About Original Roots

Original Roots is a series of live music events with a world-jazz fusion angle, that take place in our wonderful living room. On Friday 31st of January  it is with great pleasure that we welcome Tristan ‘Spice of Five’  to the living room stage.

About the artist

Dutch five-piece Tristan’s music can be best described as feel-good vintage Acid Jazz, with the energy, vibe and sounds of today, performed by some of the best contemporary pop/jazz musicians from Europe. Funky rhythm guitars, Hammond, Fender Rhodes and synths, and a rhythm section that has been performing together for decades playing solid grooves and tight, punchy arrangements that have since become their trademark. All this underpins singer Evelyn Kallansee’s stunningly beautiful vocals. It will take you back to that great warm sound of the 70’s, with a fresh breeze of influences from the present.

While Tristan’s music may sound like bands such as Tower of Power, Snarky Puppy, or classic Acid Jazz acts such as Incognito and the Brand New Heavies – who all produce high energy grooves – what makes this group stand out from their contemporaries is the high quality of the compositions and arrangements.

Their success has seen them touring Japan, France, Poland, United Kingdom, Germany and Romania to name a few. In 2017 they released worldwide a ‘live in concert’ album with an extended band. Though their latest 5th album is recorded with only ‘the 5-piece core’ of the band expect to hear the full range of Tristan’s hallmark uplifting, pure and energetic grooves on ‘The Spice of Five’ . This CD was released worldwide in April 2019. In June 2019 there has been a special Japanese release through Sweet Soul Records Tokyo.

Line up:

Evelyn Kallansee (Vocals)
Coen Molenaar (Keys)
Guy Nikkels (Guitar)
Frans Vollink (Electric Bass) 
Sebastiaan Cornelissen (Drums)

Discover Tristan ‘Spice of Five’

Event Details

  • Live Performance 9 pm
  • DJ from 11 pm to  1:30 am


How to reach us 

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Shoreditch High Street overground

Tube: Aldgate East & Liverpool Street

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