Royal Holland

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  • folk rock

Royal Holland is a singer-songwriter from Newport, KY playing dreamy folk rock songs about love and loss since early 2014. He is desperate to create elaborate, visceral, truthful musical stories in every new song. He stands upon the shoulders of his heroes of the art form; Leonard Cohen, Elliot Smith and Jeff Mangum among many others, and draws inspiration from the terribly beautiful and wonderfully horrible events of daily mundane life. He wants us all to feel beautiful and free. Growing up in

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Royal Holland Releases Unique Vinyl Records & Launches Music Subscription Service 

Royal Holland recently visited Leesta Vall Sound Recordings in Brooklyn, NY to record an in office live-to-vinyl session with engineer and owner of Leesta Vall Aaron Zimmer. The session took the course of a Saturday afternoon finding Holland and 3 members of backing band The Rotation (Freedom Nicole Moore, Matt Retherford and Charlie Smith) crammed into a tiny Brooklyn office space. The results of the session were 12 unique takes of 4 different Royal Holland songs (Demimonde, The Grave, Statues and Shore) cut in real time to vinyl record on a lathe that was made in the 1950’s.

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Royal Recommends: The Perfect Children 

Royal Holland got tired of people not knowing or seemingly not caring about music from amazing musicians who don't have the marketing power to make you want to get their music. Often times, the music being posted is free, it only costs a small amount of your time, and could change the way you...

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Royal Recommends: Cross Country 

Royal Holland got tired of people not knowing or seemingly not caring about music from amazing musicians who don't have the marketing power to make you want to get their music. Often times, the music being posted is free, it only costs a small amount of your time, and could change the way you...

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Royal Recommends: Eugenius / Silent Tongues 

Royal Holland got tired of people not knowing or seemingly not caring about music from amazing musicians who don't have the marketing power to make you want to get their music. Often times, the music being posted is free, it only costs a small amount of your time, and could change the way you look...

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Royal Recommends: The Minni-Thins 

Royal Holland got tired of people not knowing or seemingly not caring about music from amazing musicians who don't have the marketing power to make you want to get their music. Often times, the music being posted is free, it only costs a small amount of your time, and could change the way you look...

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Royal Recommends: Frontier Folk Nebraska 

Royal Holland got tired of people not knowing or seemingly not caring about music from amazing musicians who don't have the marketing power to make you want to get their music. Often times, the music being posted is free, it only costs a small amount of your time, and could change the way you look...

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Royal Recommends: Old City 

Royal Holland got tired of people not knowing or seemingly not caring about music from amazing musicians who don't have the marketing power to make you want to get their music. Often times, the music being posted is free, it only costs a small amount of your time, and could change the way you look...

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Royal Recommends: In Details 

Royal Holland got tired of people not knowing or seemingly not caring about music from amazing musicians who don't have the marketing power to make you want to get their music. Often times, the music being posted is free, it only costs a small amount of your time, and could change the way you look...

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Royal Recommends: mr. phylzzz 

Royal Holland got tired of people not knowing or seemingly not caring about music from amazing musicians who don't have the marketing power to make you want to get their music. Often times, the music being posted is free, it only costs a small amount of your time, and could change the way you look...

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Royal Recommends: Margaret Darling 

Royal Holland got tired of people not knowing or seemingly not caring about music from amazing musicians who don't have the marketing power to make you want to get their music. Often times, the music being posted is free, it only costs a small amount of your time, and could change the way you look...

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Royal Recommends: Week 4 

Royal Holland got tired of people not knowing or seemingly not caring about music from amazing musicians who don't have the marketing power to make you want to get their music. Often times the music being posted is free, it only costs a small amount of your time, and could change the way you look...

Royal Recommends: Week 3 

Royal Holland got tired of people not knowing or seemingly not caring about music from amazing musicians who don't have the marketing power to make you want to get their music. Often times the music being posted is free, it only costs a small amount of your time, and could change the way you look...

Royal Recommends: Week 2 

Royal Holland got tired of people not knowing or seemingly not caring about music from amazing musicians who don't have the marketing power to make you want to get their music. Often times the music being posted is free, it only costs a small amount of your time, and could change the way you look...

Royal Recommends 

Royal Holland got tired of people not knowing or seemingly not caring about music from amazing musicians who don't have the marketing power to make you want to get their music. Often times the music being posted is free, it only costs a small amount of your time, and could change the way you look...

Royal Holland, The Zach Longoria Project, and Brian Olive at NSYC 

Years have passed since Cincinnati native and music producer Brian Olive played a local stage - so much so that he can’t recall when questioned.  On November 11th, at Northside Yacht Club, Olive will play songs from his current release Move with his band along with new songs from his...

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MPMF Releases Daily Lineup 

Midpoint Music Festival has released their daily lineup (below)! This year’s festival will take place the weekend of September 23-25 in Over The Rhine. In all, the event will feature over 60 local, regional, national and internationally recognized acts including a diverse mix of up-and-coming...

Royal Holland at Urban Artifact 

Did Santa not bring you want you wanted? No worries because Royal Holland, Vonneguts (Detroit), Season Ten, and Emma Berkey are playing Saturday at Urban Artifact!  Royal Holland is a singer-songwriter from Newport, KY playing dreamy folk rock songs about love and loss since early 2014. He is...

And The Nominees Are… 

The nominees for the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards have been announced! The 19th annual CEAS’s will be held on Sunday, January 31st at Madison Theater.  The Cincinnati Entertainment Awards is THE event to attend to support our local music community. One night of the year that everyone...

Royal Holland Release Second EP at MOTR 

Royal Holland will be releasing his second EP (of a planned 3 initial EP releases) titled “Volume Two - Flamingo” on Friday September 18 at MOTR Pub. Cincinnati’s Nanny will be opening the free show. Holland once again enlisted the talents of Brian Olive to produce and record the...

Royal Holland at Northside Yacht Club w/ Young Widows 

Last year Royal Holland released his first EP “Volume One - The Maze”, which he recorded with local music great Brian Olive, and released to critical acclaim including winning the Ohio Music Award for “Best Folk Album”. He also spent a good portion of the year traveling the...

Hot For Alice’s Sirens CD Release Party 

Cincinnati Alterna-Pop/Post-Punk tetrad Hot For Alice is hosting a CD release party for their new album Sirens at 9:30pm on Saturday, April 11, at The Southgate House Revival (lounge area) in Newport, KY. The event will also feature local musicians Nick Hill, Royal Holland, Elle Crash, and Founding...

Our Weekend Picks :: November 7, 2014 

Each week we will highlight a few of our picks for the weekend. Some may be local, some may not, but as long as you are seeing live music in Cincinnati you are contributing! Our picks are below, but you can choose for yourself with our calendar here. (Or download our iPhone app here). Friday,...

Reggie & the Full Effect Opens Tour w/ Royal Holland 

Reggie and the Full Effect has come out of a 5 year hibernation and released a new album titled No Country for Old Musicians. The man behind Reggie, James Dewees, is embarking on a national tour to support the album’s release. The first stop of this landmark tour is Sunday, November 9th at The...

Our Weekend Picks :: September 19, 2014 

Each week we will highlight a few of our picks for the weekend. Some may be local, some may not, but as long as you are seeing live music in Cincinnati you are contributing! Our picks are below, but you can choose for yourself with our calendar here. (Or download our iPhone app here). Friday,...

Royal Holland is Artist in Residency at The Drinkery in August 

Cincinnati based multi-instrumentalist / singer-songwriter Royal Holland has been recording songs over the last month with the venerable Brian Olive at the Diamonds recording studio in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati. Holland will be releasing these songs on his debut EP titled “Volume...

Royal Holland to Debut at the Southgate House Revival 

Cincinnati based musician and singer-songwriter Matt Mooney has been working on a new musical project since the demise of his most recent band, the Koala Fires last August. He’s now calling himself Royal Holland, and along with the name change comes a dramatic shift from the indie rock roots from...