Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Royal Wood is set to perform live at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts in Madisonville on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Since being proclaimed “Songwriter of the Year” by iTunes, Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft – maintaining an unmistakable identity while uncovering and reinventing his sound. Wood has two albums that have debuted in the Top 30. He has multiple JUNO nominations and his songs have been heard on Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice.
Wood grew up in a household filled with music; his brother Luke Nicholson is also a singer-songwriter. He began playing piano by ear at the age of four and started lessons at age eight. With the support of his school music program, he had access to a variety of different instruments, and by his teens, he became a multi-instrumentalist well-versed in many different styles, including the guitar, bass guitar, drums, clarinet, and trumpet.
After high school, Wood studied business at McGill University. During this time, he performed piano in Montreal jazz clubs and focused on his guitar playing while trying to find his voice as a songwriter.
Wood released Ghost Light in 2016 to rave reviews. Including the Irish Times naming it one of the “Best Albums of the Year”. The lead single “Long Way Out’ found its way into the CBC Radio 2 Top 20. It was released internationally on Outside Music in 2017. The momentum of “Ghost Light” and Royal’s career successes, allowed Royal to be the “very special guest” on the legendary Bonnie Raitt’s national Canadian tour in 2017 to capacity crowds.
He released his latest album Ever After the Farewell in April 2018. The lead single “California Nights” made the Radio 2Top 20, and a companion EP called Love Will Linger was released on October 26, 2018. Wood is currently on tour in North America and Europe, and mixing the Royal Wood – Live at Massey Hall album to be released in 2019. A documentary called Royal Wood – The Road to Massey Hall will be released in conjunction with the live album.
For ticket information, please call 270-821-2787.