Meet the band Roadcase Royale – live Sunday at the Neighborhood Theater in Charlotte. The band just released their debut album, “First Things First” and have hit the road to introduce a hard rockin’ funk ‘n’ groove sound with a saucy side of soul and R& B.
Leading this new band is a familiar fabulous fixture in rock – legendary musician Nancy Wilson. Along with sister Ann, Nancy led the multi-platinum powerhouse rock group Heart with a string of iconic hit songs: "Magic Man," "Crazy on You," "Barracuda," and others. On top of touring and ground-breaking recording fame that began in the mid-70s, Heart subsequently was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 and even have their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
With that level of high-profile success, why face the rigors of the unknown with a new group? Well, for the excitement of it, of course. Saying that “it feels like the first time all over again,” Wilson has called the venture, “an exciting and creative experience, and so effortless.”
Part of that creativity and easy thrill comes from the band’s lineup. Along with Wilson, guitar/vocals; the band is fronted by the dynamic Liv Warfield of Prince’s New Power Generation; along with Warfield’s lead guitarist Ryan Waters; and Heart alumni Dan Rothchild, bass; Ben Smith, drums; and Chris Joyner, keyboards. Each brings their own compelling skills to help create a driving rock/R&B sound.
Discover the fresh artistic world and adventurous edge of Nancy Wilson and her powerhouse band Roadcase Royale, live Sunday at Neighborhood Theater, 511 East 36th Street-NODA, Charlotte. Doors at 7p.m. and showtime is 8 p.m. Details: 704-942-7997, check FaceBook or go to neighborhoodtheatre.com. Get more on the music at roadcaseroyale.com
Friday: Weekends Band at Empire Pizza-Newport, Rock Hill; Old Fighter, Blame It on Bart, Communal Sex Dice- Concerts at The Courthouse, Getty’s Building, Rock Hill; Hoodwinked at the Sandbar & Grill, Rock Hill; Catawba River Monster Acoustic at Handle Bar Tavern, Catawba; Acoustic Saints at 21 Roadhouse, Fort Lawn; Whiskey Prophets at T-Bones on the Lake, Lake Wylie; Staton Bush Project at Brew’s Tavern, Fort Mill; Oneppo Brothers at Hobo’s, Fort Mill; Sticks & Stones at Dreamchaser’s Brewery, Waxhaw; Tony Drake Band at Wild Wing Café-Ayrsley, S. Charlotte.
Saturday: Jim Garrett at Original Empire Pizza, Rock Hill; Michael Terry at Revolutions-Galleria, Rock Hill; Jay Mathey Band, Tastes Like Chicken Band at ‘Tawbafest at Riverwalk, Rock Hill; Acoustic Saints at Hartland’s, Rock Hill; The Holiday Band at 21 Roadhouse, Fort Lawn; Reggae Don at Hobo’s, Fort Mill; Oneppo Brothers Band Beef ‘O’ Brady’s-Baxter, Fort Mill; Christina Raine with Square Roots Music at Hickory Tavern, Indian Land; Benefit Band at T-Bones on the Lake, Lake Wylie; Jake & John Haldenwang Acoustic at Pineville Tavern, Pineville; Popular Tent Revival at Dreamchaser’s Brewery, Waxhaw.
Sunday: The Hyde Band at Handle Bar Tavern, Catawba; Children’s Charity Benefit Concert with Raine, Shannon Lee, Porter Blue, The Smilin’ Dogs, Sabin Sharpe at T-Bones at The Lake, Lake Wylie; Jeff Shows at Pineville Tavern, Pineville.
Tuesday: Greg Ellis at Legal Remedy Brewing, Rock Hill;
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