Experience of Lewis and Royal
Lewis and Royal, professional musicians and songwriters, met in 1993 at the Rosebud Theatre. Royal worked there and Lewis was an apprentice. They began sharing compositions and arranging them and wrote the music for “Chickens,” which is the best-selling show at the Rosebud Theatre.
They have a CD Ampersand, which is a collection of stories and ballads based on the prairies. Lewis Frere, originally from Trochu, Alberta, was in a family band for years and fronted bands for the past 10 years. He is also the sound engineer at Rosebud Creek Records.
Royal Sproule, is a 30-year veteran of entertainment as a musician and actor. He has character-driven comedy for his stand-up routine. He’s been on stage with Tent Meeting and Little Shop of Horrors, among other shows, and in film in The Claim. He is also a successful paint-and-pen artist with preints in many of Alberta’s rural craft stores.
The duo has toured Alberta and BC with sell-out shows for Gary Fjellgaard and Valdy and Paul Hann. Several of their songs have been on CKUA’s Folk Roots and Ontario’s PEAK FM Inside Canadian Music.
Performance Style of Lewis and Royal
It’s difficult to categorize Lewis and Royal. They bring a rural charm to their show, which features tight vocal harmonies, storytelling through song, and spur of the moment offbeat humor. Their show includes songs, storytelling, and humour in a folk style. It’s suitable for all ages and works well for private and corporate parties, cruises, festivals, casino nights, fundraisers, conventions, and trade shows.
Why hire Lewis and Royal?
Lewis & Royal are engaging performers guaranteed to have your sides splitting with laughter one minute, and dabbing tears from your eyes the next. With the combination of Lewis Frere’s amazing vocals and Royal Sproule’s comedic theatre experience, this duo creates the perfect blend of rural charm and humor that will have the audience laughing out loud.
How to book Lewis and Royal
You can request information on our entertainment options through our on-line request form. Or, you can call us Toll Free at 1.800.693.6665
“Lewis & Royal were a big hit!!! Everyone loved them and they were very accommodating to work with! Again, we were very happy with your suggestions!”
Doreen – Fundraiser Elks
“Your performance was well received and we had many great comments!
‘Lewis & Royal were fabulous!’
‘Entertainment was Great!’
‘Really Enjoyed Lewis & Royal!’
We sure did appreciate your ability to entertain such an important group of people.”
Annette & Koren
“Wonderful voices, charming… truly gifted.”
Jann Arden, JUNO AWARD-WINNING SINGER / SONGWRITER
“One of the best acts I’ve seen in years. Totally relaxed, great banter, brilliant complimentary musicianship – a great package well in tune with their audience – and they are totally Alberta.”
Sean Buckley, Artistic Director of “Celtic Folk”
“A high-octane humour-filled performance.”
Robert Brown, Brooks Chronicle, March 2002.
“This is the quintessential pair of Western Canadian entertainers.”
Roger Holmes, STAR NEWS
“Humour & heart, Entertainment & Art”
Steve Bell, JUNO AWARD-WINNING SONGWRITER
“The response to Lewis & Royal was very positive – the audience went away wanting more. They’re a great combination and had some of us in stitches at times.”
Mountain View County
“Lewis and Royal were absolutely fabulous, an unquestionable highlight of our entire conference. I have had the opportunity to listen to and work with many performing groups, and Lewis and Royal were among the best I have ever seen.”
Grasslands Public Schools