Nancy Wilson and former Prince’s New Power Generation's Liv Warfield's soulful, rock super group Roadcase Royale has signed with Loud & Proud Records and plan to release their debut album, First Things First, September 22, 2017. The album was produced by Roadcase Royale bassist Dan Rothchild, along with the band.
"Nancy and Liv are magic together, and the musicianship is outstanding," said Tom Lipsky, President Loud & Proud Records. "The interesting blend of talents and influences is what makes Roadcase Royale special. Most importantly, there is a fire within this group to do something original, to feed off each other and explore new creative directions. It is exciting to see that kind of passion and drive in artists that have already accomplished so much. We are proud to be their label partners."
"Roadcase Royale is a band I've always wanted to be in," says Wilson. "We all write and create songs as a unit. It's an inspired democracy. Liv and Ryan both bring a whole new level of magic to our new sound. I'm amazed after devoting my life to rock music how it now feels so brand new. That's why our first album is called First Things First."
In a concert review from May 31, VintageRock.com says, "Wilson and Warfield have created a refreshingly original new group that has the ability to bring a little something for everyone to the table."
The name of the band, Roadcase Royale came to the group during a backstage meeting they had last year. Wilson said, "When I came up with the name Roadcase Royale it was an interesting symbol to me since the big heavy-duty road cases that our amps drums and guitars travel in are much like the musicians they accompany on the road. Strong and regal looking yet all scuffed up and dented, covered in funny stickers that tell the story of a crazy traveling circus."
In addition to Wilson (guitar) and Warfield (vocals), Roadcase Royale features Ryan Waters (lead guitarist) along with Heart members Chris Joyner (keys), Dan Rothchild (bass), and Ben Smith (drums).
The sextet made their live debut March 25, 2017 at the 5th Annual Rock Against MS Benefit Concert in Los Angeles.
The band will play several headline dates beginning September 10, 2017 at The Gramercy Theatre in New York and will embark on a major U.S. tour this fall, opening for Bob Seger.