singing were absolutely fantastic..."
For the rest - Divide and Conquer
"'Smile' is perhaps the duo’s most affecting number, with its sunny, hopeful eloquence that conveys the singer’s sincere wish to make up with his girl and get back together. Solid all around, these Ghosts could bring a humanistic spirit to any coffeehouse... "
For the rest - Music Connection Magazine
"RLG manage to traverse that territory alongside other familiar ones like country and folk. But the band's very core is unmistakably alternative, which makes them sound contemporary and focused. The convincing performances of Matthew Daugherty on vocals and Bucky Fairfax on the acoustic and slide guitar also help with this ambitious task..."
For the rest - Drooble
"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..."
For the rest - 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..."
For the rest - 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’..."
For the rest - Artistrack

News & Announcements

February 22, 2019
In case you missed it above in Reviews.....
Our song 'Smile' was reviewed on Indie Music Plus episode 156. Check it out on their YouTube Channel - HERE
(and we are from the USA not overseas, LOL)
January 1, 2019
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! We're currently writing new material and planning some performances for the Spring. Stay tuned and thanks for the support.
January 1, 2019
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! We're currently writing new material and planning some performances for the Spring. Stay tuned and thanks for the support.
October 20, 2018
Time sure does fly. It's been a whole year since we released our debut album, "Yesterday and the Day Before", and we'd like to thank everyone who has bought the album, streamed the album, still stream the album and songs around the world, who have come to our performances, who have supported us, who have bought our merch, who have helped spread the word about us, from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.

Currently we are are busy doing life and family things. We have new songs written but we plan to write more before deciding when to return to the studio for a sophmore effort. We plan to start up where we left off in the new year, so we'll keep you updated. Thanks again. Keep listening. Keep roaming.
August 21, 2018
Due to unforseen circumstances, we had to CANCEL our performance at Sinistral Brewing Company on Sept. 29th BUT we are working with Sinistral to get a rescheduled date. Unfortunately, we don't a make living by just playing music, therefore our day jobs trump what we loving doing the most. Hope to see you soon.
August 5, 2018
We have one more show booked for our Summer appearances and that will be at Sinistral Brewing Company in Manassas, VA. See our Appearances to the right for more info.

We've been writing new material and we've been currently playing it all at our appearances, so, if you come and see us, you'll be the first to hear the new songs. Thanks to everyone who has made it to the Summer appearances.
June 8, 2018
Our song "One Thing" has been added to a new Spotify playlist entitled, ironically, "Roam Like ghosts" by creator turtlebugsgranny. You can get to it and follow or add it by clicking here. Thanks turtlebugsgranny.
May. 25, 2018
Drooble has posted a NEW Album Review for our debut, "Yesterday and the Day Before". Check it out on Drooble
May. 11, 2018
NEW Album Review for our debut, "Yesterday and the Day Before" on I AM THE
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:
Apr. 9, 2018
Hey everyone - have a review up for our first single, "Smile". You can check it out here:
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 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 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.


May. 4th, 2019
Garden Grove Brewing & Urban Winery FREE!!!!
with The Northerners
3445 W Cary St
Richmond, VA
8pm - 11pm

Past Appearances

Sept. 29th, 2018
Sinistral Brewing Company
9419 Main Street
Manassas, Virginia
7pm - 10pm
Aug. 4th, 2018
Garden Grove Brewing & Urban Winery FREE!!!!
3445 W Cary St
Richmond, VA
8pm - 11pm
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
July 7th, 2018
Caffé Driade FREE!!!!
1215 E Franklin ST
Chapel Hill, NC
8:30pm - 10pm
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

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