Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lennie's Pennies/ The 350's

8:00pm

Lennie's Pennies A Tribute to Legendary Jazz Pianist & Composer Lennie Tristano
Lennie Tristano's legacy of influential achievements in the field of jazz includes pioneering early multi-track recordings, the first recordings of group free-improvisation in 1949, introducing new levels of rhythmic and harmonic complexity as well as a prolific teaching career with many notable students including Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, Charles Mingus, Connie Crothers and Sheila Jordan. Tonight's performance will honor what would have been his 94th birthday with heartfelt interpretations of music by and associated with Tristano and his associates.

The 350's: Featuring Steve Smith (drums), Alan Paisley (bass guitar) and Bruce Hazen (e-guitar).

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, October 2, 2014

An Evening with Antsy McClain

7:30pm

Tickets: $17 advance/ $20 door, available now from Stranger Tickets.

Singer, Songwriter, Humorist and Small Town Philosopher
R.J. "Antsy" McClain has lived all over the country, but was raised in a small Kentucky trailer park by an Avon-selling mother and a truck-driving father. Like a surreal Norman Rockwell painting come to life, Antsy McClain is the embodiment of the small-town, blue-collar life he experienced growing up. He is a singer, songwriter, humorist and small town philosopher. McClain's poetry, heart-felt ballads and humorous tales have garnered praise from such artists as Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Lindsay Buckingham, and David Wilcox, to name a few.

Antsy's website.

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.

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Georgetown Orbits Tour Homecoming/ CD Release Show

8:30pm

The Georgetown Orbits boast a heavy regimen of traditional Ska and upbeat, roots-influenced Reggae. They have garnered much attention in the Northwest as one of the few bands to pay tribute to the old sounds of Jamaican Ska, a style which has gained notable popularity in Seattle since the band’s conception in late 2004.

Bridgid Roney- Vocals
Orion Anderson - Guitar
Cale Wilcox - Bass
Christopher Torres - Piano/Organ
Ronnie Strauss - Drums
Sean Jensen - Saxophone
Adam Bruno - Trumpet
Brian Mueller - Trombone

DJ Spykid spins the best in classic Jamaican Ska and Reggae before and between sets.

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, October 4, 2014

Kristin Chambers CD Release Show

8:00pm

Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 door - Available now from Stranger Tickets.

8:00pm - Verlaine opens the show.

9:00pm - Kristin Chambers Seattle Singer Songwriter releases her new album "Everything Woman", a new compilation of original songs that truly captures Kristin's poetic, heartfelt, lyrics and authentic, soulful music as never before. Produced by Eric Eagle of Seattle's Skoor Sound, "Everything Woman" breathes life from the musical artistry of Keith Lowe, Jeff Fielder, Michael Stegner, Steve Moore, Al Keith and the arranging brilliance of Hans Teuber.
Joining Kristin Chambers are:

Eric Eagle - Drums
Jeff Fielder - Guitar
Michael Stegner - Piano
Keith Lowe - Bass

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, October 5, 2014

Roosevelt High School Jazz Band II

6:30pm

Directed by Stuart MacDonald.

Tom Varner Nonet CD Release Concert Party

7:30pm

Tom Varner Nonet CD Release concert party! Tom's new CD "Nine Surprises"-- with Mark Taylor, Eric Barber, Jim DeJoie, Steve Treseler, Thomas Marriott, David Marriott, Phil Sparks, and Byron Vannoy!

Internationally reknowned as one of the foremost proponents of jazz and improvised music for the French horn Tom Varner is also an inventive, witty, and passionate composer. Varner’s compositions have garnered awards such as the 2000 Jazz Composers Alliance Julius Hemphill Composition Award, and been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. His 1997 album, Martian Heartache, (Soul Note) was voted as one of the top ten releases of the year in numerous jazz publications. An annual DownBeat Critics Poll winner, Varner has performed as a leader at the Vienna Koncerthaus and the Seixal/Lisbon, Moers, Groningen, and Rotterdam Jazz Festivals, as well as countless appearances in the New York area with Steve Wilson, Ed Jackson, Billy Hart, and Tom Rainey. As a sideman, Varner has toured with the Mingus Orchestra, the Vienna Art Orchestra, Bobby Watson, Jane Ira Bloom, Jim McNeeley, Quincy Jones and Miles Davis. Since relocating to Seattle 2005, Varner has enjoyed playing at the Vancouver, Earshot, and Bumbershoot festivals, as both a leader and a sideman with artists such as Mark Taylor, Eric Barber, Hans Teuber, Wayne Horvitz, Jim Knapp, and Phil Sparks. He is currently on the jazz faculty of Cornish College of the Arts.

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.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Jazz Standards: Rochelle House, Evan Flory-Barnes, D'Vonne Lewis & Tim Kennedy

8:00pm

Rochelle House is a Seattle-based vocalist/songwriter/recording artist/educator and social activist. After spending 20 years raising children exclusively, she is now an active member of Seattle’s jazz music community. Her debut disc ‘Dreams of Love’ earned her a nomination for Earshot’s Golden Ear Awards, in the Vocalist of the Year category. Her second CD ‘Water’ earned her nominations for both Vocalist of the Year and Recording of the Year.

She is dedicated to combining her passion for music with her deeply felt responsibilities to the people of the world. As a student of antiracism, she is willing to look critically at herself and the institutions that she works with to create the best possible experience for everyone. Joining her tonight will be Evan Flory-Barnes, D'Vonne Lewis and Tim Kennedy.

Rochelle House's Website

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, October 7, 2014

Harvey Wainapel CD Release Concert
Amigos Brasileiros vol. 2
w/ Jovino Santos Neto Group

8:00pm

Saxophonist/clarinetist Harvey Wainapel has traveled extensively throughout Brazil for the past 14 years, meeting new and old musical friends along the way. His new release "Amigos Brasileiros vol. 2" is the long-awaited second CD documenting his musical encounters in that country. Each track features a different group of great musicians and a different composer, showcasing rhythms from all over Brazil. While the music is full of folkloric roots, it does not look backwards, but rather is a joyous view of how tradition, treated with respect, is evolving in Brazil. No nostalgia, electronica, lounge, or trendy gimmicks here; just honest, hard-blowing (and lyrical) Brazilian music with a naturally integrated element of jazz improvisation.

Wainapel has performed with Brazilian master musicians such as Guinga, Paulo Bellinati, Filó Machado, Nelson Ayres, Airto Moreira,Flora Purim, and many others. Brazilian icon Ivan Lins says "Harvey understands Brazilian music in a way that's very unusual; he's got the spirit, he's a great musician!" Rio's daily newspaper O Globo wrote "Wainapel displayed incredible intimacy with the language of Brazilian music and great stage presence." Having been a member of the Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto for more than 10 years, Wainapel is thrilled to be presenting this material in Seattle with his old compadres!

Harvey Wainapel's Website

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.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Dmitri Matheny Group: Sagebush Rebellion CD Release Celebration

8:00pm

Dmitri Matheny, flugelhorn
Bill Anschell, piano
Phil Sparks, bass
Mark Ivester, drums

Dmitri Matheny is a jazz treasure. The lyrical Matheny has impressive chops, but it’s his warmth and soulfulness that win you over.” —All Music Guide

Join us for an all-star jazz party celebrating the international release of Sagebrush Rebellion, Dmitri Matheny's tenth album as a leader, on the Papillon/BluePort jazz label.

Acclaimed for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American musician Matheny has been lauded as “the first breakthrough flugelhornist since Chuck Mangione” (San Jose Mercury News). A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Dmitri Matheny vaulted onto the jazz scene in the 1990s as the protégé of jazz legend Art Farmer. Since then he has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal international following, touring extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, traveling to 19 countries. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Matheny “ione of the jazz world’s most talented horn players.

The Dmitri Matheny Group will showcase selections from the new album, balancing fresh, original works with familiar jazz classics, hard bop, west coast cool and beloved standards from the Great American Songbook. “Their music is a fertile landscape without boundaries,” writes the Oakland Tribune, “earning Matheny and his cohorts a reputation as one of the most eclectic and daring ensembles on today’s jazz scene.”All About Jazz agrees: “An all-star jazz band featuring some of the most accomplished musicians in the western United States, the Dmitri Matheny Group is a cohesive and seamless unit, serving up equal parts soulful expression, caressing phrases, imaginative asides, and dedicated lyricism.

Dmitri's Website

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, October 9, 2014

NW LoopFest

6:00pm

What is live looping? Live looping is artists using hardware/software technologies to instantly record and playback sound. Born from the experimental efforts of early pioneers with magnetic tape and sound recording devices, "Loopers" have expanded into every music genre and into performance art. Loopfest assembles performers who are passionate and serious about their music and their technology. They are there for you to enjoy and appreciate.

Mark Hamburg - Woodinville, WA
Clifford Kimbrel-Dunn - Seattle, WA
Daniel J. Davis - Seattle, WA
Richie Dagger's Crime - Seattle, WA
Cian - Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico
Jean-Paul De Roover - Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada
Mandoman - Osaka, Japan
Mister Tim - Longmont, CO
Stephen Briggs - Napier, New Zealand
Prehisto'Zik - Paris, France
Noah Peterson - San Antonio, TX

NW LoopFest's Website
NW LoopFest's Facebook

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, October 10, 2014

NW LoopFest

6:00pm

What is live looping? Live looping is artists using hardware/software technologies to instantly record and playback sound. Born from the experimental efforts of early pioneers with magnetic tape and sound recording devices, "Loopers" have expanded into every music genre and into performance art. Loopfest assembles performers who are passionate and serious about their music and their technology. They are there for you to enjoy and appreciate.

The Lucid Brain Integrative Project - Paris, France
Eric Muhs - Seattle, WA
Rejyna - Los Angeles, CA
Ben The Sax Guy - Hartford, CT
Per Boysen - Stockholm Sweden
ANI - San Francisco, CA
David Kollar - Presov, Slovokia
Just Alliance: - Las Vegas, NV
Consumer - Portland, OR
Thisissami - Palestine

NW LoopFest's Website
NW LoopFest's Facebook

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, October 11, 2014

The Royal Room Presents: Columbia City PARTY NIGHT!

The Chancellors ft. Grace Love/ SpiceRack
9:00pm

Join The Royal Room for a monthly party, Columbia City style! We are hosting a night of funky dance music led by neighborhood musicians joining forces with Seattle’s finest for a good time with drinks, dancing and great hanging with our wonderful neighborhood! Entertainment for the night features The Chancellors (Royal Room house funk band) playing classic dance covers and exchanging sets with SpiceRack, a grooving guitar/organ/bass/drums quartet playing original psychedelic funk and their breed of “Circus Motown”.

The Chancellors: If there's a party somewhere in the south end, you can count on The Chancellors being there! Now The Royal Room's in-house funk band, The Chancellors are a driving machine of funkadelia and dance music ranging from Smokey Robinson to Michael Jackson, Sly Stone to Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power to Chaka Khan. With three horns, a relentlessly grooving rhythm section, sassy arrangements and the belting vocals you won't miss a beat of the funkiest classics! Tonight, The Chancellors are led by vocalist Grace Love, Backed by:
Tristan Gianola (guitar/arranger), Jake Sele (keys/arranger), Brian Bermudez (tenor sax), Carey Rayburn (trumpet), Kendell Irby (trombone), Nick Lonien (bass) and Tommy Whitside (drums).

SpiceRack: Composer/guitarist Tristan Gianola whips out SpiceRack, a quartet of grooving, riffing, ripping and chicken scratching music for people looking to shake their booties (or wiggle in your chair if you’re shy).
SpiceRack's Facebook
SpiceRack's Bandcamp

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, October 12, 2014

Cornish Creative Ensemble

5:00pm

The 12-piece "Cornish Creative Ensemble" with music by Gil Evans, Anthony Braxton, Bob Marley, Sun Ra, Jim McNeely, and Tom Varner.

Country Lips

7:30pm

BeatWalk is a monthly music festival featuring live music at multiple venues in Columbia City every second Sunday from June through October. BeatWalk always features a diverse line-up of first-rate, local musicians hosted by neighborhood businesses for audiences of all ages. Since 1994 BeatWalk has brought music lovers together for a fun and safe night out on the town!

For Beatwalk at The Royal Room, we are excited to feature Country Lips.
"Country Lips are a country-streaked Seattle nine-piece family-like band. They didn’t really mean to be a band, but they’ve been together for nearly two years now. They’re composed of a combination of bands—the Raggedy Anns and Doctor Doctor. They’re more just friends who wanted to play country music, who were getting shitty on a Friday night and decided to form Country Lips. Their songs sit well, stitched and lilted with happily tinkered keys and dusky bourboned acoustics. It’s wandering, jangled porch music, drifting steadily along like stretched-cotton cirrus clouds." - The Stranger

BeatWalk is always FREE to all attendees. The Royal Room is all ages until 10:00pm.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Naomi Siegel and Thione Diop

8:00pm

Trombonist/composer Naomi Siegel and percussionist Thione Diop play duo, with special guests.

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.

V. Leviathan Worship Service

9:30pm

V. Leviathan Worship Service. Ever Changing - Ever Evolving. The players will pair up in duo/trios or play solo and playing 100% improvised music. Then we will all come together in the end to play as one group. Come, have a beer and ponder the deep questions. V.L.W.S. will be playing to treated film and slides by Bloated Grimm.

Bloated Grimm - Theremin, Tape, Sampler
Mack Fisher - Computer, field recordings
Plus Special Guests!

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, October 14, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Open Mic with Sheila Kay

8:00pm

Bring your singing voice, poetry and spoken word as we create a music community for artists to come and express freely. While this is an open mic, it is not an open jam but other musicians may be featured by invitation! We want to keep music alive and well in our community!

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, October 16, 2014

Third Thursday Twang with Tayla Lynn and The 1 Uppers

8:00pm

Tayla Lynn, the granddaughter of Loretta Lynn, joins forces with The 1 Uppers!
The 1 Uppers are a country band. They are dedicated to bringing original and plain old country to Seattle. Expect lots of sad songs, tight harmonies, guitar solos and matching suits. This band is is built on the old model of country music - think more Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Charley Pride - less whatever it is they call country music on modern radio these days. 1 Uppers is David Russell (vocals, acoustic guitar), Kris Geren (guitar), John Hendow (guitar), Jon Hyde (pedal steel, vocals), Caben Buswell (bass) and Eric Eagle (drums). 1 Uppers can usually be found at the Royal Room every third Thursday where they have been since the Royal Room opened. Get some boots on and come out and dance!

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, October 17, 2014

Amy Denio & OU

Part of 2014 Earshot Jazz Festival
8:00pm

Tickets: $20 general; $18 members & seniors; $10 students and veterans
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Seattle’s well-traveled multi-instrumentalist has found remarkable synergy in Rome with the sextet OU. They conjure a delightful “world jazz folk anarchy.” OU is Ersilia Prosperi: flugelhorn, ukelele; Sabrina Coda: saxophones; Martina Fadda: lead vocals; Luca Venitucci: keyboards; Claudio Mosconi: bass; Cristiano de Fabritiis: percussion. Party!

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, October 18, 2014

Cornish Recitals

6:30pm

Featuring Chad Walker and Michael Callaizakis.

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 Cumbieros

9:00pm

The Cumbieros are a Seattle born multi-national cumbia band made up of talented musicians from Chile, Brazil and North America. Featuring such instruments as violin, accordion, guiro, guitar and horns, The Cumbieros fuse traditional and contemporary South American cumbia with the modern sounds of ska and rock creating fun, high-energy music that drives everyone to the dance floor. Cumbia is a genre of music/dance that originated in Colombia and is now extremely popular all across Latin America. The Cumbieros hope to spread the popularity of this music to the Pacific Northwest and beyond with one goal in mind; getting people on the dance floor. Come dance with us!

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, October 19, 2014

Garfield Jam Session

6:00pm

Dálava

8:00pm

A thick tome, full of tunes and stanzas that once rang out over grain fields, flew over the tossing heads of dancers at village festivals, or slipped through half-open casements into lovers’ ears. Meticulously transcribed over 100 years ago by a biologist enchanted with the music of a small Moravian village at the western hem of the Carpathians.
The songs had been carefully preserved. But how could they come alive?

Dálava gives a beautifully idiosyncratic answer with their eponymous debut album (release: October 14, 2014). Based on the Moravian folk songs transcribed by biologist and ethnomusicologist Dr. Vladimir Úlehla, and led by vocalist Julia Ulehla (Vladimír’s great granddaughter) and guitarist Aram Bajakian, the album vibrates with intensity, even when whispering and spare. Prepared and distorted guitar alternates with eerie soundscapes. Ulehla’s voice teases and caresses (“Milá má”), then leaps and bounds (“Mamičky”).

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.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Comfort Food

8:00pm

Celebrating the electric fusion movement that was sparked by Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, Comfort Food grooves down that musical path. Influences from electric Miles to Weather Report to Nigeria's Fela Kuti's driving afrobeat. Comfort Food is music for your soul.

"...electric Miles meets Fela Kuti..."

Bob Antolin: alto & soprano sax, flutes, guitar, wind synths
Jaiman Crunk: electric guitar, guitar synths
Yogi McCaw: synths
Lennox Holness: electric bass
Kofi Anang: djembe, percussion
Ahkeenu Musa: congas, percussion
Paul Huppler: drums

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, October 21, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Humanities Washington's Think & Drink/ Painting The Town Red

7:00pm

Humanities Washington’s Think & Drink program brings hosted conversations on provocative topics and new ideas to pubs and tasting rooms around the state. For this month's topic: What role did Asian Americans play in the Seattle's Civil Rights movement? How did the experience of a prior generation facing Internment, and the myth of 'The Quiet Asian' fuel and inspire action? Join Humanities Washington for a Think & Drink discussion about Asian Americans in Civil Rights.
Featured speakers include: Connie So, Ethnic Studies scholar and professor Kevin Owyang, Documentary film artist and change agent
Moderator: Tonya Mosley, Journalist with Al Jazeera America, The Huffington Post and KUOW
Free and open to the public.

Humanities Washington's Website

Topic TBA, Think and Drink will be followed by a musical performance featuring Painting The Town Red.

Painting The Town Red performs the music of Billie Holiday, featuring Johnaye Kendrick.
Johanye Kendricks's Website

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, October 23, 2014

The Novel Ideas/ Varmint

8:00pm

The Novel Ideas are a country folk quintet of friends from the great state of Massachusetts. Featuring the voices of three different songwriters, The Novel Ideas create a blend of pastoral, harmony driven, and plaintive Americana. They spent the past year playing shows in support of their debut album, “Home,” which was recorded in a barn in Jaffrey, NH. In June 2014 they released a 10" single "Lost on the Road", featuring two new songs and marking the band's first effort as a five piece. They’ve shared the stage with acts such as Lord Huron, Caveman, Little Green Cars, and are currently touring nationally while working on their next record.

Daniel Radin - Guitars, Vocals
Danny Hoshino - Guitars, Pedal Steel, Vocals
Sarah Grella - Vocals
James Parkington - Bass Guitar, Vocals
Elena Bonomo - Drums
The Novel Idea's Website

Sharing the bill tonight is Varmint playing the finest country covers, featuring Robin Holcomb, Wayne Horvitz, Keith Lowe, Jon Hyde and Darren Loucas.
Varmint's website.

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, October 24, 2014

Jessica Lurie/ Living Daylights Reunion & Syrinx Effect

Part of 2014 Earshot Jazz Festival
8:00pm

Tickets: $20 general; $18 members & seniors; $10 students & veterans ($12 after 10pm)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The New York saxophonist/vocalist reunites with Arne Livingston, bass, and Dale Fanning, drums, for a jazz-festival recreation of the great forward-looking power trio of the late 1990s Seattle scene. Also on the bill is Syrinx Effect, the magical duo of Kate Olson (soprano sax, electronics) and Naomi Siegel (trombone, electronics), two bright lights on the Seattle scene.

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, October 25, 2014

Ray Skjelbred's New Orleans Quartet

4:00pm - 6:30pm (Doors Open at 3:30pm)

Ray Skjelbred has been a featured piano soloist in concerts and festivals for many years. He has appeared at the West Coast Ragtime Festival, Breda Jazz Festival in Holland, the America's Finest City Festival in San Diego, the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland and many others. He has also led his own groups (the Ray Skjelbred Quartet, the Great Excelsior Jazz Band, Berkeley Rhythm, the Yeti Chasers, Ray Skjelbred and his Cubs, the Monogram Boys, and the First Thursday Band) and has played and recorded with most of the leading traditional jazz musicians of the past few decades. Ray has worked with Turk Murphy's Jazz Band, Bob Mielke's Bearcats, Hal Smith's Roadrunners and with a variety of other groups that included or were led by Dick Oxtot, Ev Farey, Jim Goodwin, Bob Helm, Bill Napier, Richard Hadlock, John Gill, Clint Baker, Chris Tyle, Monte Ballou, Kim Cusack, Simon Stribling and many others.

House of Thee UnHoly Band

Two Shows: 7:30pm (All Ages) & 9:30pm (21+)

Tickets: $15
Tickets for Early Show available from Stranger Tickets
Tickets for Late Show available from Stranger Tickets

"The band is fantastic, as one would expect, given the immense talent on stage. Darren Loucas is especially good. The addition of Kathy Moore to the lineup was inspired, her chops are remarkable. Andy Stoller holds down the fort in John Paul Jones fashion while Mike Stone’s feet on the kick drums were truly made of Led, and he often sounded like he had four sticks on the trap." Omar Willey The Seattle Star!

The current band configuration boasts a powerhouse of singers; Sarah Rudinhoff (2004 recipient of The Stranger Genius Award; also seen at 5th Avenue, Seattle Rep); Jen Ayers (Honey Tongue; Dream On, Teatro ZinZanni's Return to Paradise in 2013); Zach Davidson (Vendetta Red; featured singer with the prestigious Seattle Rock Orchestra). It really takes three diverse voices to do justice to the vocal range of the young Robert Plant.

Thee House of Thee UnHoly band musicians include, Andy Stoller (appearances on "The Tonight Show," "David Letterman," "The Grammys”, touring with Tracy Chapman) on bass; Ryan Burns (played with members of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Guns and Roses), on guitar; Darren Loucas (who's shared stage with Bill Frisell and Ian Moore, on guitar Katy Moore (performed with Thaddeus Turner), and Mike Stone (played with members of Soundgarden; REM; Pearl Jam) on drums.

The "House of Thee UnHoly band" was created by paulanowevent for the for the theatrical stage production "House of Thee UnHoly" with the assistance of Michael Musburger, and enjoys a yearly full production at The Triple Door.

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, October 26, 2014

Closed for Private Event

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Peter Mulvey

8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00pm)

Tickets $12 advance/ $15 door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Peter Mulvey is an American folk singer-songwriter based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since the early 1990s, he has developed a strong national following in the indie folk/rock scene through his relentless touring and critically acclaimed albums. Starting his musical career in Milwaukee while at Marquette University, he honed his performing skills while traveling in Dublin, Ireland. He later spent several years in Boston, where he frequently performed in the city's subway system. He is best known for his warmly wry songwriting and his intense percussive guitar style.

Peter Mulvey's website

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.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Druhá Tráva

7:30pm

Tickets $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Famed on both sides of the Atlantic for its "Czechgrass" fusion of acoustic, bluegrass, folk and rock, Druhá Tráva is the foremost band to emerge from the flourishing Czech bluegrass scene. Its virtuoso musicians can satisfy the most hardcore fans with scorching versions of traditional bluegrass standards. But as the band´s name "Second Grass" implies, DT reaches far beyond the classic bluegrass genre for inspiration. The band uses American roots music as a starting point for a synthesis of jazz, pop, folk and even classical motifs, transforming an iconic American idiom into a richly textured, highly personal statement.
DT was formed in 1991 by the influential singer-songwriter Robert Krestan, multi-instrumentalist Lubos Malina and other veterans of the acoustic music scene that had long thrived in Czechoslovakia. Krestan´s original songs -- renowned for their enigmatic, at times provocative, lyrics -- make up most of the band´s repertoire, and they and Krestan´s raw, gritty vocals set the band apart.

Druhá Tráva's website

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.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Southside Swing with DJ Sean Donovan

7:00pm - Swing Dance Lesson
7:30pm - Dance

Tickets $10
Tickets available now from Stranger Tickets

Romp at the Royal Room, with people who know how to have a good time -- dancers! Stomp and shout to a variety of great dance music, from smokin' swing to slow blues and all points between. Everybody welcome. Get in the groove with a beginning dance lesson and treat yourself to some good clean fun. Brought to you by The Royal Room and Gator Boy Productions.

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.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Royal Room Halloween Party

6:00pm - Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
8:00pm - Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble CD Release
10:00pm - Electric Circus

Tickets:
Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: $7 Adults, $5 Children w/ families
RRCME & Electric Circus: $18 General Admission
Full Evening: $20 General Admission
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Wayne Horvitz has continually inspired new Seattle jazz. He launches this extraordinary three-part evening at 6pm leading Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble, a large improvisational ensemble creating incidental music for the silent classic, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. At 8pm the group celebrates its new CD. Proceedings continue at 10pm with Electric Circus, Horvitz’s arrangements of the classic fusion and fission of Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew and other little-performed gems of the new canon.

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.

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