Access Royale was founded in late 2010 by Vee Styles (Guitar &Vocal) who sought to put together a band through placing ads and taking referrals from other musicians. In Early 2011, Vee found Robzie Rhodes (Drums) and Charles Maven (Lead vocal & Keys) searching for similar like minded musicians in a local listing in DC. It didn’t take long for the three members to realize Access Royale would be destined to make music. The initial five hour rehearsal was all it took. By March 2011, the band were on their way to Los Angeles to shoot the first music video called “Hide” with director Mike Flight.
The Washington D.C. based band has had remarkable feedback in the U.K. on their 2012 debut album ‘City Of Paradigm’ which U.K.’s 405 Magazine calls it “…Very well played, Very Slick, and Well Produced.” The independent release has garnered similar positive feedback from NME, Panic Dots Magazine, AU Magazine, Spinner Magazine, Who’s Jack Magazine, iSpy Magazine, VPME, plus many others. One thing is for certain, Access Royale have found a sound of their own. Maybe it’s due to the fact that only one member in the band actually reads music or maybe it’s because of the distinctly different influences each member brings. One being classically trained, the other influenced by hip hop and funk, and another influenced by 70s classic British rock makes for a colorful mix. Whatever the case may be, Access Royale is a band worth noting.