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Get up close with Royal Wood in Vernon

Royal Wood comes to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Tuesday, Jan. 21 for an intimate concert performance. - Photo submitted
Royal Wood comes to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Tuesday, Jan. 21 for an intimate concert performance.
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Anyone who listens to CBC Radio 2 will known the stylish songs of Royal Wood.

The Canadian award-winning singer-songwriter is an oft. heard artist on CBC  whose career has been established with critical acclaim and impressive musical achievements.

Greater Vernon audiences will have an intimate experience when Royal Wood performs the very first on-stage concert at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Tuesday, Jan. 21.

The show will feature limited seating for audience members, who will experience sitting up on the stage with the artist, instead of looking up from the auditorium.

“With the audience seated cabaret style on the stage, this intimate concert is a unique and up-close-and-personal experience as Royal Wood performs with his four-piece band,” said the centre’s audience development co-ordinator Brian van Wensem.

“Known for his classic cabaret pop style, he brings class, charm and a gentleman’s demeanor to the stage.”

Royal Wood’s  latest release, We Were Born To Glory, debuted in the Top 25 charts in Canada and was recently nominated for Adult Alternative Album of the Year at the 2013 Juno Awards.

The single, I Want Your Love, reached No. 1 on the CBC Radio 2 charts for three solid weeks, and remained in the Top 20 for 14 weeks straight. His videos for Not Giving Up and The Glory both found heavy rotation on MuchMusic.

A 2011 Juno nominee for Songwriter of the Year, a past recipient of the iTunes’ Songwriter of the Year, and finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, Royal Wood has been asked to co-write with such notable artists as Randy Bachman, Colin James and Wayne Petti (Cuff the Duke).

His music has been used in several TV and film productions, including major TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and Being Human. His abilities as a producer and an arranger were recognized on his 2010 release The Waiting, when iTunes and CBC Radio 2 named his record one of the best albums of the year.

His records have been released worldwide on Maple Recordings/Universal and Rounder Europe, and he has successfully toured in Canada, the U.S, Germany, France, the Netherlands, the U.K., Ireland and Italy. Wood has also supported national tours with David Gray, Sarah Harmer, and Serena Ryder.

Tickets for On Stage Concerts: Royal Wood are $25 (all seats, no minors) and are on sale now through the Ticket Seller box office, 250-549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca.

 

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