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Lion Heights and Dem Roots
May 6, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 1:30 am, Tickets: $12.00
The Last Concert Cafe Presents:
Lion Heights and Dem Roots with SON BAYOÚ
Houston, TX at Last Concert Cafe
Friday, May 6th, 2022
TICKETS ????️: On sale
DOORS????: 8:00 PM
SHOWTIME ????: 9:30 PM
More on Lion Heights:
Lion Heights began in 2013 on the west side of Chicago between friends, Dane Foltin (Bass/Vox), Jeremy Carlson (Keys/Vox) and James Campbell (guitar). The trio met while studying music at Columbia College and began playing together in various bands. The result was creation of their own musical trademark influenced by roots reggae music pumping out of Jamaica in the 60’s and 70’s. The trio blended aspects of Soul and R&B with vintage reggae to broaden and entice new audiences. Their talent led them to perform as a backing band for I Wayne, Lady G, Sister Nancy and Dawn Penn.
In 2014, Lion Heights relocated to Austin, Texas. Their talent and reputation grew immensely in short time. They cross the massive Lone Star state- bringing energetic roots reggae to the Texas Reggae scene. They have opened for well known Jamaican acts such as Kabaka Pyramid, Jesse Royal, Pentateuch, Dubtonic Kru, New Kingston, Lee “Scratch” Perry and Cocoa Tea.
In 2013, the band released the EP entitled “Survival of the Richest” along with the single “Good One.” In 2017, the group released their first full-length record, “Same Situation.” Their unique talent landed appearances in 2018 and 2019 at SXSW and the Austin Reggae Fest. In 2019, the single and video “Smile” was released further growing their fanbase and rising reputation as a highly respected roots reggae band. Their most recent single is “Elevate”, recorded in collaboration with The San Antones. Watch out for the soon to be released official music video for “Elevate”.
Lion Heights is an unforgettable reggae experience with talent destined for launch into international recognition.
More on Dem Roots:
dem roots music is a nu-reggae, uplifting contemporary reggae ensemble blending jazz, and latin overtones.
The center and founder of the group, singer/songwriter Louis Morales, didn’t want the name to be the identification of the band, but be more about the music and the experience.
Dem first appeared in 2016 as Morales’ stage name, when he was playing gigs in his hometown of Galveston, TX. He quickly began to collect musicians into his project, leading him to today’s solid cast of six: Pat Kelly (drums) and Kevin B (lead guitar) of The Suffers, Liam Haney (bass) of Houston’s Third Coast Roots, Selphilips Taveraz (drums), and Allison Lopez (sax).
As the world was locking down at the start of 2020, Dem’s Pat, Allison, Sel, and Louis joined forces with Austin musicians Dane Foltin (bass, Lion Heights), Jeremy Carlson (keys, Lion Heights), and Mario Salazar (lead guitar) to Tall Sky Studios in Austin, where they recorded their first album. Citing it as being a positive but strange experience to record during shut-down, the band quickly realized that the overarching message of the music was about understanding yourself – a phrase that everyone can relate to.
Shortly after recording, and upon returning to Houston, Louis found the final members of his crew. Stay tuned for information on their album release parties in Houston, Austin, Galveston, and beyond.
More on SON BAYOÚ:
With more than ten years of experience playing in the streets of Houston, Texas, we formally created this musical group (SON BAYOÚ) of Colombian Cumbia, and its root rhythms. Executing each rhythm with its maximum and due flavor, with tradition in mind.
Address: 1403 Nance St, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 226-8563