-How was the name "ROYAL'Z" conceived?
The name was kind of randomly decided, everyone has a band name with a crown in it and everyone on the internet seems to be the grammar police so I thought It would be funny to use ROYAL'Z... People still ask why we have an apostrophe in our name and people still seem to like fetty wap. That dude can barely phrase a complete sentence so there's that... Lol
-How long have you all known each other and how did you meet?
We have all known each other for at least a several years, when Bobby got out of the army he wanted to start a band and met up with Nick And throughout the course of 3 months had our line up complete. I (Bobby) went to high school with Dan but he moved to Washington then moved all the way back to Minnesota just to be a part of this family. Jerrid, Dan and I had worked together in past projects so having them was just fitting. Austin was a friend of everyone's on some level for plenty of years as well so we snagged him up. Overall I'd say we've known one another for 5-10 years collectively.
-I saw the flyer for the June 26th show, will you be playing live anywhere before that event? How about any new music coming out in the coming months? (They just played a show on 5/14) We have several other shows around the Midwest over the next few weeks after this one as well. We are currently working on our full length release with 608 studios in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We plan to drop a single off it sometime this summer.
-Your cover of the Weeknd's "the Hills" is incredible, do you intend to do any more covers in the future?
Wow, you think it's incredible? Thank you very mucho, that really means a lot to us on the for real. We work full time jobs and grind the fuck out of anything we need to do to get recognized, so thank you dearly. We think over the next several years we will do a few more covers, but primarily focus on originals material. We released this cover because we wanted our friends and fans to have something to jam out to this summer until while we pump out our new songs this summer. It's crazy to think we put out an ep not even a year ago and how people keep wanting more tunes from us. We're lucky as fuck for all this.
-(everybody) How long have you been playing your instrument/doing vocals? Do you play any others in your free time?
Bobby - 10 years screaming 2 years singing and plays guitar and drums in his free time.
Nick- 9 years on bass and also is left handed but plays on a right handed bass upside down. It's wild to see.
Dan- 15 years on guitar and piano I might add he likes to make techno in his free time and "is surprisingly really good at it."(Bobby)
Austin- 13 years on guitar and likes to serenade us with his biceps.
Jerrid - 11 years playing drums and also plays guitar.
-Beyond music, do you have other hobbies?
Other hobbies we have are fishing, knitting (Austin lol jk) , working on vehicles, building things, eating pad Thai and Pho, rock climbing, working out , running, boating, wakeboarding, fuckin around on scooters, dirt biking, and snowmobiling.
-If you could hang with any dead musician, who would it be?
For shizzle..... It would be tupac and Skynard
Bonus question: you number one character choice for mario Kart?
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Austin Porter -Rhythm Guitar/Back up vocals IG @austin_royalz
Dan Kurtz- Lead Guitar/programming IG @dankthang
Jerrid Boutto- Drums/Programming IG @jerrid_royalz
Nick Seavy- Bass/Back up screams IG @nick_royalz
Bobby Learmont -Vocals IG @bobby_royalz
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