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The Royal staff picks for best live show

The Royal hosted many memorable live shows in 2012. - Sam Van Schie photo
The Royal hosted many memorable live shows in 2012.
— image credit: Sam Van Schie photo

Staff at The Royal weigh in with their favourite live shows of 2012...

The Deep Dark Woods: Because they are amazing musicians, and they played “Jack-A-Roe!” – Crystal Brisson, general manager

David Vest & East Meets Vest: Four Juno nominees in one band! They’re a phenomenal band, who were outrageous that night! – Howie Ross, co-owner

Bill Frisell: It was one of those shows that made you feel like you were in on something special. The looks on the faces of the folks in the room that night were priceless examples of joy and excitement. – Ty West, head bartender

The Cave Singers: It was the first collaboration we had with Starbelly Jam, and the band is a personal favourite of mine. After the weekend they spent in the Koots, we became good friends. Definite highlight of the year for me. – Paul Hinrichs, co-owner

Battle of Santiago: I’ve seen a lot of bands here this year, and these guys completely impressed me with their musical ability and their compositions. – Sean Davies, sound tech

Honourable mentions: Lint, Charlie Hunter, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, SLOAN, Shred Kelly, Von Butcher, Purity Ring, Vortex, Declan O’Donovan, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, BC/DC, Maria Muldaur, and Old Man Luedecke.

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