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Your guide to Ann & Nancy Wilson on the net since 1996! In 2017, Ann and Nancy embark on side-projects: "Ann Wilson of Heart" and ROADCASE ROYALE. This fansite will report about those and about any possible Heart plans as soon as more info is available. Please like us on Facebook for more updates :) TDHS

16 July 2017 ~ 3 Comments

Roadcase Royale LP: September 22nd!

Nancy and other members of Roadcase Royale have been in the studio the past days recording for a new record coming mid September, according to Ben Smith. Here’s what they shared:

Chris Joyner – Rad days recording with Roadcase Royale.

 

Nancy: Almost done…

 

Polishing off the new @roadcaseroyale album this week

Een bericht gedeeld door Nancy Wilson (@nancywilson) op

Ben Smith: Working new stuff for our rekkid. Nancy Wilson cutting vocals for Roadcase Royale…. In LA this week recording new tracks at Fox Force Five Recorders in Hollywood Hills. New Roadcase Royale tracks coming mid Sept..

Liv Warfield: Conjuring up a plan in the studio w/@NancyWilson! Get ready for @roadcaseroyale! #ROCKnROLL #Band #2017RunawayTrainTour #ROADCASEROYALE

Added July 24th 2017:
ROADCASE ROYALE, FEAT. NANCY WILSON (HEART) & LIV WARFIELD (NEW POWER GENERATION) SIGN WITH LOUD & PROUD RECORDS. NEW ALBUM, FIRST THINGS FIRST, OUT SEPTEMBER 22ND.

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Nancy Wilson, one of the founding members of the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Heart, has teamed up with former Prince’s New Power Generation band member and R&B singer Liv Warfield to form the soulful, rock super group, Roadcase Royale. The band recently signed with Loud & Proud Records and plan to release their debut album, First Things First, September 22, 2017. The album was produced by fellow Roadcase Royale band member Dan Rothchild (Heart) along with the band.

“Nancy and Liv are magic together, and the musicianship is outstanding,” said Tom Lipsky, President Loud & Proud Records. “The interesting blend of talents and influences is what makes Roadcase Royale special. Most importantly, there is a fire within this group to do something original, to feed off each other and explore new creative directions. It is exciting to see that kind of passion and drive in artists that have already accomplished so much. We are proud to be their label partners.”

“Roadcase Royale is a band I’ve always wanted to be in,” says Nancy Wilson. “We all write and create songs as a unit. It’s an inspired democracy. Liv and Ryan both bring a whole new level of magic to our new sound. I’m amazed after devoting my life to rock music how it now feels so brand new. That’s why our first album is called First Things First.”

Earlier this year, Rolling Stone premiered the live performance video of their debut single “Get Loud” saying, “…the band builds a funky, nimble groove, led by Warfield’s soulful belting and the acoustic/electric guitar attack of Wilson and Prince protégé Ryan Waters.” The video was shot by celebrated photographer, Neal Preston. Watch it HERE. “Get Loud” with its laid-back groove, provides a solid acoustic and electric foundation for Warfield’s vocals – all about getting loud and standing up for women’s equality. “Get Loud” blends this important message with the group’s R&B and rock influences, resulting in a uniquely powerful track.

The name of the band, Roadcase Royale came to the group during a backstage meeting they had last year. Wilson said, “When I came up with the name Roadcase Royale it was an interesting symbol to me since the big heavy-duty road cases that our amps drums and guitars travel in are much like the musicians they accompany on the road. Strong and regal looking yet all scuffed up and dented, covered in funny stickers that tell the story of a crazy traveling circus.”

In addition to Wilson (guitar) and Warfield (vocals), Roadcase Royale features Ryan Waters (lead guitarist) along with Heart members Chris Joyner (keys), Dan Rothchild (bass), and Ben Smith (drums). The sextet made their live debut March 25, 2017 at the 5th Annual Rock Against MS Benefit Concert in Los Angeles.

The band will play several headline dates beginning September 10, 2017 at The Gramercy Theatre in New York and will embark on a major U.S. tour this fall, dates to be announced soon.

Photo Credit: Jeremy Danger

Nancy & Liv

01 July 2017 ~ 4 Comments

1976 live show coming to bootleg vinyl!

After the 2015 release on CD, “Soul of the Sea” is coming to vinyl this Fall! Order here:

Order on: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk (coming soon)

Limited Vinyl Edition

Radio broadcast, October 16th, 1976, Cleveland. This legendary recordings captures the full show of HEART. The tracklist is:

1. Main Stage (Instrumental)
2. Heartless
3. Sing Child Sing
4. Dreamboat Annie
5. Siver Wheels/magazine
6. Soul Of The Sea
7. White Lightning And Wine
8. Devil Delight
9. Magic Man
10. Crazy On You
11. Rock’N’Roll

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25 June 2017 ~ 6 Comments

Roadcase Royale: “The Dragon”


Roadcase Royale performs The Dragon followed by cover of Stevie Wonder’s All In Love Is Fair (5:15) live in concert at The Canyon, Agoura Hills, Los Angeles County, CA on June 1, 2017. Nancy wrote The Dragon decades ago for her dearly departed friend Alice of Chains singer Layne Stanley in response to his heroin addiction but the song hadn’t been recorded. She also dedicated The Dragon to Seattle’s Chris Cornell of Soundgarden.

Thanx Louise!

01 June 2017 ~ 1 Comment

Roadcase Royale joins Bob Seger!

Roadcase Royale with Nancy Wilson and Liv Warfield will tour with Bob Seger

Supporting BOB SEGER:

September 12th 2017, Blue Cross Arena, Rochester NY
September 14th 2017, TD Garden, Boston MA
September 16th 2017, Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT
September 19th 2017, Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids MI
September 21st 2017, U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati OH
September 23rd 2017, Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit MI
September 28th 2017, PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh PA
September 30th 2017, Nationwide Arena, Columbus OH
October 5th 2017, Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville SC
October 7nd 2017, Infinite Energy Arena, Atlanta GA
October 10th 2017, Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines IA
October 12th 2017, Scottrade Center, St Louis MO
October 14th 2017, Sprint Center, Kansas City MO
October 19th 2017, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston TX
October 21st 2017, Ford Center at The Star, Dallas TX
October 24th 2017, Frank Erwin Center, Austin TX
October 26th 2017, Pepsi Center, Denver CO
October 28th 2017, Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix AZ

More information and tickets click here.

31 May 2017 ~ 1 Comment

Nancy: Heart might tour in 2018

Nancy

Nancy spoke to LA radiostation The Sound and said:

“There’s an offer on the table for the summer of 2018 and I think we’re probably gonna be doing that. A big headlining tour.”

Added June 1st 2017:

To VintageRock she said:

I know Heart is on hiatus for the time being. Anything you can say about the future of the band?

Right now, there’s an offer for a headlining 2018 summer tour. I’d be very happy to do that. Right now, I’m not sure what’s in Ann’s head about any of that right now. I’m just hoping for the best because Heart’s a great band and I like being in it. Ann’s sort of getting her other creative itch scratched right now, doing all different kinds of things other than the Heart type thing. I guess time will tell. I just have my fingers crossed for the summer of 2018.

Roadcase Royale:

Any plans for more touring?

We got a big offer [for Roadcase Royale] that we’re going to announce, once we know for sure it’s on. It’s a big tour, big arenas, about 25 shows, with the potential addendum of 20, 30 more. I’m really excited because we’re ready to hit the road. It will start in the middle of September and go about two months.

26 May 2017 ~ 0 Comments

1985 Radio Broadcast coming to CD

As we head into Summer 2017 a new radio broadcast from a 1985 show is coming to CD on June 23rd, adding to the long list of factory pressed UK live bootleg albums. This time we get the well circulated 1985 Raleigh show, hopefully including the awesome intro to the opening track “If Looks Could Kill”!

Pre-order on Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com.

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Back Cover

Liner Notes:

The hits just kept coming during this mid-’80s Heart show captured in Raleigh, North Carolina. The band was in its second phase when this show was recorded, and included only the Wilson sisters, Ann and Nancy, and guitarist Howard Leese from the original 1975 lineup. “If Looks Could Kill,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” Never,” “These Dreams,” “Dog and Butterfly” “Bebe Le Strange,” “Even It Up,” “What About Love?”, “Magic Man,” “Allies,” and “Crazy On You,” are just a number of the radio classics heard on this concert tape.

Heart, led by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, actually had two significant periods when they were at the forefront of the music scene with a string of hit singles. The first era was between 1976 and 1982, when they released their legendary Dreamboat Annie album and followed it with a number of multi-platinum albums for Epic’s Portrait Records.

The second period of their massive success was between 1985 and the early 1990s, long after the Wilsons had replaced all but Howard Leese from the original band (among the new members were Spirit/Jo Jo Gunne/Firefall bassist Mark Andes and ex-Montrose drummer, Denny Carmassi), and moved to Capitol Records, who decided to roll the dice and see what was left of the once popular hard-rock pop act. Much to the surprise of most of the music industry, the group had its biggest commercial success with a series of MTV and FM radio hits, mostly power ballads that included “These Dreams,” “What About Love” and “Never.”

This show, recorded for the King Biscuit Flower Hour Radio Concert Series in 1985, proves the band still had a lot of steam left even after ten years on the forefront of the FM rock scene.

It’s here!

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24 May 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Roadcase Royale Californian Mini Tour!

Click on picture for more information and tickets.

Nancy Wilson has teamed up with former Prince band member and R&B singer Liv Warfield to form a new super group called ROADCASE ROYALE. The sound of ROADCASE ROYALE is muscular rock with some R&B/blues and in-depth ballads thrown in, reflecting the iconic sounds of both their respective bands.

Wed, May 31 / San Juan Capistrano, CA / The Coach House
http://thecoachhouse.com/concert-schedule/?event_id=7429255

Thur, June 1 / Agoura Hills, CA / The Canyon Club
http://canyonclub.net/events/roadcase-royale/

Fri, June 2 / Pasadena, CA / The Rose
http://roseconcerts.com/events/roadcase-royale/

Updated June 3rd 2017: Below a selection of vids that have been shared by the Heartmongers from California! More will be added, including pix.

Hold on to my hand

 

Controversy / Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

 

Crazy on you

Setlist and guitarpick (photo by Bonnie Ornitz)

Nancy and Liv (photo by Bonnie Ornitz)

Ben Smith (photo by Bonnie Ornitz)

Dan Rothchild (photo by Bonnie Ornitz)

Chris Joyner (photo by Bonnie Ornitz)

Ryan Waters (photo by Bonnie Ornitz)

Nancy