For 50 years Royce has composed, recorded, and performed classic country blues, southern rock, western swing, rockabilly, & the soul music of the South. He lives in Georgetown, TX and primarily performs as solo artist at listening rooms, craft breweries, wineries, retirement communities, and boutique hotels in Central Texas.
Royce has an extensive live performance background both as a solo artist and with bands. At the age of 6, he was riding a city bus across town to take classical piano lessons, eventually studying under jazz pianist Jac Murphy (made famous by the haunting intro to “Wildfire”, the Michael Martin Murphy hit ). From there it was a short jump to playing in southern rock and country bands in Texas honky-tonks and Oklahoma blues bars, where Royce honed his chops on boogie-woogie and blues shuffles, western swing, and rockabilly.
Royce teams with Kimberly Krohn in the Silver & Gold Dueling Pianos show, delivering high energy 1950s-80s rock, pop, & country hits to 55+ audiences. Additionally, he is member of the Last Train to Clarksville trio band, playing 1960s rock & roll for dance parties and listening rooms.
In 2019, Royce teamed with vocalist Jamie Inman to represent the Suncoast Blues Society (Tampa, FL), performing at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.