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"Royal Houser 2007 EP Review"

Royal Houser

Royal Houser's EP is a easy choice for those that are into Cry of Love, the Black Crowes and even Grand Funk Railroad. Marshall amps with Firebird guitar and Thunderbird bass with plenty of swagger, this band does have a throwback sound, but the guitar pyrotechnics never explode as big as we want them to, and solid vocals lack that whiskey desperation that their predecessors in rock and roll have done so well. Not a bad freshman effort and a band to watch for their sophomore release.

posted Mon Apr 07th, 2008 by George Shaw/REAX MAGAZINE
3 out of 5 Rating. - Reax Magazine

"Artist/Band Spotlight#11: ROYAL HOUSER"

Sunday June 1, 2008

Rock is not dead; it is being kept alive by a pair of twins, a drummer, and an organist who collectively call themselves ROYAL HOUSER.

Life is not fair, and neither are bands. Royal Houser may have four band members, but identical twins Peter and Sam ARE Houser. They write the songs, lead the band's fashion sense, and master the vocals, guitar and bass.

I first saw these guys play the Alterknit at the Knitting Factory a year ago. Man, they were a force not to be reckoned with! Peter and Sam took control of the stage from the moment "go," and didn't stop until they were drenched with sweat and had nothing left to give. Both their height and their passion kept me captivated.

Peter has the tough task of being the only singer and only guitar player in the band, but he never sacrifices one to hold up the other; he is a double threat! Sam focuses solely on the bass and beats that thing into submission on every song. I would say he has the Flea philosophy of bass which refuses to sink into the background or just fill in where needed. Sam and his bass are a critical voice to the Royal Houser sound.

All of the guys in the band are natives to Portland, Oregon. Peter and Sam had spent a few months in L.A. last year playing gigs all over the city, but they have since returned to Portland to build up their hometown base.

Royal Houser list their influences as rock 'n roll icons such as The Who, Jethro Tull, Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, and Cream. I think Hendrix should be in there, too. Their songs are a moving blend of passionate rock and smooth lyrics that take you back to Woodstock.

***Have you ever seen an American flag shirt in person before? Check out a ROYAL HOUSER show and you will!
***Don't be fooled by the vintage 70's sound, these guys are not a cover band and rock a very modern sound.
- Julia Swanwick

- Julia Swanwick

""Towne Lounge""

"Great place to spend Halloween night jamming to some cool bands... esp ROYAL HOUSER who sounded so much like Hendrix."
-Barbara D. - Barbara D.


New album being recorded currently for Fall release!

*Tender Loving Empire(Portland OR.)
*Breeze Blocks Gallery (Portland OR.)
*House of Records (Eugene, OR)
* More tracks are available for streaming @



The Royal Houser lineup is composed of three natives of Portland, Oregon. Peter and Sam Houser are the identical twin brothers who command bass and guitar. Honing their skills as performers and musicians in Los Angeles they found their way back to Portland to inject their personal take on Classic Rock into the scene. Terry Drysdale is a lightning technician on drums. Formally trained in traditional jazz and drum corps, the skills, strength and agility he employes are guaranteed to inspire.

Royal Houser is currently mastering the new "AMERICAN ECHOES" E.P. featuring the new lineup. The album is scheduled to be released in July of 2008. Performer Magazine, Reax, and many others have offered reviews for this upcoming album based on the Royal Houser EP, and the band is working hard to create a great record .

You can currently see Royal Houser live in and around Portland.