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Anders-Royal / Bio

Erik and Rhonda are Anders~Royal – recent 2014 Los Angeles Music Awards – Multi-award winning group for Hot AC (Adult Contemporary) Single: “Run to You”, The Mark Vigil Male Singer/Songwriter of the Year, and Producers Choice: Musical Duet of the Year, formed in the Summer of 2012, a new duet acoustic project that has wowed the LA/Hollywood music community with full force. Joining Erik’s experience with the success of EAB (Erik Anders Band), and Rhonda’s fresh talent and passion for music writing, Anders~Royal captures audiences in venues that have included The Avalon Hollywood, The Lighthouse, Suzy’s, House of Blues (Sunset), Whiskey A Go Go, The Good Hurt and more. Erik and Rhonda wrote this year’s 2014 Los Angeles Music Awards – single: “Run to You”. With a mysterious hint of Rock, Blues, and Country Rock, Erik and Rhonda’s original music brings a unique sound loosely categorized as Acoustic Indie Rock. Known for their impeccable harmonies and unusual chord structures, Anders~Royal brings original music to the stage that is unmatched in the current music scene.

Garth – Dummer for Anders~Royal – a percussionist / drummer with 45 years of experience in various styles of music and arrangement. Picked up his first set of drum sticks (from my mother’s studio grand piano bench) when he was 4 yrs old and proceeded to play her piano with the drum sticks, breaking several of the custom ivory keys. After his father got home he didn’t pick up another set of drum sticks until I was 9! His mother was a concert pianist and father sang for NBC radio before it was a TV station, so he was exposed to music all of his life. Garth started with a junior drum kit at age 9 and by 13 was playing a full kit in bands, concerts and broadway musicals in local theaters. He continued to play with local rock bands, and also competed in “battle of the bands”, advancing to the semi-finals (out of 120 bands). Garth has also done studio work over the last 4 decades. Garth is currently sponsored by Guitar Center and use Tama and Gretsch (depending upon performance requirements) kits with Sabian cymbals. Garth is now reunited with Erik, from EAB and is a mainstay with Anders~Royal!

Dominic – Bass Player for Anders~Royal – The Bass Player – Dominic started learning guitar when he was 14 years old. He started learning how to do live sound for church services when he was 15 years old. When Dominic was 17 he started to play bass guitar for the worship team of Hope Chapel Community Church in Torrance. Dominic either played bass guitar or ran sound for church services for several years straight. Dominic played bass guitar in Brian Press’ band for the 1st annual Brian Press body-boarding competition. He was the bass guitar player for the Sazz Bombers (a surf instrumental band) from 2011 until 2014. Through college Dominic decided to pursue music and sound engineering for his education. Dominic graduated in 2001 with a Bachelors degree in Music with an emphasis in Audio Engineering. Until a serious accident in 2012, Dominic worked as an Audio Engineer and Associate Producer for a record label. Dominic is continuously learning more about playing guitar and bass guitar. Now he is playing Bass with Anders~Royal!

General Info

Band Members
Erik Anders - Vocal, Songwriter and Guitarist. Rhonda Royal - Vocalist and Songwriter
Artist Name
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Active Since
Indie / Americana / Alternative Country Rock

Contact Info

Torrance, CA

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