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The Royal Suits are a diverse, stylish, energetic, and highly sought after party band that performs popular and danceable genres of music - from current Top 40 and indie rock to funk, classic rock, Motown, and beyond. They ensure that you and your guests are on the dance floor and highly entertained from start to finish. The Royal Suits are one of the only bands in the country offering both high energy dance sets and the option of incorporating an acoustic set, complete with live strings, for your cocktail or dinner hour. If you are booking them for your wedding, this group's incredibly talented multi-instrumental members can also offer a traditional (or non-traditional!) violin and cello duo for your ceremony. They even include a DJ for set breaks, and as an option for an after-party when the band's sets are over. The Royal Suits pave the way for you to easily book one act for everything, incorporating all the music genres you and your guests could desire, for any type of occasion that you are celebrating, in one swoop. Now, that's the DEAL!

The Royal Suits, an Asheville, NC-based variety band, is produced in collaboration by Ellie Schwarz, an agent for EastCoast Entertainment and Rich Brownstein, a veteran of the music scene who ran two legendary music venues in New York City, "St. Cafe Wha?" & "Groove". Rich is your go-to-guy for all logistics leading up to your event, and will be with you every step of the way, including on-stage at your event, leading the band and utilizing his BA from NYU where he studied jazz piano and music technology. Rich and Ellie understand the desire for both current tunes and hits from multiple generations, in a way that will excite both the radio listener as well as the music aficionado.

A jack of all trades, Matt Williams plays guitar, sings both lead and backup vocals AND performs killer LIVE violin parts with The Royal Suits. In addition to receiving a Grammy award and a second nomination for his studio work, Matt has been fortunate enough to have shared the stage with many renowned and award-winning musicians.

The band's dedicated front line is comprised of dynamic high energy vocalists. Roddy "The Joker" Wilder has an incredible vocal range and dance moves to match. On female vocals is the "Queen of Hearts" Adriana "Ave" Rosen, who graduated from the Northwest School of the Arts with a concentration in Musical Theater Performance. Ave is equal parts verve and vivaciousness, and she loves bringing an interactive spirit to the stage. Keeping the beat is Jon Rush Lauterer, who has both bachelor's and master's degrees in music, has collaborated with the rock band Ween, and performed in the orchestra behind classic rock band Kansas. Jon works closely with stellar bassist, Ryan Reardon, to keep the tempo upbeat and solid. Ryan also holds a master's degree in music from Ithaca College in New York, and has world-wide touring experience.

Like Asheville's diverse music scene, these musicians and singers have done it all. A true "music lover's" band, The Royal Suits take every tune seriously and put their own original spin on it to ensure that you can feel the authentic and special energy that only comes from musicians who care about the music- AND your event's success. They take current and older songs and arrange them in an artistic and musical way that will ensure that your event entertainment will be a true one-of-a-kind experience.

Don't be surprised when you see vocalist Roddy pick up the acoustic bass for the cocktail set and then close out the evening as your DJ. Ryan may trade in his bass for the cello for your ceremony, and Matt could move over from guitar and vocals to violin. Don't be shocked when drummer Jon Lauterer shows off his true musical diversity when he retires the drum sticks for the acoustic guitar. With The Royal Suits, the dynamic is always energetic, exciting, dynamic and REAL. Our goal is to take Asheville's unique, professional, and innovative music scene directly to your event, no matter where it is held, no matter what the occasion.

Don't gamble on your event - book The Royal Suits.

 

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CURRENT /POP/ INDIE ROCK
Adele - Rolling in The Deep
Amy Winehouse – Valerie
Beck - Where it's At
Beyonce - Crazy in Love
Beyonce - Single Ladies
Bruno Mars  -  24K Magic
Bruno Mars - Locked Out of Heaven
Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like
Bruno Mars - Treasure
Chainsmokers - Closer
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
DNCE - Cake By The Ocean
Elle King - Ex's and O's
Ellie Goulding  - Lights
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Gnarles Barkley - Crazy
Group Love - Tongue Tied
Jack Johnson – Better Together
Jason Derulo - Want to Want Me
John Legend – All of Me
Justin Timberlake - Mirrors
Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body
Killers - Mr. Brightside
Little Dragon - Ritual Union
Major Lazer- Lean On
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
Meghan Trainor – Dear Future Husband
MGMT - Electric Feel
Pharell - Happy
Ray Lamontagne - You Are The Best Thing
Rihanna & Calvin Harris – We Found Love
The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face
Usher - DJ Got Us Falling in Love
Vampire Weekend - A Punk
Walk The Moon - Shut Up and Dance


R & B/FUNK/DISCO  
Bill Withers - Just The Two Of Us
Bill Withers - Use Me
Chic - Le' Freak
David Bowie - Let's Dance
Dusty Springfield  - Son of a Preacher
Earth Wind and Fire - September
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back  
Jackson 5 - I'll Be There
James Brown -I Feel Good  
James Brown - Cold Sweat
James Brown - I Got The Feelin’
James Brown - Get Up I Feel Like a Sex Machine
Jamiroquai  - Virtual Insanity
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas – Heat Wave
Lionel Richie - All Night Long
Ohio Players  - Love Rollercoaster
Rick James  - Superfreak
Sister Sledge and Jade  - We Are Family
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - How Long Do I Have To Wait For You
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Stevie Wonder - Boogie On Reggae Woman
Sly & The Family Stone  - Thank You For Letting Me...  
Tina Turner - Proud Mary


80s
Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself
Billy Idol - Mony Mony
Bill Medley - Time of My Life
Carole King - I Feel The Earth Move
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Clash - Should I Stay or Should I go
George Michael – Faith
Hall & Oates  - Rich Girl
Hall & Oates - You Make My Dreams Come True
INXS - Need You Tonight
Journey - Don’t Stop Believing
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Michael Jackson - Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
Michael Jackson- P.Y.T.
Michael Jackson - Rock With You
Modern English - Melt With You
Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Police - Walking On The Moon Police
Prince - When Doves Cry
Prince - Let's Go Crazy
Prince - Kiss
Talking Heads - Burning Down The House
Talking Heads - Life During Wartime
Whitney Houston- I Wanna Dance With Somebody

ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Cake - Short Skirt Long Jacket
Pixies - Where is My Mind
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give it Away
Sublime - What I got
Third Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Life
Violent Femmes - Blister in The Sun
Weezer - Say it Ain't So


CLASSIC ROCK & OLDIES
Allman Brothers - Statesboro Blues
Band - Don't Do It
Beatles - Oh Darlin’
Beatles - All You Need Is Love
Beatles - When I'm 64
Beatles - Twist and Shout
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – Time of My Life
Bob Seger- Old Time Rock and Roll
CCR  - Down on The Corner
Doobie Brothers  - Long Train Running
Elton John  - Tiny Dancer
Grateful Dead  - Sugar Magnolia
Joe Cocker  - Feeling Alright
Led Zeppelin  - Immigrant Song
Lynyrd Skynyrd  - Sweet Home Alabama
Neil Diamond  - Sweet Caroline
Rolling Stones  - Beast Of Burden
Rolling Stones  Sympathy For the Devil
Steelers Wheels  - Stuck in The Middle With You
The Police – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Tom Petty  - American Girl


MOTOWN
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Ben. E King - Stand By Me
Isley Brothers –Shout!
Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff
Lynda Lindell  - What a Man
Marvin Gaye  - Let's Get it On
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
Otis Redding - Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
Otis Redding  - A Change is Gonna Come
Penguins – Earth Angel  
Sam and Dave  - Hold On I'm Coming
Sam and Dave  - Soulman
Smokey Robinson  - Second That Emotion
Temptations  - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Temptations - My Girl


HIP HOP
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.
Lil Jon - Get Low
Outkast  - The Way You Move
Outkast  - Ms. Jackson
Outkast  - Hey Ya

90’s Hip Hop Medley – Various Artists and Songs


REGGAE
Bob Marley  - Could You Be Loved
Bob Marley  - Three Little Birds
Jimmy Cliff  - Higher And Higher

NEW ORLEANS
Dr. John  - Iko Iko
Dr. John  - Such a Night
Meters  - People Say
Meters  - Hey Pocky Way


COUNTRY
Bonnie Raitt  - Love Sneakin Up On You
Dolly Parton  - 9 - 5
Eric Church  - Drink In My Hand
Florida Georgia Line  - This is How We Roll
Hank Williams – Hey Good Lookin
John Denver  - Country Roads
Lady Antebellum – Freestyle
Rascal Flatts  - Life is a Highway
Rascal Flatts - My Wish
Tim McGraw  - My Little Girl
Zac Brown  - Homegrown

JAM  
Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away
Phish – Julius
Widespread Panic - Big Wolly Mammoth

ACOUSTIC SET
Adele – Chasing Pavements
Adele  - Turning Tables
Andy Williams  - Moon River
Avett Brothers  - I and Love and You
Beatles - Blackbird
Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
Beatles  - Something
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Bryan Adams  - Heaven
Dave Rawlings Machine – Ruby
Ed Sheerin  -Thinking  Out Loud
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros  - Home
Etta James  - At Last
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
John Legend - All of Me
John Mayer – Say
John Prine  - Angel From Montgomery
Lumineers  - Ho Hey
Mumford & Sons  - The Cave
Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
Stevie Wonder  - Overjoyed
Van Morrison  Into the Mystic
Van Morrison  - Days Like This
Van Morrison  - Moondance

JEWISH
Hava Nagila


CEREMONY/COCKTAIL HOUR
Arlen/Harburg  - Somewhere Over The Rainbow (prelude, cocktail, or ceremony - mothers)
Bach - Air on G (prelude or ceremony - mothers)
Bach - Cello Suites  (prelude or ceremony)
Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (prelude or ceremony - mothers)
Bach -  Prelude in C (prelude or ceremony)
Beatles  - Across The Universe (ceremony or cocktail)
Beatles  - Here Comes The Sun (prelude, ceremony - bride or cocktail)
Beatles  - In My Life (prelude, cocktail or ceremony - recessional)
Bill Withers - Just The Two Of Us (prelude or cocktail)
Clarke  - Trumpet Voluntary (ceremony - bride)
Coldplay  - Viva La Vida  (prelude or cocktail)
Davis/Mitchell  - You Are My Sunshine (prelude, cocktail or ceremony - mothers)
Debussy - Claire De Lune (prelude or ceremony)
Dick Dale - Misorlou (prelude, cocktail or ceremony - recessional)
Drifters  - Under The Boardwalk (prelude or cocktail)
Duke Ellington/John Coltrane - In A Sentimental Mood (prelude, or cocktail)
Edith Piaf -  La Vie En Rose (prelude or ceremony - bride, or mothers)
Edward Sharpe  - Home (prelude, cocktail, or ceremony - recessional)
Iron and Wine  - Such Great Heights (prelude, cocktail or ceremony - recessional)
Irving Berlin  - Blue Skies (prelude, cocktail or ceremony - recessional)
John Prine -  Angel From Montgomery  (prelude or cocktail)
King Harvest  - Dancing In The Moonlight (prelude or cocktail)
Louis Armstrong  - What A Wonderful World (prelude, cocktail or ceremony - mothers)
Mendelssohn  - Wedding March  (ceremony recessional or bride)
Nat King Cole  - Smile (prelude or cocktail)
Pachelbel  - Canon in D (ceremony - bride, or mothers)
Pharrell Williams - Happy (prelude, cocktail or ceremony - recessional)
Ruth Etting/Armstrong  - All Of Me (prelude, cocktail or ceremony - groom processional)
Schubert - Ave Maria (prelude or ceremony)
Stevie Wonder  - Isn't She Lovely (prelude, cocktail or ceremony - bride or recessional)
Stevie Wonder  - Overjoyed (solo fingerstyle guitar) (prelude, cocktail, or ceremony recessional)
Temptations - My Girl  (prelude or cocktail)
Tony Bennett  - Confessin' That I Love You  (prelude, cocktail or ceremony - groom processional)
Ungar/Mason  - Ashokan Farewell  (prelude or cocktail)
Ungar/Mason  - The Lover's Waltz  (prelude or ceremony - bride, or mothers)


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