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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Broke Royals (Bro-k roy-als)

Recommended if you like: The Killers, Bastille

Story behind your band/artist name: We started the band right after college and we were both totally broke, yet living with so many modern luxuries.

Band Members: Philip Basnight - Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Colin Cross - Drums, Guitar, Bass. Also, we play with Ben Wilson on guitar and Caleb Wade on bass for our live shows)

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Philip has lived in the DC area most of his life. He currently lives in Columbia Heights. Colin currently lives in Richmond but spends a lot of time in DC.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: -The week after the 2016 election, we performed at the base of the Washington Monument on a giant dragon structure for an event called Catharsis on the Mall
-Barring any construction delays, it looks like we will be one of the first bands to headline at the new DC venue Union Stage in December (not announced yet)
-Our latest music video includes American Sign Language and some of the deaf actors are Gallaudet alumni

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Our debut self-titled debut LP will be coming out on November 17th. For any press inquiries please contact Janelle at Green Light Go Publicity at

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Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: Alt Rock, Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Indie Pop, Pop