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Ascot<\/span> Royals<\/h1> <\/div>\n <\/div>\n <\/div>\n
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\u201c<\/em>Follow what you love and do it for the rest of your life\u2026 do what you love each day as if it\u2019s your last.<\/em>\u201d<\/p>\n

When Ascot Royals singer Jimmy Chauveau and his brother and bandmate Ben talk about those words from their dying aunt, it\u2019s clear they\u2019ve decided she\u2019s given them a credo to live by.<\/p>\n

Why is it that when we stare death in the eye, it reminds us to live life to the fullest?<\/p>\n

I\u2019ve interviewed a lot of bands, but when guitarist Tal Vaisman started to casually tell me his reality, I was wide eyed.\u00a0 He told me about being a combat soldier in Gaza, how he lost his buddy in the absurdity of war, realizing that both sides are losing people they love, and how he would refuse to be a reason for that.<\/p>\n

\u201cNeither to my mother, or my \u2018enemy\u2019s\u2019 mother<\/em>\u201d - Tal Vaisman<\/p>\n

Tal left Israel,\u00a0the Chauveau brothers left England. The band formed in Canada.<\/p>\n

Bassist Scott Page and drummer Sam Stark, both born in Canada, speak about a pivotal band meeting as if their lives were hanging in the balance one fateful night. \"All of our equipment got stolen! Guitars, amps, everything!\" Scott recounts. \"We were basically contemplating if that was the end of the road. But this band is our passion, and we all saw eye to eye on that, and always will.\"<\/p>\n

Sam echoes that sense\u00a0of passion that the Ascot Royals have always had. \"Creating and sharing music with the message of living life to the fullest is very important to me. I live for the moment, for the night, and I love being free spirited.\"<\/p>\n

The music reflects the awareness of living in those moments, but also a sense of forging ahead and looking to the future.<\/p>\n

Lead off single \u201cBest is Yet to Come\u201d is a reminder that when you\u2019re going through hell, just keep going.\u00a0 This song makes me wanna take a deep breath and just look around\u2026maybe everything\u2019s gonna be okay.<\/p>\n

The Ascot Royals put into songs the notion that with everyday life comes everyday struggle, and rising to that occasion may be the essence of life itself.<\/p>\n<\/div><\/div><\/div> <\/div>\n