If you’re still in your seat when Arizona-based Shallow Water rolls out their high tide party music, you’ve clearly imbibed too much tequila. Whether performing for 100 faithful friends in an intimate club or for a swaying multitude of 17,000 concertgoers at an outdoor festival, Shallow Water is a band that makes serious waves.
Originally formed in 2001, Shallow Water has performed for thousands of Arizona fans, and has opened for such acts as The BareNaked Ladies, Smash Mouth, Live, Sugar Ray, The Flys and Authority Zero. They’ve clearly absorbed the experience of playing alongside these top-touring groups.
In March of 2009, Shallow Water introduced new lead vocalist, Roger Wiedebach, and bassist, Kevin Bowers, both veterans of the Arizona music scene. Along with original members RJ Rizzo, Johnny Baba, Ed Zubow, and Paul Nolde-Morrissey, the new lineup has the band re-energized and focused on bringing an amazingly entertaining show to its fans.
Crowned Phoenix’s New Times Magazine’s Readers Choice for Best Local Band and featured in interviews and live performances on local network affiliate stations, Shallow Water has garnered plenty of positive press from the Arizona Republic, 944 Magazine and AZ Night Buzz dot com., among other media outlets. Still, it’s the reaction of the fans that continues to be their most accurate barometer. Many fans have dubbed Shallow Water Arizona’s Favorite Party Band and now, that invitation list is growing.