Royal Bliss w/ Joyous Wolf, Messer, Doug Ware

Royal Bliss w/ Joyous Wolf, Messer, Doug Ware

Thu, November 1, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Hodi's Half Note

Fort Collins, CO


Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Royal Bliss
Royal Bliss
Neal Middleton - Lead Vocal, Guitar
Taylor Richards - Guitars, Vocals
Jake Smith - Drums, Percussion
Brian Hennesy - Bass, Vocals

Hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah, Royal Bliss has been making their mark for years with a consistent work ethic of writing, recording, and touring that have helped build the success of the band. Their wide variety of influences from Johnny Cash to Led Zeppelin mold the sound that is uniquely theirs and cannot be denied. Their music speaks to the common man, tells a story and rocks out with a good party crowd, all the while being delivered by the inimitable deep and raspy voice of front man, Neal Middleton.

Royal Bliss started in a basement as kids who had a passion for music and a drive to succeed. Over the years their music has evolved from what would echo a rockin’ late night frat party to Folk and Country, to straight up Rock N' Roll,”it’s a musical cocktail” that celebrates life's good times, hardships, love and raw emotion, while paying homage to their classic rock roots.

They began as a rock band achieving early success with their music on several rock radio stations. In 2009 their Capitol Records debut "Life In-Between" charted on the Billboard top 200 and was #1 in Billboard Heatseekers. In 2012 the independently released "Waiting Out The Storm" reached #9 on the iTunes Rock Chart and hit #2 in Billboard Heatseekers. In 2014, "Chasing The Sun" was recorded and released again on their own label, Air Castle Records, with distribution through Universal (INgrooves) Music Group. On the Chasing The Sun album the alternative roots of the band shined on the album’s single "Cry Sister” that climbed the Active Rock chart to (#31) and was Royal Bliss’ 6th Single to crack the top 50 on Active Rock radio.

They have toured with acts such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Buckcherry, Candlebox, Kid Rock, and Brett Michaels and have grown into seasoned and dynamic live performers with a solid fan base across the country. “We have always done our own thing by singing songs about things that are real and that are happening to us in the current state of the world," Says Middleton.

This last 2016 summer Royal Bliss released their 5 song EP entitled "The Truth” on June 3rd. It is a collection of original songs that bridged a gap between rock and country. The EP’s focus track “We’re All Livin’ The Dream” had its World Premier on CMT and kick started the summer touring with many of the nations biggest festivals including 5 Live Nation Country Fests featuring monster acts like Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, The Cadillac Three, Aaron Lewis. and many more.

The band is currently touring, and plan to finish recording the new album in January 2019. Should be released in spring 2019.
Joyous Wolf
Joyous Wolf
Joyous Wolf is a Rock band from Southern California formed in 2014 by vocalist Nick Reese, guitarist Blake Allard, bassist Greg Braccio, and drummer Robert Sodaro. Reese and Sodaro met on their first day of 6th grade during student orientation. They went to different high schools where Sodaro would go on to befriend Braccio. During that time Reese, by chance, met Allard in the acoustic room at Guitar Center where they would jam CCR’s “Born on the Bayou”. There was an immediate dynamic between the two that ultimately led to an exchange of information. Months later Reese reached out to both Sodaro and Allard with the interest of starting a new project with them. Braccio would soon follow suit.

In the waning months of 2014 early jam sessions would yield the foundation of what Joyous Wolf has become. Fusing together influences ranging from Heavy Metal to Delta Blues, Joyous Wolf creates an expressive, high-energy fingerprint that separates themselves from their contemporaries in the realm of Modern Rock.
Dereak – Lead Vocals
Originally born in Alabama Dereak grew up in Florida and Iowa and has been told by his mother he’s been performing since the age of 2.
His former deal with Columbia Records in the 90’s honed his talent to front Messer and uses every opportunity in this band to take his introspective lyrics, metaphors and melodies to the masses.

Javier – Lead Guitar/Vocals.
Javier is from Dallas, Texas and there he started his musical career out playing drums in college for several years but switched to guitar and also plays bass, and sings.
Javier has shared the stage with 3 Days Grace, Staind, Drowning Pool, Penny Wise and In This Moment.
His love of photography has spawned a small business contracting for Messatory Studios behind the lens.
Javier plays Fractal AXE-FXII, ESP Guitars, Clayton Guitar Picks, D’Addario Strings, wears Rock and Roll Gangstar Clothing and continues to play Ludwig drums. He lists Zakk Wylde to Page Hamilton as his major influences.

Maddox – Bass/Vocals.
Maddox is a performer at heart, a talented artist and an accomplished hair stylist but his true passion is to write, engineer and produce at Messatory Studios in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Maddox’s musical attributes include playing bass and guitar since he was 12 and has performed as main support for such bands as 2 Live Crew, Vanilla Ice, Fuel, and Disturbed.
Maddox is endorsed by Spector basses, Clayton Guitar Picks, D’Addario Strings, Studio One and Presonus boards and electronics.

Kenny – Drums/Vocals.
Kenn Youngar calls Ottawa, Ontario, Canada home, but has been living in Dallas, Texas for the last 14 years and playing drums for almost 20.
He has shared the stage with L.A. Guns, Faster Pussycat, Drowning Pool, STYX and has performed overseas for the troops with the Armed Forces Entertainment.
Kenn is endorsed by Page Drums, Los Cabos Drumsticks, Peace Drum Hardware, Soultone Cymbals, Kelly Shu Microphone Isolation Systems, Reactorz and Kickport.
Doug Ware
Doug Ware
Welcome to the solo project of singer, songwriter and producer, Doug Ware (former vocalist of Other People's Children). Doug Ware's music can aptly be described as "Polluted Alt-Folk," and features a wide range of influences.
Venue Information:
Hodi's Half Note
167 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80524