Local world-traveler-turned-guitarist Tomi Allen brings his band along to his Carleton debut with a Bohemian Christmas show on Wednesday, December 21st. Show time is 7 PM and admission is $10 at the door. It’s winter now, might as well at least pretend we’re all on a beach somewhere, right? We’ll have a nice tropical drink special and something from the kitchen too.
Tomi Allen’s music is a melting pot of genres blending into what could be best described as pop/rock/world with a ’70s vibe. Drawing on a wide variety of influences including classic rock, reggae, blues, latin, funk, flamenco, jazz, african and old school R&B, one song might get you grooving to a roots reggae beat with bluesy jazz infusions, the next might take you on a soulful exploration of Brazilian music or back in time on a psychedelic funk/rock trip. How to classify the overall sound is anyone’s guess but one thing is certain – Tomi’s mix-mash of musical styles is refreshingly unique.