Cyril Neville's Magic Honey CD Release Party!
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD
SUGAR THIEVES, Cyril Neville
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD
The Royal Southern Brotherhood is a Southern rock, blues, R&B, and soul supergroup of sorts, with a pedigree that is pretty impressive. Any group that brings together Cyril Neville (of The Neville Brothers), Devon Allman (son of Gregg Allman), and Mike Zito (a rising blues guitar hero) definitely merits interest from fans of Southern rock and New Orleans music.
Royal Southern Brotherhood goes beyond the expected to create a supple yet gritty sound laced with an expansive jam-band spirit. After some 40 years in the business, Neville could play the elder statesman here. Instead, he gets down and funky with passionate idealism. Allman does his family name proud with his tender-to-fiery guitar work. Mike Zito: the blues ace whose ear for melody provides the counterpoint to his wingman's rocking tendencies. Bassist Charlie Wooten and drummer Yonrico Scott: both heavyweight names in their own right, with Charlie's bass chops celebrated on the Southern jam scene for his sets with the Woods Brothers, and Yonrico hitting the skins for luminaries including the Derek Trucks Band, Gregg Allman and the Allman Brothers themselves.
All five members give the impression that they've been around the block a few times and have nothing left to prove to anyone. The vibe is almost tangible--If you like your soul with attitude, jump on the RSB bus.
The Sugar Thieves have a sultry blues roots foundation, and powerhouse delta sound that will take you back in time. They also come equipped with a fresh new style, high-energy showmanship, and an original song list that brings music enthusiasts, of any age, to their feet to shake that meat! In 2008 and 2009, The Sugar Thieves won the Phoenix Blues Society’s AZ. Blues Showdown and were voted best blues band in the state. They went on to compete in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis (Feb. 2009/Jan. 2010) where they were voted one of the top ten unsigned blues bands in the world in 09, and won the “People’s Choice” award at the Old Daisy Theatre in 2010. The Sugar Thieves were also voted best Americana band in 09 by the Phoenix New Times’ “Summer of Sound Series”, and nominated for Best Local Band in Phoenix as well. The singular vision that drives this band is their plight to reintroduce what some call a dying genre, blues music, to younger generations and those that have simply forgotten. But don’t think you’ve heard anything like it before. The Thieves put on a show that’s worth writing home about.
Cyril is a percussionist and vocalist who first came to prominence as a member of his brother Art Neville's funky New Orleans-based band, The Meters. He joined Art in the prestigious Neville Brothers band upon the dissolution of the Meters.
He has appeared on recordings by Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Edie Brickell, Willie Nelson, Dr. John and The New Orleans Social Club (among others.) Cyril currently tours as a member of the Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars and the Neville Brothers.