Filmed on June 23, at the iHeartRadio Theater in New York City, this hour long special features Rodgers –along with the all-star Memphis studio musicians that recorded The Royal Sessions at Memphis’ storied Royal Studios – performing classic soul and R&B songs released in February to critical and fan acclaim. Read more →
Singer-songwriter Paul Rodgers returns to the Royal Albert Hall for one night only on Monday, November 3rd for a special show to present work from his latest album, The Royal Sessions, alongside classic hits from his vast back-catalogue of Free and Bad Company.
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The Royal Sessions consists of covers of blues, R&B and soul records that inspired Rodgers as a young singer in the mid-’60s. Recorded at Memphis’ Royal Studios and produced by friend and collaborator Perry A. Margouleff, the album features many of the same players who had graced the original tracks.
Paul will be joined by Reverend Charles Hodges Sr. on the Hammond B3, bassist Leroy Hodges Jr., guitarist Michael Toles, Archie “Hubby” Turner on the Wurlitzer, drummer Steve Potts, the talented Shontelle and Sharlisse Norman of The Royal Singers and The Royal Horns (Marc Franklin on Trumpet, James L. Spake on Baritone Sax, Gary Topper and Lannie “The Party” McMillan Jr. on Tenor Sax).
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Paul Rodgers announces Royal Sessions Live Concert Thursday June 19 in New York at The Historic Town Hall
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This singular performance will feature Rodgers along with the all-star Memphis studio musicians that recorded The Royal Sessions at Memphis’ storied Royal Studios performing a full set of the classic soul and R&B songs released in February to critical and fan acclaim.
Paul Rodgers will be accompanied by The Royal Sessions musicians: Reverend Charles Hodges Sr. (Hammond B3), who has played and recorded with Al Green, James Carr, Willie Cobbs, Albert Collins and Boz Scaggs; Leroy Hodges Jr. (bass), who has backed Al Green, Ann Peebles and also appeared on albums by Rufus Thomas,Bobby Rush and Cat Power; Archie “Hubby” Turner (Wurlitzer), who played with The Impalas, Albert King, and currently tours with Cyndi Lauper; Michael Toles (guitar), who has worked with B.B. King, Albert King, Isaac Hayes and more; Steve Potts (drums), who has been included on records and tours to artists from Neil Young to Cat Power. Additionally, Rodgers will be joined by The Royal Singers, three soulful, gospel-rooted vocalists, including Shontelle Norman, Sharisse Norman and Stefanie Bolton, and The Memphis Horns, a multigenerational mix of Memphis’ best blowers, including Marc Franklin (trumpet), James L. Spake (baritone sax), Gary Topper (tenor sax), and Lannie “The Party” McMillan Jr. (tenor sax).