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December 1

Jane Siberry's Holiday Hoes and Hosers
December 2

Jane Siberry's Holiday Hoes and Hosers
December 3

Barbie Anaka's Student Talent Showcase and Christmas Food Drive
December 4

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

The Royal Ramble w/ Soul Wreckers
December 5

Michel Navedo and Brazil Novo/ Maracuja
December 6

Kissing Potion

Electric Circus
December 7

Nathan Hale Jazz Vocal Showcase
December 8

Wine Tasting

Arden Fujiwara/ Kalani Kahaialii
December 9

Jane Siberry's Holiday Hoes and Hosers
December 10

Jane Siberry's Holiday Hoes and Hosers
December 11

Anthem International Music Festival
December 12

RL Heyer Album Release/ Norman Baker and the Backroads
December 13

Baby Gramps w/Dr. Calamari & Acrophelia/ Bill Carte
December 14

Edna Vazquez + Diana Gameros
December 15

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
December 16

Piano Starts Here: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Sing Noel
December 17

Jazz Night School

Sasson Hanukah Freylekh
December 18

Third Thursday Twang
December 19

Mojo Cannon and the 13th St. Horns
December 20

Winter Moon Ball
December 21

Piano Starts Here: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Gigantor/ Lushy
December 22

WINTERDANCE CELTIC CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: Molly's Revenge, Christa Burch, Geraldine Murray Irish Dancers
December 23

Home For The Holidays
December 24 December 25

December 26

Columbia City Party Night
December 27

Rene Hart and Friends
December 28

Garfield Jazz Jam

Rochelle House Project w/ Andy Coe and Evan Flory-Barnes
December 29

Home For The Holidays
December 30

Soyaya/ Rafael Tranquilina
December 31

New Years Eve at The Royal Room

Monday, December 1, 2014

Jane Siberry's Holiday Hoes and Hosers

8:00pm

Tickets $40
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Ground-breaking singer-songwriter Jane Siberry has now channelled her legendary creative vision into the fantastical “Holiday Hoes and Hosers,” five-city US tour. Based both on humour and frankly sexual references, the show moves deftly and subtly from a Christmas theme of bells – jingle and otherwise – and into one that explores the possibilities offered when sexual energy is channelled into healing between men and women. Tonight features special guest Arni Adler!
Featuring local musicians in each city plus performances by actress/singer Rebecca Jenkins, cellist Kevin Fox, Canadian singer Allie Hughes and musical director and multi-instrumentalist Peter Kiesewalter, every night the program may also have guest appearances by local musical legends, surprise performances by actors, an NHL player and even well-known political figures.

www.JaneSiberry.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.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Jane Siberry's Holiday Hoes and Hosers

8:00pm

Tickets $40
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Ground-breaking singer-songwriter Jane Siberry has now channelled her legendary creative vision into the fantastical “Holiday Hoes and Hosers,” five-city US tour. Based both on humour and frankly sexual references, the show moves deftly and subtly from a Christmas theme of bells – jingle and otherwise – and into one that explores the possibilities offered when sexual energy is channelled into healing between men and women. Tonight features special guest Brandi Carlile!
Featuring local musicians in each city plus performances by actress/singer Rebecca Jenkins, cellist Kevin Fox, Canadian singer Allie Hughes and musical director and multi-instrumentalist Peter Kiesewalter, every night the program may also have guest appearances by local musical legends, surprise performances by actors, an NHL player and even well-known political figures.


www.JaneSiberry.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, December 3, 2014

Barbie Anaka's Student Talent Showcase and Christmas Food Drive

7:00pm

Join Barbie Anaka and her all-star band: Ed Weber (piano), Douglas Barnett (bass), Steve Banks (drums) and Cliff Colon (saxophone) as they back her immensely talented students for their first ever showcase in a fabulous nightclub!
ADMISSION: a bag of food (large or small - whatever you can afford) to donate to the food bank! If you don't have a bag of food there is also a $10 - $20 donation.

Featuring: Jamie Forbes, Nicole Rinne, Ian Zunt, Sadie Chaplan and more!
RESERVATIONS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

6:00pm

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

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, Rob Ickes (rhymes with "bikes") comes from a musical family. His grandparents played old-time fiddle music, and Rob trained his young musical ear at their weekly jam sessions. Although his family wanted Rob to play fiddle, the instrument didn't interest him. Then, at the age of thirteen, Rob was exposed to the Dobro playing of Mike Auldridge, and the sound immediately caught his attention. Soon after, Rob got his first Dobro, and he has been playing music ever since.

Keeping true to the roots of country music is not only a lovely sentiment of nostalgia, but a necessity for the growth of an artist…and staying true to the roots just comes naturally for Trey Hensley. After picking up a guitar at the age of 10, he quickly took the bluegrass world by storm —even performing on the Grand Ole Opry when he was 11. Through the years, Trey has had the opportunity to perform with the likes of Marty Stuart, Earl Scruggs, Johnny and June Carter Cash, Charlie Daniels, Steve Wariner, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Skaggs, Blue Highway, J.D. Crowe and many others and Trey has opened shows for Marty Stuart, President George W. Bush, Former First Lady Laura Bush, Dick Cheney, Charlie Daniels, Peter Frampton, Alabama front-man Randy Owen, Sara Evans and others.

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 Ramble w/ The Soul Wreckers

9:00pm

Modeled on the legendary Levon Helm's The Midnight Ramble, the Jelly Rollers present a monthly night of blues and more. Acoustic set begins at 9:00 pm, followed by an electric set to closing.
Joining the Jelly Rollers are The Soul Wreckers.

Inspired by British and American soul, blues and rock, The Soul Wreckers mix garage rock attitude to conjure up their own Americana mojo.
The Soul Wreckers - Elmore lewis (guitar and vocals)
Dante' Castro (bass)
Ronnie Carnell (drums)
- move deftly from blues to rock to swampy twang, and with solid musicianship and distinct, compelling songwriting.

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, December 5, 2014

Michel Navedo and Brazil Novo/ Maracuja

8:30pm

Brazil Novo recreates the era of classic Bossa Nova for fans of Tom Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, and Stan Getz. Led by Puerto Rican trumpeter Michel Navedo singing in Portuguese and improvising with his mellow, soulful tone, the group strives to stay true to the roots of Brazilian urban music. Featuring instrumentation reflective of the time, the Classical guitar and upright bass offer a sublime acoustic atmosphere, while subtle, samba infused percussion recreates the seductive groove that made Bossa Nova famous. Relive the exotic ambience of the "New Sound" of Brazil with Brazil Novo.

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.

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, December 6, 2014

Kissing Potion

9:00pm

Dirty, gritty, smooth, pretty....as long as it's funky!
"...this is the kind of band whose chill energy and pro execution pull you into their whole set at an outdoor festival. Let’s go ahead and call them Bumber-funk."-Seattle Weekly Reverb

Echoing the battle cry of Funk Diva Sharon Jones, "You've Got to FEEL it", Kissing Potion brings funk & soul to life, with a full horn section that brings new meaning to the phrase "FUNK YOU!", and a rhythm section whose groove will move you from your soul down to your toes!
The original concept of KP was a ten member strong, all-female funk group, but then we met a few folks of the male-persuasion and couldn't resist asking them to join our lady-laden lair of FUNK.

Electric Circus

10:30pm

Electric Circus remixes classic soul and rock for the 21st century with sampled grooves, improvised sonic exploration, light projections and a reinventions of mid 20th century psychedelia.

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, December 7, 2014

Underwood Stable Sunday Social

11:00am - 6:00pm

Brunch Served from 11am-3pm by Ceil Blaine:
Baked Pumpkin French Toast with caramel sauce - topped with curry seeds and praline nuts served with fresh rosemary sausage and fruit compote

Outlaw Swing Lesson with Michael Augusta at 12:30pm
Music 1:30pm - 6pm
In the spirit of the season - Underwood Stables Toy drive -- please bring an unwrapped present for donation if you can..

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.

Nathan Hale Jazz Vocal Show Case

7:00pm

Featuring Nathan Hale Jazz Vocal soloists and choir.

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, December 8, 2014

Wine Tasting

6:00pm

Expand your knowledge and palette with Kate Bond (former Verve proprietess) at our Wine Tasting at the Royal Room! Featuring 6 great wines from Vinum.

Arden Fujiwara/ Kalani Kahaialii

8:00pm

A night of Hawaiian music to warm up Seattle in the midst of winter! Featuring Arden Fujiwara and Kalani Kahaialii.

A hidden gem in the Seattle music scene, Arden Fujiwara proves that the ukulele is more than just a novelty instrument. Born and raised in Hawaii, he learned from ukulele masters such as Jake Shimabukuro and Troy Fernandez, but now forges his own style in Seattle. Arden fuses tradition with the progressive to break the expectations and elevates the ukulele to new boundaries.

Hailing from the island of Maui, Kalani Kahaialii grew up performing alongside his family. Kalani now sings traditional Hawaiian music which reminds him of his home and rich culture.

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, December 9, 2014

Jane Siberry's Holiday Hoes and Hosers

8:00pm

Tickets $40
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Ground-breaking singer-songwriter Jane Siberry has now channelled her legendary creative vision into the fantastical “Holiday Hoes and Hosers,” five-city US tour. Based both on humour and frankly sexual references, the show moves deftly and subtly from a Christmas theme of bells – jingle and otherwise – and into one that explores the possibilities offered when sexual energy is channelled into healing between men and women. Tonight features special guest Robin Holcomb!
Featuring local musicians in each city plus performances by actress/singer Rebecca Jenkins, cellist Kevin Fox, Canadian singer Allie Hughes and musical director and multi-instrumentalist Peter Kiesewalter, every night the program may also have guest appearances by local musical legends, surprise performances by actors, an NHL player and even well-known political figures.

www.JaneSiberry.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, December 10, 2014

Jane Siberry's Holiday Hoes and Hosers

8:00pm

Tickets $40
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Ground-breaking singer-songwriter Jane Siberry has now channelled her legendary creative vision into the fantastical “Holiday Hoes and Hosers,” five-city US tour. Based both on humour and frankly sexual references, the show moves deftly and subtly from a Christmas theme of bells – jingle and otherwise – and into one that explores the possibilities offered when sexual energy is channelled into healing between men and women. Tonight features special guest Tayla Lynn!
Featuring local musicians in each city plus performances by actress/singer Rebecca Jenkins, cellist Kevin Fox, Canadian singer Allie Hughes and musical director and multi-instrumentalist Peter Kiesewalter, every night the program may also have guest appearances by local musical legends, surprise performances by actors, an NHL player and even well-known political figures.

www.JaneSiberry.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.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Anthem International Music Festival

8:00pm

Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Anthem Entertainment

Anthem’s International Music Festival (IMF) returns! The festival will take place in 70 cities, with over 100 events featuring thousands of live music performers, providing one act with the chance to play an all expenses paid world tour through Europe and Africa. Ticket proceeds directly benefit two amazing non profit organizations: CHOSA (Children of South Africa) and The Musary. Come see local musicians play for their chance to rock the globe while raising awareness at The Royal Room!

Tonight features:
Jody Ellen, Wes Sp8, Brian James, Body of Work, Dionvox and The Refusers.
www.anthemimf.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.

Friday, December 12, 2014

RL Heyer Album Release/ Norman Baker and the Backroads

8:30pm

RL Heyer has put together a band of incredible musicians with a thick instrumentation (Kathy Moore-Guitar/Vocals, Steve Scalfati- Keyboards/Vocals, Bob Rees- Percussion/Vibraphone, Norman Baker- Bass/Vocals, Daniel Nash- Drums/Vocals) and rich harmonies to play music from his brand new, eclectic solo album entitled Sweet Action.

Norman Baker spent his childhood wreaking havoc, inventing comic characters, writing raps, and playing sports in Kent, Wa. Surrounded by a family of musicians, he was first influenced by his mother, father, and uncle, as well as Patsy Cline, the Beatles, Bob Marley, and Tom Waits. Since picking up the guitar and bass at the age of 12 he's been composing music and playing various instruments in many bands throughout the U.S., Chile, and Nigeria. These days he's influenced by Justin Townes Earle, George Jones, The Band, Charley Pride, Neil Young, Doc Watson, and continues impressing new fans at places like Seattle's Folklife Festival, The Tractor Tavern, Seattle Art Museum, and Columbia City Theater with his band Norman Baker & the Backroads.

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, December 13, 2014

Baby Gramps with Dr. Calamari & Acrophelia of Circus Contraption, Bill Carter

Old-Time Salty Vaudevillian meets Johnny Depp Bandmate meets Circus Contraption Alumni
9:00pm

Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

Baby Gramps: Old-Time Salty Vaudevillian. "If you have never caught Baby Gramps live, this is your chance -- he's a performer with a style so distinctive you'll never forget it." He's been called "The Salvadore Dali of Folk Music". 

Baby Gramps is a high energy humorously entertaining performer with an endless repertoire. He plays acoustic antique resonator National Steel guitars, and sings his own unique arrangements of rags, jazz, & blues songs from the 20's & 30's, folksongs, and many originals with wordplay, humor, and throat singing. He appeals to a wide range of audiences from folk to jamband to punk to old timey traditional and to kids of all ages. Venues he performs at vary from intimate coffeehouses and pubs, to large concert halls, theaters, and festivals across the States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.

Bill Carter: Austin Hall of Fame Music Legend and Million Airs recipient returns to his Seattle roots. Bill recently performed on the David Letterman show (which aired twice) with an interview by Letterman with long time friend and occasional band member Johnny Depp. Bill wrote Stevie Ray's "Crossfire" & "Willie The Wimp", Robert Palmer's "Why Get Up", Counting Crows "Richest Man" and a ton of other big hits over the years.

Dr. Calamari & Acrophelia: The good but creepy doctor and his cool-skinned lover are remarkably nimble for those who teeter on the brink of life and death. Dr. Loligo Calamari and Acrophelia (A.K.A Jason Williams and Evelyn Bittner),.members of Circus Contraption, project a surrealist dream as they perform effortless and stylish acrobalancing and macabre dance movement.

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, December 14, 2014

Edna Vazquez + Diana Gameros

8:30pm
An intimate evening of music with deep cultural currents featuring solo performances by two of the West Coast's most talented Mexican singer/songwriters, Edna Vazquez and Diana Gameros

Tickets: $10
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets



Edna Vazquez
Edna performs original compositions that pay homage to her many Latin American influences and frequently mixes in her own arrangements of traditional songs to bring the feeling of Mexico’s Folkloric music to her audience. She sings with a velvety voice and sometimes whistles the melodies to compliment her guitar. A versatile and experienced musician, Edna not only spans styles and genres, but plays music in a variety of arrangements including performing solo, with the Edna Vazquez Quintet and with Mariachi.

Diana Gameros
Diana Gameros is a Latin singer/songwriter who performs songs of love, longing, and hope. Originally from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and now living in San Francisco, Gameros creates authentic, inspiring music that reflects the 21st century experiences of a young indie artist at the borderlands between cultures, languages, and genres. Whether teasing every ounce of expression from her acoustic guitar in an intimate cafe or bringing people to their feet in a club with her dynamic full band, Gameros transfixes listeners with her soaring vocals, impressive playing and captivating stage presence. In October 2014 Gameros received the Emerging Leader Award from the Chicana Latina Foundation for her work in music and social activism.Gameros has opened concerts for Cecilia Bastida, Latin Grammy-nominee Ximena Sariñana, Torreblanca, and Bebel Gilberto.

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, December 15, 2014

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

8:00pm

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble is a 12-15 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, December 16, 2014

Piano Starts Here: A Charlie Brown Christmas

6:00pm

Tickets: $5
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

A special holiday performance of the Piano Starts Here series featuring music from Vince Guaraldi classic score from the 1965 TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Performers include Dawn Clement, Eric Verlinde and Nelda Swiggett.

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.

Sing Noel

7:30pm

Interactive Sing-A-Long with SING NOEL
The Royal Room holiday Sing-A-Long is a rousing event that is a combination of choir performance and audience participation. The format alternates between performance numbers by SING NOEL and everyone singing. Lyrics are projected on a screen behind stage and the choir helps conduct the audience in sections. The kids even come on stage and are part of the show.

SING NOEL is an 8-part harmony group that started singing together in the mid-70’s. The core of the early group was part of the Franklin High School Bel Canto Choir. SING NOEL performed for many years on The Christmas Ship and at the Columbia City Tree Lighting ceremony. Our repertoire of holiday music includes classic carols, lesser known pieces from European traditions and holiday pop favorites from the Beach Boys, Elvis and Eartha Kitt. The SING NOEL group also performs as The 32nd Street Singers.

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, December 17, 2014

Jazz Night School

6:00pm

Jazz Night School is a nonprofit organization offering year-round ensembles and instruction for aspiring jazz musicians—instrumentalists and vocalists—of all ages.

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.

Sasson Hanukah Freylekh

8:00pm

It's the Sasson Hanukah Freylekh (party)! Beat back the cold with a little schnapps and music from the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe, and beyond. Plus a set of Brazilian music featuring accordionist Benjamin Gown, visiting from Porto Alegre, Brasil.
Sasson'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, December 18, 2014

Third Thursday Twang with The 1 Uppers

8:00pm

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!

With an opening set featuring Robin Holcomb, Wayne Horvitz and Jon Hyde at 8pm.

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, December 19, 2014

Mojo Cannon and the 13th St. Horns

9:00pm

The Mojo Cannon Band (formerly known as the Curtis Hammond Band) is a high energy 8 piece R&B band from the Seattle area and was a Washington Blues Society “best band” nominee in 2008 and 2013. The band features a talented and soulful rhythm section consisting of Greg Timmons on lead guitar and vocals, Jim Brandt on bass, rhythm guitarist Mark Strom, drummer Steve Thompson, Dave Teitzel on Hammond and Yamaha keyboards along with a stellar three piece horn section (affectionately called the 13 St. Horns) including David Bernhardt on trumpet, John Coffey on tenor and baritone saxes, and Craig "T-Bone" Daly on trombone.

The band regularly packs the dance floor at blues lovers’ favorite venues including The Highway 99 Blues Club, Oxford Saloon, Rockfish Bar and Grill, The Conway Muse, the Jet and H2O among others.....and has recently performed at Northwest blues events including the Mount Baker and Rendezvous blues festivals, the Bite of Seattle, Taste of Tacoma, Taste of Edmonds and the Poverty Bay Blues Festival.

The Mojo Cannon Band delivers a fun, entertaining and powerful performance—every time!

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, December 20, 2014

Winter Moon Ball

7:00pm

Tickets: $15 advance/ $20 at the door.
$25 for special Prix Fixe dinner (see options below), reservations accepted only for Prix Fixe dinner purchasers.

Featuring:
Country Dave and the Picking Crew
Dusty Lips
Annie Ford
Stella Hawthorne
Katie Blackstock
Caitlin Sherman
Lucille and Arlan

Prix Fixe dinner for Winter Moon is a choice of:
-Pork Adobo (w/ rice and black beans)
-Prawn Dinner (w/ rice and collards)
-Butternut Squash Lasagna
Both come with house salad, dessert, and glass of champagne.

RSVPs are highly recommended with choice of meal

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, December 21, 2014

Piano Starts Here: A Charlie Brown Christmas

6:00pm

Tickets: $5
Stranger Tickets

A special holiday performance of the Piano Starts Here series featuring music from Vince Guaraldi classic score from the 1965 TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Performers include Ryan Burns, Chris McCarthy and Tim Kennedy.

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.

Gigantor/ Lushy

9:00pm

Gigantor: The rocking horns and rhythms of Gigantor waft a bit of Jamaican breeze into the rainy, chilly clime of Seattle. Led by Lynval Golding, veteran of the UK’s legendary The Specials, impeccably dressed Gigantor disregard the hissing of grungy bounders and deliver a hefty helping of Saucy Brit beat.

Drink up people–it’s LUSHY! Bossa beat flavored alterna-pop that goes down nice and easy. Lounge-y and danceable with hints of exotica and a touch of electronica…nutty and hip…intriguing and soothing–must see live!

Lushy concocts a refreshing pop style that blends original samples and Bossa beats with elements of vintage-Latin jazz, exotica, surf, new wave and sixties pop to create their own distinctive intercontinental sound. Most importantly, they have established a solid reputation for originality far beyond their roots in the lounge and exotica scene. What started as a lighthearted recording session among friends has now turned into a lasting and successful project. In the basement tiki den, with fully stocked cocktail bar, that is their studio, Lushy was formed and began compiling an extensive catalog of original songs. With scores of successful gigs from Vancouver BC to Los Angeles to Berlin, Lushy has steadily risen through the ranks of Seattle’s musical landscape. Led by dynamic vocalist Annabella Kirby, musical mastermind Andy Sodt, guitars wizard Matt Nims, Patrick Napper on trumpet/guitar and Shane Peck on drums. Lushy holds sway over every stage they inhabit. It’s Cal Tjader meets Stereolab meets Brazil 66 in a bar in Berlin. If you like the Brazilian Girls, B-52’s, Portishead, Os Mutantes, Astrud Gilberto or Martin Denny you’ll love Lushy! No matter what the comparison, Lushy is simply extraordinary.

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, December 22, 2014

Molly's Revenge, Christa Burch, Geraldine Murray Irish Dancers

7:30pm

Tickets: $15.
Stranger Tickets

"A seriously joyous, masterly musical experience." -- Tom Clancy, Irish Music Magazine

Join Molly's Revenge, including piper extraordinaire David Brewer who will be on the West Coast for the tour, and special guest vocalist Christa Burch with the Geraldine Murray Irish Dancers for an evening of music, song, and dance associated with the festive season. The performance will include Christmas songs both old and new from many lands, all played with a Celtic twist. You'll have an opportunity to join in and sing some of your favorite carols, and our dancing guests will surely set your toes tapping. Born of the timeless tradition of the all-night music session, Molly's Revenge is a dynamic, acoustic Celtic band known for its unique and infectious on-stage enthusiasm. The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, fiddle, and song -- set against a backdrop of guitar, bouzouki, and mandola accompaniment -- guarantee an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music. The new Winter Dance CD featuring music from the show will be available at the concerts. Singer and bodhrán player Christa Burch possesses a singular voice: warm, supple, expressive, intimate -- and instantly recognizable.

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, December 23, 2014

Home For The Holidays

8:00pm

Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door/ $8 students (door only with student ID)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Royal Room presents our fourth annual "Home for the Holidays" series, bringing native Seattle musicians to perform a night of music.

Willem DeKoch and Zubin Hensler Duo
Half of the Westerlies Quartet, DeKoch and Hensler are back from New York to showcase both their impeccable brass playing and their latest composition work.

A Tribute To Herbie Nichols with the Chris McCarthy Collective
Chris McCarthy, leader of the young, highly experimental McKarrtet group, is joined by fellow up-and-comer Xavier Del Castillo as well as local legends Thomas, Parker and Lewis.

Evan Shay Band
Shay returns from Montreal to play tunes off his latest release, Homeward, which KPLU called “Beautiful and emotionally powerful.”
Featuring:
Mark Taylor- Alto Sax
Evan Shay- Tenor Sax
Gus Carns- Piano
Mat Muntz- Bass
Evan Woodle- Drums

“Swingin’ with Santa” – Riley Mulherkar
Back from the Julliard School of Music, Riley Mulherkar on trumpet joins Gus Carns on piano, Carmen Rothwell on bass and Evan Woodle on drums for holiday standards as well as original compositions.

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, December 24, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Royal Room Presents: Columbia City PARTY NIGHT!

The Chancellors ft. Jimmie Herrod/ SpiceRack
9:00pm (Tonight The Royal Room Opens at 7:00pm)

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 Jimmie Herrod, 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.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Rene Hart w/ Skerik, Dawn Clement & D'vonne Lewis

8:00pm

Rene Hart - Acoustic Bass & Electronica / Looping
Skerik - Saxophone
Dawn Clement - Piano & Keyboards
D'vonne Lewis - 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.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Garfield Jazz Jam

6:00pm

Rochelle House Project w/ Andy Coe and Evan Flory-Barnes

8:00pm

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.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Home For The Holidays

8:00pm

Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door/ $8 students (door only with student ID)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Royal Room presents our fourth annual "Home for the Holidays" series, bringing native Seattle musicians to perform a night of music.

The Music of Booker Little and Eric Dolphy – Noah Halpern
Tackling music from the legendary Dolphy and Little, including charts from the classic At the Five Spot, are Noah Halpern on trumpet, Jacob Zimmerman on alto saxophone, Gus Carns on piano, Bob Bruya on bass, and Max Holmberg on drums.

Tribute to Willard Robson – Jacob Zimmerman
The greatest songwriter of the early 20th century you've never heard of, Willard Robison can be seen as the bridge between Stephen Foster and Randy Newman. Jacob Zimmerman on Alto Sax and Clarinet, Charlie Feig on Trumpet, Isak Gaines on Tenor Sax, Emily Asher on Trombone, Jake Svendsen on Piano, Matt Weiner on Bass, and Eric Eagle on Drums.

Julian Garvue and Friends
Garvue and his band mix in standards with some of the original composing they’ve completed over the past year. Featuring Adrian Noteboom/Xavier Del Castillo on saxophones, me on piano, Mat Muntz on bass, and Evan Woodle on drums.

The Seatown Sextet
Spencer Edgers on Saxophone leads a local all-star band: Noah Halpern on Trumpet, Danae Greenfield on Piano, Cole Schuster on Guitar, Greg Feingold on Bass and Max Holmbergs on Drums.

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, December 30, 2014

Soyaya/ Rafael Tranquilina

8:00pm

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.

Rafael Tranquilino is known locally in the Seattle area as the lead front man and guitarist of his band, The Rafael Tranquilino Band. A power trio consisting of guitar, bass and drums that fuse rock, blues and funk with an alternative and fresh sound. He’ll play a searing riff, tease you with an old fashioned Delta slide and then bring you back down with his powerful lyrics.

Rafael's exciting style and notable chops have earned him the reputation of being one of the "hottest" young guitar slingers in the Pacific Northwest and his band was noted as “Best Blues Band of 2012” in the Tacoma Weekly.

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, December 31, 2014

New Years Eve at The Royal Room

7:30pm

Dinner jazz starting at 7:30pm
9:00pm: Swing dancing from the 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond featuring the Royal Room Orchestra
The Music of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Bassie, Benny Goodman, Thad Jone/ Mel Lewis, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey and more.

Reservation accepted for special New Years Eve Prix Fixe dinner.
Prix Fixe Menu ($35 Each):

Pork Loin with Marsala Mustard Sauce. Served with mashed potatoes and greens.
Salmon with Apple Cider Cream. Served with rice and greens.
Barley Risotto. Pearl Barley cooked with parmesan, hazelnuts, mushrooms and roasted cauliflower.

No cover – the musicians are compensated by your donations.

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.