Restaurant, Bar and Project Room


UPCOMING TICKETED EVENTS
Wednesday April 15th Boss Guitar: Solo Electric Guitar
7:30pm
Tickets $10 in advance/$12 at the door/$8 students with ID (door only)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets.

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.

There’s been no better place to push the limits of the electric guitar than in the hands of soloists. From the solo jazz guitar virtuosity of Joe Pass, to the experimentations of Fred Frith, to contemporary compositions written for solo electric guitar by non-guitarist composers, the Royal Room puts the electric guitar at center stage for the second installation of the Boss Guitar series. Tonight features Jason Goessl, RL Heyer, Matt Williams, Gregg Belisle- Chi and Sean Woolstenhulme.

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 April 18th Tribute to The Who: Live at Leeds
9:30pm
Tickets $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets.

In May 1970, the Who released the LP Live At Leeds. Recorded just a few months prior on Valentines Day at Leeds University, it perfectly captured an astonishing band at the very apex of their powers. The album was instantly hailed as “The Greatest Live Rock Album Ever Made.” Forty-five years later, a group of devoted musicians who grew up considering Live At Leeds as beyond-essential listening - as one of the main reasons why they wanted to make music in the first place! – now will pay loving homage to The Who and their brutal/ beautiful onslaught/ symphony. Not as an imitation act, not as a “Who Cover Band,” just as a celebration of the passion, the sense of commitment and devotion, and the pure elation of listening to and playing the music on Live At Leeds.

The Players:
Darren Loucas (The Jelly Rollers) – guitar, vocals
Zach Davidson (Vendetta Red) – lead vocals
Keith Lowe (Fiona Apple, Crack Sabbath, The Jukehouse Hounds) – bass, vocals
Kelly Van Camp (The Jukehouse Hounds, The Dusty 45s) – drums, vocals


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 April 23rd Reggie Garrett & Joanne Rand
7:30pm
Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Grab an umbrella, soak in a true talent” (says Olympia’s Weekly Volcano) as Southern singer-songwriter Joanne Rand and Seattle legend Reggie Garrett team up in Seattle’s famed Royal Room. The show celebrates Rand’s 14th indie CD, “Still a Real World” and Garrett’s fifth “Something New.” Rand and Garrett have performed together since 1995. Rand will be accompanied by Seattle’s top bassist Rebecca Young and Garrett by his well-loved band the Snake Oil Peddlers (Richard Middleton and Will Dowd).

Reggie Garrett is the purveyor of a unique urban strain of acoustic folk music incorporating a number of diverse influences, including: latin rhythms, blues, gospel and Celtic. The result is a musical blend that has excited and touched audiences throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has been compared to acoustic legends Richie Havens and Bill Withers by the national folk publication “Dirty Linen.” As a songwriter Garrett’s specialty is creating and enhancing a mood. “Garrett’s voice is, itself, an utterly unique instrument. A tremulous warm cry from the heart.” – Victory Music Review. Having graced stages throughout the US and Canada for over twenty years, Garrett was the hit of the Sisters Folk Festival (a Superior U.S. festival).

Touring nationally for 30 years, and voted best acoustic band in Sonoma County, Joanne Rand has appeared with Bonnie Raitt, Bob Weir, John Hartford, etc. She "continues to push the art pedal to the floor," releasing her 14th CD, "Still a Real World" which features acclaimed Manhattan violinist Jenny Sheinman. “I spent most of this past year focusing on my songwriting.” says Rand “Honing lyrics while swimming laps every morning, The stories are about true life - story-songs about Greyhound bus characters I've seen, a tribute to my Grandfather born in 1890, a song about Einstein....songs about love, marriage and teenage mutiny, legends of vanished Indian tribes and evolution, rally cries to get you through the day.” Rand recently earned a BFA in Music Composition and her 2010 CD release was submitted for Grammy nomination by San Francisco Recording Academy’s President. You can't keep this woman down, her last five CDs were released in the past five consecutive years and she continues to tour the U.S. from her home in Northern California where she is now crafting her 15th recording and coaching teen performers.

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 April 28th Ancient Future
7:30pm
Tickets $15 advance/ $18 door
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Featuring World Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort and Tabla Virtuoso Vishal Nagar With Special Guest Seven-String Fretless Bassist Jason Everett

Celebrating its 36th year, Ancient Future is the world's first and longest running ensemble dedicated to world fusion music. They've sold over 150,000 albums and millions of samplers, and performed over 1,000 concerts. Ancient Future has become a large collective of master musicians from around the world with many smaller ensembles within it. Each program focuses on the traditions of the master musicians involved. Strains of passionate flamenco and ethereal Indian raga emanate from this program featuring world guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort and renowned Indian tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar. Special guest and Seattle area fav Jason Everett (aka Mister E) will accompany them on seven-string fretless bass for a portion of the program.

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, April 13th Father Daughter Presents: Salon No. 2
8:00pm
Father Daughter will be presenting an evening of ambient music and visuals in an attempt to create an immersive, site specific environment. This is the beginning of an ongoing series dedicated to expanding the relationship between sound and image and their connection to the surrounding environment. With the aid of various local musicians, visual artists, and film makers, the collaborations will vary each show, ensuring that no two shows are the same.
Special guest - Greg Sinibaldi

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, April 14th Susan Regis Quintet: Jazz-Tango
7:00pm
The music of Susan Regis could be considered the soundtrack of a personal renaissance. Infusing traditional jazz standards with strong elements of nuevo tango, she creates an aural reverie that reflects a lifetime of wonder, tribulation and discovery. A classical violinist and jazz vocalist, Susan has lived and played around the world. Her global sensibility and life experiences have driven her trajectory of expression and self-discovery. As such, she has a passion for finding fresh and unconventional approaches to the music. Inspired by Argentinian tango, Susan’s performances are accentuated by the poignant beauty of the violin, the lush romanticism of the bandoneon and floating, air-kissed vocals, all of which come together to evoke tango nights and gypsy dreams.

Susan is a recent transplant to Seattle and this performance marks her Royal Room debut. Susan’s band features Tom Maeda on piano, Ben Thomas on bandoneon, Paul Gabrielson and contrabass and Ricardo Guito on percussion.

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 April 15th Boss Guitar: Solo Electric Guitar/ All Star Dub Sessions
7:30pm: Boss Guitar: Solo Electric Guitar
Tickets $10 in advance/$12 at the door/$8 students with ID (door only)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets.

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.

There’s been no better place to push the limits of the electric guitar than in the hands of soloists. From the solo jazz guitar virtuosity of Joe Pass, to the experimentations of Fred Frith, to contemporary compositions written for solo electric guitar by non-guitarist composers, the Royal Room puts the electric guitar at center stage for the second installation of the Boss Guitar series. Tonight features Jason Goessl, RL Heyer, Matt Williams, Gregg Belisle- Chi and Sean Woolstenhulme.

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.

10:00pm: All Star Dub Sessions
The All Star Dub Session is a collective of rotating seasoned musicians who perform live improvisational Dub Reggae.

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 April 16th Mark Lilly/ Third Eye Blind: Third Eye Blind
7:30pm: Mark Lilly
Lilly’s intimate songwriting style, subtle arrangements combined with his intense yet broad vocal range make him a natural for adult progressive audiences. As an artist he does not simply perform. Mr. Lilly is intent on connecting with audiences through the manipulation of the "unseen"..... sound.

9:00pm: Third Eye Blind: Third Eye Blind
The Royal Room presents an all-star house band backing Seattle's finest vocalists to perform Third Eye Blind's debut album front to back. Featuring:
Featuring:
TJ Grant
Heather Thomas
Mat Strutinski
Jazmarae Beebe
Matt Williams
Tristan Gianola
Tom Noble
and many 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.
Friday April 17th Ayron Jones/ Johnaye Kendrick Quartet/ Dawn Clement, Chris Symer, Bryon Vannoy and Guests
6:00pm: Ayron Jones
Singer-songwriter Ayron Jones blends soul, blues, funk, pop, rock and about everything else into his intimate shows. Frontman of award winning band Ayron Jones and the Way, he's been on the local Seattle scene for years, playing some of the biggest festivals in the area like Bumbershoot, and sharing the stage with artists like B.B. King and Michael Franti. He's also done work with the band Deep Cotton, supporting their label-mate Janelle Monáe at Wonderland Records. Come see Ayron play solo for an intimate blend of originals and covers done by electric, acoustic and harmony."
For more information, visit www.ajandtheway.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.


8:30pm: Johnaye Kendrick Quartet/ Dawn Clement, Chris Symer, Bryon Vannoy and Guests
Johnaye performs her own original compositions as well as fresh interpretations of beloved jazz and blues compositions. She focuses on graceful renditions of jazz standards and composes music and lyrics where she often accompanies herself on harmonium, violin, viola and percussion. The legendary Jimmy Heath says that “Johnaye is not just a vocalist. She is a complete musician with a beautiful instrument and open ears.”

A dedicated educator, Johnaye resides in Seattle, WA where she serves as an Associate Professor of Jazz Voice at Cornish College of the Arts. In 2013, she was nominated for an Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award as “Northwest Vocalist of the Year.” In 2014, she recorded, produced and released her debut CD, Here, for the johnygirl label. Featuring 12 of Johnaye’s original compositions, Here finds her supported by pianist Dawn Clement, bassist Chris Symer, and drummers Byron Vannoy and D’Vonne Lewis.
Johnaye'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.
Saturday, April 18th Nancy K Dillon/ Clay States/ Tribute to The Who: Live at Leeds
6:00pm: Nancy K Dillon/ Clay States
The Clay States (Antebellum Americana) and Nancy K. Dillon (Avant Garde Folk):

The Clay States did not stumble upon their sound. There is an obvious intent to their music, and a beautiful formality that’s natural, melodic, thoughtful, and has a tinge of classic country twang. These are songs a twenty-year-old could listen to with an 80-year-old and find equally enjoyable. It's not uncommon for first-time audiences of The Clay States to glance around the venue, a song or two into a set, as if to reassure themselves that they're still in the same place--and same era--as they were just minutes before. The Alabama-based duo's stories come from the past so straight and undiluted that they can be unsettling at first, like scenes from a documentary made before cinema was invented.

With her new album, A Game of Swans, songwriter Nancy K. Dillon harkens back to her immigrant roots in both the New World and the Old Country, tapping into ancestral strains of Celtic folk culture that have always run beneath the surface of her music. Inspired by the disparate migratory paths taken by both her Southern Loyalist and Scots-Irish Presbyterian forebears as they aimed towards a better future, she herself took flight into the vast American West which still looms large in her imagination. New songs for the album (originals, collaborations & covers by Drew Nelson, Janni Littlepage and Pat Long) draw characters from lost gold mines, haunted pioneer cabins, immigrants' prayers and Civil War last chances. As a patchwork quilt holds pastel memories of summer dreams and dresses, her songcatcher sensibilities capture ephemera of the American story.

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.


9:30pm: Tribute to The Who: Live at Leeds
Tickets $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets.

In May 1970, the Who released the LP Live At Leeds. Recorded just a few months prior on Valentines Day at Leeds University, it perfectly captured an astonishing band at the very apex of their powers. The album was instantly hailed as “The Greatest Live Rock Album Ever Made.” Forty-five years later, a group of devoted musicians who grew up considering Live At Leeds as beyond-essential listening - as one of the main reasons why they wanted to make music in the first place! – now will pay loving homage to The Who and their brutal/ beautiful onslaught/ symphony. Not as an imitation act, not as a “Who Cover Band,” just as a celebration of the passion, the sense of commitment and devotion, and the pure elation of listening to and playing the music on Live At Leeds.

The Players:
Darren Loucas (The Jelly Rollers) – guitar, vocals
Zach Davidson (Vendetta Red) – lead vocals
Keith Lowe (Fiona Apple, Crack Sabbath, The Jukehouse Hounds) – bass, vocals
Kelly Van Camp (The Jukehouse Hounds, The Dusty 45s) – drums, vocals


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, April 19th Jazz Ed/ Cornish Jazz Ensemble III/ Benefit Concert with Sheila Kay & Daughters
5:30pm: JazzEd
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.


7:00pm: Cornish Jazz Ensemble III
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.


8:30pm: Benefit Concert with Sheila Kay & Daughters
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.


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.