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HOTEL ROYAL / Press

“It’s because of people like the guys of Hotel Royal that they say some are just “born to be stars”. In an overly saturated local scene, Hotel Royal continues to beat every disheartening odd, leaving loud and lasting impressions everywhere they go. Their astoundingly tight performance, classic sound, and smart fusions have led them to open for high-profile bands and land first place prizes just two short years after forming.”

“Though I’d never once heard of this band, it took all of a few seconds to gain my full attention. Lead singer and guitarist Chrisy Hepburn, who was completely soaked in sweat by the second song, didn’t seem to care one bit that he was performing for a crowd of less than ten people. Instead, he gave us everything a packed house deserves and more." ”

Vanessa Markov - Fazer Magazine

“It doesn't take long for Hotel Royal to catch your attention, and no, not the strip club in Whitby. The four-man band is a force to be reckoned with.”

“DURHAM -- Hotel Royal took the Bandwarz Cup last month, raking in a lot of loot for winning the 17th Bandwarz contest.”

“Newcomers to the Durham Region's music scene Hotel Royal, named after Whitby's premier adult entertainment establishment, at no point embodied a sleazy, immoral or lowbrow performance. Their show lasted roughly a half-hour playing from their four-track EP, one new song and a worthy cover of "Rebel Yell." After a short lived introduction Hotel Royal skipped past the novelties of conversing with the crowd and opted to let their sound do the speaking. They played a well constructed proportion of rock with a bit of blues, pop with a bite and lead singer Chris Hepburn's Mick Jagger-like mannerisms sealed the deal on the package that is Hotel Royal. It was a promising performance through and through and now the band's best bet is to get to practice on time and keep on writing.”

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