"Royal Wood’s a masterful storyteller"
-Chart Attack

"The cream of Canada’s songwriting crop"

"Like a sober and spiffily cleaned-up Tom Wait’s, Royal Wood writes songs that grab the heart like a gospel singer praising the Lord"
-The Ottawa Sun


    • First single from GHOST LIGHT, “Long Way Out” debuting at commercial radio October 2015, along with national press and marketing plan
    • National tour planned to support GHOST LIGHT in spring 2016, including a show at the National Arts Centre’s Southam Hall, with the NAC Orchestra
    • Multiple JUNO award nominations
    • Past press coverage includes: CBC Q, Toronto Sun, Canada AM, Exclaim!, NOW Toronto and more
    • High-profile sync placements including: Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and Hockey Night in Canada
    • No. 1 added single HOT AC Radio – “Forever and Ever”
    • 2014 Album The Burning Bright debuted in the Canadian Top 30
    • CBC Music Awards nominee
    • 2012 Album We Were Born To Glory debuted in the Canadian Top 25
    • CBC Radio 2 – Top album 2010
    • 2010 iTunes Pick for Top Pop Single, Top Pop Album, and Songwriter of the Year
  • BIO

    Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Royal Wood has established himself as a true musical talent. Since being proclaimed “Songwriter of the Year” by iTunes, Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft – maintaining an unmistakable identity while uncovering and reinventing his sound.

    Wood has two albums that have debuted in the Top 30, multiple JUNO nominations and a #1 added song at Hot AC radio. His songs have been heard on high profile sync placements like Grey’s Anatomy, and Private Practice.

    Wood’s new album GHOST LIGHT, featuring the single “Long Way Out” is due out April 22, 2016 via Cadence Music Group/Universal.

    There are various explanations for the term ‘ghost light’. There is the supernatural narrative – that every theatre has a ghost, and that when the light isn’t lit, the darkness provides a chance for the dead to haunt us. And then there is the Royal Wood version of GHOST LIGHT. The kind that lets someone truly shine from within – raw, honest and open, and that’s why he has named his new record after this mythical glow.

    “This album for me was a full return to writing and recording simply for the joy of creation…A true letting go and allowing,”
    says Royal.

    The result is an album that exudes raw emotion and emanates a feel of the songwriters of the sixties and seventies. “I felt like on this album, I snuffed out the external Ghost Lights, and allowed my internal light to glow instead,” says Royal.

    The first single “Long Way Out” exemplifies this definitive focus of the record. It’s gripping and melodic and screams with sincerity.

    Steve Zsirai

    Canadian Label
    Cadence Music Group
    Ashley Sperling

    Cadence Music Group
    Beth Cavenagh

    Film / TV Licensing
    Cadence Music Group
    Ashley Sperling

    Royal Wood

    SL Feldman & Associates
    Tom Kemp

    Word of Mouth
    Peter O'Sullivan

    The Netherlands
    Jacco Van Lanen
    Double Vee Concerts