Alanna Royale





2013 has been an explosive year for Nashville sextet Alanna Royale and

with the speed of a runaway train; they show no signs of stopping. On August 14th,

2012 Alanna Royale arrived at The Basement in Nashville to play their first show

without even a demo in hand and left that night with a room full of fans. After that

first electric show, the word was out and Nashville was ready to embrace them

with open arms. With a bombastic live performance, a handful of performances,

and a growing fan base, Royale’s reputation continued to spread without even one

recorded song. It was five months later in January 2013 when they released their

debut EP Bless Her Heart at a sold out show and confirmed everyone’s suspicions

that they were ready for something bigger. Once Mike Grimes, the owner of the

famous record store declared Royale the “next big thing” coming out of Nashville,

Royale has worked tirelessly to live up to the hype.

Picking and choosing their favorite elements of soul, funk, Motown, and

straight up Billboard pop, Alanna Royale has assembled their own unique style out

of many. Not quite soul but not quite rock, Royale shines brightest when marrying

their dirty rock n’ roll attitude with their smooth, retro roots. Sharing the stage

with some of Nashville’s best and brightest stars of all genres, Royale seems right at

home whether playing with a bluegrass band or a garage rock trio. Fronted by the

larger than life personality of Alanna Quinn-Broadus the band is led fearlessly with

quaking vocals and off the cuff sass. Known for her edgy attitude she will steal your

heart, sing it a love song, and break it all in one set. While Alanna might draw you in,

she is not alone in the act. It is the band as a whole that keeps you there. Backed by

a solid rhythm section and a bouncing two-piece horn section, Alanna Royale lays

down the groove, keeps the beat pulsing, and forces you along for the ride.

In just a little over a year, Royale has made appearances at Bonnaroo, Austin

City Limits Festival, East Nashville Underground, Grimey’s Record Store Day, Music

City Roots, Scenic City Roots, and Nashville Gay Pride. They have been featured in

Garden & Gun, Nashville Lifestyles, on NPR, and in a podcast spotlight with The


Across the country, word of Royale’s dirty pop/raunchy soul has begun to

spread and you can expect them to be turning heads everywhere they go. In such

a short time, they have managed to not only plant their feet firmly in a community

flooded with talented musicians but stand out among them. This winter Royale will

premiere their newest song “Phantom Limb” and then head to the studio to record

their debut full length. Alanna Royale has just begun on an unstoppable journey and

there’s no telling where they might be headed next.