Jared Salte on keys and Robbie Szabo on the cello. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

Royal Foundry brings love to Rossland

Rossland was the first tour stop for The Royal Foundry last Thursday night.

Rossland was the first tour stop for The Royal Foundry last Thursday night.

The Edmonton band launched its new album, Lost In Your Head, on Aug. 15 and is now making its way across the country for its Canadian Fall Tour.

Though the crowd at the Flying Steamshovel last Thursday wasn’t large, The Royal Foundry gave an energetic performance and got people up on the dance floor with their upbeat electro-pop tunes.

That was after a fellow Edmonton musician, Vissia, got the crowd warmed up with amazing voice and folk-rock numbers.

Fronting The Royal Foundry were Jared and Beth Salte, who had celebrated their wedding anniversary the week before.

Jared dedicated the song Give It All to Beth for their anniversary.

“That one really pertains to our marriage and just relationships in general. Like the chorus is ‘I can’t tell you what this life is going to bring. I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future, but I want to give it my best because you’re by my side. It’s kind of like our mantra in life,” explains Beth.

Jared and Beth formed The Royal Foundry right after they got married in 2013, though they started out as a folk duo.

“For about a year and then we got itchy and started playing with synth and keyboard sounds and things like that, and kind of developed this new sound,” said Beth.

In the beginning of 2014 the band grew to a trio with Robbie Szabo on cello and drums, and eventually added bass player Jeremy Dehek.

Both Jared and Beth play a variety of instruments.

At the Rossland show, Jared played the keys, as well as the keytar, leaping around the stage with the shiny silver instrument. At one point, he and Dehek both left the stage and played on the dance floor. Beth played the keys, guitar and percussion, and Szabo played the drums and the cello, which he also played on the dance floor, amid an excited audience.

“There a lot of love in here on a Thursday night,” Beth said at one point.

The crowd also sang along to a few of the songs, singing “Let’s get lost in your head tonight” throughout the eponymous song from the new album.

At the end of the show, the audience called for an encore, but Jared told them the band had played “all the songs we know.” But the crowd was not appeased, and finally, the band said there was one more song they knew — Rockin’ in the Free World by Neil Young — and the show ended with the audience singing along — “Keep on rockin’ in the free world.”

 

Beth Salte on keys and vocals and Jeremy Dehek on bass. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

Beth Salte and Robbie Szabo pair up for some fun percussion. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

Vissia played the opening set for The Royal Foundry. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

Just Posted

Kaslo bus fueled by vegetable oil to begin service next month

Mountain Man Mike’s will run routes to Vancouver and eventually Edmonton

Police investigating felling of old cedars at Cottonwood Lake

One of the cedars was 300 to 450 years old

Castlegar non-profit’s stolen van located

Kootenay Society for Community Living’s van was stolen May 14.

Interior Health study offers take-home drug testing kits to spot fentanyl

Interior Health to evaluate safety of at home drug testing kits aimed at reducing fentanyl overdoses

Kootenay Columbia adopts $48-million school budget

Kootenay Columbia trustees adopted the 2019/2020 budget on May 2

UPDATE: B.C. pilot killed in Honduras plane crash

The crash happened in the Roatan Islands area, according to officials

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Carbon dioxide at highest levels for over 2.5 million years, expert warns of 100 years of disruption

CO2 levels rising rapidly, now higher than at any point in humanity’s history

B.C. ferry stops to let black bear swim past near Nanaimo

Queen of Oak Bay brakes for wildlife in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay

Mother dead, child in critical condition after carbon monoxide poisoning at Shuswap campground

The woman was found unresponsive insider her tent and the youth was taken via air ambulance to hospital

Canada’s parole officers say correctional system has reached breaking point

About half of Canada’s federal parole officers work inside penitentiaries and correctional institutions

Most Read