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Adham Skaikh's The Royal on Baker this week

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
April 11th, 2011

This week at The Royal on Baker …

The Magnificent 7’s

Monday, April 11, $6 – Showtime 9 pm 

True artists, sincere performers and an authentic roots sound make the Magnificent 7’s a band you must come see at the Royal.  

Combining traditional bluegrass with a sense of modern mayhem, The Mag 7s give a new appreciation for folk music in the digital age. The five-piece band maintains a 100 per cent acoustic live show with no compromise.

Heavily entrenched in D.I.Y. culture, The Mag 7′s respect music as an art form and not just an “industry.”  No ego’s, no $40 hair cuts, just a group of people who love music, and aim to play it from the heart.  

Tickets available at the door or pick them up now at Royal Espresso.   


Magic Bus with Eyedawg

Tuesday, April 12, Starts at 10 pm

Join us for our Tuesday night DJ Smash Up.  No cover.  


Electric Wednesdays with Estevan and Tracy Lynn

Wednesday, April 13, Starts at 8:30 pm

Come for another night of great local talent at our open stage.  And if that local talent is you, then talk to Estevan for your turn in the spotlight.


Strings Attached and Humpty Bumpus

Thursday, April 14, $5, Starts at 9 pm

Come for a night with some of Nelson’s most talented musicians as two bands from the Selkirk music program share their sound. 

Strings Attached is a dynamic acoustic world music ensemble, featuring violin, mandolin, two guitars, upright bass and drums.

They plan to take you on an upbeat musical journey around the world. Lead by Selkirk College Music instructor Don Macdonald, the band plays fresh arrangements of traditional and contemporary music from Ireland, Bulgaria, the Middle East and the U.S. in styles including Bluegrass, Funk, Rock, Gypsy Jazz and Afro Cuban.

Humpty Bumpus is lead by recording artist/educator Kiyoshi Elkuf and features a two saxophone, guitar, bass, drums ensemble that has spent the long winter sharpening their edges on intense grooves and floating melodies.

Laying down the backbeat off the beat gives the band a sound of now jazz with a breath of familiar funk air. Here them play an inspired set of originals and relevant interpretations. 

Tickets available at the door. 


Alpha Yaya Diallo Quartet

Friday, April 15, Starts at 9 pm

The Alpha Yaya Diallo Quartet bring their world class performance to the intimacy of The Royal.

Alpha Yaya Diallo, guitarist, singer, songwriter is a true multi-cultural Canadian artist performing in French, English and his native Guinean languages of Foulani and Souso.

Diallo is a multi-talented artist whose dexterous acoustic and electric guitar-playing, with its fluid melodic lines and compelling grooves, places him in the front ranks of African musicians.

While his band, Bafing, features high-energy African rhythms, visually stunning dancers and a dynamic percussion section. Come see the three-time Juno Award winner.  

Tickets are $25 for KCR Members (limited), $30 in advance, and $35 at the door. 


Adham Shaikh

Saturday, April 16, $10, Showtime 9:30 pm

World Fusion DJ and one of Nelson’s finest artists at that, Adham Shaikh is set to bring his global grooves to the Royal. 

As a music producer and composer, Shaikh skillfully weaves organic and electronic sounds into global music tapestries that take listeners on sonic journeys transcending time and place.

He has released 12 albums and many individual compositions, among them the 2004 release, Fusion, which was nominated for a Juno Award in the World Music category.

A composer, producer, sound designer and above all, an artist…don’t miss him.

Tickets available at the door.


Matt Epp and the Amorian Assembly

Sunday, April 17, $10, Showtime 9 pm 

Young, up and coming, Canadian singer-songwriter, Matt Epp brings his Amorian experience to the Royal.

Matt claims Dylan and Jonathan Richman as two predominant influences. While he is in their tradition of superb storytelling, he sounds and writes like neither.

He sounds like … Matt Epp. Matt is a deeply inspired artist playing songs from the soul. His gentle ballads and soothing voice will draw you in. 

Tickets are available online at, Royal Espresso and at the door.


Next week …

Monday, April 18 – Selkirk After School Bash 

Tuesday, April 19 – Magic Bus with Braden Early

Wednesday, April 20 – Electric Wednesday with Estevan and Tracy Lynn 

Thursday, April 21 – Unknown Culprits 

Friday, April 22 – Sunshine Drive 

Saturday, April 23 – Aaron Nazrul and the Boom Booms

Sunday, April 24 – Brave New Waves  

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