Our Musical Guest for the Dinner – Roadcase Royale

Fronted by former Prince collaborator Liv Warfield and Nancy Wilson, co-founder of Heart, ROADCASE ROYALE has a rich background in rock and R&B. Warfield, Wilson, and their bandmates bring their decades of experience from the upper echelon of the music industry to ROADCASE ROYALE, along with a renewed sense of direction and drive. Joining Wilson and Warfield are Warfield’s lead guitarist Ryan Waters and Heart veterans Dan Rothchild (bass), Ben Smith (Drums) and Chris Joyner (Keys). Each of these members shines in ROADCASE ROYALE, with their various sensibilities creating the group’s sensitive, passionate, and driving rock and R&B sound.

Nancy Wilson – Vocals and Guitar

Nancy Wilson is celebrated as one of the seminal musicians in the history of Rock n’ Roll. A guitar virtuoso from the age of 10, Nancy, and her sister Ann, led the multi-platinum rock group, Heart. Together they have gone on to sell 35 million records. Nancy is revered as an ingenious guitar player and a gifted vocalist. As a songwriter, Nancy has co-written a collection of indelible songs that have earned their way into the classic rock canon including, “Magic Man,” “Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” and “Straight On.”

During an era when females in rock n’ roll were scarce, Nancy helped carve out a place for women to front a band and dominate a rock stage. Her icon status was cemented when Heart was inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. That same year, she and her sister received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Wilson sisters celebrated another career milestone in 2013 when they performed Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” at the Kennedy Center Honors. Their note-perfect performance was met with rowdy cheers and a standing ovation in the staid hall and brought members of Led Zeppelin to tears.

 

Liv Warfield – Vocals

Liv Warfield burst out of the Portland OR music scene in 2006 as “Portland’s most soulful singer” (Portland Monthly.) Her debut album “Embrace Me” caught the ear of the music industry, and soon legendary music icon Prince discovered Liv’s powerful singing and mighty stage presence after watching a YouTube video of her singing “Gimme Shelter.” He invited her to join his vocal backing group the New Power Generation. Liv credits Prince with mentoring her, guiding and coaxing stronger performances from her both in the studio and on stage. He executive produced her second album “The Unexpected” and wrote the title track.

Liv has also performed alongside Al Green, B.B. King, The Dave Matthews Band and The Roots and slayed on numerous TV shows such as The View, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon. Rosie O’Donnell commented, “Liv Warfield, Holy Crap! Unreal. A voice you can’t imagine!”

A little known fact about Liv is that she was a gymnast and track star at Notre Dame. And now she is bringing that same blue-ribbon drive and focus to ROADCASE ROYALE. Her songwriting, her voice, her emotional approach to interpreting a song are unbeatable.