The Royalists were a 3-piece instrumental band. While their official genre is Prog Rock Hair Swoop, they fit in such categories as math rock, jazz fusion, progressive, and even metal. In 2015 the band released their first EP entitled Flight. After this release, the band quickly began writing for a new album, which was released in August of 2017. The three have been playing shows since 2014 at venues such as Uncommon Ground, The Rail II, The Red Barn, Peoria Brewing Company, Peoria Pizza Works, Elandorf Music Festival, the Kickapoo Kickback Family Gathering, and The Apollo Theatre. Their style, technical ability, and repertoire is ever growing & giving a fresh feeling to every show.
This band announced that they were moving on to other things in December of 2018.