Royal Crown Revue
This band is hoppin' and a gangster
boppin' their way through the swing circuit. Ever since the movie The Mask
came out, people have had the song "Hey Pachuko" playing in their heads.
They are what I like to call "power" swing. They have flashier numbers
than all of the other groups out there. Although their songs are not quite
as easy to dance to, they are sure near the top of my list of swing groups
I had the good fortune of seeing
Royal Crown Revue in concert. They put on a good show. The best people
to watch up on stage are Eddie and James. Eddie doesn't stop dancing on
the stage. He even does a split at the end of the show. I must say that
James is one of the best swing jazz guitarists around right now. His solos
were incredible to say the least.
On November 7th, I saw this group for my second time
at the House of Blues in Orlando, Fl. Then on November 8th (The very next day!)
I saw RCR perform again at the Carefree Theatre in West Palm Beach, Fl. Once again it was unbelievable!!!
Before RCR went on stage a swing group called
Alien Fashion Show performed. WOW!!! They were phenominal!
To learn more about the group, go to my AFS page.
New RCR Album out!!! It's entitled Walk on Fire and it is hot! They took a different approach to it. It isn't quite as hard edged as their other recordings, but it is not to be missed.
Go out and get Walk On Fire today!!!
Royal Crown Revue
Here is a shot of Eddie at Pleasure Island.
Here's another picture of Eddie being goofy.
James, the best guitar player I've ever heard.
The picture reads...
To John, my partner in crime.
Eddie Nichols '98
I got these autographs at Virgin Records after they performed in Orlando.
Kings Of Gangster Bop
Caught In The Act
Walk on Fire