Cafe R&B, an amazing band and long time friends. With a passion for gritty, hard-hitting early blues and R&B, their live performances are both incendiary and legendary. These photos below are from an afternoon in the late 90’s on location at Fais Do-Do in Los Angeles, a favorite location back in those days. The photo below was featured on their CD Black & White.
Roach and Byl working it at ROY in Santa Barbara
“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.” ~ HITS magazine
Shown here rocking the old Victoria Theatre in Santa Barbara
Throngs of women flock to their shows to dance and revel in Roach’s amazing performances. Her freedom of expression has an amazing liberating effect on her fans which I have witnessed time and again.
Their producer and Roach’s husband, Byl Carruthers, does amazing guitar work and writes the band’s original material….and sometimes helps out with wardrobe 🙂
Celebrating 25 years of marriage this week, Roach and Byl have an amazing relationship making and playing music together and are parents of a wonderful son Jazz. Happy Anniversary you guys!!! Love you!!
Some ‘never seen the light of day before’ outtakes from Fais Do-Do. Roach, you are a Goddess!!!
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