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Robbie Long is a seasoned multi-instrumentalist who has covered miles of styles in his weird & wonderful career. He has been a working man's musician since leaving school, walking the boards with countless acts on stages and in studios over the past thirty years in Australia, New Zealand, Europe. A top shelf string man, he won the Australian Flatpick Guitar Championships in 2008 and 2010, and is a three-time Golden Guitar nominee at Tamworth Country Music Festival. Rob works with original local Newcastle acts, The Bob Corbett Band, The Dave Carter band, and Ngariki and the Dastardly Bastards. He also tours the festival circuit with bluegrass outfit Gleny Rae and her Playboys, and tours nationally and internationally with Aussie master of Vaudeville Mic Conway. His day job is as producer/owner of a very busy recording studio based in Newcastle.

Vocalist Brooke Lidbury is a young, attractive, energetic entertainer with a super versatile vocal ability, and a warm and engaging stage persona. She has experience beyond her years, having worked on Starstruck, in high profile functions for guests such as Bob Carr, in musicals such as Cats and Blood Brothers, and has fronted covers and original bands such as Squeeze and Not Another Blonde. Brooke spent several years working and studying in England and had the opportunity to perform in the TV Series Fresh Meat and UK Independent Film Industry. She is a also music educator, and continues to work in musical productions and is currently the lead singer of Newcastle's popular covers band Juicy Fruit.

The Royals pride themselves on delivering high quality musical content, whilst keeping the crowd amused and entertained! They combine their collective years of experience to create a vibrant atmosphere and provide something for everyone in the audience. With tight harmony vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, an array of percussion instruments and modern looping technology, The Royals mix familiar classics with hits hot off the airwaves, as the evening glides from easy listening, through to timeless singalongs, to dance floor medleys from funk to rock guaranteed to keep the party rolling!

Genres Acoustic, Blues, Easy Listening, Pop, RnB, Rock, Rock'n'Roll
Members Brooke Lidbury - Vocals
Robbie Long - Guitar
Phone EAO Entertainment: (02) 4962 1855
Email info@eao.com.au
Location Newcastle, NSW Australia



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