Roberto Sanchez


Roberto is a young Spanish singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer-engineer. This talented musician has been for the last decade the driving force of the Spanish reggae scene, having recorded 6 albums as a crucial member of the top spanish Reggae bands.

Roberto also owns the A-Lone Muzik Studio, the only Spanish recording studio specialised in Reggae music, where he produces and records many of the local Reggae outfits and where rhythms are being recorded for lots of international artists such as: Luciano, Mykal Roze, Al Campbell, Sugar Minott, Anthony Johnson, Ranking Joe, Wayne Smith, Troublesome, Chronicle and many more.

Lone Ark is Roberto Sanchez’ solo musical project.  Lone Ark’s new album – “Countryside (Sounds from Nazarin Street)” is a non-compromise Roots album, in a classic 70s style. Every track is an original, written and sung by Roberto Sanchez, who also recorded, arranged, mixed and produced them. Not only that but he also plays bass, guitar and keyboards, while his long-time musical comrades take care of the rest of the instruments.

Vocally, Lone Ark brings back memories of the unique harmonising of the classic Jamaican vocal trios of the 60s and 70s such as The Heptones, The Paragons, and The Gladiators, Wailing Souls and Cultural Roots. Also included is a vocal collaboration by UK based deejay Afrikan Simba, on the track ‘Artificial life’.

Lone Ark reflects Roberto’s vision of the classic reggae sound: analogue, raw and organic. Combining the influences of Studio 1, Black Ark and the UK roots sound of which this crew of musicians have been devout disciples for many years. Deep sounds that reflect a knowledge and devotion for the “Old Style”.

Every track recreates with amazing precision the genuine and atmospheric sounds of Roots Reggae’s golden era. This is the music created by a new generation of devoted Reggae fans whose only intention is to play the music they love in the same style as the artists that have influence them so much.

Brand new Roots music with a strong old-time feel. “Real” instruments instead of sequencers, raw analogue rhythms where the bass and drums dominates. Dubs from the old school like in the days of Lee Perry or Dennis Bovell.

Nowadays real Reggae is been produced in many parts of the world. Lone Ark is part of a new generation of Roots bands out of Spain who have been releasing quality music recently creating an international following.

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