The Band: 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 Led Zeppelin to Johnny Cash 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 signed with Capitol Records in 2009 and saw the debut album Life In-Between chart on the Billboard Top 200 and hit #1 in Billboard Heatseekers. In 2012 the independently released Waiting Out The Storm reached #9 on the iTunes Rock Chart, hit #2 in Billboard Heatseekers and produced the fan favorite “Crazy”. 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.
Royal Bliss came back in 2018 with a vengeance. They released “Devil with Angel Eyes” which made it to Top 50 on Mediabase and BDS charts, a music video quickly hit 1 Million views and headlined a tour across the United States. 2019 looks to be a big year for Royal Bliss as their latest single, “Hard and Loud,” charted in the top 40 Active Rock Chart, and they will release a new album on April 19th. The new single “Pain” has just been released to rave reviews and soon to be rising up the rock charts.
They have headlined many US tours, and toured with acts such as Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Buckcherry, 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.