Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Royal Wood has established himself as a true musical talent. Since being proclaimed “Songwriter of the Year” by iTunes, Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft – maintaining an unmistakable identity while uncovering and reinventing his sound.
Wood has two albums that have debuted in the Top 30, multiple JUNO nominations, 2-time Canadian Folk Music Award-nominee, and a #1 added song at Hot AC radio. His songs have been heard on high profile sync placements like Grey’s Anatomy, and Private Practice.
Greatly admired, Royal Wood’s records have been released worldwide with successful tours in North America and Europe – selling out dates along the way. 2016 marked the released of his enigmatic new record GHOST LIGHT. Birthed in Los Angeles and Toronto, with Bill Lefler and Royal at the production helm. GHOST LIGHT has given a new meaning to Wood’s career, where creativity and performance will continue to shine and cultivate his trajectory – no matter where it leads. Royal is currently working on his up-coming album with British songwriter and producer, Jamie Scott (One Direction, Nelly Furtado, Olly Murs).The result is an album that exudes raw emotion and emanates a feel of the songwriters of the sixties and seventies, a journey Royal began with the writing of his last album.
“The songsmith brings class and craft to his pop-rock stylings, delivering them with a rich and resonant voice, while his charm as a performer has earned a sizeable and loyal audience,” CBC Music.
Toronto songwriter Charlotte Cornfield has been releasing music for over 10 years, and penning verses for longer than she can remember. A clever and innovative lyricist, she exists in the same continuum as progenitors of song like Bob Dylan and Neil Young, as well as more contemporary writers such as Courtney Barnett, Angel Olsen and Will Oldham. Vocally, Cornfield stakes out her own territory; by turns a lived-in, streetwise drawl, an octave-sweeping falsetto, and a comfortably crooning alto. In 2016 she released Future Snowbird, a follow-up to 2011’s critically acclaimed Two Horses, which The Record’s Coral Andrews calls “a folk-rock tapestry so raw and vulnerable, it’s almost as though she’s a fly on the wall of her own relationship.”
The songs on Future Snowbird grew out of Cornfield’s time living in New York from 2012-2014, chronicling an overall constellation of ups and downs. The album was recorded during the winter of 2015 at Rooster Studios in Toronto, and was produced and engineered by Don Kerr, the drummer, cellist, and vocalist known for his work with Ron Sexsmith and The Rheostatics. In conjunction with the album’s stellar cast of musicians – which features Tim Darcy of Montreal post-punk outfit Ought and Tegan & Sara’s Johnny Spence – they delivered Cornfield’s strongest statement to date. The singer recalls it all as “a beautiful, fluid and painless process” and it shows. Each song is a moodscape all its own, with Cornfield’s long-term band as the backbone.