Royal Oak has been both a band and a group of friends for almost as long as they can remember. Although the form and names of the band have changed, one thing that has stayed the same is the lasting friendship of the band members — with more than 15 years of good times between them. Having grown up learning their instruments together, Royal Oak has entered their prime as one cohesive unit, rather than four people playing music.
This makes for the tightest possible live show. The chemistry of longtime friends is undeniable, whether it’s the on-stage dynamic energy, the off-stage passion in songwriting, or even simple showtime banter between songs. Striking the balance between perfection and feel, Royal Oak leaves everything on stage and keeps all eyes on them. On their 2017 release ‘Younger’, and more recently on their new EP ‘Pretend’, they’ve successfully paired indie rock vibes with a modern pop sensibility, presenting music that is clean and controlled, and yet bursting at the seams with energy.
With a large touring repertoire under their belt, and the gusto in their music to back it up, Royal Oak works tirelessly and relentlessly at carving out their own spot in the Canadian music scene, and people are starting to take notice. After all, what do they have to lose? We’re not getting any younger.