Alanna Royale / Jarrod Champion Trio / Mae James

Thu, Oct 6, 2016 @ 8:00 pm to 2:00am

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Thursday, October 6 / 8pm / $6
Alanna Royale (Rock/Pop/Soul)
Jarrod Champion Trio (Melodic rock)

Alanna Royale combines the best elements of rock, pop, funk and soul, all executed by their fearless leader and sensual vocalist, Alanna Quinn-Broadus, an unparalleled rhythm section – Jared Colby on guitar, Gabriel Golden on bass and Matt Snow on drums – and a tremendously talented two-piece horn section – Kirk Donovan on trumpet and Diego Vasquez on trombone.

Without a single recorded song, Alanna Royale was able to obtain an impressive fan base and a reputation solely because of their unforgettable live performances. In January of 2013, the band released its debut EP, Bless Her Heart, which led to sold-out shows across Nashville and prompted Mike Grimes, owner of the world famous Grimey’s to declare them, “the next big thing.”

The band’s vivacious and soulful live shows have catapulted Alanna Royale onto the music scene. And now, thanks to their impressive fanbase and reputation, Alanna Royale’s, ACHILLES, is posed to skyrocket them to superstardom.

Recorded at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville, the album was engineered and produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff), and features a revolving door of local talent including members of Los Colognes, Fly Golden Eagle and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Alanna Royale shines bright by marrying smooth, retro roots with dirty Rock n’ Roll attitude. Since the release of Bless Her Heart, the band has shared the stage with some of Nashville’s finest, and made appearances at Bonaroo, Austin City Limits, East Nashville Underground and Music City Roots. They’ve been featured in Garden & Gun and Nashville Lifestyles and on NPR.

6 members, 5 beards, 2 horns, 1 lady. get into it.

Jarrod Champion: Since he can remember, Jarrod has been writing and performing music. Taking notes from heroes such as Tom Waits and Nick Drake he came up through the local coffee-house scene. He has since broadened his vision to include the more experimental and resonant sound that we hear today.

Jarrod Champion has, to date, recorded two e.p.’s and two full length albums. The most recent is the first endeavor with “Sleeps Till Dusk” and has received rave reviews and support from 88.7 FM (89X Detroit and Canada), WRIF Detroit, WHFR (University of Michigan), WDET (NPR), Riff 2 (HD satellite) and over 100 different online radio stations and podcasts around the world. Jarrod and crew have frequented the local hot-spots, participated in many music festivals (including The Hamtramck Labor Day Fest, the Detroit Taste-fest, Detroit Sounds and Spirits, and others) as well as the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. They have shared the stage with acts such as Mike Watt and the Secondmen, Twinemen, Idlewild, John Ralston, Cary Brothers and others. They have also been featured in Detroit circulars such as Real Detroit Weekly, the Main Street Press, the Metro Times, national circulars such as Playback STL and numerous e-zines such as Indie-Pro and Indie In-Tune. They are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to their self-titled debut and can be found playing throughout the Midwest.