- What inspired the name and style of the band?
When I started this band I named it Andy Hell And The Blue Öyster Boys. I wanted to play high energy rock n roll so we made a few of songs and recorded an album by our self’s. Hampus did not want to be a Blue Öyster leather boy any moor so he suggest that we should name the band Grande Royale. We other didn’t really care of the name because we did not see this as our main band at the time because we all had other bands that we played in at that point.
2. Do you find that you have to adapt your songs to performing live, or is it a natural fit?
We do a lot different with some songs when we perform live because they need it. For example, the song braking news is completely different live. It´s moor groove in it when we preform it that way but at the same time, the live version would sound awful on an album.
3. What influenced your decision to record a live album?
We played in Flensburg Germany on the last gig of a month tour. The sound engineer came to us after the show and said that he recorded the gig. We told our record label The sign records, and they said! Hell boys we take the recording and make a live album. It is a childhood dream came true.
4. What songs do you most look forward to playing live?
Got to Move, Go Go Go and One Second
5. Any plans for the future?
We are going in to the studio in December to make our 4th studio album with Ola Esfjord at Cuervo Recordings as our producer. We are a 4 piece band now after Hampus quit the band. So now Gustav sings the lead vox so the sound will for Shure change. Calle quit the band as well so Samuel our new bass player will also change the sound a bit.