MP3 Royal Wood - Tall Tales
A Singer/Songwriter, whose catchy pop songs are delivered with a heart-felt tone that give them a universal quality.
11 MP3 Songs
POP: Folky Pop, ROCK: Acoustic
Now finished recording his follow up to 2004’s critically acclaimed Tall Tales, Royal is getting set to release his latest full-length release A Good Enough Day on Dead Daisy Records/Outside Music. Carefully writing, performing and producing the effort, Royal decided to have a few guest musicians sit in. They included Hawksley Workman, Kurt Swinghammer, Harmony Trowbridge and Kevin Fox.
Beginning on the piano at the age of four, Royal Wood became a multi-instrumentalist by his early teens. In fact any instrument he could get his hands on was explored and devoured. His school''s music program had a sign-out policy for any instrument smaller than the tympani - and they all found their way home to his bedroom - even the drums came home for the summer months.
Fast forward to today, and you will find Toronto based singer-songwriter and producer Royal Wood performing with the likes of Sarah Harmer, My Morning Jacket, Peter Elkas, Danny Michel, Serena Ryder, Dan Bern, Justin Rutledge, Lindy, Erin McKowen…and more.
His music has been featured on several TV and movie soundtracks; including the HBO series Regenisis, the CBC series This is Wonderland, the CTV movie Playing House, the film The End of Silence starring Sarah Harmer, the Warner Music Canada soundtrack to the Food Networks The Surreal Gourmet (with other artists including Feist, Tom Waits, The Flaming Lips, Moby, Aretha Franklin) and more.
His self-written, performed and produced releases The Milkweed EP and most recently Tall Tales (released on MapleNationwide/Universal Music Canada) have garnered critical praise;
“The album (Tall Tales) drifts from sad pastoral laments to capering piano pop jubilance with an effortlessness that is truly staggering. Vocally and lyrically, Wood comes surprisingly close to Aimee Mann''s stomping grounds, with glancing blows at Ron Sexsmith''s tenebrous pipes and brand of song craft. But Wood is his own man, his own voice, and the sincerity of his words can''t be blamed on anyone but him.” – NOW MAGAZINE
Having played major events like Hillside Music Festival, Canadian Music Week, North by Northeast, Halifax Pop Explosion, Bluebird North and more, Royal has enlisted a veteran backup band; which includes such well known musicians like David Matheson on keyboards and guitar (Moxy Fruvous), Peter Murray on bass (Ron Sexsmith), Adam Hay on drums (Sarah Slean, Martina Sorbara) and the occasional addition of Sarah McElcheran on trumpet/flugel horn (Hawksley Workman, Sarah Slean).
With national distribution with MapleNationwide (Universal Music) and his new record due out on Dead Daisy Records/Outside Music, his music out and in the hands of fans, successful performances at major festivals and venues, including a tour with Canadian songstress Sarah Harmer, Royal Wood is an artist whose time is at hand to be heard.