Front Row Features
HOLLYWOOD—Cyril Neville is one of the founding members of the New Orleans’ Neville Brothers. Devon Allman’s father Gregg founded one of the quintessential Southern rock bands, The Allman Brothers. Sprinkle in some additional talent and you have the Royal Southern Brotherhood, a band with bloodlines deep in R&B, rock and blues.
The band has been road warriors this year promoting its self-titled first album, which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard blues chart in May. While Neville is on percussion and Allman on guitar (they both share vocals), the band also includes Mike Zito on guitar and vocals, Charlie Wooten on bass and Yonrico Scott on drums. Neville calls the band a “combination of five really distinct musical entities.” (The rest of this article is available only to frontrowfeatureswire.com subscribers. For subscription information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.)