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Underground superstars NoMeansNo are coming to the Royal

Nelson Daily Editor
By Nelson Daily Editor
October 23rd, 2011

Clinton Swanson and Friends

Monday, October 24th – Showtime 8 pm

  • $10 at the door 

The second show in Clinton Swanson’s three-concert fall series is a performance by Bessie and The Back Eddies. 

This seven-piece ensemble will perform music from the early days of R’n B. A time when horn sections, acoustic piano, and double bass were the key players and gutsy R’n B powered by explosive female vocalists was the game.  

Indulging in this genre, Bessie and The Back Eddies is fronted by the dynamic Bessie Wapp singing these timeless classics with all her heart. 

Supporting Bessie is the big sounds of The Back Eddies which is made up of a groovin’ rhythm section (Marvin Walker: drums, Jesse Lee: acoustic bass, Colin Spence: piano) and a swinging’ horn section (Tim Bullen: trumpet, Keith Todd: trombone, Clinton Swanson: saxophones). 

If you like to dance or just sway and listen to some old sweet R’n’B sounds, come on down to the Royal.

Paper Lions

Monday, October 24th – Showtime 10 pm

Following Clinton Swanson and Friends is Paper Lions. 

They are a Canadian pop rock band hailing from the unlikely small community of Belfast, Prince Edward Island.

Since their inception Paper Lions has garnered consistent praise for their unique live show experience. They have had the pleasure of playing alongside many of North America’s finest acts such as CAKE, The Rheostatics, Joel Plaskett, The Golden Dogs, and Hey Rosetta! 

Paper Lions has been nominated for 13 East Coast Music awards, taking home Pop Recording of the Year in 2006. 

With their newest album, Trophies and the unbridled energy of their live show coupled with their deep understanding of melody and pop arrangements Paper Lions are prepared to take on the world…be sure to see their stop at the Royal.

Magic Bus with Suplex

Tuesday, October 25th – Showtime 10 pm 

Some of the best local electronic music can be heard at the Royal every Tuesday.  And there’s never any cover.

Variety Shows w/ Estevan and Tracy Lynn

Wednesday, October 26th – Starts 8:30 pm 

Come to listen, come to play. The stage is open. 

Thursday, October 27th – TBA

House ‘n’ Home with Joel West

Friday, October 28th – Doors 8pm

  • $10 at the door 

Joel West is back. It’s House ‘n Home…the Halloween Edition.  Braden Early is in the mix too.  Joel throws the best parties…we’re in for a trick…or treat.  


Cuff the Duke w/ Hooded Fang and Shred Kelly

Saturday, October 29th – Doors 8 pm

Cuff the Duke returns to the Royal stage with their indie rock influenced blend of traditional country and folk music. 

These guys are a real treat. Having toured and shared the stage with some of Canada’s greatest musicians, Cuff the Duke are becoming bona-fide Canadian music icons themselves. 

 Co-produced by Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor, the band’s fourth album Way Down Here features their most mature, captivating and impressive collection of songs to date.  The up and coming indie pop ensemble Hooded Fang will open the show along with Fernie’s, Shred Kelly. Now that’s a line up.

NoMeansNo w/ Ford Pier

Sunday, October 30th – Doors 7 pm

  • Tickets $12 in advance / $15 day of show available at, Royal Espresso and Eddy Music 

Underground superstars, NoMeansNo are coming to the Royal. 

They are intelligent, articulate, studied, thoughtful, violent, passionate, intense, playful, acclaimed by peers and adored by fans. 

Their bizzare and original brand of punk music has captured fans wherever they play and we’re excited to have them rock the Royal. Singer songwriter Ford Pier will open the show. 

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