Restaurant, Bar and Project Room


UPCOMING TICKETED EVENTS
Tuesday, July 22nd Tuesday Tease
8:00pm
Tickets: $10-$25 door – Available now at Stranger Tickets.

Tuesday Tease is Seattle's only monthly burlesque revue with live musical accompaniment. The show brings together the musical stylings of Pervana and a rotating cast of Seattle burlesque artists to spice up your Tuesday nights with some tease and tunes. Our featured dancers bring a blend of neo and classic burlesque to showcase their stylistic flexibility -- and the band's! Pervana covers everything from jazz and blues to punk and pop and anything in between. You can catch Tuesday Tease on 4th Tuesdays at the Royal Room in July and August!

This summer, we heat things up with Miss Viva Las Vegas 2008 Dizzy Von Damn!, Seattle’s Goddess in Glitter Persephone Illyri, and drag king stripper Al Lykya. This knockout combination of performers will certainly add some sizzle to your Tuesday nights all summer long! Hosted by smart-mouthed sexpot Sailor St. Claire and stage managed by a different burlesque starlet at every show!

For more information, visit the Tuesday Tease website.

Please note: This event is 18+ until 10pm, 21+ after 10pm.
Sunday, July 27th The Bobs
Tickets, $17 advance/ $20 at the door
Tickets for early show.
Tickets for late show.

Doors open at 5pm for the early show, and 9pm for the late show.
Manhattan Transfer meets Monty Python…Robin Williams meets Bobby McFerrin…J.S. Bach meets Jimi Hendrix: Grammy-nominated vocal acrobats (and certifiable nutjobs), that’s THE BOBS. This original “band without instruments” has been skewering the classics, breaking all the rules and clear-cutting their own unique path in the world of vocal music for over 30 years, playing everywhere from Lincoln Center to Berlin’s Passionkirche. To quote one reviewer, “…the Bobs still shine, breaking new ground each time they tunnel out of the sanitorium. The twin keys to the group’s creative safe deposit box are unflagging dedication to vocal excellence and utter disregard for everything else.”

The Bobs, described by the Seattle Times as “a musical equivalent of a Gary Larsen drawing,” use just their voices and body percussion to fill a room with an orchestra of harmonious sound. They have left an indelible mark on vocal music, expertly skewering standards and establishing their own hilarious norms. Once dubbed the only New Wave a cappella group in history, “The Bobs,” commented The Washington Post, “prove that the human voice remains the most powerful instrument of all.”

The Bobs are Matthew Bob Stull, Angie Bob Doctor, Dan Bob Schumacher and Richard Bob Greene.

In 2011, Dan Bob and Angie Doctor released an album of vocal duets He Said, She Said. Angie Doctor would join the Bobs in 2011, replacing Amy Bob and thus becoming "Angie Bob."

In 2013, The Bobs released an album of biographies of famous and not-so-famous people throughout history, BIOGRAPHIES.

Please note: tickets do not guarantee a seat to shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Wednesday, July 30th Dennis Kamakahi Tribute & Benefit
7:30pm
Tickets: $25 – Available now at Stranger Tickets.

Five great young stars of the Hawaiian Music scene come together to celebrate the legacy of the legendary Dennis Kamakahi and raise money for his family in the wake of his untimely passing. Read the New York Times obituary honoring him here.

Herb Ohta Jr.: It is Herb's goal to share the beauty of Hawaii's music, its culture, and the 'ukulele to people all over the world. Herb has performed throughout the state of Hawai'i and has traveled overseas to Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the mainland USA. Herb Ohta, Jr. is certainly a vanguard in this new generation of 'ukulele players. www.herbohtajr.com

David Kamakahi: Ukulele Recording Artist, Instructor, Producer, Songwriter, Multiple Hoku Award winner, David Kamakahi is the son of famous Slack Key Guitar master songwriter, Dennis Kamakahi. www.slackkeyshow.com/musician/david-kamakahi

Patrick Landeza: Musician, composer, producer, Patrick Kahakauwila Kamaholelani Landeza is considered a leading exponent of the Hawaiian slack key style. www.reverbnation.com/patricklandeza

Stephen Inglis: Stephen Inglis was born and raised in Honolulu. He plays Grammy-nominated Hawaiian slack key guitar. He records and tours with highly regarded traditional musicians. At the same time he is an innovator: his album Slackin on Dylan opened up new territory for slack key, winning a Hawaii Music Award. stepheninglis.com/about

Jon Yamasato: A young slack key guitarist trained by the famous Slack Key guitar master, Dennis Kamakahi, Jon Yamasato, with his band, "Pure Heart", won 5 Na Hoku Hanohano awards, Hawaii's most prestigious music award. www.slackkeyshow.com/musician/jon-yamasato

Please note: tickets do not guarantee a seat to shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Friday, August 8th The Westerlies CD Release
7:30pm
Tickets: $20 GA / $10 Student with ID – available now from Stranger Tickets.

The Westerlies celebrate the release of "Wish The Children Would Come On Home", an album highlighting 11 of Wayne Horvitz’s compositions, beautifully re-imagined by the Westerlies featuring Willem de Koch (trombone), Andy Clausen (trombone), Zubin Hensler (trumpet) and Riley Mulherkar (trumpet).

7:30pm: The Onlies
The Onlies play original and traditional fiddle-driven music, with Celtic, old-time American, and Canadian roots. Members Leo Shannon, Riley Calcagno, and Samantha Braman are Garfield High School (Seattle) sophomores who’ve literally played together since they were two years old. Singing and playing fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and piano, they have developed a strong fan base throughout the Pacific Northwest, performing concerts, dances, restaurants, and pubs from Port Townsend to Palo Alto, CA. For dances and other projects, they are frequently joined by the fantastic high school junior RuthMabel Boytz on string bass.

8:30pm: The Westerlies
The Westerlies are a New York based brass quartet comprised of four friends from Seattle, Washington. Avid explorers of cross-genre territory, The Westerlies are a collectively run ensemble dedicated to the cultivation of a new brass quartet repertoire that exists in the ever-narrowing gap between American folk music, jazz, classical, and indie rock. The Westerlies have premiered over 40 original works for brass quartet since their inception in 2011, and crafted an approach that Dave Douglas had described as “Swinging, grooving, clean and tricky playing. This is the group that, once you’ve heard them, you’ll realize they always needed to exist. Unique, original, exciting. And simply killing in the best sense.” The Westerlies music exudes the warmth of their longstanding friendships, and reflects the broad interests of its members.
www.westerliesmusic.com

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
Saturday, August 16th 3rd Annual Rainier Valley BBQ Contest
6:00am-3:00pm
Join us for the 3rd Annual Rainier Valley BBQ Contest! This is an amateur event (no big rigs!). Wood or charcoal smokers only, no gas/electric smokers.

Including prizes awarded for:
Best pork ribs (baby back)
Best pork shoulder (“pulled pork”)
Best chicken thighs
Best "anything goes" entry

$40 contest entry per team, find out more details, contest schedule and tickets here.
Saturday, August 16th 2nd Annual Columbia City Blues Festival
9:00pm
We are excited to have the Columbia City Theater join the Royal Room this year in presenting the 2nd Annual Columbia City Blues Festival. We are also excited to be collaborating with American Standard Time to present a variety of Seattle’s finest rock and alternatives bands with strong roots in Blues and R&B.
The Blues Festival runs August 15 through August 17, download a printable copy of our full schedule for details on acts, start times and tickets here.

Tickets for tonight's performances at The Royal Room, $8 advance/ $10 at the door are available now from Stranger Tickets.

Tonight features:
Drinking Muddy Waters - Roots of Muddy - Orville Johnson
Nashville Blues - Tayla Lynn and more sings Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Jimmie Rogers and more
Long Distance Call: The Jelly Rollers play the music of Muddy Waters - Special guests TBA

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
Sunday, August 17th 2nd Annual Columbia City Blues Festival
We are excited to have the Columbia City Theater join the Royal Room this year in presenting the 2nd Annual Columbia City Blues Festival. We are also excited to be collaborating with American Standard Time to present a variety of Seattle’s finest rock and alternatives bands with strong roots in Blues and R&B.
The Blues Festival runs August 15 through August 17, download a printable copy of our full schedule for details on acts, start times and tickets here.

It’s a Family Affair (Blues for all ages)
6:30pm (Early Show)

Featuring:
Freight Train - Classic acoustic blues from Elizabeth Cotton to the Mississippi Sheiks Moe Provencher and Aimee Zoe
Make Me a Pallet - The Music of Mississippi John Hurt - Reggie Garrett

No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.


The Blues According to Jimi Hendrix
9:00pm (Late Show)

Tickets for tonight's late show The Royal Room, $8 advance/ $10 at the door are available now from Stranger Tickets.
The Blues According to Jimi Hendrix with Crack Sunday (Skerik, Mike Stone, Keith Lowe and Tim Kennedy).
Featuring guitarists Jeff Fielder, Kathy Moore, Thaddeus Turner, RL Heyer and more.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.
This Week At The Royal Room
Monday July 21st KO Ensemble/ The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
8:00pm
KO Ensemble
A presentation of saxophonist/composer Kate Olson's original compositions.
Featuring:
Kate Olson-soprano sax
Sam Boshnack-Trumpet
StebMo-Trombone
Tim Kennedy-Keys
Geoff Harper-Bass
Chris Icasiano-Drums

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble is a 12-to-15-piece band featuring Seattle's finest and most innovative improvisers under the direction of composer Wayne Horvitz. The RRCME performs Mr. Horvitz's compositions in a loosely constructed format which uses a combination of on-the-spot (re)arranging and various other techniques, some of which have come to be known as "conduction."

Wayne Horvitz first performed in Butch Morris's Conduction Ensemble in 1987 at The New School for Social Research in New York City. Twenty-four years later, in the summer of 2011, Horvitz began to experiment with his own approach to conduction while co-leading an experimental big band with composer John Hollenbeck at Cornish College of the Arts. Horvitz added to Morris' original conduction symbols, a series of numbers which correlated to specific motifs derived from the compositions. Upon the opening of The Royal Room, Horvitz took the opportunity to form his own big band to perform his compositions utilizing this approach.

Regular members include Beth Fleenor, Steve O'Brien, Al Keith, Sam Boshnack, Ryan Burns, Geoff Harper, Greg Sinibaldi, Jacob Zimmerman, Craig Flory, Eric Eagle, Kate Olson, Naomi Siegel, Jacob Herring and Wayne Horvitz. Featured guests have included Bobby Previte, Greg Campbell, Stuart Dempster, and Briggan Krauss, Neil Welch and Ivan Artega.

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Tuesday, July 22nd Tuesday Tease
8:00pm
Tickets: $10-$25 door – Available now at Stranger Tickets.

Tuesday Tease is Seattle's only monthly burlesque revue with live musical accompaniment. The show brings together the musical stylings of Pervana and a rotating cast of Seattle burlesque artists to spice up your Tuesday nights with some tease and tunes. Our featured dancers bring a blend of neo and classic burlesque to showcase their stylistic flexibility -- and the band's! Pervana covers everything from jazz and blues to punk and pop and anything in between. You can catch Tuesday Tease on 4th Tuesdays at the Royal Room in July and August!

This summer, we heat things up with Miss Viva Las Vegas 2008 Dizzy Von Damn!, Seattle’s Goddess in Glitter Persephone Illyri, and drag king stripper Al Lykya. This knockout combination of performers will certainly add some sizzle to your Tuesday nights all summer long! Hosted by smart-mouthed sexpot Sailor St. Claire and stage managed by a different burlesque starlet at every show!

For more information, visit the Tuesday Tease website.

Please note: This event is 18+ until 10pm, 21+ after 10pm.
Wednesday, July 23rd STEBMO: Super Drum
8:00pm
Two sets of STEBMO with Jeff Johnson and James McAlister.
www.Stebmo.com

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Thursday, July 24th Zony Mash/ Sweeter Than The Day/ Pigpen
8:00pm
Zony Mash made its debut in late 1995 as the unofficial house band at the OK Hotel in Seattle, where the guys honed their chops with months of weekly gigs. In Zony Mash you'll hear a wide variety of influences, including sixties psychedelic rock, the blues, and definitely some sounds that could only be described as being from outer space. The band features Wayne Horvitz (organ, synth), Timothy Young (guitar), Keith Lowe (bass) and Andy Roth (drums).

Formed in 1999, Sweeter Than The Day began simply as the acoustic incarnation of Zony Mash. The band played a series of weekly shows at Seattle's Baltic Room, and quickly became Wayne Horvitz’s first piano-based ensemble in over 10 years, and one of Wayne's longest-running groups, as well as one of his favorites. Despite the shared personnel, the ensemble is quite distinct from the electric Zony Mash and the repertoire is almost entirely different.

Pigpen was the beginning of a long term musical partnership between Wayne Horvitz and alto saxophonist Briggan Krauss. Performing primarily in rock clubs in the Northwest, Pigpen also did two European tours as well as performances in Canada and New York. Special projects included collaborations with Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron, Santana drummer Michael Shrieve, The Billy Tipton Saxophone Quartet, Bill Frisell, and Seattle icon Skerik.
"If I had to guess what this was, without looking at the press kit, I would probably say something like, four guys locked into a studio with all this gear, lots of food, LSD, some pot, and a madman with something new to prove. This one's a keeper!" -Jeff Daniel, Pandemonium

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Friday, July 25th Mohammed Shaibu's Soyaya
8:30pm
Ghanaian-born Mohammed Shaibu leads the African band Soyaya,with virtuoso acoustic guitar,dynamic talking drums and endearing vocals. The name Soyaya means "love and affection" in the native language of Hausa in West Africa. The music of Soyaya is a combination of Palmwine/Highlife and the indigenous rhythm and blues. Backing Mohammed are Yaw Amponsah from Ghana on the Asanti drums/ Diego Coy from Colombia on the Bom bom/ Etienne Capko from Benin on the Ewe drums and vocals/ Thione Diop from Senegal on the Bugrubu and guest from West Africa.

Mohammed has played with O.J.Ekemode and the Nigerian Allstars, the original Afro Beat master/ Tony Allen of Fela Kuti's band/ Shakata Ghana band/ I.K.Diaro the master of juju music of Nigeria/ Baba Olatunji the master drumer from Nigeria and many more more.

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Saturday, July 26th Zony Mash + Horns
8:00pm
Zony Mash made its debut in late 1995 as the unofficial house band at the OK Hotel in Seattle, where the guys honed their chops with months of weekly gigs. In Zony Mash you'll hear a wide variety of influences, including sixties psychedelic rock, the blues, and definitely some sounds that could only be described as being from outer space. Learn more about Zony Mash at their website.

Wayne Horvitz - Hammond B3, Synthesizers
Timothy Young - Guitar
Keith Lowe - Bass
Andy Roth - Drums
Al Keith - Trumpet
Naomi Siegel - Trombone
Briggan Krauss - Sax
Greg Sinibaldi - Sax

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.
Sunday, July 27th The Bobs
Tickets, $17 advance/ $20 at the door
Tickets for early show.
Tickets for late show.

Doors open at 5pm for the early show, and 9pm for the late show.
Manhattan Transfer meets Monty Python…Robin Williams meets Bobby McFerrin…J.S. Bach meets Jimi Hendrix: Grammy-nominated vocal acrobats (and certifiable nutjobs), that’s THE BOBS. This original “band without instruments” has been skewering the classics, breaking all the rules and clear-cutting their own unique path in the world of vocal music for over 30 years, playing everywhere from Lincoln Center to Berlin’s Passionkirche. To quote one reviewer, “…the Bobs still shine, breaking new ground each time they tunnel out of the sanitorium. The twin keys to the group’s creative safe deposit box are unflagging dedication to vocal excellence and utter disregard for everything else.”

The Bobs, described by the Seattle Times as “a musical equivalent of a Gary Larsen drawing,” use just their voices and body percussion to fill a room with an orchestra of harmonious sound. They have left an indelible mark on vocal music, expertly skewering standards and establishing their own hilarious norms. Once dubbed the only New Wave a cappella group in history, “The Bobs,” commented The Washington Post, “prove that the human voice remains the most powerful instrument of all.”

The Bobs are Matthew Bob Stull, Angie Bob Doctor, Dan Bob Schumacher and Richard Bob Greene.

In 2011, Dan Bob and Angie Doctor released an album of vocal duets He Said, She Said. Angie Doctor would join the Bobs in 2011, replacing Amy Bob and thus becoming "Angie Bob."

In 2013, The Bobs released an album of biographies of famous and not-so-famous people throughout history, BIOGRAPHIES.

Please note: tickets do not guarantee a seat to shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

With permanent backline, recording and video, a grand piano and a generous stage, the Royal Room has been designed to serve the musicians and artists who will be performing.

For ticketed events please note: tickets do not guarantee a seat to shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show

The Royal Room is open Wednesday through Monday and some Tuesdays.
Happy Hour drink and food specials 5:00-6:30pm.
The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.