The Royal Oui

Follow
Heart-gray 0 85

Help this show trend

presence-chat-room-artist-9592-live

Bio

The Royal Oui are not afraid to get their hands dirty. The husband and wife duo of Ari Shine and Adrienne Pierce have cultivated grassroots fan bases through word of mouth and extensive touring across several continents, as well as exposure through film and television. The fruits of their labour are abundant. Ari was the co-winner of the John Lennon Song of the Year award (with Gaby Moreno -... more

The Royal Oui are not afraid to get their hands dirty. The husband and wife duo of Ari Shine and Adrienne Pierce have cultivated grassroots fan bases through word of mouth and extensive touring across several continents, as well as exposure through film and television. The fruits of their labour are abundant. Ari was the co-winner of the John Lennon Song of the Year award (with Gaby Moreno - 2006), a Grammy shortlister for Americana album of the year (2012), and handpicked tour mate of Chris Shifflet (Foo Fighters). Adrienne came into renown as the West Coast songstress who toured with the likes of Jane Siberry and Damien Rice, while having her songs exposed to millions through TV (Grey's Anatomy), soundtrack albums (Veronica Mars), and commercial (FIAT) placements.
While these accomplishments stem from their solo work, they have really been an undercover duo since 2008. They constantly contributed to each other's projects live and in the studio and although it took a while they started realizing that certain songs weren’t for Ari or for Adrienne but for another ‘thing’. These new ideas started to germinate and would bloom into The Royal Oui.
As The Royal Oui, the Vancouver duo fully embraced their DIY ethos. They wrote, performed, recorded, and mixed their debut, the Forecast EP on File Under:Music, whose single "When You Lose Your Mind" planted them on the label's roster. Even with label support they continued to self record their full length, developed a surrealist video projection to accompany their live performance, booked a twenty date tour through Canada and the US, and hit the road together.
Having sewn the seeds it's now time to pour on the songs with a full length self-titled release February 11, 2014 on File Under:Music. On the first single "True" the couple sing, "And you'll say that it's easy to say but believe me it's not," and yet over the eleven songs of The Royal Oui the duo find the words, harmonies, and textures to charm us through the good, difficult, and the changing times that go into growing a relationship. “Siren Song” leads you into the album like it was an inevitability. “Dirty Snow” turns “Let It Snow” on its head, reflecting on the wintery aftermath of hurricane Sandy. The entirety of The Royal Oui is fresh yet familiar songs delivered in a voice that is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Unintentional yet inevitable as rainy and sunny days, The Royal Oui may be the result of Adrienne and Ari's determination and raw talent, but as of February 11th it's everyone's to share.

less

From the web

guest-chat-id-297