Restaurant, Bar and Project Room


UPCOMING TICKETED EVENTS
Saturday, January 31st Maracujá/ En Canto
9pm
Tickets $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

En Canto brings you music as rich and varied as the people and places of Brazil: forró and baião from the northeast, bossa nova and choro from Rio, and sambas from every city and town. These lively, danceable rhythms get everyone onto the dance floor, while the occasional slower tunes (such as Tom Jobim's "Falando do Amor") evoke the romantic Brazilian mood of saudade (longing). Led by Brazilian-born vocalist Adriana Giordano, this septet combines consummate musicianship with an infectious sense of fun, delighting everyone from the discriminating music aficionado to anyone who just wants to groove.

En Canto's Website

Maracujá plays music of Latin America drawing from its roots to find their own sound. From Brasil and its street sambas and gentle bossa novas to Cuba and its African rhythms of son, guajira, mambo, and bolero. ….and all places in between. Music for a mood or music to move to. Maracujá can perform in intimate settings as a duo or trio or grow to a full band to play fiery Afro Cuban and Afro Brazilian rhythms to make a crowd swing and dance.

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.
Thursday, February 5th Will Kimbrough & Brigitte DeMeyer
Will, Super Songwriter Legend and Americana instrumentalist of the year with Brigitte, Poetry laden with southern groove that transports to another place and time.
7:30pm

Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 at the door.
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Will Kimbrough’s songs have been recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Little Feat, Jack Ingram, Todd Snider and others, Kimbrough’s multidisciplinary approach has led to many desirable collaborations with well-known artists, including Rosanne Cash, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Mark Knopfler, Buddy Miller, John Prine, Billy Joe Shaver, Todd Snider and Mavis Staples. Kimbrough was recognized in 2004 as the Instrumentalist of the Year by the Americana Music Association – an award that had previously been awarded three years in a row to Dobro ace Jerry Douglas.

Brigitte DeyMeyer’s new CD, Savannah Road intermingles acoustic steel and slide guitar, fingerpicking, gospel-tinged vocals and literary imagery. DeMeyer writes songs as weavers thread tapestries. Poetry laden with southern groove, her music transports to another place and time. A self-produced collection of 13 songs written mostly by DeMeyer and frequent collaborator and string-master Will Kimbrough

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, February 13th Brazil Samba Night
9:00pm
Tickets $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

February is Carnival month! Come experience a slice of Rio de Janeiro with the vibrant TUDO BELEZA dancers in full costume, and dance the night away to the infectious rhythms of Brazil with live music by Jeff Busch, Adriana Giordano and friends. We'll also bring the energy of Bahia, Brazil with some Samba Reggae dancing led by BAHIA IN MOTION. Join us at the Royal Room, a fantastic venue with delicious food and drinks, and plenty of room to samba. What better way to chase away the winter doldrums then with a splash of Brazilian summer? Don't miss it!

About Tudo Beleza
Tudo Beleza is a Seattle dance company that brings the creativity, energy and infectious enthusiasm of Brazil to the stage, with vibrant dancing and colorful costumes that invoke the spirit of Carnaval. The company specializes in the fast-paced and exciting Rio-Style Samba, and also performs other forms of Brazilian dance, such as Samba-Reggae, Axé, and Maracatu. Tudo Beleza also draws from the varied cultural experiences of its members - infusing choreography with Latin American, African and North American flavors. Company dancers have studied dance both in Brazil and the United States. "Tudo Beleza" is a colloquial Brazilian Portuguese phrase that means "everything's great" or "everything's cool." Literally translated as "all beauty," it captures the Brazilian spirit of joy, optimism and appreciation of beauty - in music, dance and life.
www.tudobeleza.com
www.bahiainmotion.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.
Wednesday, February 18th Boss Guitar Presents: The Family of Man: Robert Johnson and His Descendants
7:30pm
Tickets $10 advance/ $12 door/ $8 students with ID (door only)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets


The Royal Room is pleased to announce Boss Guitar, a companion series to the popular, ongoing Piano Starts Here. Beginning in February 2015, Seattle’s finest guitarists get together to interpret and explore the music of the greatest guitarists to play and compose for the instrument. Boss Guitar ranges widely, from country to fusion, from Jimi Hendrix to Chet Atkins, but all with the goal of celebrating the work of these legendary musicians and their chosen form of expression.

For many, the story of guitar as we know it began with Robert Johnson and his followers, starting with Johnson’s legendary (and speculated) night at the crossroads. Begin at the beginning for Boss Guitar’s very first performance! Featuring Darren Loucas, Jim Steffen, Reggie Garrett, Betsy Olson, Orville Johnson and more! Guitarist Thaddeus Turner will be joining to speak about Robert Johnson and early blues guitar.

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, January 26th Rodger Fox & David Marriott: Tribute to "Rosolino and Fontana"
7:00pm

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, January 27th Closed
Wednesday, January 28th Alex Pinto Quartet/ Tyrant Lizard
7:30pm
Award-winning guitarist and composer Alex Pinto leads a new group featuring Levi Gillis on tenor saxophone, Chris Icasiano on drum set and Carmen Rothwell on acoustic bass. Fresh off a near year-long journey in India studying Carnatic music, Pinto's works create a world where elements of Indian classical music, modern jazz and the rock aesthetic of his youth seamless blend to form new soundscapes and push sonic boundaries.
www.alexpintoguitar.com

Tyrant Lizard is Ray Larsen (trumpet), Gregg Belisle- Chi (guitar), and Carmen Rothwell (bass.) Having shared the bandstand in assorted ensembles over the years, the trio formed in early 2014 with a common interest in playing original compositions and American folk music. The band name is a tribute to the carnivorous creatures of the Cretaceous Period (circa 68-66 million years ago.)

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, January 29th Ben Thomas Tango Quartet
8:00pm
A series of fantastic Tango lessons comes to a close with a grand finale of dancing, featuring Ben Thomas's Tango Quartet!

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, January 30th SpiceRack CD Release Show/ Columbia City Party Night
8:00pm: SpiceRack CD Release Show
Quirky, grooving and aggressively funky; SpiceRack unleashes a new take the on organ/guitar quartet. "So Hip it HURTS" is now available to the public for download, and will celebrate on January 30, 2015 with a CD release show at The Royal Room in Columbia City.

SpiceRack, the psychedelic funk quartet fronted by composer/guitarist Tristan Gianola, reveals their debut album, So Hip it HURTS. The album evokes the sounds of Scofield + Medeski Martin and Wood, The Meters, late 60’s psychedelia and much more spread over the course of eleven original tracks. Recorded in October 2014 at Studio Soli, So Hip It Hurts was engineered/mixed/mastered by Mell Dettmer and features Jake Sele (Hammond B3), Tristan Gianola (Guitar), Nick Lonien (Bass) and Thomas Whiteside IV (Drums).

As the South Seattle Emerald puts it, “…that homemade bands proliferate like memes on the internet is no surprise. That one could be so good that they conjure up thoughts of Parliament-Funkadelic, Zapp and the Ohio Players is”.
Listen to "So Hip it HURTS" at SpiceRack's Bandcamp.
SpiceRack's Bandcamp
SpiceRack's Facebook

9:30pm: Columbia City Party Night
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 ft. Shaina Shepherd: 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!

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, January 31st Maracujá/ En Canto
9pm
Tickets $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

En Canto brings you music as rich and varied as the people and places of Brazil: forró and baião from the northeast, bossa nova and choro from Rio, and sambas from every city and town. These lively, danceable rhythms get everyone onto the dance floor, while the occasional slower tunes (such as Tom Jobim's "Falando do Amor") evoke the romantic Brazilian mood of saudade (longing). Led by Brazilian-born vocalist Adriana Giordano, this septet combines consummate musicianship with an infectious sense of fun, delighting everyone from the discriminating music aficionado to anyone who just wants to groove.

En Canto's Website

Maracujá plays music of Latin America drawing from its roots to find their own sound. From Brasil and its street sambas and gentle bossa novas to Cuba and its African rhythms of son, guajira, mambo, and bolero. ….and all places in between. Music for a mood or music to move to. Maracujá can perform in intimate settings as a duo or trio or grow to a full band to play fiery Afro Cuban and Afro Brazilian rhythms to make a crowd swing and dance.

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, February 1st Super Bowl XLIX
Seahawks vs Patriots, GO HAWKS! Limited menu and full bar available, all ages for all fans!

2:30pm: Doors Open (Full Bar Open)
3:30pm: Game Starts
4:00pm: Kitchen Opens

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 weekdays from 5:00-6:30pm.
The Royal Room is all ages until 10pm.