While the demand for swing music has only increased in recent years, with the revival of traditional jazz culture and the rise in popularity of lindy hop and swing dances in schools and on the street, The Royal Pickles have certainly answered the call.
Led by Louis, charismatic vocalist and banjoist whose scenic presence and sense of style attract the eye as well as the ear. Thus, playing a few standards between Louis’ original compositions, the pickles took over the swing scene of Montreal and knew how to dance the masses.
In 2013, the first form of a variant band began to be organized, playing in dance schools but also in the streets of Montreal, which brought musicians a new sense of closeness and exchange with their audience, Dimension that they perpetuate with pride throughout their advance.
Louis and The Royal Pickles is the current sound of Montreal. Starting from an American musical base, attached primarily to New Orleans and the history of swing, but with a strong influence of French song, even if only through the bilingualism of the repertoire.
Thus, after having found a great success in the streets and the rooms of Montreal, the group seeks to extend its horizons and open to the rest of the world, anxious to share the Montreal, French, American culture that brings them together , Under the sign of the swing that is honored every night as the Royal Pickles catch their instruments.
With a good heart, Louis sums it up by announcing: “We are here to have fun and people have fun. “