JIMMY REGAL AND THE ROYALS
Nominated for Best UK Blues Band and Best UK Blues Album 2024
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A tough and howlin’ harmonica-led three piece from South London, with a sound from Mississippi to New Orleans to Mali to Canvey Island. Signed to Lunaria Records, they are touring to promote their latest album, First and Last Stop.
After their initial independent album hit the UK top 20 in 2019, they have gone onto have three further top 3 UK albums on Lunaria including their most recent #1 in the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association charts after they made the album their pick of the month. They also charted #1 most played UK act in the international Roots Music Report charts for three straight weeks and had a top 10 US placing in the Contemporary Blues charts .
A very experienced gigging band, they have played with the likes of Grammy Award winner Cedric Burnside, the B.B. King Band and Billboard #1 band GA-20, graced festivals and venues across the UK including Red Rooster and the 100 Club.
The press is equally favourable from around the world:
“★★★★” Mojo Magazine.
“Jimmy Regal and the Royals is one hell of a blues band and First and Last Stop is one hell of a blues album.” Steve Harrison, Blues Matters.
“Williams is an inventive guitarist and his duetting with Watkins is something quite joyful.” RnR Magazine.
“It’s not hard to hear why this outfit is carving a reputation on the live circuit.” Hi Fi News.
"This is just robust music in the hands of masters. Fans of original and nuanced blues and R&B will garner hours of enjoyment here." Blues Blast Magazine.
"(Gotta Make) A New Flame feels like a walk down the Crescent Cities Bourbon Street, while the driving funk of Micky Two Suits is typical of a band with the controls set to joyous." Classic Rock magazine.