A large part of Royal’s success has been built the old fashioned way — through word of mouth and constant touring. The past few years have seen him venture out on the road with artists like David Gray and headline tours including the Root Of It All Tour, which was a renaissance to his early days of performing solo on stage with just his piano and guitar. “I love performing with my band, but I missed being the intimate storyteller,” he explains. “I wanted to return to that for a moment.”
Fans appreciated the cozy atmosphere of the tour, which organically gave life to Sneak Peek Tour that followed in early 2012; where sell-out crowds were treated to hearing brand new songs come to life in a series of intimate shows.
It has been a road of accolades and accomplishments leading up to now. In 2008, Royal was crowned Songwriter of the Year by iTunes and in 2011 his album The Waiting earned a Juno Award nomination for Songwriter of the Year — further establishing him among the elite of Canadian songwriting. He has also landed several major placements in TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice.
Royal Wood has laid the foundation of his career by writing honest music to much critical acclaim. With the release of We Were Born To Glory he continues to win each fan through the intimate connection only a truly great songwriter can make with his audience.