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Royal Blood Unveils 2022 Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Royal Blood Unveils 2022 Tour Dates

Rock duo Royal Blood will be coming back to North America for the first time since 2019. The band, featuring a wall of sound created by bassist Mike Kerr, will be touring the U.S. and Canada in support of their latest album, “Typhoons”.

Royal Blood Announces New Album, “Typhoons”
New Albums

Royal Blood Announces New Album, “Typhoons”

The hard rock bass and drum duo Royal Blood has announced a new album and unleashed the title track. Get a taste of what’s to come with the title track (and yes, that’s all from bass).

Royal Blood Announces 2020 U.S. Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Royal Blood Announces 2020 U.S. Tour Dates

Royal Blood has announced a 2020 U.S. headlining tour slated for May. The British duo, consisting of drummer Ben Thatcher and bassist/vocalist Mike Kerr, will be focusing on the Southeast and Midwest.

Royal Blood Announce U.S. Headlining Tour
Concerts & Tours

Royal Blood Announce U.S. Headlining Tour

Bass and drum duo Royal Blood have announced they’ll be coming to the U.S. for a headlining tour in 2018. Fronted by bassist/vocalist Mike Kerr, the band will be hitting the road in support of their latest album, How Did We Get This Dark? The tour kicks off in Brooklyn, New York before heading to Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, Florida,...

Royal Blood: Lights Out
Bass Videos

Royal Blood: Lights Out

It has been a while since we’ve featured a video by the duo known as Royal Blood. Bassist Mike Kerr (who also handles keyboards and vocals) and drummer Ben Thatcher have released their video for “Lights Out,” which is appearing on their upcoming album, How Did We Get So Dark?, set to release on June 16th. The album is available...

Learn More About Playing Like Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr in New Book
Sheet Music & Instruction

Learn More About Playing Like Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr in New Book

Hal Leonard’s book, Royal Blood for Guitar and Bass with Tab, provides an insight into how Mike Kerr, bassist/vocalist for the bass/drum duo Royal Blood, creates his sound. His bass setup allows him to use his bass to emulate two guitars, as well as carry its own sound. “Through careful arranging of the riffs and deft switching, he’s able to...

Royal Blood: “Figure It Out” Live at Coachella
Bass Videos

Royal Blood: “Figure It Out” Live at Coachella

Ian Pettersson contacted us with a simple note: “Royal Blood Live… and they sound great live!” It never ceases to amaze how big of a sound these guys create, thanks in large part to everything bassist/vocalist Mike Kerr does in the group.

Royal Blood Covers The Police’s “Roxanne”
Bass Videos

Royal Blood Covers The Police’s “Roxanne”

Mitch (host of Groove here on NT) sent me this video of Royal Blood performing a cover of The Police’s “Roxanne”. It has been a while since we’ve shared a Royal Blood video, so it was great timing. After the video, be sure to check out our interview with Mike Kerr – the bassist/vocalist in the band who handles everything...

Bass and Drum Duo Royal Blood Release Eagerly Awaited Debut Album
New Albums

Bass and Drum Duo Royal Blood Release Eagerly Awaited Debut Album

Royal Blood, which has been generating buzz in the music press and online for almost a year, now has its . The U.K duo creates a massive rock vibe, even though the only instrumentation comes from vocalist Mike Kerr’s bass and Ben Thatcher’s drums. In our interview with Kerr, he said the group’s epic sound came “more [from] curiosity than...

Out of the Black: An Interview with Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr
Interviews

Out of the Black: An Interview with Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr

Sometimes great things come in small packages. That’s true in the case of Royal Blood, a British rock duo that gets a gargantuan sound that rivals four or five-piece bands. One of the key ingredients to that sound is the massive bass tone delivered by Mike Kerr. Kerr started Royal Blood with drummer Ben Thatcher in early 2012 after discovering...

Royal Blood: Little Monster
Bass Videos

Royal Blood: Little Monster

Our friend Ian Pettersson sent me this note: “Royal Blood. A two piece band. Bass & drums. Sure what more do you need?” That should do it, Ian! Royal Blood might be a two man band, but they have a huge sound thanks to Mike Kerr, who handles the vocals and plays bass while simultaneously creating the guitar sound. Ben...