About The Royal Noise
Founded in 2010 by guitarist Johan Harvey and saxophonist/keyboardist Mike LaBombard, The Royal Noise forges an ebullient, high energy fusion of sinewy funk, gritty jazz and psychedelic rock, reminiscent of funk fusion acts like Herbie Hancock, Lettuce and Galactic, while drawing influence from dance/jam driven sensibilities in the vein of Umphreys McGee and Phish.
Since then, they have performed consistently across the East Coast with little regard for stylistic conventions. Their high energy performances, strengthened by the addition of bassist Rodrigo Pichardo and drummer Aaron Zarrow, deliver shape-shifting whirlwinds of tireless grooves, catchy melodies, incessant experimentation and ever-evolving, earthy jams soaked in heavy East Coast funk. The quartets dynamic elasticity, musical mastery and their ability to blend the lines between composition and improvisation set them apart from their peers and keep avid listeners returning to shows.
Unbreakable is the groups eagerly awaited second studio release, recorded and produced in Savannah, GA. Their latest efforts feature infectious grooves, hypnotic melodies and an electronic evolution in sonic textures, as this pack of rhythm devils (Brian Robbins, Jambands.com) continues to redefine modern jazz-funk fusion.
Zero will return to the Bay Area for a performance in honor of the band’s 35th anniversary this fall.
The Del McCoury Band welcomed guitarist Billy Strings for a pair of songs on Friday at the Whimmydiddle Country Music Festival in Hamilton, Ohio.
Aaron Schafer of the Osiris Podcast network’s ‘No Simple Road’ profiles fellow Osiris podcast, ‘Daddy Scripted Podcast.’
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie started plotting dates for his “20/20 Tour Featuring Alice’s Restaurant” in early-2020.
The Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival returns in March 2020 after a one-year hiatus.