Neal Middleton - Lead Vocal, Guitar
Taylor Richards - Guitars, Vocals
Dwayne Crawford - Bass, Vocals
Jake Smith - Drums, Percussion
It has been nearly 13 years of bliss, Royal Bliss that is. Royal Bliss is modern rock with equal parts beauty and tragedy. The band has already been through enough to justify their own VH1Behind the Music episode complete with addiction, near death experiences, car crashes, and law suits.
Hailing from Salt Lake City, Royal Bliss started in a basement as a few kids who had a passion for music and a drive to succeed. Striving to further their own abilities while building their fan base at the same time was always the ultimate goal. The music has been a message to those who listened, evolving every step of the way. From the early days when the lyrics echoed that of a late night frat party, to the deep, meaningful, and sometimes cries for help, the process of evolution is undeniable.
When asked about the meaning behind one of the band’s songs, Middleton explained, Devils and Angels is about feeling like you’re stuck in the middle and having to make a choice. It’s kind of like the old cartoons when the main character would have an angel on his right shoulder telling him to do the right thing and the devil on his left shoulder telling him the opposite. The song is just about internal struggles.”
Royal Bliss has been making their mark across the country for years now. Constant writing, recording, and touring have helped build the success of the band. The wide variety of influences from Johnny Cash to Snoop Dog to Led Zeppelin and the Foo Fighters with everything in between have melded a sound that cannot be denied. In 2006 they caught the attention of Jason Flom(Kid Rock, Katy Perry) from Capitol Records. In 2009 their Capitol Records debut Life In-Between charted in the Billboard Top 200 and was #1 in Billboard Heatseekers. More recently on January 24th 2012 they independantly released their highly anticipated follow up "Waiting Out The Storm" and cracked the top 10 on the iTunes Rock Charts and for the 2nd consecutive #1 album on Billboard Heatseekers.
Their music is played across the country on the most popular Rock radio stations, and has been in mass rotation since. Touring with acts such as Buckcherry, Candlebox, Chevelle, Kid Rock, and Papa Roach has only increased the demand for the dynamic band from Utah. From the on-stage antics of front man Neal Middleton, to the energetic live shows, Royal Bliss continues to win fans over, all over the globe.