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The Royalty (band)

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The Royalty
Cover art for The Royalty's album Lovers
Cover art for The Royalty's album Lovers
Background information
OriginEl Paso, Texas
GenresIndie rock, Alternative rock, post-punk
Years active2005–2013
MembersNicole Boudreau
Jesus Apodaca
Mike Hernandez
Daniel Marin
Joel Quintana
Past membersWill Daugherty
Shane Del Robles
Michael Soto
Luis Alejandro Orozco
Val Hinojosa
Blake Duncan

The Royalty is an American indie rock band formed in 2005.[1] Based in El Paso, Texas, the group has released two studio albums and one EP. Victory Records signed the band after the release of their self-titled album. They released their full-length album Lovers in May 2012.

Musical style and themes[edit]

The Royalty has been described as having retro influence ranging from the 1960s rock to 1970's soul.[2] Their music has recently been featured on MTV and SpikeTV shows and the band has been tagged as an MTV Buzzworthy artist.[3] Lead singer, Nicole Boudreau's vocal style has been compared to artists like Amy Winehouse and Adele as well as older singers like Etta James.[4]

Band members[edit]

  • Nicole Boudreau – vocals
  • Jesus Apodaca – guitar
  • Mike Hernandez – bass guitar
  • Daniel Marin– keyboards
  • Joel Quintana – drums


Year Title
2010 The Royalty
2012 Lovers
  • The Royalty – EP (2008)


  • "Chinese Fire Drill" (2008)
  • "How I Like 'Em" (2012)
  • "Bartender" (2012)
  • "I Want You" (2012)


  1. ^ "The Royalty". www.theroyalty.net. Archived from the original on 5 July 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Music Review-The Royalty-Lovers Review". Wickedchannel.com. Retrieved 2012-05-08.
  3. ^ "The Royalty – MTV Buzzworthy Blog Review". Mtv.com. Archived from the original on March 4, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-29.
  4. ^ "Introducing: The Royalty Review". Articles.redeyechicago.com. Retrieved 2012-04-21.

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