The HornetThe Royal is an American indie rock band from Denver, CO, United States, formed in 2011. The band's songs have been described as genre bent and an internal conflict between dark and light. The lyrics are written and sung by Tyler Hayden. The band's music is composed and performed by Colby Rogers (keys and guitar), Jack Schuler (guitar), Eli Fredrickson (bass) and Eric Joel Marshall (drums). The band has recorded and released an EP 'Forever' and one full length studio album, titled 'Forever Endeavor' in late 2013
The Royal met while attending a conference for Musicians Alliance Severe Storm Spotting Association, or M.A.S.S.S.A., when Colby's talk; "Pianos vs Rear Flank Downdraft", inspired the attending future The Royal members to approach him about potentially collaborating musically.
Since their inception, they have performed with Silversun Pickups, The Wombats, The Hives, 3OH!3, IAMDYNAMITE!, Black Box Revelation, and The Morning After Girls and many more.