Join us for live music from some of Bristol’s best performers in Tobacco Factory Cafe Bar, every Sunday 8-10pm.
An eight-piece band – to get your feet moving!
Dance music with influences of Spain, Africa, Mexico
Shallow Roots are a Bristol-based band playing (mostly) dance music fusing Afro, Caribbean, Spanish, Latin and Western pop. The combination of horns and guitars make a great sound. The music is intimate and gentle yet also rhythmic and highly danceable, while the (mostly) self-penned lyrics have a political edge (“an uplifting take on the wider world and a realistic look nearer home”). The players are Jonathan Hyams (guitar, vocals), Rob Vasey (guitar, vocals), Romilly Gibbs (soprano sax), Jamie Darwen (tenor and soprano saxes), Carol Arnold (alto sax), Adam Coombs (bass) and Jeremy Arnold (drums and percussion), with Rosalind Moreno-Parra’s amazing voice as principal vocalist on some of the songs. Do come and enjoy the party!