Royal Machines: Live at the Mayan Theater

Some of you may have seen my Facebook post on February 26th from the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles, California. I was at the closing social for the YPO Global Leadership Conference. Entering the venue earlier in the evening, I knew that we would be entertained. The actor, Jim Belushi, played an opening set with his blues band.

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Little did I know that the next  band, Royal Machines, slated for a 10:30 P.M. private show,  was going to rock the theater in a big way. I told Debbie that I sensed something cool was going to happen, so we moved from the Belasco Theater next door (they are connected by an alley) and stood right in front of the stage before they came on. That turned out to be a fortuitous decision.

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It turns out that it was their first live show as a band. Nothing beats a loud rock and roll show in a club. I’ve been to a lot of shows over the years, but this 90 minutes of music was spectacular. I wish I had my Leica M9 with me, but I was only carrying my little Leica V-LUX and my iPhone. I was still able to grab some good shots. They just don’t have the resolution that I would hope for. Oh well, I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time.

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Royal Machines is an all-star cover band comprised of members from several familiar bands. They are Dave Navarro (Janes Addiction), Billy Morrison (Billy Idol), Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle) and Chris Chaney (Alanis Morrisette), and actor Donovan Leitch. McGrath was the only one missing from the first show. 

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They played some awesome tunes. Then, they started to roll out the guests. Guitarist Steve Stevens was the first guest. Courtney Love came out for a three song set. Then Steve Jones, the guitarist from the Sex Pistols, played with the band. After that, Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top played a rocking set. He was followed by Billy Idol. Closing out the show was none other than Ozzy Osbourne.

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All I can say is that it was a wild night. I left the theater shaking my head.  

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Click here for the band’s official Mayan gig info and gallery.

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