Roadcase Royale – The Rose – Pasadena, CA – 6/20/2018
Review and Pictures: Joe Schaeffer
Roadcase Royale began a small run of local So. California shows, that will include The Coach House Concert Hall (6/21) and the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego on (6/22).
The band features Nancy Wilson (Heart) and Liv Warfield (Prince) on lead vocals. In addition to the powerful front women, their first rate lineup consists of lead guitarist Ryan Waters (Liv Warfield) and current Heart members Chris Joyner (Keyboards), Dan Rothchild (Bass/Keyboards), and Ben Smith (Drums).
Roadcase Royale featured original songs such as “Get Loud” and “Not Givin’ Up” but also added their take on several Heart songs as well. Most notable was a stirring rendition of “Straight On”.
Ryan Waters’ guitar work especially shined through on a stellar version of the Pink Floyd classic “Comfortably Numb”.
Liv Warfield is an amazing vocal talent. She absolutely shines through on every song. Passionate, emotional and energetic, her live performance is one that engages the audience.
They roared through “Barracuda” before closing with “Silver Wheels” and “Crazy on You” which was one of many showcases for Nancy Wilson’s gorgeous guitar work.
Roadcase Royale released their breakthrough studio album, “First Things First” on September 22nd, 2017 via the record label Loud & Proud Records.