The New Royals

Funk Revival Faction

The New Royals at The Woodward Theatre

Cincinnati's emergent deep funk band, The New Royals, channels late 60s/early 70s funk 45s with all the flash and flare of Lyn Collins and the JB’s peppered with blues and jazz influences. The nine-piece band formed in early 2015 and plays high-octane shows around the Queen City, still ripe with reverence as the crucible of funk nearly half a century ago.


Stacey Swift, Lead Vocals

Justin Haley, Vocals/Rhythm Guitar

Will Pope, Lead Guitar

Joe Nakakura, Bass Guitar

Brandon Vitruls, Percussion


Chapman Sowash, Trombone

Alex "Moussa" Nahas, Saxophone

Aaron Holm, Trumpet