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Tue 29th Nov 2022

Whelan’s Upstairs

The Royston Club are the Wrexham band tipped by Gigwise as “the new band from Wales most likely to do a Catfish”.

Despite only being active for two years, the young four-piece have already completed two UK headline tours totalling 30 dates, selling around 8,000 tickets in the process. Their early releases have been supported by BBC 6Music (Steve Lamacq, Chris Hawkins, Tom Robinson), Radio X and BBC Wales among others. They’ve amassed almost 10 million streams on Spotify alone, with monthly listeners consistently about 100,000, all with virtually no editorial playlist support.

They were among the first acts to be announced for SXSW 2022 in Austin, Texas and will be showcasing at festivals such as Leeds, Y Not and Neighbourhood over the summer. The Royston Club are singer and guitarist Tom Faithfull, guitarist Ben Matthias, bassist Dave Tute and drummer Sam Jones.


“I think it’s a level above. The Royston Club: cooking up something of a storm using the simple magic of great songs and playing guitars with passion and spirit!!” – Adam Walton, BBC Intro Wales

“The new band from Wales most likely to do a Catfish” – Gigwise

“I’m frankly obsessed with that band, The Royston Club, that one was called The Backburner and I like it a lot!” – Shell Zenner, Amazing Radio “That’s a brand new face melter from The Royston Club” – Tobi Lynn, Amazing Radio USA

“Yet another showcase of Tom’s sublime vocal and the band’s ear for a huge, anthemic hook” – Gigslutz

“The energy of this track is palpable, driving, persistent and I love it” – Fresh On The Net

“Well this is an unexpectedly touchy record from Wrexham’s The Royston Club. They met at school I think, well 3 of them did, and they do have that sense of connection and energy people that have hang out with each other for a long time. Which probably helps give that defiance of touch. It’s The Royston Club, in melancholic mood with ‘Old Mans Knees'”– Steve Lamacq, BBC 6Music


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€16.35 available online from Whelan’s.

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on all bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required


Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best (€5 cover charge), plus Late Bar.