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Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 07:51 am

Royal Pain

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Royal Pain

Stocked with a bevy of classy, veteran Springfield musicians, Royal Pain stakes a claim as the classic rock band “THAT ROCKS!” With Sam Draper (guitar, vocals) from Freak of Nature, Elephants Gerald and Spy vs. Spy, Gary Davis (guitar, vocals) from Hurricane Ruth, Out on Bail, Little Big Band and Muni Opera Orchestra, Steve Marvel (keyboards and vocals) from Antics, Teaser, Studio and Screaming Vatos, Ed Tinsley (bass and vocals) from Mantra, Jim Schroyer (drums) from Mantra, Hickory and the Bowe band, Royal Pain focuses on 70s classic rock with a bonus of tight vocal harmony. The quintet formed when Love Apple, the acoustic band of Sam, Gary and Steve, joined with Ed and Jim, an expert bass-n-drum team for many years. They played their first gig in August of 2008 and never looked back. The set list leans towards Illinois-based groups such as Chicago, Cheap Trick, Styx and REO Speedwagon with a musical intent to “choose songs by familiar artists that you probably haven’t heard in a bar setting.”

Royal Pain
Sat, Feb 12, 9pm
Trading Post Saloon
www.royalpainrocks.com

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