Stella Royale is the latest work in progress from singer song writer John Spaw. This three piece band is produces a big sound laced with intricate melodies and influences from acoustic americana folk to 70's style punk rock.
Formed in 2002, Stella Royale consist of seasoned singer/song wrtiter/guitarist John Spaw, long time collaborator bassist/keyboardist, David Craig and percussionist Richard Suydam. Together they create a solid rich sound with diverse origins ranging from Americana-folk blues to Bowie/Lennon melodic pop and Stooges Fuzz-Box Rock.
We play out live mainly in San Francisco, the Bay Area and also all over California. Stella Royale is deffinately a live band. We love playing out!
Musical influences include Radiohead, Tom Waits, Yola Tango, Velvet Underground, Neil Young, The Stooges, The Sex Pistols, Bauhaus, Leonard Cohen among many others.
Fender tube amps, Honer acoustic and G&L telecaster electric guitars, musicman eletric bass with yamaha keyboard, big bass amp jazz drum kit.
Stella Royale provides some blue, folk-pop, rock n' roll americana for your soul.