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Posted March 13, 2012

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Band Seeks to Encourage Young People to ëBreak the Cycle of Dysfunctioní

(Nashville, Tenn.) March 13, 2012óGRAMMY Award nominated pop/rock band Royal Tailor announces the launch of a national ìGet Schooledî campaign. Geared to junior high, high school and college campus this fall the campaign aims to encourage young people who may otherwise feel hopeless or trapped by their circumstances.

Having toured the country, experiencing firsthand the plight of todayís youthókids influenced by corrupt media messages or suffering in unhealthy home environments who turn to self-mutilation as well as drug and alcohol abuseóRoyal Tailor feels a burden for this generation.

ìThe core of the issue is that kids are living a life void of vision,î says Royal Tailorís Tauren Wells. ìThe Bible says that without vision people perish or cast off restraint. Itís time that we stop allowing pop culture to cast vision for our kids and give them a vision of who Jesus is and who they are in Him. Thatís at the root of this campaign; itís our response to whatís happening in our culture today.î

Royal Tailorís contribution is a 60-minute, high-energy, performance-driven presentation at schools nationwide that inspires students to dream and to break the cycle of dysfunction in the world around them. The plan is to visit four different schools in a single city from Monday through Thursday. The week would culminate in a Friday concert where all students are invited.

ìWe want them to realize that thoughtlessly following the trends of pop culture will leave them with a pale pallet that will paint nothing more than a dingy future,î says Wells. ìWe also want to remind them that there is hope when they feel hopelessÖthat they have a future and it doesnít have to look like their past.î

The band recently recorded a video appeal to fans on to help them raise funds to launch the first tangible expression of this campaign, a four city tour ñ which the band hopes can become nationally impacting. The bandís goal is to raise $200,000 by April 8 which would ideally fund up to a 64-school-tour impacting approximately 16 cities (an estimated four schools per city) starting with the band membersí hometowns of Battle Creek, Mich., Decatur, Ill., St. Louis, Mo. and Giles County, Va.

Visit to view the video and to learn more about how you can contribute. Also follow Royal Tailorís fundraising progress on Twitter at

About Royal Tailor:
With a contagious blend of pop, R&B, hip hop and rock, Royal Tailor is a high-energy band and music ministry reaching out to a new generation of students suffering from symptoms of a visionless life. The four-member band ñ made up of Tauren (lead singer), DJ (guitar), Blake (bass) and Jarrod (drums) ñ met while in school in Indianapolis and began to hone its sound while playing for churches and youth groups around the country. In just four years, Royal Tailor has performed more than 425 shows, including playing at the Nashville GRAMMY Chapterís Block Party stage alongside artists including Old Crow Medicine Show and The Civil Wars.

Royal Tailor released its debut project, Black & White, June 7, 2011. Produced by Aaron Lindsey, Chuck Butler, and Daniel Kinner, Black & White showcases Royal Tailorís distinctive musical blend, highlighting influences that range from Bruno Mars to Maroon 5 to Michael Jackson. The result is 11 high-energy tracks that make audiences want to dance, pray, shout and sing along. The album received a 2012 GRAMMY Award nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album and produced Royal Tailorís first No. 1 radio single ìMake A Move.î

Royal Tailor has continued to tour heavily with a 30-city fall ìSounds of Hope Tour,î most recently wrapping the Casting Crownsí 43-city ìCome To The Wellî tour, a full summer of major festival dates, a fall run with Chris August and featured on Britt Nicoleís ìYouíre Worth More Than Goldî tour alongside Group 1 Crew.

For more information on Royal Tailor, please visit:, or follow the band on Twitter at

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