Artist of the Week – Royal Tailor
Their debut album, Black & White gave us a young band with messages that matter, solid music and energetic live performances.Their self-titled follow up album Royal Tailor is an energetic, funk-filled, electrified effort with deeper, more intimate conversations about God and faith.
Essential Records Royal Tailor is a Gammy-nominated American Christian Pop/Rock band.
“I think the first album was based off of our instincts, because we were so new to everything,” singer Tauren Wells says. “In the last two years of touring, we’ve all grown. This time, we knew what we wanted to do, knew what we wanted to write about. Being out there on the road, seeing the things that kids are dealing with, what we’re dealing with ourselves too — there’s just so much learning that has taken place that we were ready to pour it all into these songs.”
“We want to connect people, because there’s strength in unity,” Wells says. “We believe that we’re called to build bridges, not walls.”
Royal Tailor is dedicated to helping students across the nation at colleges, camps, master classes and shows about music and teaching the fundamental truths of how impactful the arts, mixed with positive messaging, can truly be. Wells recently developed Prisma Worship Arts School in his home of Houston, Tex., aimed at inspiring and teaching a new generation of faith-based artists.
“We want people to come and enjoy the music, have fun and enjoy the presence of God,” Wells says. “But we also want to inspire them to go out and do something with that, like it has inspired us. We want to encourage them to get ready and go get plugged into their community, in their schools, in their churches and make a difference. We want people to know you can be who you want to be, you can achieve what you want to achieve and realize we’ve all been created for something greater than ourselves”
Tauren Wells: Vocals / Guitar
DJ Cox: Guitar
Blake Hubbard: Bass
Jarrod Ingram: Drums