Ben Marchant '01 will bring his Los Angeles-based rock band The Kings Royal to Annapolis on Monday evening, September 8, for a benefit concert with proceeds supporting the renovation of the Gibson Center for the Arts at Washington College. The 9:00 pm concert will take place at The Whiskey, 1801 West Street in Annapolis. Advance tickets may be purchased online.
Ben is graduate of Severn School and was a music major at WC as well as a lacrosse player and a midfielder on the 1998 NCAA Championship team. Since graduating in 2001, Ben has developed his repertoire as a singer/songwriter, first in Nashville and since 2006 in Los Angles. In 2007 Ben formed The Kings Royal, and the band has been playing to enthusiastic crowds in and around Los Angles including a month-long residency at the famed Viper Room.
This summer, Ben and his band have been on a national tour, opening for the multi-platinum rock band Candlebox. This is Ben's first return to Maryland since he left for Nashville in 2003. The tour will play The Recher Theatre in Towson, MD on Sunday, September 7 and The NorVa in Norfolk, VA on Tuesday, September 9. The break in the schedule gave Ben the opportunity to bring The Kings Royal to Annapolis for this exclusive WC benefit appearance. Join your fellow WC alumni, faculty, staff, and friends in welcoming Ben back to Maryland on September 8 and help benefit the renovation of our own Gibson Center for the Arts.
August 22, 2008