Royal Crown Revue

Royal Crown Revue was a band formed in 1989 in Los Angeles, California. They have been credited with starting the swing revival movement.[1][2]

Royal Crown Revue
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Background information
OriginLos Angeles
GenresSwing revival
LabelsBYO, Surfdog, Warner Bros.
Associated actsYouth Brigade
Past members
  • James Achor
  • Mark Cally
  • Mando Dorame
  • Daniel Glass
  • Jim Jedeikin
  • Jennifer Keith
  • Veikko Lepisto
  • Dave Miller
  • Eddie Nichols
  • Scott Steen
  • Adam Stern
  • Jamie Stern
  • Mark Stern
  • Bill Ungerman


The band was founded by Mark Stern, Eddie Nichols, and Mando Dorame out of their love of rockabilly, punk, jazz, and blues. The band included Stern's brothers Jamie, Adam, and Shawn, who were members of the punk band Youth Brigade.[3] Other members included Daniel Glass, Scott Steen, James Achor, Veikko Lepisto, and Bill Ungerman.[4]

After appearing in the movie The Mask, Royal Crown Revue began a residency at the Derby in Los Angeles[5]

From 1996 through 1998, the Royal Crown Revue was engaged in a lawsuit with the Amazing Royal Crowns after much confusion with promoters. In accordance with a July 1998 settlement, the latter band changed its name to the Amazing Crowns; in exchange, the Revue agreed to drop the lawsuit.[6] The band was also sued by Royal Crown Cola and won that suit.


  • Kings of Gangster Bop (Big Daddy, 1991)
  • Mugzy's Move (Warner Bros., 1996)
  • Caught in the Act (Surfdog, 1997)
  • The Contender (Warner Bros., 1998)
  • Walk On Fire (SideOneDummy, 1999)
  • Passport to Australia (2001)


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2000). Swing. San Francisco, California: Miller Freeman Books. pp. 452–453, 475. ISBN 0-87930-600-9.
  2. ^ Vale, V.; Wallace, Marian (1998). Swing!: The New Retro Renaissance. San Francisco, California: V/Search. ISBN 1-889307-02-5.
  3. ^ Prato, Greg. "Youth Brigade". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  4. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Royal Crown Revue". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  5. ^ Milkowski, Bill (2001). Nikard, Bob; Hagge, Alison (eds.). Swing it!: An Annotated History of Jive (1 ed.). New York: Billboard Books. pp. 245–246. ISBN 0-8230-7671-7.
  6. ^ : Amazing Crowns : The Amazing Royal Crowns To Change Name - Rhapsody Music Downloads

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