Outside Royalty


Outside Royalty performing live

The Band

Outside Royalty's bizarre journey began in Cincinnati Ohio, the hometown of singer and guitarist Adam Billing. The next step was another of the great industrial river towns of the USA, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where Brandon Paluzzi (drums), Eizan Miyamoto (synth) and Rachel Wu (violin) got onboard. Finally, the band headed to London, England, where they joined ranks with Scott Milner (bass) and Frederique Legrand (cello).

Once fully formed in their new cosmopolitan home in the UK, they went about the task of writing new songs and shaping their signature Americana-spiked new-wave power-folk sound - marked by addictive melodies carried on waves of guitar, synth, strings and Mellotron.

As the plot thickened, initial demo recordings quickly landed them on the airwaves of Radio 1 and 6 Music, on tour with the Young Knives, and playing an intimate acoustic gig with Babyshambles for, of all things, Kate Moss's birthday party at North London boozer, the Boogaloo. While steadily building a strong and loyal underground following, things began to accelerate when legendary Pink Floyd manager, Peter Jenner, took notice, and began working with the band along with partner Toby Holdsworth - an effort that has culminated in the imminent UK release of the band's debut full-length, All Nights Out.

Recorded by the band in basement studios, kitchens, and bedrooms across London with the assistance of producer and guest musician Rick Nelson (Polyphonic Spree), All Nights Out represents a DIY effort of grand proportions. The 10 song release takes listeners on a road trip across the American Midwest, through the melancholy of modern urban life, on a detour through memories come unstuck in time, back to childhood and in and out of love in under 37 minutes.


Reviews


  • "All Nights Out" Review
    “Highly Recommended”
    May 2010 Rolling Stone (France)
  • "All Nights Out" Review
    “A contender for album of the year – the perfect alternative pop crossover”
    November 2009 Subba Cultcha (Chris Merriman)
  • "All Nights Out" Review
    “...an experience of sheer, unadulterated, uncensored, joyous, indie pomp.”
    7 December 2009 Hot Spot Music
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Members


  • Adam Billing

    Picture of Adam Billing
    • Instrument:
      Vocals / Guitar
    • Favorite Holiday:
      Boxing Day
    • Least Favorite Color:
      Orange
    • Listening To:
      Bon Iver, ELO, Christmas Music, Dan Deacon, Grizzly Bear

  • Frédérique Legrand

    Picture of Frédérique Legrand
    • Instrument:
      Cello / Keyboards
    • Favorite Holiday:
      None!
    • Least Favorite Color:
      Yellow
    • Listening To:
      Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin

  • Eizan Miyamoto

    Picture of Eizan Miyamoto
    • Instrument:
      Keyboards
    • Favorite Holiday:
      Pi Day
    • Least Favorite Color:
      !(black || grey)
    • Listening To:
      Unmodulated Modem Traffic

  • Scott Milner

    Picture of Scott Milner
    • Instrument:
      Bass / Vocals
    • Favorite Holiday:
    • Least Favorite Color:
    • Listening To:

  • Brandon Paluzzi

    Picture of Brandon Paluzzi

    2010 Marion Age

    • Instrument:
      Drums / Samples
    • Favorite Holiday:
      Christmas
    • Least Favorite Color:
      Brown
    • Listening To:
      Warren Zevon, St. Vincent, David Lynch, Triggers, Elvis Costello, The War on Drugs
    • Brandon plays Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets

      Drum specs

  • Rachel Wu

    Picture of Rachel Wu
    • Instrument:
      Violin
    • Favorite Holiday:
      Columbus Day
    • Least Favorite Color:
      Lime Green
    • Listening To:
      Jackson Browne



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