Stella Royale

Stella Royale

BandAmericanaRock

Stella Royale is a high powered rock n' roll trio that delivers ripping music, swooning melodies and hook harmonies all in one BIG SOUND! Incredible singer, new music with a slightly familiar ring.

Biography

San Francisco based Stella Royale is the latest project from singer/songwriter John Spaw along with bassist/keyboardist Dave Craig who, over many years of collaboration, have developed an innate communication of musical expression. Both original members of San Francisco’s “The Lowdowns” (Junk Records/Nitro Records) have been playing bay area stages since the mid-nineties.
Together with drummer Rom Kuras, the three-piece dynamic collective of Stella Royale is a constant evolving work that pulls from their wide range of both musical and life-lived influences.
With a sound ranging from a bluesy, dirty slur from a smoke filled New Orleans bar at 2am, to a Carnival at an insane asylum for rock n’ roll junkies. Each song is an uncontrived and sincere story inherently different from the next. John’s vocal contrast of crooning falsettos and guttural howls are easily complimented by a soft acoustic strum heard along side gritty electric guitar riffs. Dave and Rom fill in the blanks using driving undertones and a thunderous, rhythmic pulse.
Each performance takes on a life of it's own fueled by the bands contagious and creative fervor. No two shows are quite the same despite their mainstay for aptitude and precision, captivating each audience with a sound that sticks to the soul.

Lyrics

All time low

Written By: John Spaw

you been climbin' through the rusty nails...jammed up and boxed in...you been climbin' in the rusty nails again...you could be sufferin'...

Dog

Written By: John Spaw

Sittin' hear at home...I broken up my hands again and I don't know what I done but I know that you'll be waitin' there...
I know you could leave me if you wanted to...and I really wish that you would go....

Cracking up

Written By: John Spaw

I just can't stand here any longer
watch the rest and tell me how it ends
does she drain the well...and die in some hotel
the gears have gone and ground themselves to pieces
they just ran out of beer down at the farm
and the suicidal clouds...for cryin' out loud
unfold my eyes...
trade in my guts...
I wish you weren't...
cracking up...

Not a care

Written By: John Spaw

walking along not a care in the world
way beyond the chaos at hand
but I know it's reigning again
you wake up so lonely when youv'e gone too far
way beyond the hungry dogs
the trees are bare
the rooftops are gone
lovin'
the rooftops are gone
lovin'

Discography

dog (2007)
Gone To Pieces (2005)
- produced and engineered by John Spaw
- Singles "What Matters, Used to be Mine, Angels" played on a variety of college stations and various net streams (sonicbids, UBL, Artistopia,96decibels, Pure Volume, Isound etc.)

"What Matters" To be released on Kid Antrim Music Comp 2007

"Used to be" will be released on Blasted Records "Boom Boom 2007" Comp

Set List

1. THERE FROM HERE
2. TWISTED
3. SO LONG, GOODBYE
4. USED TO BE
5. GONE TO PIECES
6. FALLING
7. HOLE TO CHINA
8. CLOSE ME OUT
9. BROKEN
10. CRACKING UP
11. LEFT BEHIND
12. EVERYDAY LIFE
13. INDESTRUCTABLE
14. ANYTHING
15. ANGELS
16. SHE GOES ON
17. TOLD YOU SO
18. WHAT MATTERS
19. THE HARD WAY
20. ALL TIME LOW
21. DOG
22. SHINEY NEW THINGS
23. PLAYS WITH DOLLS