They are considered one of the most exciting live acts in the Blues genre, and beyond. The CAFE R&B sound is firmly rooted in electric Blues, but theirs is a tapestry of Blues, Rock, Jazz, R&B, and Americana. Hailing from Los Angeles Cafe R&B features the raging female vocalist "Roach" and the blazing lead guitar of Byl Carruthers. They have a large cult following in the US and Europe. They have released 3 Critically acclaimed Albums, and their fourth disc: “American Music” was released in May 2013.
"Imagine Etta James riding a Harley out of an active volcano, and you'll have some vague inkling as to the vocal power emanating from 'Roach', the front woman of L.A. blues and groove unit Cafe R&B. But don't take our word for it; the group has earned raves from the likes of Ike Turner and Buddy Guy, who've seen a few blues acts in their day... Roach has found the perfect musical counterpoint in the scorching leads of Byl Carruthers, and the ultra -phat organ and piano work of Harry Cohen." -HITS Magazine
"Knocked me on my butt. I ain't seen shit like that since me and you-know-who" - Ike Turner
The title of their new album says it all: “American Music” -performed in a manner that must be seen to be believed. Critics have used a great many adjectives to describe the experience of witnessing Roach and CAFE R&B, whether it be at a Club, Theater, or Festival.
As Blues Historian Dick Shurman put it, “You will never forget the first time you see CAFE R&B”
“The columnist sheepishly admits that he finally made it to check out the commotion over this L.A. group CAFÉ R&B, and was suitably bowled over. Their growing legion of fans are not wrong. Here we have a band of no uncertain firepower, expert at old-school groove maintenance. At the
epicenter is a hot-veined, power-lunged soul-singer who goes by the name of “Roach”, who finished last night’s set in a fit of cathartic accelerando.”
"Ferocious Soul Stew. When lead singer Roach hits fever pitch, or sinks to a conspiratorial coo over the funk-happy chassis of her band, the world goes away…"
Tickets are valid for one show only. The doors open at 6pm, the first show begins at 8pm and the second show at starts 11pm. We begin seating for the second show at 10:30pm. Seating is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, we recommend that customers arrive early to secure preferred seating.
*Please Note: there will be a $35 minimum per person on food and/or beverage*